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Movies that take place in NYC

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I recently re-watched Ghostbusters and the thought occurred to me, how many movies over the years have been set in NYC? And I mean NYC passing as itself (even if the movie wasn't actually shot on location) - not NYC passing as another real or fictional city (STM, TDKR).

I'll start off:
- Ghostbusters
- Taxi Driver
- Spider-Man trilogy / The Amazing Spider-Man
- The Adjustment Bureau

So how many more movies are there? I know there are tons.... :)
 
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The Day After Tomorrow ends up in New York.
Escape From New York
 
So many...

The one that immediately jumped out at me was:

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (including all sequels and other forms etc.)
- Captain America (partly)
- The Avengers (mostly)
- Daredevil
- Coming to America :D
- Trading Places
- Hercules in New York
- King Kong (again, partly)
- X-Men (including sequels etc)
- Home Alone 2
- Watchmen?
- Independence Day (partly)
- Godzilla '98
- Wall Street
- Fantastic 4 (and sequel)
- The Godfather Trilogy
 
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Death Wish

Death Wish 3
(Don't know about 4 & 5, Part 2 takes place in LA)

The Warriors

The Spiderman Trilogy

The Amazing Spiderman

The Punisher (1988)

Punisher: War Zone

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 through 4

TMNT

Highlander

X-Men 1 & 2

X-Men First Class

Ghostbusters 1 & 2

Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhatten

Fantastic 4 (1 & 2)

That's all I can think of right now.
 
Friends with Benefits
The Devil Wears Prada
Sex and the City: The Movie
Maid in Manhattan
Annie Hall
Kick Ass
Remember Me
Limitless
Shame
Cloverfield
 
Heh, the Amy Adams avatar made me think of a few more:

Cruel Intentions 2
Enchanted
Julie & Julia (partially)
Night at the Museum series :D
 
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None of the spider-man films have been shot in NYC. TASM 2 is going to be the 1st.

About 60% of films in the past 20 years that were set in new york were likely filmed in toronto. In some of the films they didn't even bother to remove the CN tower in shots.
 
None of the spider-man films have been shot in NYC. TASM 2 is going to be the 1st.

About 60% of films in the past 20 years that were set in new york were likely filmed in toronto. In some of the films they didn't even bother to remove the CN tower in shots.

They've been shooting parts all of the Spider-Man films in NYC. The last two were filming right near my office in midtown.

The train fight in SM2 was Chicago in a few shots, and they only used the exteriors of the Broadhurst Theatre for Mary Jane's show in SM3 (the interiors were a theater in LA), but there's a ton of shooting done in NY for the Spider-Man films.
 
Too many to count. Though they've been using Chicago moreso as of late for some reason.
 
Probably a lot.

One of my favorites

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And

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(new google gif search is awesome :woot: )
 
NYC is the iconic place to set fiction, that's just how it is. People from all over the world can name at least one landmark or trait of the city.
 
Gremlins 2
Escape From New York
 
It's shameful that nobody has mentioned Leon the Professional. Also:

Once Upon a Time in New York
American Psycho
A Bronx Tale
The Wackness
Gangs of New York
 
I Am Legend
Arthur
Sex and the City 1 & 2
American Gangster
13 Going On 30
The Secret of My Success
The Muppets Take Manhattan
 
what NO love for Men In Black trilogy ;)?
 
Basically most disaster movies, superhero movies, gritty cop movies, vacation movies, you name it. I think it's used so much because it is kind of the center of the United States if not the world at large. From a writing stand-point it comes in from questioning where to set a story so that most people know where it is and that first jump is to NYC.
 
A lot of TDKR was shot in NY. Even though it's Gotham not NY. But Gotham is a nickname for NY. Nolan has called Gotham "NY on steroids".
 
The Incredible Hulk comes to mind.
 
Too many...

Gangs of New York
Superman The Movie
Saturday Night Fever
Fame
All That Jazz
The Secret of My Success
Moscow on the Hudson
Planet of the Apes
American Gangster
Once Upon a Time in America
Goodfellas
Serpico
Dog Day Afternoon
Carlito's Way
Devil's Advocate
Marathon Man
Raging Bull
New York, New York
The King of Comedy
Shaft
Do the Right Thing
Turk 182!
Beat Street
The French Connection
Trading Places
Wall Street
Fatal Attraction
Mimic
 

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