Movies that take place in NYC

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  1. Asr Registered

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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
     
  3. titansupes Registered

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    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.
     
  5. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    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
     
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    Phone Booth with Colin Farrell.
     
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    Manhattan
    After Hours
     
  8. Asr Registered

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    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.
     
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    Brewster's Millions
     
  11. danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    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.
     
  12. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Too many to count. Though they've been using Chicago moreso as of late for some reason.
     
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    Probably a lot.

    One of my favorites

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    (new google gif search is awesome :woot: )
     
  14. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    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.
     
  15. aNarcHy2day Screw You Mayans!

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    Umm... Premium Rush?
     
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    Gremlins 2
    Escape From New York
     
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    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
     
  18. danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    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
     
  19. Dave McFly "The Shadow knows"

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    what NO love for Men In Black trilogy ;)?
     
  20. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    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.
     
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    Transformers
     
  22. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    That was Chicago.
     
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    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".
     
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    The Incredible Hulk comes to mind.
     
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    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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