Movies and TV shows set in manhattan, new york city

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in manhattan, new york city ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental and witty films and TV shows about / with friendship, couples, sitcom, urban, family, love and romance, friends, mentor, fantasy world and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, South Korea and other countries.
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manhattan, new york city movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as manhattan, new york city: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), West 32nd (2007), Games (1967), Maid in Manhattan (2002), King Kong (1976), Working Girls (1986), American Loser (2007), Mimic (1997), Little Manhattan (2005).

List of movies set in manhattan, new york city

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown ...
Style: witty, atmospheric, feel good, captivating, uplifting
Plot: stand up comedian, jewish family, female protagonist, divorce, comedian, fashion, husband wife relationship, career, breakup, single mother, judaism, beatnik ...
Time: 1950s
Place: manhattan, new york city
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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
Style: funny, sentimental, light, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: animals, dog, pet, friendship, family, disney, adventure, pig, cat, talking animals, rodent, terrier ...
Place: manhattan, new york city
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 6.3
 453
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: ambition, korean american, lawyer, fish out of water, deadly, society, hotshot lawyer, crime, blind ambition, gangsters, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, korea
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 6.6
 959
Games (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mysterious woman (Simone Signoret) in black moves in with married Manhattan thrill-seekers (James Caan, Katharine Ross) and helps one trick the other.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mind game, danger, infidelity, murder, crimes, manipulations, mystery, cons and scams, rivalry, deadly, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, cinderella story, love and romance, mistaken identity, social differences, hotel, fall in love, single mother, love story, romance, class differences, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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 5.9
 27K
King Kong (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Even though a woman somewhat tames Kong, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: island, ship, stowaway, giant animal, giant snake, oil company, world trade center, beast, hippie, jungle, adventure, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: indonesia, asia, usa, new york, manhattan, new york city ...
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 6.4
 652
Working Girls (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch as the madam manipulates her "girls". Watch as she ...
Style: sexual, realistic, thought provoking, tense, talky ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, sexual relations, working class, social misfits, workplace situations, couples, workplace, society, gender, feminism, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city
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American Loser (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: alcoholic, social misfits, misfit, disorder, goofy hero, love and romance, twentysomething life, tourette's syndrome, support group, couples, lifestyle, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 5.9
 42K
Mimic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, light ...
Plot: genetic engineering, experiment gone awry, virus, scientist, mutation, cockroach, deadly creature, evolution, animal horror, mutant, insect, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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Little Manhattan (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: first love, divorce, jealousy, bully, basketball, school, friendship, dream, interracial adoption, marriage, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, stylized, feel good, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, surrealism, orphan, aunt, hot dog, adventure, family, friendship, adventurer, giant, danger, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, manhattan, new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 164K
Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, stylized, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, chick flick, preschoolers
Plot: princess, good versus evil, prince, true love, imaginary kingdom, magical, witch, rescue, parallel world, love and romance, queen, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, mcdonald's restaurant
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Manhattan Romance (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Danny, a commercial editor and documentary filmmaker attempts to finish his film, a study on relationship while navigating the relationships in his own life. Will he continue to chase the unattainable Theresa a hippy new age dancer(Caitlin ...
Plot: filmmaker, romance, camera, wedding, friend, dancing, father, massage, brunette, crying, kiss, aunt ...
Place: manhattan, new york city
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Growing Up and Other Lies (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After living for years as a struggling artist in New York City, Jake is calling it quits and returning home to Ohio. On his last day in the city, he persuades his three oldest friends – Billy, Rocks and Gunderson – to help him retrace their ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, sentimental
Plot: buddies, best friends, on the road, friends, thirtysomething life, cause and meaning, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city
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Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda are all married now, but they're still up for a little fun in the sun. When Samantha gets the chance to visit one of the most extravagant vacation destinations on the planet and offers to bring them all along, ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, witty, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, culture clash, friendship, shopping, romance, lifestyle, society, strong sexual content, couples, columnist, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1987, year 1986, 20th century ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, new york, middle east, new jersey
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 5.8
 9K
The Good Guy (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, love affair, ambition, rise to the top, city life, hotshot hero, romance, gain trust, lifestyle, power relations, workplace, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 26
Checking In (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Checking In is an American sitcom that aired on CBS in April 1981. The series is a spin-off of The Jeffersons, which itself had spun off from All in the Family.
Plot: sitcom, hotel, housekeeper, tv show, short lived, black cast
Place: manhattan, new york city
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Head of the Class (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Head of the Class is an American sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991 on the ABC television network. The series follows a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program at the fictional Monroe High School in Manhattan, and their history ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: high school, sitcom, teacher, genius, classroom, competition, nerd
Place: manhattan, new york city
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Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, witty, stylized, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for love, female friendship, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, best friends, sexuality, hot and sexy, love and romance, everyday life, city life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 3.2
 166
Kirk (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kirk is an American family sitcom which aired for two seasons on The WB from August 23, 1995 to January 12, 1997.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: sitcom, school, family relations, youth, short lived, television flop, live audience, laughter
Time: 90s
Place: europe, manhattan, new york city
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 7.0
 262
C.P.W. (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Central Park West is an American prime time television soap opera that ran from September 1995 to June 1996 on CBS. The series was created and executive produced by Melrose Place's Darren Star. As the title suggests, CPW was set in New York, in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: workplace intrigue, boss and employee, city life, couple relations, workplace situations, intern, lifestyle, urban, rivalry, workplace, power relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Some of My Best Friends (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Some of My Best Friends is an American sitcom shown on CBS from February 28 until April 11, 2001. The series was inspired by the film Kiss Me, Guido.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: roommate, gender, best friends, unlikely couple, gays and lesbians, writer's life, friends, gay, sitcom, friendship between men, social differences, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan, new york city
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 7.2
 531
City Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: City Guys is a United States television sitcom that aired from September 1997 to December 2001 on NBC. It lasted five seasons, and ended its run around the time of the dissolution of TNBC.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, lifestyle, urban, friends, teenage life, youth, city life, sitcom, interracial friendship, high school friends, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, interracial adoption, family, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, family life, odd couple, disorder, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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Caroline in the City (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Caroline in the City is an American situation comedy that ran on the NBC television network. It stars Lea Thompson as cartoonist Caroline Duffy, who lives in Manhattan in New York City. The series premiered on September 21, 1995 in the "Must ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, sexual, biting ...
Plot: sitcom, cartoonist, city life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, best friends, lifestyle, urban, friends, up and down relationship, dating ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 7.7
 9K
Night Court (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984 to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan court, presided over by the young, unorthodox Judge Harold T. "Harry" Stone. It ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, sitcom, jazz, legal, workplace, workplace situations, legal action, power relations, lawyers and clients, unconventional method, up and down relationship, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, ex athlete, rookie, urban, supportive coworker, crimes, honest law enforcer, crime, partners against crime, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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The Wayans Bros. (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Wayans Bros. is a situation comedy that aired from January 1995 to May 1999 on The WB. The series starred real-life brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Both brothers were already well-known from the sketch comedy show In Living Color that was ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: sitcom, african american, college life, workplace situations, interracial relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage love, success, family relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 8.9
 220K
Seinfeld (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It lasted nine seasons, and is now in syndication. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, talky, neurotic ...
Plot: sitcom, comedian, friendship, dating, comedy of errors, everyday life, human relationship, antisocial behavior, nothing goes right, disorder, lifestyle, uptight character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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