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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic and touching films and TV shows about / with couples, love and romance, friendship, dialogue, storytelling, culture clash, mentor, runaway, life philosophy and catastrophe plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, 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), Manhattan Night (2016), Mimic (1997), Occupant (2011), Hester Street (1975), Beyond Therapy (1987), Hot Properties (2005), Rent (2005), Metropolitan (1990).

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, captivating, uplifting, atmospheric, feel good
Plot: jewish family, female protagonist, divorce, stand up comedian, comedian, career, breakup, single mother, husband wife relationship, fashion, judaism, jewish ...
Time: 1950s
Place: manhattan, new york city
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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France, Japan
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, entertaining, light, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, animals, friendship, family, adventure, disney, cat, pet, talking animals, guinea pig, sewer, animal ...
Place: manhattan, new york city
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Manhattan Night (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, blackmail, newspaper man, neo-noir, temptation, affair, death, journalist, secret, husband wife relationship, video camera, incest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.9
 43K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, light ...
Plot: virus, mutation, experiment gone awry, animal horror, scientist, cockroach, deadly creature, evolution, mutant, genetic engineering, insect, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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 4.7
 2K
Occupant (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 25 year old Danny Hill's grandmother just died giving Danny the chance to move into her enormous rent controlled apartment in Manhattan. Danny must lock himself in for twelve days before he can take over the lease. There's just one problem ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninvited guest, supernatural, once in a lifetime opportunity, landlord tenant relationship, lawyer, sanity, apartment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, loan, infidelity, rabbi, feminism, human nature, family relations, religions or cults, family life, couples, innocence lost, matchmaking ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, egypt, america ...
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Beyond Therapy (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Manhattanites Bruce and Prudence are each looking for a meaningful romantic relationship and have been encouraged by their psychiatrists to find someone through the personal ads. Their first meeting is disastrous, but they begin to hit it off during ...
Style: sexual, realistic, biting, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, romance, doctors and patients, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, power relations, battle of the sexes, gender, bisexual man, therapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 6.1
 249
Hot Properties (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A look at the lives of four women who work at a Manhattan real estate office.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: office, dating, gender, best friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual relations, couple relations, friends, family relations, gossip and rumors, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 47K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: aids, lesbian, friendship, eviction, musician, drug abuse, roommate, protest, poverty, bohemian life, coping, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1989, year 1990 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, new mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 9K
Metropolitan (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man’s romantic misadventures among New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this debut film an Academy Award ...
Style: talky, intellectual, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, philosophy, social differences, urban, radical, society, social climbing, friends, best friends, twentysomething life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.0
 14K
200 Cigarettes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.
Style: talky, feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, best friends, new year's eve, love and romance, romance, couples, nightlife, sexual dysfunction, looking for love, singleness, hopes, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.1
 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: stylized, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ambition, korean american, lawyer, blind ambition, crime, tough heroes, gangsters, hotshot lawyer, crimes, society, fish out of water, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, korea
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 6.6
 998
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mind game, crimes, manipulations, mystery, danger, murder, cons and scams, couples, dishonesty, deadly, infidelity, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, 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, light, sentimental, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, love and romance, hotel, romance, social differences, mistaken identity, love story, fall in love, rags to riches, class differences, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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 5.9
 28K
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: serious, sentimental, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: island, jungle, stowaway, ship, survival, oil company, giant snake, world trade center, giant animal, beast, hippie, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: indonesia, new york, usa, asia, manhattan, new york city ...
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 6.4
 677
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: serious, talky, tense, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, couples, strong sexual content, workplace, working class, society, social misfits, workplace situations, sexual relations, gender, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, 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, dark humor ...
Plot: alcoholic, social misfits, misfit, disorder, twentysomething life, love and romance, goofy hero, support group, lifestyle, couples, older man younger woman relationship, fishing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, 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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: first love, jealousy, divorce, fall in love, friendship, school, love, bully, romance, couples, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, 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, feel good, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, surrealism, orphan, adventure, aunt, friendship, young heroes, family, youth, danger, buddies, wish come true ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, empire state building 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, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, 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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 7.0
 167K
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: romantic, humorous, fairy tale, stylized, sweet ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, chick flick, preschoolers
Plot: princess, good versus evil, true love, prince, magical, imaginary kingdom, rescue, witch, parallel world, love and romance, disney, queen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, date, brunette, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother, blonde, father, massage, martial arts, dinner, falling in love ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, 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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, talky
Plot: on the road, friendship, buddies, thirtysomething life, friends, cause and meaning, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, stylized, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, culture clash, friendship, shopping, romance, couples, columnist, strong sexual content, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1987, 2010s ...
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, gain trust, ambition, love affair, city life, rise to the top, hotshot hero, romance, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 27
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: hotel, sitcom, housekeeper, short lived, tv show, 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, genius, teacher, classroom, nerd, competition
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, stylized, witty, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, sex, female friendship, couple relations, best friends, looking for sex, city life, sexual relations, everyday life, sexuality, sexual intercourse, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 2.9
 176
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: feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: sitcom, school, youth, family relations, short lived, live audience, television flop, laughter
Time: 90s
Place: europe, manhattan, new york city
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 6.9
 271
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, boss and employee, city life, workplace intrigue, couple relations, workplace situations, workplace, intern, lifestyle, urban, power relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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