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 suspense, exciting, tense, touching, captivating and realistic films and TV shows about / with friendship, restaurant, husband wife relationship, death, couples, profanity, blood, danger, kiss and boyfriend girlfriend relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as manhattan new york city: White Collar (2009), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), 21 Bridges (2019), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Gossip Girl (2007), Manhattan Romance (2014), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), Rebel in the Rye (2017), Miles Ahead (2015), Enchanted (2007).

List of movies set in manhattan new york city

 8.2
 114K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, light, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, unlikely partners, art thief, intelligence, fbi, partners, mastermind, crimes, expert, dishonesty, special agents, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, fashion, opposites attract, woman, cat, millionaire, broken engagement, looking for love, love triangle, love and romance, social climbing, free spirited ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
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 6.6
 24K
21 Bridges (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police officer killed, hostage, manhunt, murder investigation, conspiracy, corrupt cop, police corruption, police officer, police detective, police, criminal, courage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: single parent, loneliness, radio, looking for love, starting over, friendship, romance, loner, family relations, parents and children, unlikely couple, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, washington state ...
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 7.4
 146K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, stylized, talky, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: youth, teenage love, high school, popularity, love triangle, betrayal, friends, lifestyle, gossip and rumors, party, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Manhattan Romance (2014)
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 ...
Style: sweet, feel good, funny, light
Plot: romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love interest, friend, camera, filmmaker, love affair, filmmaking, promise, obsession, love, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
Style: tragicomedy, based on true events, sad, social, melancholic ...
Plot: forgery, female protagonist, deception, criminal, book seller, typewriter, fired from the job, drinking, pet, accomplice, money problems, court ...
Time: year 1991
Place: manhattan new york city
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Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: touching, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: recluse, writer's life, obsession, genius, father son relationship, friendship, name calling, teenage boy, spirituality, world war two, friend, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, year 2010, year 1946, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states
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 6.4
 9K
Miles Ahead (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: jazz, historical figure, nightclub, pursuit, musician, trumpet player, recluse, party, music history, husband wife relationship, drinking, chase ...
Place: manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.0
 171K
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: fairy tale, romantic, humorous, stylized, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: princess, magical, prince, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, true love, rescue, queen, disney, witch, love and romance, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 6.2
 10K
The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, friendship, parent child relationship, museum, art, foster home, bombing, painting, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, drugs, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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 4.8
 2K
The Rats (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: rat, dangerous animal, deadly creature, gory, danger, experiment gone awry, subway, hospital, survival, power outage, isolation, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 4.6
 85
Still Life (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The alleys of downtown Manhattan become a modern killing field when corpses begin turning up, disfigured and gruesomely posed to appear as pieces of art.In the frightening climate of the "Art Killer", Peter Sherwood, a struggling musician, ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: art, news report, suicide, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pay phone, bound and gagged, held at gunpoint, strip club, musical performance, media frenzy, psycho killer, synthesizer ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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Saturday Night at the Baths (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Continental Baths, a favorite hangout of New York homosexuals, provides the background of this socially conscious comedy drama that tries to examine the relationships between gay and heterosexual people. The story centers around a macho, ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: audition, gay interest, lgbt, male underwear, piano, homosexual, dancing, friendship, pot smoking, football, bathhouse, homosexual history ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 589
The Skinny (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Feature film from award-winning writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five black Brown University classmate s- four gay men and one lesbian - reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin, fun, secrets, lies and drama.
Plot: gay, lesbian, black lgbt, female bartender, male nurse, poet, british accent, male male kiss, gay lead character, bartender, group of friends, sex scene ...
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan new york city
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Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor husband, her alienated daughter and estranged son.
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, sincere, realistic
Plot: farm, midlife crisis, gay son, estrangement, introspection, dull life, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, battle zone, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam, france, new york, holland, 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: stylized, witty, sentimental, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, looking for love, sex, couple relations, city life, best friends, sexual attraction, looking for sex, sexual relations, everyday life, sexual intercourse, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, surprise ending, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, monster, evil, anti heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, heaven and hell, army, psychic, adventure, creature, map ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s
Place: northern ireland, manhattan new york city
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Day of Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Canada
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: futuristic, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, genetic engineering, chaos, survival, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, heroic mission, future dystopia, save the world, air disaster ...
Time: year 1988, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: antarctica, east germany, big ben london, soviet union, paris france ...
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 7.0
 34K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crime, crimes, violence spree, rivalry, fighting crime, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tucson arizona, chicago illinois, hawaii ...
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 5.6
 4K
Concussion (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, depressing, twists and turns ...
Plot: lesbian mother, lesbian, prostitute, lesbian relationship, self discovery, sexual relations, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, couples, gender, life turned upside down, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 776
Glass Chin (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After going down in the fifth round, boxer Bud Gordon bowed out of the limelight. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey with his girlfriend, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. In an effort to get back in the game, he makes a ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: boxer, murder, neo-noir, restaurant, christmas, revenge, danger, rivalry, neo noir, crimes, buddhism, boxing gym
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.0
 4K
The Courier (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier ...
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: danger, survival, gunfight, messenger, crime boss, bomb, chase, crimes, deadly, crime, witnessing a crime, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tower bridge london, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 11K
The Kitchen (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Irish mob story set in 1970s Hell's Kitchen. After the mobsters are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place — and do as good of a job, if not better.
Style: cynical, captivating, tense, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: organized crime, gangster, armed robbery, shooting, friendship, extortion, jeweler, mafia, courtroom, gangsters, female protagonist, boss ...
Time: year 1978, year 1979
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Invasion Planet Earth (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the death of his young daughter, Thomas Dunn is a man who has lost his faith. His life has crumbled and his confidence is shattered. Yet, on this day he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. Maybe this is ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: death of father, revenge, shot in the chest, office, death, loss of father, rape, cafe, little boy, brother brother relationship, fire, anger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: big ben london, manhattan new york city
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Christmas at the Plaza (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With Christmas approaching in New York City, historian Jessica is hired to create an exhibition honoring the history of Christmas at The Plaza Hotel. When she is paired with Nick, a handsome decorator, they wind up enjoying a host of holiday ...
Style: semi serious, melancholic, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, romance, love, youth, couples, businessman, friends, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, historian
Place: manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 326
After Class (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family attempts to work together to support their grandmother during her final days of life.
Plot: hospital, radiation, photograph, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, girl, sex, bicycle, cell phone, birthday cake, jewish, uncle niece relationship, half brother half sister relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 145K
Uncut Gems (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime.
Style: uplifting, tense, suspense, tragic ending
Plot: bet, jeweler, infidelity, money, gem, extramarital affair, jewelry, scam, adultery, auction, debt, apartment building ...
Place: ethiopia, new york, manhattan new york city
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Holiday in the Wild (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose and potential romance.
Style: sincere, sweet, light, touching, scenic ...
Plot: love interest, animal rescue, christmas, male female relationship, safari, animals, elephant, journey, nature, divorce, veterinarian, artist ...
Place: africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 5.9
 14K
Vox Lux (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. ...
Style: rough, inspirational, exciting, thought provoking, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: pop star, female singer, mother daughter relationship, illness, transformation, hopes, friendship, family relations, parents and children, family, adaptation, society ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 1999, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, europe, stockholm sweden
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