Movies and TV shows set in new jersey

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in new jersey ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, weird, humorous, cult film and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, dialogue, redemption, brutality, life philosophy, catastrophe, runaway, pornography and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new jersey: The Sopranos (1999), Don Jon (2013), American Hustle (2013), Cop Land (1997), Garden State (2004), The Wrestler (2008), Chasing Amy (1997), New Jersey Drive (1995), The Hurricane (1999), The Iceman (2012).

List of movies set in new jersey

 9.2
 380K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, killings, dark humor, family life, family relations, ambition, psychiatrist, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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 6.5
 239K
Don Jon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, masturbation, sex addict, womanizer, sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, male masturbation, sexual attraction, sexual relations, looking for sex, obsession, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens, date night
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage girl, coming of age, romance, mother daughter relationship, rivalry, fish out of water, disney, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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 7.2
 476K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, intense, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, partners in crime, sting operation, fbi, heist, con artists, organized crime, mafia, romantic triangle, scam, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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 7.0
 95K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: suspenseful, intense, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, police, nypd, dirty cop, internal affairs, sheriff, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, mafia, police corruption, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, california, texas, usa ...
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 7.4
 216K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, funny, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: depression, romance, coming of age, self discovery, funeral, friendship, marijuana, psychiatrist, complex characters, family relations, relationships, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
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 7.9
 304K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: emotional, depressing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, aging, life is a bitch, sport, stripper, self destructing, father daughter relationship, fame, ambition, redemption, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 7.2
 138K
Chasing Amy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Style: funny, twists and turns, talky, touching, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: lesbian, bisexuality, gay, jealousy, sexuality, lgbt, friendship, philosophy, romance, happy ending, sex, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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 7.6
 97K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, touching, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, prison life, courtroom, legal, court, friendship, freedom, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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 6.8
 75K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: suspenseful, tense, dark, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mafia, arrest, organized crime, gangsters, serial killer, lone hero, psychopath, crime family, crimes, greed, family relations ...
Time: 70s, year 1964, 60s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: disturbing, depressing, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, bullying, dysfunctional family, school, youth, humiliation, teenager, social outcast, high school life, suburbs, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: mistaken identity, fish out of water, amnesia, obsession, farce, female protagonist, intrigue, on the run, disorder, amnesiac, magician's assistant, stalker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 7.3
 81K
Paterson (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A week in the life of a bus driver and poet named Paterson, and his supportive wife Laura.
Style: melancholic, philosophical, tragicomedy, sincere, cerebral ...
Plot: poetry, bus driver, everyday life, husband wife relationship, notebook, poem, beer, social realism, poet, dog, married couple, chance meeting ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.0
 187K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, comeback, poverty, follow your dream, depression, financial problem ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, surreal, light, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, chase, superhero, time travel, rescue, alien invasion, adventure, mad scientist, interdimensional travel, scientist, experiment gone awry, space wars ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
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 2.9
 857
13th Child (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: People are being killed by someone or something using superhuman strength. A clever DA Assistant is sent to investigate. Is this just a way to commit the perfect murder or will the legend of the Jersey Devil prove to be true?
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: supernatural, demon, mystery, deadly creature, law enforcement, devil, brutality, rescue, empire, monster, supernatural being, mythical creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, working class, loneliness, character study, single parent, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo, usa
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 6.8
 18K
Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: cynical, bleak, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: high school, dysfunctional family, dark humor, suburbs, celebrity, maid, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, filmmaking, family problems, strong sexual content, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
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 6.4
 2K
Now You Know (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the eve of his bachelor party, a man learns his fiancee wants to call off the wedding. The unmarried couple returns to New Jersey to sort out their relationship.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, wedding, breakup, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, buddies, flirting, male female relationship, father son relationship, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas
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 5.4
 54K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, light, not serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: space and aliens, fish out of water, alien, alien invasion, outer space, humanity, adventure, satire, benign alien, parents and children, family life, alien life-form ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.1
 16K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, suspense, intense, tense, serious ...
Plot: hospital, kidnapping, missing child, vengeance, racism, crimes, interracial relations, multiple storylines, police corruption, psychopath, police detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
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 5.4
 9K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: suspense, road movie, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, rescue, train crash, chase, gang, arms dealer, family, crime boss, crimes, partners, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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One for the Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some ...
Style: romantic, humorous, exciting, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: strong female character, strong female lead, escapades, bounty hunter, romance, crimes, investigation, battle of the sexes, runaway, couples, verbal byplay, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.9
 43K
Guess Who (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fiancé of an African-American woman who's met with skepticism and suspicion from her father when she takes him home for the all-important introduction. As the wedding approaches, Dad must come to terms with his future son-in-law.
Style: romantic, humorous, feel good, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: interracial romance, white male black female relationship, interracial relations, interracial love, interracial couple, racism, parents and children, father dislikes daughter's boyfriend, meet the parents, wedding, father daughter relationship, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, san francisco
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 6.2
 118K
Just Friends (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
Style: romantic, light, feel good, humorous, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, male female friendship, best friends in love, love and romance, true love, holiday, friendship, romance, love, first love, teenager, relationships ...
Time: year 1995, contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Toxic Avenger is lured to Tokyo, Japan by the evil corporation Apocalypse Inc. So while the Toxic Avenger is fighting crime in Tokyo, Apocalypse Inc. spread evil in Tromaville.
Style: parody, humorous, unusual plot structure, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, mutant, vengeance, monster, farce, violence, mad scientist, transformation, family, crazy, demon, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, asia, usa
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 7.1
 54K
Win Win (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother ...
Style: touching, emotional, twists and turns, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: wrestling, coach, sport, lawyer, parenthood, dysfunctional family, adolescence, responsibility, suburbs, coming of age, character study, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, humorous, sincere, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: loneliness, bittersweet, friendship, depression, small town, solitude, loss, inheritance, grief, death, prejudice, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, canada, manhattan new york city, newfoundland
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 6.6
 12K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, depressing, serious, sexy ...
Plot: ex convict, prison, drug abuse, fondling, support group, addiction, mother daughter relationship, starting over, warden, drug addiction, rehabilitation, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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