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, humorous, interesting, melancholic, talky and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, redemption, life philosophy, friendship, runaway, brutality, catastrophe and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new jersey: The Sopranos (1999), Cop Land (1997), Don Jon (2013), Garden State (2004), The Wrestler (2008), New Jersey Drive (1995), The Station Agent (2003), Whatever (1998), American Hustle (2013), Win Win (2011).

List of movies set in new jersey

 9.2
 246K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: dark humor, cynical, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, killings, family life, psychiatrist, crime, ambition, family relations, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.9
 79K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 6.6
 214K
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, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, womanizer, pornography, masturbation, looking for sex, sexuality, sexual relations, exercise, obsession, introspection, sex addict, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 7.5
 201K
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, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, marijuana, depression, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, funeral, party, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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 7.9
 276K
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: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, wrestler, heart attack, stripper, injury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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, disturbing, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gang, murder, police, troubled teen, juvenile delinquency, crime, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, loneliness, small town, depression, suicide attempt, artist, grief, dwarf, anger, marijuana, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
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 6.5
 952
Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, couples, teenage life, youth, single parent, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
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 7.2
 414K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fbi, partners in crime, mayor, cons and scams, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.2
 51K
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, dramatic ...
Plot: lawyer, coach, wrestling, parenthood, adolescence, dysfunctional family, teenage life, mistrust, family life, suburbs, family problems, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 6.6
 11K
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: bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, cocaine, support group, parole officer, ex convict, addiction, incest, drugs/alcohol, family relations, rehabilitation, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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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: humorous, not serious, futuristic, psychotronic, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, gore, mutant, gory, apocalypse, vengeance, misfit, society, righting the wronged, secret identity, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, usa, asia
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 7.3
 125K
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: talky, touching, semi serious, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, sexuality, jealousy, bisexuality, romance, opposites attract, unlikely relationship, twentysomething life, couple relations, friendship, break up, sexual exploration ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.9
 65K
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless, lone hero, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1975 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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 5.1
 15K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, vengeance, police detective, interracial relations, psychopath, crimes, mystery, racism, mother child relationship, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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Jersey Shore Massacre (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A typical weekend down the shore takes a bizarre turn as six girls and five obnoxious fist-pumpers become the unsuspecting targets of a deranged killer.
Style: not serious, scary, sexy, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, beach, crimes, gory, deadly, murder, best friends, danger, looking for sex, drugs/alcohol, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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Point Pleasant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A series of supernatural events begins in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who apparently has the ability to influence the people and events around her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, mysterious character, mystery, curses spells and rituals, danger, rivalry, supernatural ability, heaven and hell, dishonesty, small town life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: blues, rivalry, country club, social relations, family relations, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, music, follow your dream, hopes, ambition, small town ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.0
 524
Teachers. (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teachers is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC. The show ran for six episodes until its cancellation on May 2, 2006. Loosely based upon a UK series of the same name, it was developed by Matt Tarses, co-executive producer of the medical ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: high school, friendship, teacher, workplace situations, friends, social problems, power relations, thirtysomething life, unsupportive coworkers, loser, mathematics, hardcase students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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 3.0
 717
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: deadly creature, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, danger, gory, deadly, supernatural, escapades, demon, devil, tarantula ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, 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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fish out of water, rivalry, romance, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, love and romance, showbiz, mother daughter relationship, friendship, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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 8.0
 165K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, priest, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 86K
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: touching, thought provoking, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.3
 15K
Big Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
Style: clever, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: food, loan, car salesman, italian restaurant, restaurant, jazz, immigrants, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, friends, oldies ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, italy
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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: bleak, dark humor, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, ballet, humiliation, little girl, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, teenage life, youth, anniversary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.1
 1K
Jersey Girl (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A working girl from New Jersey looks for love with a fast-lane Manhattan salesman from Queens.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: yuppie, opposites attract, love, family life, small town life, romance, working class, stalking, social differences, urban, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, california
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Charles in Charge (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Baio directed ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: college, sitcom, family life, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, buddies, young adult, nanny, college student ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 5.3
 47K
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: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien contact, golf, outer space, alien invasion, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 4.7
 5K
Jonas (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Jonas, previously promoted as "J.O.N.A.S.", is a Disney Channel Original Series created by Roger S. H. Schulman and Michael Curtis, starring the Jonas Brothers. The brothers appear as the "Lucas Brothers", the three members of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, musician's life, teenage life, lifestyle, high school life, youth, teenage love, celebrity culture, siblings relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.1
 977
Quintuplets (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Quintuplets is a quirky ensemble comedy about the trials and tribulations of two parents raising 15-year-old quintuplets in a three-bedroom home.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, cheerleader, twins, high school hunk, parents and children, favoritism among siblings, housewife, youth, siblings relations, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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