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, semi serious, interesting, talky and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, friendship, mentor, dialogue, redemption, life philosophy, brutality, honest, runaway and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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new jersey movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as new jersey: The Sopranos (1999), Don Jon (2013), Cop Land (1997), The Wrestler (2008), Garden State (2004), The Station Agent (2003), New Jersey Drive (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), 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, gangsters, criminal heroes, family life, killings, crime, psychiatrist, ambition, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, womanizer, pornography, looking for sex, masturbation, sexuality, exercise, sexual relations, obsession, strong sexual content, introspection, sex addict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, police, corruption, small town, internal affairs, murder, violence, mafia, arson, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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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, loneliness, life is a bitch, aging, fame, sport, ambition, wrestler, heart attack, athlete's life, father daughter relationship, veteran ...
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: clever, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, marijuana, self discovery, friendship, depression, paraplegic, ecstasy, epilepsy, grave digger, homecoming, romance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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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: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, small town, inheritance, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, humiliation, grief, dwarf, artist, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
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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, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gang, troubled teen, police, juvenile delinquency, crime, murder, vengeance, police investigation, urban, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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, bisexuality, sexuality, romance, jealousy, opposites attract, friendship, unlikely relationship, couple relations, twentysomething life, break up, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, clever ...
Plot: fbi, cons and scams, partners in crime, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover, romantic triangle ...
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: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dramatic ...
Plot: lawyer, coach, wrestling, dysfunctional family, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport, parenthood, suburbs, parents and children, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, organized crime, arrest, crime family, psychopath, mafia, poisoning, notoriety, serial murder, hidden identity, criminal heroes, merciless ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1964 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, semi serious, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, friendship, teenager, coming of age, school, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, single parent, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, interracial relations, psychopath, vengeance, mystery, racism, crimes, police detective, mother child relationship, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, gore, gory, mutant, anti heroes, apocalypse, master villain, vengeance, parody, social misfits, superhuman powers, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, asia, 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, teacher, friendship, teachers and students, workplace situations, high school teacher, sitcom, thirtysomething life, urban ghetto, workplace, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, scary, atmospheric
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, betrayal, dark heroine, small town, human nature, mystery, curses spells and rituals, memory loss, mysterious character, small town life ...
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: blues, country club, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rock, coming of age, music, rock band, small town, desire for fame, follow your dream ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
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, humorous, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, beach, gory, drugs/alcohol, murder, crimes, deadly, best friends, danger, looking for sex, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: gory, deadly creature, deadly, demon, devil, supernatural, crimes, mystery, danger, escapades, law enforcement, gore ...
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, humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fish out of water, rivalry, romance, teenage life, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, teenage girl, friendship, mother daughter relationship, party ...
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, underdog, follow your dream, comeback, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, courage, fight scenes ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: food, italian restaurant, jazz, restaurant, car salesman, immigrants, loan, oldies, siblings relations, family business, friends, human nature ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
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, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, misfit, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, little girl, sibling relationship, teenage life, humiliation, ballet, social misfits, school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Neighbors (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family life, couples, suburban life, misfit, social relations, disorder, sitcom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, twins, cheerleader, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many years ago, hundreds of locals and tourists were massacred by giant man-eating sharks in the infamous 1916 Jersey Shore attacks. But that's just a legend... or is it? It's a holiday weekend on the Jersey Shore and, unbeknownst to ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, danger, beach, save the day, ocean or sea, killer shark, animal attack, blood, deadly, shark attack, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 3.8
 3K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gang, master criminal, crime, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, betrayal, urban, law enforcement, family relations, intrigue, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st 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, not serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, musician's life, siblings relations, music band, celebrity culture, high school life, teenage life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.2
 96K
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: humorous, funny, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens, chick flick
Plot: true love, love and romance, best friends in love, romance, first love, success, falling in love, unfulfilled love, male female friendship, male female relationship, christmas eve, romantic rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.8
 200K
Clerks (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, cynical, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, workplace, convenience store, male friendship, hockey, cult, funeral, anger, jealousy, death, everyday life, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
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