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, interesting, melancholic, humorous, semi serious and complex films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, redemption, storytelling, life philosophy, brutality, friendship, catastrophe, runaway and honest plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new jersey: The Sopranos (1999), New Jersey Drive (1995), Cop Land (1997), Don Jon (2013), Garden State (2004), The Wrestler (2008), Point Pleasant (2005), 13th Child (2002), The Station Agent (2003), Whatever (1998).

List of movies set in new jersey

 9.2
 273K
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, serious, rough, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, criminal heroes, family life, killings, psychiatrist, crimes, family relations, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, youth, on the run, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 6.9
 83K
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, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 6.5
 223K
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, masturbation, looking for sex, pornography, sexuality, womanizer, sexual relations, sexual fantasy, exercise, male masturbation, obsession, sexual activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 7.4
 204K
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: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, friends, drugs/alcohol, party, doctor, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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 7.9
 283K
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, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, wrestler, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, heart attack, stripper, injury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, memory loss, dark heroine, betrayal, mystery, supernatural ability, danger, human nature, small town life, small town, amnesiac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 2.9
 764
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, deadly creature, mystery, demon, danger, deadly, gory, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, 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: touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, inheritance, lifestyle, dwarf, human nature, misfit, social misfits, antisocial behavior, small town, depression, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
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 6.4
 961
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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, couples, love and romance, youth, single parent, friends, teachers and students, down on your luck ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
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 7.2
 433K
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, semi serious, twists and turns, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, crimes, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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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, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, fish out of water, rivalry, romance, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, 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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 7.1
 52K
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, humorous, emotional, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: coach, lawyer, wrestling, parenthood, changing lives, adolescence, dysfunctional family, responsibility, bonding, contests and competitions, sport, dysfunctional character ...
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: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, ex convict, support group, mother daughter relationship, parole officer, addiction, starting over, rehabilitation, single parent, life is a bitch, family problems, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: cult film, humorous, futuristic, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, gore, mutant, gory, vengeance, society, misfit, crimes, heroes, escapades, imaginary, master villain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, japan, tokyo, usa, asia
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 7.2
 129K
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, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sexuality, jealousy, lesbian, bisexuality, romance, opposites attract, unlikely relationship, twentysomething life, couple relations, friendship, break up, hockey ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.8
 68K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 2006 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, 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: realistic, cynical, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, parents and children, social awkwardness, suburbs, youth, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.4
 8K
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, truck, chases and races, rescue, chase, danger, crimes, partners, on the run, race against time, one man army, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, vengeance, police detective, interracial relations, psychopath, racism, crimes, mystery, 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, humorous, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, slasher, serial killer, crimes, deadly, murder, gory, danger, best friends, looking for sex, drugs/alcohol, violence ...
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: sincere, captivating, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, desire for fame, music band, friendship, rebelliousness, buddies, ego clash, social relations, youth ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Baby It's You (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, innocence lost, college, forbidden love, coming of age, class differences, fall in love, babies and infants, lifestyle, high school life, society ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey, florida, usa
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 6.8
 530
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: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: high school, friendship, teacher, thirtysomething life, unsupportive coworkers, ordinary person, social problems, power relations, friends, mathematics, social relations, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 8.0
 171K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: sincere, inspirational, touching, motivational, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, follow your dream, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, boxer, marriage ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, 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, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, imaginary, experiment gone awry, danger, superhero, music band, disorder ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, asia, usa, hong kong
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 6.8
 17K
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: dark humor, bleak, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: maid, high school, celebrity, exploitation, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, filmmaking, family problems, strong sexual content, family life, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, colombia, israel
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 7.6
 89K
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: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, boxing, freedom, prison life, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
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 6.3
 13K
Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, rock, hopes, high school life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
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The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a ...
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, crime gone awry, cons and scams, family relations, escapades, crimes, partners, dishonesty, fall in love, love and romance, one last job, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, st. petersburg russia, montenegro, mexico, prague ...
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