Movies and TV shows set in new york state

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in new york state ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, semi serious, captivating and clever films and TV shows about / with family relations, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, society, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, death and teenage girl plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new york state: Eighth Grade (2018), The Work and the Glory (2004), Roadie (2011), People of Earth (2016), Legacy (1993), Monstrous (2020), Pushing Hands (1991), You Can Count on Me (2000), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), Very Good Girls (2013).

List of movies set in new york state

Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, humorous, melancholic, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, middle school, friendship, teacher, youtube, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york state
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The Work and the Glory (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Benjamin Steed and Mary Ann Steed relocate their family to upstate New York in the early 1800's, they unwittingly settle in a town divided along religious lines. After their new hired help turns out to be at the center of the uproar, each ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, controversial
Plot: faith, sibling rivalry, moral dilemma, introspection, family problems, society, family life, love triangle, love affair, redemption, religious, intolerance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: new york state, new york, usa, vermont
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The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Work and The Glory: American Zion" sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: mormon, culture clash, society, hopes, religious, discrimination, redemption, religious leader, religious differences, husband wife relationship, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, new york state, usa, ohio
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Roadie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 20 years of touring, a roadie for a defunct 80s hair band returns home to live with his mother.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, unfulfillment, hopes, rock, homecoming, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, daydreamer, family relations, introspection, mental illness, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
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People of Earth (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham investigates a support group for alien abductees to write about the members' supposed encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, the more he realizes there is truth in their stories and possibly ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, ironic, satirical
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, support group, skeptic, alien contact, journalist, society, screwball, small town, investigative journalist
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state
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Legacy (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A portrayal of the early Latter-day Saints' joys, sacrifices, hopes, and trials; their epic journey to the Salt Lake Valley; and their legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.
Plot: hardship, love triangle, female protagonist, wagon train, van, mob violence, religious persecution, latter day saints, mormonism, mormon, pioneer, loss of brother ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: illinois, ohio, missouri, new york state, new york
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Monstrous (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She quickly learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, captivating
Plot: sasquatch, lesbian sex, road trip, murder, missing person, uncover truth, isolation, in the woods, serial killer, youtube, bigfoot, female serial killer ...
Place: new york state
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Pushing Hands (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is about an elderly Chinese tai chi chuan teacher and grandfather who emigrates from Beijing to live with his son, American daughter-in-law, and grandson in a New York City suburb. The grandfather is increasingly distanced from the family ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, tai chi, fish out of water, family relations, immigrants, bittersweet, misfit, society, golden years, wedding, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, new york state ...
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You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single mother, drifter, workplace, introspection, love and romance, family secret, free spirited, hopes, parents and children, small town, workplace romance, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, crumbling marriage, love and romance, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
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Very Good Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: first sex, coming of age, love triangle, wooing, friendship, loss of virginity, youth, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york state
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Harry and Tonto (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, aging, on the road, americana, hitchhiker, family relations, cat, eviction, redemption, bittersweet, road trip, estrangement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, manhattan new york city, new york state ...
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The Young Savages (1961)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy.
Style: tense, cynical, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, murder, gang, juvenile delinquent, life is a bitch, jazz, urban ghetto life, social decay, urban, social differences, dedicated lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, new york state, manhattan new york city ...
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King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, teenage boy, teenage life, youth, adventure, crimes, rivalry, friends, teenage crush, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
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Tuck Everlasting (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they drink from and she is entrusted to keep their secret ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, immortality, youth, mysterious character, aging, imaginary, family, in the woods, friends, supernatural ability, property, philosophy ...
Time: 1900s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new york state
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, single father, male female friendship, fall in love, free spirited, lovers, true love, best friends in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, storytelling, college ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, puerto rican, gang, drug dealing, police corruption, crimes, betrayal, best friends, master criminal, vengeance, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, motorcycle chase, vigilantism, social decay, chase, gang, rivalry, street gang, karate, vengeance, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new york state ...
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Death Note (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, notebook, deity, supernatural, mind game, murder, revenge, police, violence, adaptation, chase, mass suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, new york state, tokyo
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A Vigilante (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A once abused woman, Sadie, devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers while hunting down the husband she must kill to truly be free.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, rough, suspense
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: domestic violence, vigilante, violence, vengeance, deliberate cruelty, beating, female protagonist, pain, abused woman, escape, family relations, hotel room ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
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Black Swarm (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a homeless man is found dead in the tool shed of Jane's ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, deadly, bio weapon, graphic violence, investigation, escapades, zombie, mutant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york state
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Loitering with Intent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.
Style: humorous, semi serious, emotional, light, captivating ...
Plot: friends, deadline, post traumatic stress disorder, gardener, family relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, ambition, farm, disorder, house, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: psychological, sincere, stylized, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, couples, dull life, sarcasm, writers, loneliness, writing, arrogance, cynicism, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, newspaper, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, investigative reporter, secret, robbery, police, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1972, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, michigan, new york, vermont, canada ...
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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, introspection, president ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., southern usa, florida ...
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A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: sexy, touching, contemplative, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, adultery, coming of age, hippie, family relations, love affair, summer vacation, bittersweet, cheating wife, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
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The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: small town, ex convict, gossip, redemption, auto mechanic, crimes, starting over, love and romance, parents and children, small town life, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: new york, usa, long island, harvard university, new york state ...
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All I Wanna Do (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If there's one thing this wild group of friends at an all-girls high school has learned, it's how to get what they want! So when word leaks out that their school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, battle of the sexes, coming of age, friendship between girls, teenage life, teenage love, buddies, gender, rebelliousness, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: new york state, tokyo, new jersey
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Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: boot camp, mental illness, military life, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, romance, prank, youth, basic training, u.s. navy, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: north carolina, naples italy, california, beirut lebanon, south carolina ...
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