Movies and TV shows set in new york

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in new york ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, serious, witty, light and melancholic films and TV shows about / with friendship, mentor, love and romance, dialogue, catastrophe, urban, couples, runaway, adaptation and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
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new york movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as new york: Gossip Girl (2007), Castle (2009), Forever (2014), The Carrie Diaries (2013), Friends (1994), Person of Interest (2011), Sex and the City (1998), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), 2 Broke Girls (2011), Elementary (2012).

List of movies set in new york

 7.4
 138K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, stylized, talky, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: betrayal, popularity, youth, teenage love, high school, friends, love triangle, gossip and rumors, party, school, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 132K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, riddles and clues, female detective, partners, writer's life, resourceful, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 49K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, buddies, friendship, supernatural, supernatural ability, female detective, murder investigation, law enforcement, secret, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Carrie Diaries (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Before she was a fashion icon, before her column in the New York Star, before Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw was an innocent 16-year-old girl living in suburban Connecticut.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school life, first love, youth, first sex, teenage girl, high school hunk, boyfriend, gossip and rumors, high school, prom, friendship between girls, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
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 8.9
 653K
Friends (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, sitcom, group of friends, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, everyday life, couple relations, family relations, friends, looking for love, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, partners against crime, computer system, hi-tech, artificial intelligence, crimes, fighting crime, secret, inventions and discoveries, gunfight, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, witty, stylized, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for love, female friendship, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, best friends, sexuality, love and romance, everyday life, city life, sexual attraction ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, boss and employee, workplace situations, verbal byplay, teamwork, investigation, crimes, policewoman, workplace, arrest, police, sitcom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.7
 84K
2 Broke Girls (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, witty, motivational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, financial problem, sitcom, friendship, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, money raising, supportive friend, working class, waitress, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 92K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, crimes, prodigy, partners, law enforcement, mind game, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 109K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, light, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, cons and scams, intelligence, expert, mastermind, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, funny, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shopping, fashion, rise to the top, addiction, love and romance, temptation, city life, overnight success, workplace romance, journal, journalism, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 5.7
 100K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, music, love affair, love and romance, nightclub, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, youth, lifestyle, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 128K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, romance, 9/11, suicide, death in the family, loss of parent, loss of loved one, parents and children, college student, tragic event, relationships, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, hidden identity, faked death, couples, beauty salon, fall in love, vengeance, taxi driver, culture clash, hairdresser, stereotypes, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, tel aviv israel ...
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 7.1
 235K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, psychopath, dishonesty, sniper, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: millionaire, cat, fashion, broken engagement, romance, looking for love, love triangle, opposites attract, love and romance, free spirited, jazz, social climbing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
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 6.8
 240K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, isolation, fear, ghost, survival, hotel, insanity, paranormal activity, trapped, paranoia, evil, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, city life, parents and children, young heroes, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
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A Couch in New York (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, couple relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, unfulfilled love, looking for love, misfit, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, france, usa, europe
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand ...
Style: humorous, surreal, atmospheric, rockumentary, witty ...
Plot: musician's life, aspiring singer, music band, buddies, roommate, music, folk, rock, goofy hero, odd couple, musician, stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
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 7.2
 101K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, women, impossible love, gender, department store, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sincere, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, misfit, hopes, strong female lead, cult, nanny, bunker, abduction, rich woman, song and dance, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, betrayal, murder, friendship, vengeance, police investigation, danger, rebelliousness, crimes, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, europe, usa ...
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 6.0
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, chinatown, crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
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Sex and the City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
Style: witty, humorous, romantic, light, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, sexual relations, city life, friendship, love and romance, family relations, best friends, couple relations, wedding preparations and rituals, lifestyle, couples, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, los angeles, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 41K
CSI: NY (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, danger, workplace, partners against crime, forensics, murder, investigation, crimes, crime investigation, mystery, interrogation, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, greece
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Angels in America (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 352 min.
Story: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
Style: touching, emotional, clever, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, aids, americana, breakup, gender, life is a bitch, imaginary, gay, jewish, loneliness, lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, bar, singleness, sitcom, womanizer, lovers, couple relations, urban, dating, architect, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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