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, witty, semi serious, talky and entertaining films and TV shows about / with friendship, love and romance, couples, mentor, urban, romance, friends, police investigation, dialogue and catastrophe plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new york: The Carrie Diaries (2013), Gossip Girl (2007), Person of Interest (2011), Castle (2009), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), White Collar (2009), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Noel (2004), Coyote Ugly (2000), Phone Booth (2002).

List of movies set in new york

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, captivating, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school life, gossip and rumors, youth, high school, first sex, high school hunk, teenage girl, boyfriend, teenage life, prom, first love, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, connecticut, usa
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 7.4
 142K
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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: youth, teenage love, high school, popularity, friends, love triangle, party, betrayal, gossip and rumors, lifestyle, school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, 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, artificial intelligence, computer system, hi-tech, crimes, secret, fighting crime, heroes, computer genius, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.1
 134K
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, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder, investigation, partners, female detective, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, sitcom, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, verbal byplay, workplace situations, boss and employee, teamwork, crimes, investigation, policewoman, workplace, sergeant, coworker, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 111K
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, cons and scams, art thief, intelligence, partners, fbi, mastermind, expert, crimes, crime, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, 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, light, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shopping, fashion, love and romance, addiction, overnight success, rise to the top, temptation, fashion industry, city life, journalism, debt, lack of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 6.2
 8K
Noel (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, jealousy, christmas eve, hospital, chaos and mayhem, golden years, family gatherings, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.7
 102K
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, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightlife, music, love affair, nightclub, ambition, love and romance, parents and children, desire for fame, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 239K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, dishonesty, hostage, psychopath, crimes, hostages, murder, redemption, characters in danger, terrorist, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.3
 50K
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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, laboratory, crimes, secret, murder investigation, female detective, friendship, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.7
 86K
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, sitcom, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, financial problem, money raising, friendship, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, supportive friend, working class, waitress, roommate, cupcake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: witty, stylized, sentimental, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, looking for love, sex, couple relations, best friends, sexual attraction, city life, looking for sex, sexual relations, everyday life, sexual intercourse, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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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, not serious, romantic, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: hidden identity, follow your dream, faked death, culture clash, couples, vengeance, taxi driver, fall in love, farce, starting over, american dream, beauty salon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.5
 334K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, serious, stylized, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, prodigy, law firm, success, mentor, boss and employee, legal, rivalry, deal, rivals, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: feel good, humorous, witty, sitcom, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, bar, looking for love, singleness, couple relations, womanizer, dating, architect, career, friends, lovers, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, light, romantic, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, city life, friendship, love and romance, sexual relations, family relations, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, best friends, marriage, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, los angeles, new jersey ...
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New York Minute (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Top student Jane Ryan heads to Manhattan for a college-scholarship competition. Her rebellious twin Roxy Ryan goes along to crash a video shoot. But anything can happen - and does - in a romp involving a pursuing truant officer, a smuggler, ...
Style: witty, not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, pre-teens, teen comedy ...
Plot: twins, siblings relations, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, teenage life, friendship, dream, romance, music video, multiple storylines, twin sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, oxford university, new jersey
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 6.8
 48K
Working Girl (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, talky, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: business, career woman, workplace romance, rise to the top, secretary, love and romance, career, boss, cinderella story, hopes, determination, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.9
 699K
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: feel good, humorous, witty, sitcom, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, group of friends, love and romance, everyday life, couple relations, looking for love, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, roommate, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 103K
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, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbian love, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, gays and lesbians, impossible love, divorce, women, gender ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, friends, ambition, family life, thirtysomething life, workplace intrigue, best friends, couples, workplace, family relations, workplace situations, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 46K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, adventure, jazz musician, art, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
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American Dragon: Jake Long (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: American Dragon: Jake Long is an American superhero animated television series. It produced by Walt Disney Television Animation created by Jeff Goode. It premiered on Disney Channel on January 21, 2005 and was discontinued on September 1, 2007.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: secret identity, dragon, teenage life, best friends, heroes, siblings relations, teenage protagonist, hip hop culture, working undercover, youth, supernatural power, hip hop ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 11K
NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, partners, partners against crime, human nature, deadly, workplace, tough law enforcer, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 96K
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, private detective, riddles and clues, intelligence, sherlock holmes, partners, prodigy, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 179K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, fall in love, happy ending, hidden identity, unlikely couple, destiny, boyfriend, platonic, online dating, love, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 7.6
 317K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, thief, perfect crime, bank, crimes, police detective, hostage, manipulations, crime, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: atmospheric, rough, melancholic, bloody, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, gunfight, criminal heroes, regret ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
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As Good as It Gets (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dog, neighbor, age difference, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, waitress, looking for love, artist, romance, couples, cowardliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, cuba
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