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, serious and talky films and TV shows about / with urban, friendship, friends, apartment, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, romance, dialogue and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new york: Gossip Girl (2007), Castle (2009), Elementary (2012), Friends (1994), Forever (2014), Sex and the City (1998), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), 2 Broke Girls (2011), Lipstick Jungle (2008), Remember Me (2010).
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Friends (1994)
Comedy, Romance
USA
22 min.
 8.9
Elementary (2012)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA
60 min.
 7.9
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Finding Her (2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA, Romania, Mexico
104 min.
The Alienist (2018)
Drama, Mystery
USA
60 min.
 7.8

List of movies set in new york

 7.4
 133K
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, realistic, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 130K
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, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 89K
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, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, crime, private detective, prodigy, intelligence, partners, crimes, law enforcement, unconventional method, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.9
 613K
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, not serious, talky ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, sitcom, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, group of friends, everyday life, friends, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 48K
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, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, friendship, buddies, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, laboratory, curses spells and rituals, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
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, erotic, witty, talky, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for sex, best friends, couple relations, sexual relations, casual sex, looking for love, city life, writer's life, everyday life, sexual dysfunction, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
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, rise to the top, addiction, love and romance, fashion, temptation, city life, overnight success, workplace romance, journalism, ambition, journal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 6.7
 82K
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: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, sitcom, workplace situations, money raising, supportive friend, financial problem, ambitious, female friendship, working class, friendship, restaurant, waitress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friends, rivalry, friendship, family life, ambition, urban, thirtysomething life, office, city life, workplace, best friends, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 126K
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, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, parents and children, loss of loved one, loss of parent, dealing with death, college student, fall in love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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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: emotional, touching, serious, clever, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, aids, breakup, gender, life is a bitch, americana, imaginary, gay, politics, angel, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1985
Place: new york, usa
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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, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: fashion, looking for love, broken engagement, love triangle, romance, love affair, jazz, love of one's life, jewelry, millionaire, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
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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, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, friendship, bar, singleness, womanizer, urban, couple relations, sitcom, lovers, party, dating, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: first sex, high school life, high school, first love, teenage life, gossip and rumors, youth, romance, urban, best friends, friends, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
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 7.0
 40K
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, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, riddles and clues, workplace, partners against crime, investigation, forensics, crimes, murder, crime investigation, deadly, mystery, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, greece
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 8.0
 118K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, mistress, divorce, city life, crumbling relationship, lolita, adultery, love triangle, love, age difference, dating, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 47K
After Hours (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: artist, coincidence, suicide, murder, overdose, punk, one night, subway, nightclub, thief, farce, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, clever, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, hi-tech, computer system, inventions and discoveries, fighting crime, partners against crime, secret, computers and web, vigilantism, artificial intelligence, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, neighbor, mentor, partners, loner, young heroes, loneliness, sniper, lone wolves, mafia, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, hopes, misfit, strong female lead, cult, bunker, nanny, abduction, new job, song and dance, rich woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, erotic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, city life, sexual relations, love and romance, friendship, best friends, couple relations, family relations, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, los angeles, new jersey
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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies ...
Style: exciting, gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, supernatural, adventure, immortality, wizards and magicians, plague, reluctant partners, imaginary, lone hero, danger, magic, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.6
 98K
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, exciting, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, nightclub, love affair, music, urban, ambition, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
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: offbeat, not serious, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, rock, nothing goes right, fish out of water, aspiring singer, folk, goofy hero, buddies, music band, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
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 8.6
 69K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: talky, humorous, witty, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, urban, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, sitcom, singleness, jazz, single father, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.8
 23K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, reporter, crime, tragic love, murder investigation, violence, police, blood, teenagers, ritual ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, rivalry, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, pets, human animal relationship, ambition, musician's life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 14K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, prodigy, police detective, fighting crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement, female detective, squad, partners against crime, photographic memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Flesh and Bone (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, rivalry, dancer's life, urban, performer's life, dancer, ambition, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, dance, young woman, leaving home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 37K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, doctors and patients, hospital, life is a bitch, surgeon, gory, medicine, realism, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, power relations, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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