Movies and TV shows set in brooklyn new york city

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in brooklyn new york city ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic, captivating, humorous and sentimental films and TV shows about / with friendship, family relations, husband wife relationship, african american, society, love and romance, cigarette smoking, youth, mentor and beating plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Greece and other countries.
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brooklyn new york city movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as brooklyn new york city: Brooklyn (2015), Brooklyn Rules (2007), My Bakery in Brooklyn (2016), Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989), An American Pickle (2020), Men in Black: International (2019), Motherless Brooklyn (2019), Bushwick (2017), Little Men (2016), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013).

List of movies set in brooklyn new york city

 7.5
 137K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, working class, homesickness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, friendship, female protagonist, marriage proposal, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crimes, friends, love affair, youth, coming of age, murder, revenge, danger, rivalry, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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My Bakery in Brooklyn (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two young women do their best to try and save their dead aunt's bakery
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychological
Audience: chick flick
Plot: bakery, youth, love and romance, boss, chef, workplace romance, kitchen, self discovery, coming of age, colleague, new job, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city
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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: rough, bleak, social, tense, social realism ...
Plot: prostitute, fight, union, working class, society, crime, crimes, pregnancy, labor union, transvestism, transsexual, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, berlin germany
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An American Pickle (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. He learns his only surviving relative is his great grandson, a computer coder who he can’t connect with.
Style: captivating, weird, unusual plot structure, twists and turns
Plot: time traveler, immigrants, jewish, time travel, fish out of water, adventure, inventions and discoveries, disorder, family relations, family, loss of wife, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, canada
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Men in Black: International (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Continuing adventures of the crime fighting duo Jenko and Schmidt.
Style: buddy comedy, psychotronic, buddy movie, surprise ending, urban fantasy
Plot: secret organization, alien race, bodyguard, extraterrestrial, co worker co worker relationship, false accusation, alien life-form, eiffel tower paris, artifact, female spy, spacecraft, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, year 2016, 80s, year 1986, year 1996 ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, paris france, sahara, london, new york ...
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: enigmatic, neo noir, suspense, melancholic, captivating
Plot: private detective, murder investigation, crime investigation, interracial romance, investigation, racial segregation, tourette's syndrome, conspiracy, murder, social injustice, politics, abuse of power ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: brooklyn new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, new york, usa ...
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 5.2
 11K
Bushwick (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an unknown military force invades Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood, young student Lucy and war veteran Stupe must rely on each other to escape and survive.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: invasion, mercenary, intruder, street shootout, community, student, running for your life, grandmother, veteran, subway, woman with a gun, college student ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, texas, new york
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 6.7
 7K
Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute ...
Style: compassionate, sincere, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: landlord tenant relationship, best friend, 13 year old, teacher, marital problem, grandfather grandson relationship, bullying, acting class, teenage boy, teenage girl, absent father, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, usa
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, verbal byplay, investigation, teamwork, crimes, policewoman, coworker, boss and employee, police detective, arrest, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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 6.6
 94K
2 Broke Girls (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: not serious, witty, feel good, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, money raising, friendship, financial problem, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, friends, lifestyle change, everyday life, diner, waiter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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 5.6
 645
Good Posture (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, Lillian moves in with married couple Julia and Don only to overhear them arguing in the night. The front door slams as Don moves out, and the following days sees Lillian, selfish and irresponsible, having to ...
Style: disturbing, melancholic, touching, sincere, light ...
Plot: breakup, married couple, novelist, musician, marital problem, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, guitarist, frenchwoman, father daughter estrangement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, paris france, new york
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 6.4
 2K
First Match (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.
Style: realistic, inspirational, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: human spirit, fight, sport, martial arts, contests and competitions, ambition, mentor, rivalry, teenager, perseverance, teachers and students, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city
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The Last O.G. (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An ex-felon is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint and returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good
Plot: release from prison, gentrification, fish out of water, family relations, changing lives, adaptation, new life, ex convict, second chance
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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 7.7
 10K
High Fidelity (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
TV show
Story: Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.
Style: inspirational, sincere, atmospheric, funny, light ...
Plot: introspection, musician's life, bar, love affair, music, couple relations, mishap, friendship, romantic obsession, artistic, follow your dream, hopes ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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 7.7
 71
The Loft (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Loft is a character-driven dramedy series created by Natalie Faye. It follows a motley crew of struggling young creatives whose lives intersect in the illegal DUMBO loft apartment they share. Emily, a bright eyed and bushy tailed Midwestern ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, unusual plot structure, romantic, humorous ...
Plot: lesbian, musician, lgbt, nymphomaniac, love and romance, young lovers, couples, friendship, gay love, lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
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 5.7
 350
Naz & Maalik (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.
Style: psychological, lgbt cinema, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: muslim, lgbt, teenager, gay teenager, religion, closeted homosexual, coming of age, gay couple, gay, boy, african american, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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 5.7
 2K
Golden Exits (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An intersectional narrative of two families in Brooklyn and the unraveling of unspoken unhappiness that occurs when a young foreign girl spending time abroad upsets the balance on both sides.
Style: unusual plot structure, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: family relations, husband wife relationship, australian, loneliness, therapy, marital infidelity, sister in law, birthday, recording studio, assistant, long haired male, archive ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Style: captivating, melancholic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: name calling, black american, poverty, husband wife relationship, police detective, pregnancy, drinking, african american, street life, anger, waitress, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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 6.4
 14K
Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lgbt teen, gay, coming out, marijuana, teenager, promise, friendship, drinking alcohol, dating, drinking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, apology ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
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 4.7
 1K
Bizarre (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, romance, youth, nightclub, mysterious past, sex scene, love, society, friendship, rivalry, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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The Great New Wonderful (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, sincere ...
Plot: 9/11, family relations, mental illness, americana, office, rise to the top, bittersweet, immigrants, ambition, terrorism, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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 6.7
 43K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, fame, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, murder, music, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, backstage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, new jersey
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, band, love triangle, saxophonist, jealousy, fall in love, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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Knockaround Guys (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, profanity, crime, crimes, gang, one last job, mafia, violence, father son relationship, money, small town, bar fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey
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 7.6
 820
Related (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Related is an American comedy-drama series that aired on The WB network during the 2005-2006 television season. It revolved around the lives of four close-knit sisters - of Italian descent, raised in Brooklyn - living in New York City. The show was ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: eccentric family, family relations, everyday life, sibling relationship, looking for love, city life, sister sister relationship, workaholic, friendship, society, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, pregnancy, kids in trouble, medical school, urban ghetto, deadend life, coming of age, society, hopes, dedicated educator, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, criminal heroes, court, fbi, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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 7.0
 10K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, family problems, single parent, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
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The Cross and the Switchblade (1970)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film adaptation of a book written in 1963. It tells the true story of Wilkerson's first five years in New York City, where he ministered to disillusioned youth, encouraging them to turn away from the drugs and gang violence they were involved ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, gang, gang war, preacher, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, teenage life, urban ghetto, misfit, gangsters, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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