20 Best “New York” Movies

There are a great many movies set in New York, but here are the best, according to Movies Oddity.

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20. "The Warriors." Nine gang members have to travel across the city as they're hunted down by rival gang members and law enforcement officials alike.
Seven Arts Pictures
19. "King of New York." An ex-drug lord comes back from prison determined to exact revenge.
18. "When Harry Met Sally." An iconic love story with an iconic scene in a deli.
United Artists
17. "The Taking of Pelham 123." It was just remade into a movie starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, but the first one was the best. The bad guys take over the subway system and threaten to shoot hostages if the good guys don't fork over the dough.
United Artists
16. "West Side Story." When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way -- from Puerto Rico to the streets of New York, rival gangs fight over their disparate backgrounds as one couple tries to defy the hate in the name of love.
Jason Zeenkov
15. "Do the Right Thing." It's the hottest day of the year in Brooklyn. And Spike Lee does the right thing.
14. "Glengarry Glen Ross." Alec Baldwin plays a real estate firm's best deal closer.
Savoy Pictures
13. "A Bronx Tale." The movie depicts vintage Bronx all the way. A dedicated father battles a mob boss for his son's life.
20th Century Fox
12. "Wall Street." Michael Douglas, a young stock brocker, is willing to do anything to get to the top.
11. "Mean Streets." It took Martin Scorsese to the cream of the directing crop.
Warner Brothers
10. "Goodfellas." Robert de Niro and Ray Liotta make for great characters in a classic mob movie.
9. "King Kong 1933." The massive ape cradles the damsel in distress in his palm as he scales the Empire State Building.
8. "Hannah and Her Sisters." One of the best movies Woody Allen ever made, according to Roger Ebert.
Paramount Pictures
7. "Serpico." Gotta love Al Pacino in a cops-and-robbers movie. A young cop blows the whistle on corruption in the force.
Paramount Pictures
6. "Breakfast at Tiffany's." A young socialite develops an interest in a young man who moves into her apartment building.
5. "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II." Chicago may be the mobster capital of the country, but New York's crime families have some distinctive attributes of their own.
United Artists
4. "Manhattan." A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high school student tries to look for love in his best friend's mistress.
Paramount Pictures
3. "Rosemary's Baby." A young couple moves into a new apartment, only to be ensconced in strangeness. The young woman becomes pregnant and paranoia over her unborn baby begins to dominate her life.
United Artists
2. "Annie Hall." Annie, the perfect New York metphor planned by Woody Allen.
Columbia Pictures
2. "Taxi Diverr." Nothing else compares.
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