Famous Movies Filmed in NYC
New York City is a creative hub, so it comes as no surprise that it is home to many iconic film studios. New York City is home to A24, the film studio that produced Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, Mid90s, Waves, Midsommar, and The Florida Project. Other film studios like Disney, Fox Corporation, Sony, and HBO also have studios located in and around New York City. These studios have helped create fictional fantasies that we treasure and love. To celebrate them and the spirit of New York City, we’ve compiled a list of famous movies filmed in New York City.
- 13 Going on 30 (2004) – 2004’s 13 Going on 30 is a popular and well-loved movie. This movie tells the story of a 13-year-old teenager called Jenna Rink who wishes to become thirty on her birthday. Her wish is fulfilled, and the plot unfolds.
- Spider-Man 3 (2007) – The Spiderman saga continues in this New York shot movie which was directed by Sam Raimi. The spiderman series speaks for itself.
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) – Directed by Chris Columbus, Home Alone 2 follows Kevin as he ends up in New York and foils the plans of his two arch enemies.
- Raging Bull (1980) – De Niro tells the story of a middleweight boxer in his harrowing tale of jealousy, rage, and professional success.
- Maid in Manhattan (2002) – Maid in Manhattan follows the story of Marisa as she enchants a rich politician with New York as a backdrop.
- When Harry Met Sally (1989) – When Harry met Sally is a tale of love and friendship shot in New York City.
- Taxi Driver (1976) – Taxi Driver is not only iconic for its amazing screenplay but also its wonderful and accurate portrayal of New York City.
- Night at the Museum (2006) – This comedy was shot in a replica of the actual American Museum of Natural History which is located in New York City.
- Enchanted (2007) – Enchanted follows the story of a princess who ends up in New York City, bumps into construction workers, meets some rats, and experiences the hustle and bustle of New York City.
- Do the Right Thing (1989) – Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing was shot against the backdrop of New York City making it a true tale of class, race, and perseverance.
- King Kong (1933) – It’s not a list of NYC shot movies if it does not include King Kong. After all, the image of the ape roaring at the top of the Empire State Building is a classic New York moment.
- Saturday Night Fever (1977) – Iconic jazz moves meet gritty New York reality.
- The Godfather (1972) – That’s all we need to say. The name of the movie speaks for itself. Many locations used in the movie were exact replicas of actual New York City spots.
- Superman (1978) – Finally, we have the first and best superman capturing New York in all its glory.
Other iconic movies filmed in New York City include American Psycho (2000), West Side Story (1971), and of course Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).