Movies about New York

List of the best movies about New York, selected by visitors to our site: Abe, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Rhythm Section, The King of Staten Island, On the Rocks, The Broken Hearts Gallery, Vampires vs. the Bronx, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Let Them All Talk, A Timeless Christmas
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Abe (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Brazil
CharactersFamily, Teens
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, Light, Cute, Inspirational

The Israeli-Jewish side of his family calls him Avram. The Palestinian-Muslim side Ibrahim. His first-generation American agnostic lawyer parents call him Abraham. But the 12-year-old kid from Brooklyn who loves food and cooking, prefers, well, Abe. Just Abe.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersTeens
PlaceNew York

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

The Rhythm Section (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Journalists, Spy, Bodyguards, Terrorists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Fight
PlaceEngland, Hotels, New York, Mountains, Aircraft, Forest
StyleUnexpected ending

After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.

The King of Staten Island (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
CharactersFirefighters, Widows
PlaceNew York

Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys — Oscar, Igor and Richie — and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

On the Rocks (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleTouching

Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband.

The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Canada
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic

Lucy is a young gallery assistant who collects mementos from her relationships. She discovers that she must let go of her past to move forward, and comes up with a lovely, artistic way to help herself and others who have suffered heartbreak.

Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Vampire, Friends, Gangsters
PlotSupernatural, Pursuit, Fight
PlaceNew York
StyleDepressive

Three gutsy kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their beloved community.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersSuperhero, Monsters
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure, Rivalry, Justice
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleExciting, Tense, To cry

It’s the dawn of a new age of heroes, and Metropolis has just met its first. But as Daily Planet intern Clark Kent – working alongside reporter Lois Lane – secretly wields his alien powers of flight, super-strength and x-ray vision in the battle for good, there’s even greater trouble on the horizon.

Let Them All Talk (2020)
CharactersWriters, Nephews
PlotJustice, Obsession, Pursuit, Conspiracies
PlaceHotels, New York
StyleTense, Unexpected ending

A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.

A Timeless Christmas (2020)
CharactersActors, Inventors
PlotTime travel, Love, Love at first sight, Supernatural, Holidays
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Light

Charles Whitley travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner, a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

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Uncle Frank (2020)
CharactersLesbians, Family, Gay, Spiders
PlotTravel, Funeral
PlaceParty, New York, Lake
StyleSoulful, Disturbing

In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover Walid.

Isn't It Romantic (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersArchitects, Gay
PlotLove triangle, Love
PlaceNew York, Parallel worlds, Helicopters
StyleLight

For a long time, Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York City, had always believed that what she had seen in rom-coms is all fantasy. But after thwarting a mugger at a subway station only to be knocked out while fleeing, Natalie wakes up and discovers that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.

Someone Great (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship
PlaceNew York, Party
StyleFor a group of friends, Cute, Touching

An aspiring music journalist lands her dream job and is about to move to San Francisco when her boyfriend of nine years decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, she and her two best friends spend one outrageous last adventure in New York City.

The Kitchen (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotMoney, Weapon, Power
PlacePrison, New York, USA
StyleDisturbing

After a group of Irish mobsters in Hell's Kitchen are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place—and do as good of a job, if not better.

The Hummingbird Project (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Belgium
CharactersParents, Scammers, Brothers, Friends
PlotLove, Money, Relationship, Death
PlaceNew York, USA, Court
StyleTo cry, Heavy

A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

After the Wedding (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
PlaceIndia, New York, USA
StyleTouching

Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabelle travels to New York to meet Theresa, a wealthy benefactor. An invitation to attend a wedding ignites a series of events in which the past collides with the present while mysteries unravel.

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Cats, Orphans, Taxi drivers
PlotPolitical, Obsession, Mystery, Investigation, Intrigue, Weapon, Money
PlaceNew York, Beach, Ghetto
StyleNoir

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 York's power brokers.

A Rainy Day in New York (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA, New York, College, Hotels, Party
StyleLight, Fascinating

Two young people arrive in New York to spend a weekend; once they arrive they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures.

Russian Doll (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersLesbians, Partners, Strong women
PlotTime travel, Death
PlaceParty, New York
StyleExciting, Netflix, Action, Atmospheric

Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop -- and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.

Shaft (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersPartners, Parents, FBI, Mafia, Hackers
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Funeral, Chase
PlaceNew York

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly.

Crypto (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersMafia, Hackers
PlotMoney, Investigation
PlaceWall Street, New York, Small cities

A young agent is tasked with investigating a tangled web of corruption and fraud in New York.

Killerman (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Lost memory, Chase
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating, For men

A New York City money launderer desperately searches for answers after waking up with no memory, millions in stolen cash and drugs, and an insane crew of dirty cops violently hunting him down.

Good Posture (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGuitarists
PlaceNew York

With her widower father currently living it up in Paris with a young, new girlfriend, Lilian has been placed into the care of family friends over in Brooklyn, New York. Under the roof of famed author, Julia Price, Lilian has no real motivation to live any other lifestyle than that of her hermit housemate. To impress her ex-boyfriend, and the other cynics around her, Lilian suddenly decides to make a documentary on Julia - albeit, an unauthorized one - with the help of some new people in her life.

Adam (2019)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersSingle mothers, Babies, Widows
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart

Adam, an awkward teen, spends a summer with his older sister, who is part of New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. He meets the girl of his dreams but can't figure out how to tell her he's not the trans man she thinks he is.

Gotti (2018)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Parents, Family, Tough guys, Gangsters, Lawyers, FBI
PlotRivalry, Cancer, On real events
PlaceNew York, Prison
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.

Cruise (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersDifficult teens, Students
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Jealousy
PlaceNew York, USA, USSR
TimeSummer
StyleRomantic

Set in the 1980s, a young Italian-American from the wrong side of the tracks falls for a Jewish girl from Long Island.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:25
CharactersFamily, Wizards, Witch, Cats, Teachers, Dragons, Snake, Monsters, Terrorists
PlotUprising, Magic, Mystery, Mystery, Confrontation, Adventure, Love, Prison Break
PlaceNew York, Paris, England, Prison, Mountains, Ships, Jungle
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Depressive, Unexpected ending

Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Green Book (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersDrivers, Friends, Musicians, Police, Pianists
PlotMoney, Travel, Loneliness, Gambling, On real events
PlaceNew York, USA, Hotels
TimeNew Year
StyleOscars, Fascinating, Light

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Woman Walks Ahead (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends, Indians, Horses, Insects, Eagle
PlotTime travel, Snow
PlaceNew York, USA, Trains

In 1890, Catherine Weldon, a painter from New York, travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes involved in the struggle of the Lakota people to get the Government respects their rights over the land where they live.

The Post (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersJournalists, Presidential, Lawyers, Musicians
PlotWar, Political, Mystery, Intrigue, Confrontation, Death, Money, On real events
PlaceNew York, Office, USA, Party, Prison, Jungle, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Makes me think

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersArtists
PlotArt, Creation
PlaceNew York

Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.

After Everything (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersParents, Doctors, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceNew York, Hospitals, USA
StyleTo cry

When Elliot, a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his treatment, they discover that Elliot's illness is not the real test of their relationship – it's everything else.

Social Animals (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotInternet, First love
PlaceNew York, USA

A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a midwest girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts––a little love, acceptance and, of course, fame––and they’ll do just about anything to get it.

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersArtists
PlotMystery, Mystery
PlaceNew York, USA

Sex Fashion and Disco is a documentary film concerning Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s Paris and New York, and his colorful and sometimes outrageous milieu.

Studio 54 (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
PlaceNew York, USA, Night Clubs

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism - a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club's hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

First Reformed (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:20
CharactersSingers
PlotDeath, Cancer, Depression, Political, Snow, Religious, Funeral
PlaceNew York

A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

Golden Exits (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, New York

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.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersLawyers, Sisters, Jews
PlotLove, Investigation, Money, Religious, Justice
PlacePrison, New York
StyleOscars

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

The First Purge (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersCriminals, Serial killers
PlotSurvival, Experiments, Political, Money
PlaceParty, New York
TimeNight
StyleTense, Heavy, Disturbing

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Set It Up (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersBusinessmen, Couriers, Writers
PlotDate
PlaceOffice, New York
StyleNetflix, Light, Worth watching

Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.

In Her Hands (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersGirlfriends
PlotJustice, Music
PlaceNew York, Hospitals
StyleFascinating, Inspirational

A young man from a modest family gets the chance of a lifetime to reveal his hidden talent for piano but can he find the strength and courage to live up to the challenge?

Mohawk (2018)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, western, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersSoldier, Indians
PlotWeapon, Chase, Ghosts, Fear, Love triangle, Skirmishes
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

A young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.

Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersGay, Teachers, Snake
PlotAbduction
PlaceSchool, Small cities, New York

After winning over the staff and students of Milford High School, chemistry teacher Richard Martinez aka Bianca Del Rio sent her nemesis Vice Principal Deborah “Debbie” Ward to jail in a flawlessly executed plan. When Debbie is released from jail, she conjures up a scheme to do away with Bianca Del Rio once and for all, by luring her on a dangerous journey to Russia to accept a teaching award and cash prize.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada
Duration03:07
CharactersHackers, Drivers, Friends, Family, Spy, Snipers, Bodyguards, Terrorists
PlotCars, Racing, Money, Betrayal, Technology, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Prison Break, Chase
PlaceNew York, Hotels, Prison, Submarines, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending, Action, Fascinating

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Teachers, Spiders, Criminals
PlotFight, Technology, Chase
PlaceNew York, USA, School
StyleMarvel, By comics, Exciting, Tense, Unexpected ending, Interesting

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration01:37
CharactersKillers, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Warriors, Dogs, Mafia, Snipers, Bodyguards
PlotSects, Travel, Skirmishes, Fight, Weapon, Jealousy, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Motorcycles, Chase, Cars
PlaceItaly, New York, Party, Hotels
StyleExciting, Noir, Tense, Unexpected ending

John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.

Get Out (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:43
CharactersPhotographers, Detectives, Dogs, Family
PlotMystery, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlaceParty, New York, Estate
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Chef (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryIndia
Duration02:57
CharactersFamily
PlotTime travel, Happiness
PlaceIndia, New York

Roshan Kalra is a three-star Michelin chef who gets fired from New York's Gulli restaurant after he punches a customer. Forced to take a break, he flies to Kochi to spend time with his son, Armaan and his estranged wife Radha Menon. It's a fruitful trip because he manages to mend broken family ties. In a bid to help him get his mojo back, his wife suggests he put up his own food truck and begin afresh.

The Boy Downstairs (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersWriters
PlotTime travel, Love, Relationship, Fate
PlaceEngland, New York, London, USA

A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.

Holiday in the Wild (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersAnimals, Elephants
PlotDivorce, Travel
PlaceNew York, Nature
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Soulful, Light, Cute

When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose and potential romance.

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