Movies about New York

Movies about New York
List of the best movies about New York, selected by visitors to our site: In the Heights, What Maisie Knew, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Longest Week, Life Itself, Killerman, 2 Days in New York, The Wizard of Lies, The Hummingbird Project, Coffee Shop.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

In the Heights (2021)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Dreams, Success
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Uplifting

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.

What Maisie Knew (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersMusicians, Lawyers, Singers
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely from a child’s point of view.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Sisters
PlaceNew York
StyleMakes me think, Womens in main roles

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

The Longest Week (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Money, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceTrains, Hotels, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

Left broke and homeless by his wealthy parents' divorce, a young man moves in with an old friend and finally meets the woman of his dreams -- only to discover she's already dating his friend.

Life Itself (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersDogs, Writers, Terminally ill, Orphans, Singers
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Weapon, Love triangle
PlaceCollege, New York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Killerman (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Chase, Lost memory
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, 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.

2 Days in New York (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersFamily, Photographers, Sisters
PlotLife, Divorce, Justice, Family life
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTwisted plot

Marion and Mingus both come from failed relationships but, by bringing their children together, they've managed to form a small yet happy family. Tensions in their household soon begin to spike when Marion's jovial father shows up on their doorstep with his randy daughter and her peculiar boyfriend in tow. As the motor-mouthed houseguests shatter every taboo imaginable, the happy couple begin to question their commitment.

The Wizard of Lies (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CharactersGangsters, Millionaires, Lawyers, Businessmen
PlaceUSA, New York, Wall Street
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.

The Hummingbird Project (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Belgium
CharactersScammers, Friends, Brothers, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Relationship, Money
PlaceCourt, USA, New York
StylePsychological problems, To 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.

Coffee Shop (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotCompetitions, Gifts
PlaceBeach, New York

When a young coffee shop owner is threatened with repossession she must take a chance with life and love as she fights to save her business.

Mad to Be Normal (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceLondon, New York
StyleFascinating, Serious

The story of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London in the 1960s.

How to Be Single (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersSisters, Girlfriends
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, By books, For single girls

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

Where Is Kyra? (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersFriends, Taxi drivers, Poor
PlotDancing, Money, Loneliness, Breakup, Cheating
PlaceTrains, USA, New York
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

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.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
PlotSuperpowers, Passion, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, Estate, New York
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Serious

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status.

Sully (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CharactersStewardesses, Birds, Bartenders, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Disasters, Investigation, Aviation, Swimming
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Hotels, USA, New York
StyleInspirational, Tense, Touching

On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

Vishwaroopam (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersTerrorists, Teachers, FBI
PlotMartial Arts, Mystery, Double life
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist. Nirupama is from a middle class family in Chennai, she marries Vishwanath (a dance master) to pursue her higher studies in the USA. But when Nirupama wants to break up with her husband, she engages a private detective. That's when the pandora's box opens up.

Megan Leavey (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events
PlaceIraq, New York
StyleTouching, Disturbing

The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to the test.

While We're Young (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CharactersFriends, Shamans
PlotFriendship, Hip Hop
PlaceParty, Metro, USA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Fancy

An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.

The Making of The Mob (2015)
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Presidential
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Passion, Relationship
PlaceUSA, New York

A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.

Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotDancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Explicit scenes, Serious

Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with.