Movies about New York

List of the best movies about New York, selected by visitors to our site: Gotti, Chef, First Reformed, Studio 54, Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco, Social Animals, After Everything, Golden Exits, Get Out, John Wick: Chapter 2
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Gotti (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Parents, Family, Tough guys, Gangsters
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy

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.

Chef (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
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.

First Reformed (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:20
PlotDeath, Cancer
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.

Studio 54 (2018)
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.

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018)
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.

Social Animals (2018)
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.

After Everything (2018)
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.

Golden Exits (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
PlotLove
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.

Get Out (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:43
CharactersPhotographers, Detectives
PlotMystery, Survival
PlaceParty, New York, Estate
StyleUnexpected ending

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.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration01:37
CharactersKillers, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Warriors
PlotSects, Travel, Skirmishes, Fight, Weapon, Jealousy
PlaceItaly, New York, Party
StyleExciting, Noir

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.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Teachers
PlotFight
PlaceNew York, USA, School
StyleMarvel, By comics

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.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada
Duration03:07
CharactersHackers, Drivers, Friends, Family
PlotCars, Racing, Money, Betrayal, Technology
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending

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.

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.

Isn't It Romantic (2019)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
Duration02:36
CharactersArchitects, Gay
PlotLove triangle, Love
PlaceNew York, Parallel worlds

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.

After the Wedding (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama
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.

The Hummingbird Project (2019)
CharactersParents, Scammers, Brothers, Friends
PlotLove, Money, Relationship, Death
PlaceNew York, USA, Court
StyleTo cry

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

The Kitchen (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama
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.

Someone Great (2019)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration02:49
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship
PlaceNew York
StyleFor a group of friends, Cute

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.

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Mark9
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotPolitical, Obsession, Mystery, Investigation, Intrigue
PlaceNew York
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)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration02:39
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA, New York, College

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.

The Post (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersJournalists, Presidential
PlotWar, Political, Mystery, Intrigue, Confrontation
PlaceNew York, Office, USA

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.

Woman Walks Ahead (2018)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends, Indians, Horses, Insects
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.

Green Book (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
Duration02:10
CharactersDrivers, Friends, Musicians, Police
PlaceNew York, USA
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.

Cruise (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
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)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:25
CharactersFamily, Wizards, Witch
PlotUprising, Magic, Time travel, Mystery, Mystery, Confrontation
PlaceNew York, Paris, England

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.

The Boy Downstairs (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
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.

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersJournalists, Presidential, FBI
PlotIntrigue, Mystery, Political
PlaceNew York, USA

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

Darling (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryDenmark
Duration02:08
PlotLove, Rivalry
PlaceNew York

The moving love story of a dancer on the rollercoaster ride of her life, a drama about the rise and fall of a modern woman as she summons the courage to face her greatest trial.

Donald Cried (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
PlaceNew York, USA

Returning home to working class Warwick, Rhode Island, Peter Latang encounters childhood friend Donald Treebeck for what starts as a simple favor and turns into a long van ride into two friends past.

Crown Heights (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
Duration02:06
CharactersLawyers
PlotJustice, Weapon
PlacePrison, New York, USA, Court

When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.

Lady Bird (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersStudents
PlotDreams, Moving, First love
PlaceNew York, School, Party
TimeNew Year

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.

Carrie Pilby (2017)
CharactersGeniuses, Strong women, Musicians
PlaceNew York

Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling 2003 novel.

Deadpool (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:59
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Slavery, Fidelity
PlaceNew York, USA
StylePopular, By comics, Exciting

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Hollow Creek (2016)
Mark1 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Writers, Lovers
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Death, Investigation
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Action

Trying to find inspiration for his next horror novel, Blake retreats to the Appalachian Mountains with his mistress, Angelica. Upon arrival they learn about the case of several missing boys in the area. When Angelica follows a lead to one of the missing boys and disappears, Blake becomes a prime suspect.

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryAustria, Germany, France
Duration01:44
CharactersWriters
PlotTime travel, Political
PlaceNew York, USA

Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.

Sully (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersPilots
PlotDisasters, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, New York, USA

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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:42
CharactersWizards, Monsters, Scientists
PlotMulti-part, Adventure, Travel, Relationship
PlaceNew York, USA

In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.

A Harvest Wedding (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotFirst love
PlaceNew York, USA

A career oriented woman, Sarah Bloom, who ran away from her small town life in Massachusetts, is now living in New York City and poised to become the next big wedding planner of the famed NY social scene when she's hired to plan the most anticipated wedding of the season. The problem: The groom is from Sarah's home town of Williamstown, MA and wants the wedding on the family farm which is now being run by the older brother who happens to be Sarah's first love. So, can the sophisticated city girl navigate the pitfalls of her past, possibly find true love in her future, and pull off the wedding of the season even though it might not be the one she planned for?

Snowed Inn Christmas (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove, Competitions
PlaceNew York, Hotels, USA
TimeNew Year

Jenna Hudson and Kevin Jenner are polar opposites working for the same online publication in New York City. With both having nowhere they want to be for Christmas, they volunteer for a special writing assignment. After a snowstorm forces their plane to land in none other than Santa Claus, Indiana, the two are placed in a Christmas Wonderland and the focus of their story shifts to saving the historic town inn run by Carol and Christopher Winters. As the two overcome their differences, they also rediscover the magic of Christmas. But with the inn's fate in jeopardy and the return of someone from Jenna's past, Carol and Christopher lend a helping hand to bring Jenna and Kevin together.

Uncle Howard (2017)
Mark10
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
PlotDeath
PlaceNew York, USA

When Howard Brookner lost his life to AIDS in 1989, the 35-year-old director had completed two feature documentaries and was in post-production on his narrative debut, Bloodhounds of Broadway. Twenty-five years later, his nephew, Aaron, sets out on a quest to find the lost negative of Burroughs: The Movie, his uncle's critically-acclaimed portrait of legendary author William S. Burroughs. When Aaron uncovers Howard's extensive archive in Burroughs’ bunker, it not only revives the film for a new generation, but also opens a vibrant window on New York City’s creative culture from the 1970s and ‘80s, and inspires a wide-ranging exploration of his beloved uncle's legacy.

Wonder Wheel (2017)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Relationship, Betrayal
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleMakes me think, Tense

The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.

Bushwick (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction
CountryUSA
CharactersStudents
PlotAdventure, War, Survival, Confrontation
PlaceNew York, USA

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.

The Crash (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotApocalypse
PlaceNew York, USA

In the not so distant future, a team of white collar criminals are enlisted by the Federal government to thwart a cyber-attack that threatens to bankrupt the United States of America.

Wonderstruck (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersMothers, Fathers, Wolves, Models, Orphans
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceNew York, USA

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

The Snare (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily, Architects
PlotJealousy, Divorce, Love, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Action

Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

Person to Person (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Killers, Journalists
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceNew York, USA

Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersWriters
PlotDivorce
PlaceNew York, USA

Burned by a bad breakup, a struggling New York City playwright makes an unlikely connection with a divorced app designer she meets on a blind date.

Landline (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Friends, Mothers, Fathers
PlotMystery
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleSmart

A teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan during the 1990s discovers that her father is having an affair.

The Breaks (2017)
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFriends
PlotSuccess
PlaceNew York, USA

Picking up where the original movie leaves off, it's 1990 in New York City at the height of rap's "Golden Age" of creativity, but corporate America has been hesitant to embrace the genre. Nikki lands a dream job as the assistant to the legendary and out-of-control Barry Fouray. Her best friend and producer DeeVee is working with rapper Ahm who is currently under investigation by the police for murder. How far will these driven young people go to rise to the top of the hip-hop world?

Going in Style (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice, Friends
PlotLoneliness, Bank robbery, Money
PlaceNew York, USA

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

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