Showdown

The Big Apple

Best films set in or about New York

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The TriBeCa Film Festival is upon us, so welcome to the first—but not the last—Showdown to celebrate an entire city on screen. We want your Big Apple favorites. It’s the city most trashed by superhero movies, most danced-in by Greta Gerwig, most fought-over by the Warriors. So whistle down Travis Bickle and stare into Zoltar’s eyes to work out your 10 most beloved films set in New York City. Yes, this includes all five boroughs—but not New Jersey, not even if you can see the Manhattan skyline. Ya gotta be in it to win it. Fuggedaboudit, we’re walkin’ here!

Most mentioned

  • Taxi Driver
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Ghostbusters
  • Frances Ha
  • Manhattan
  • GoodFellas
  • The Godfather
  • West Side Story
  • Annie Hall
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Warriors
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Escape from New York
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Rear Window
  • American Psycho
  • Brooklyn
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Spider-Man 2
  • After Hours

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e 20 films

Will

Will 10 films

Kyle

Kyle 6 films

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ClassicGlamGal 25 films

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Cori Chapman 16 films

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galacticdude7 19 films

Olivia

Olivia 16 films

fleur

fleur 12 films

okjetaime

okjetaime 18 films

RJMacReady

RJMacReady 10 films

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mook 10 films

Mason McMillen

Mason McMillen 11 films

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george_kaplan 10 films

goodbyesolo

goodbyesolo 31 films

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Craiggers 10 films

Brittany

Brittany 10 films

Captain Rowdy

Captain Rowdy 10 films

Nick

Nick 10 films

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Arboria 10 films

Kyle

Kyle 10 films

Mia

Mia 11 films

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askeladden 10 films

Matt White

Matt White 10 films

James Waller

James Waller 32 films

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Allison M. 🌱 10 films

David Ye

David Ye 10 films

Jeremy Elmkies

Jeremy Elmkies 12 films

JP Dalton

JP Dalton 10 films

James Callan

James Callan 10 films

dixie

dixie 32 films

Robert

Robert 10 films

DBC

DBC 10 films

Jason Szabo

Jason Szabo 13 films

Sir Hatchporch

Sir Hatchporch 10 films

slothstradamus

slothstradamus 10 films

Shane Barlow

Shane Barlow 10 films

Ricardo Andrade

Ricardo Andrade 10 films

Maritza

Maritza 13 films

Lívia Mello

Lívia Mello 10 films

Eric Lees

Eric Lees 10 films

SocioJoe

SocioJoe 33 films

Thomas

Thomas 10 films

teradactylia

teradactylia 17 films

J McVay

J McVay 20 films

Jake

Jake 25 films

Geoff T

Geoff T 66 films

Daniel Bayer

Daniel Bayer 10 films

Rolf Steiner

Rolf Steiner 10 films

sailordanae

sailordanae 10 films

Y2K

Y2K 20 films

byuspeh

byuspeh 10 films

jackkyser

jackkyser 66 films

🧀 Almer

🧀 Almer 17 films

Daniel Carolan

Daniel Carolan 11 films

Dharma

Dharma 10 films

Mark Allen

Mark Allen 20 films

Those Eyebrows

Those Eyebrows 10 films

Gals

Gals 10 films

loureviews

loureviews 14 films

Astaldar

Astaldar 17 films

Sam_Jankis

Sam_Jankis 10 films

Travis Meadows

Travis Meadows 6 films

Zheddy

Zheddy 10 films

ibflorea

ibflorea 18 films

SAJ77

SAJ77 9 films

zombiekiller

zombiekiller 5 films

Jessica Byard

Jessica Byard 25 films

Daniel Crooke

Daniel Crooke 10 films

ruinmysleep

ruinmysleep 16 films

Aaron Prescott

Aaron Prescott 10 films

Djimm

Djimm 10 films

Dale Nauertz

Dale Nauertz 14 films

Rena MJ

Rena MJ 10 films

Connie

Connie 10 films

Nick Moffitt

Nick Moffitt 10 films

James

James 10 films

David Curtis

David Curtis 10 films

Ivan

Ivan 10 films

Letterboxd

Letterboxd 20 films

Bethany

Bethany 10 films

Morgan

Morgan 10 films

Jordan Courtney

Jordan Courtney 10 films

Ian Floodgate

Ian Floodgate 208 films

Zeynerys

Zeynerys 15 films

gillelandgabe

gillelandgabe 12 films