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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jmmink

jmmink 44 films

Dr. Sancocho

Dr. Sancocho 20 films

karhunkynsi244

karhunkynsi244 11 films

Symp4theDevil

Symp4theDevil 45 films

nerissa

nerissa 16 films

Sera Ash

Sera Ash 25 films

Eric Clark

Eric Clark 10 films

Will McAllen

Will McAllen 10 films

Joshua

Joshua 10 films

Michael Chan

Michael Chan 10 films

Travis Meadows

Travis Meadows 5 films

hunterjames

hunterjames 64 films

CrAz

CrAz 10 films

quadrophenia17

quadrophenia17 25 films

Julia Brustolin

Julia Brustolin 10 films

beatlestw

beatlestw 22 films

Godard_Knocks

Godard_Knocks 10 films

matthewspencer

matthewspencer 10 films

AronDanburg

AronDanburg 10 films

captnspaulding

captnspaulding 40 films

Elizabeth

Elizabeth 10 films

openroad

openroad 12 films

Seth Montpelier

Seth Montpelier 10 films

Jester_95

Jester_95 40 films

kgilroy

kgilroy 109 films

AronDanburg

AronDanburg 10 films

AronDanburg

AronDanburg 10 films

shivbc

shivbc 6 films

luci

luci 1,449 films

Eddie_Kasp

Eddie_Kasp 44 films

42069bbq

42069bbq 30 films

Quittiie

Quittiie 10 films

ClericPreston

ClericPreston 10 films

xthebarkingcat

xthebarkingcat 29 films

olivia

olivia 1,426 films

olivia

olivia 1,423 films

DetectivePrive

DetectivePrive 10 films

ioneo

ioneo 87 films

okrc (J.Arturo)

okrc (J.Arturo) 10 films