New York City is the most populous city in the United States and one of the most culturally influential places in the world. As a result of the city’s overwhelming clout, it has been the setting for numerous movies over the years. Whether the film is realistic or fantastical, New York City’s overwhelming presence can be felt hanging over the action and dictating how people dress, act and speak.
Thanks to the movies, audiences have seen monsters and mobsters alike make their mark on New York City and its distinct boroughs. Every genre imaginable, from romantic comedy to historical fiction, has been set in the sprawling city. Grab a bacon, egg, and cheese and hop on the train because it’s time to learn about the 25 Best New York Movies of All Time!