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Best Movies Set in New York

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best movies set in New York.

New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial, and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.

 

Best Movies Set in New York

Bruce Almighty
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  • Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman (Actors)

Bruce Almighty

Year: 2003

Bruce Nolan's (Jim Carrey) career in TV has been stalled for a while, and when he's passed over for a coveted anchorman position, he loses it, complaining that God is treating him poorly.
 
Soon after, God (Morgan Freeman) actually contacts Bruce and offers him all of his powers if he thinks he can do a better job. Bruce accepts and goes on a spree, using his new-found abilities for selfish, personal use until he realizes that the prayers of the world are going unanswered.
Seabiscuit
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  • Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire, Chris Cooper (Actors)

Seabiscuit 

Year: 2003

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Seabiscuit is the remarkable tale of a thoroughbred racehorse and down-an-out jockey who together became two of the most celebrated sports figures of the twentieth century.

The story of Seabiscuit’s unlikely rise is extraordinary – from his humble beginnings as an underfed, overworked three-year old, to his triumphant march-race victory over the triple-crown winner, War Admiral, to his astonishing cornerback in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap.

Saturday Night Fever
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  • John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller (Actors)

Saturday Night Fever

Year: 1977

John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero – Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night.
 
Every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than just some young punk.
West Side Story
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  • Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn (Actors)

West Side Story 

Year: 1961

West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love, set in 1957 New York City. A whole new generation can experience this reimagining of the beloved musical originally choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and an original book by Arthur Laurents.

Scent of a Woman
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  • Al Pacino, Chris O'donnell, James Rebhorn (Actors)

Scent of a Woman

Year: 1992

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Al Pacino won his first Best Actor Oscar® for his brilliant portrayal of an overbearing, blind retired Lieutenant Colonel who hires a young guardian (Chris O'Donnell), to assist him.

It's a heart-wrenching and heartwarming tale of opposites attracting when they embark on a wild weekend trip that will change the lives of both men forever.

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