NYC is a cinematic city – it has inspired many classic movies. Films created by New York artists offer an authentic view of the landscape, culture and character of the city.
(Click on the link for information about the film)
On the Waterfront (okay, filmed in Hoboken, but set on the docks of NYC)
The Out-of-Towners (1970)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Films set (at least partially) in NYC
When Harry Met Sally (come on, who can forget that scene in Katz Delicatessen?)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Once Upon a Time in America (Beautifully evokes turn-of-the-century Lower East Side)
The Fisher King (amazing fantasy sequence in Grand Central Terminal)
The Seven-Year Itch (featuring Marilyn Monroe’s famous encounter with a subway grating)
Reds (partially set in bohemian Greenwich Village)
Hester Street (immigrant life on the Lower East Side)
Sophie’s Choice (romantic old Brooklyn)
Of course, this is only a partial list of memorable NYC movies. Have I left off any of your favorites?