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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Matt Greene

Matt Greene 25 films

Billy Soistmann

Billy Soistmann 10 films

#1 Bratz Fan

#1 Bratz Fan 220 films

farre

farre 42 films

louferrigno

louferrigno 10 films

Ines

Ines 10 films

Ian

Ian 10 films

Mike E

Mike E 10 films

rsq2000

rsq2000 10 films

kierstonwoodley

kierstonwoodley 40 films

Robert Berlin

Robert Berlin 10 films

Beeeeeees

Beeeeeees 25 films

Simone

Simone 25 films

Mariner35

Mariner35 260 films

bas2804

bas2804 16 films

Reigntall

Reigntall 10 films

Madison

Madison 25 films

dadgumblah

dadgumblah 10 films

Stefan

Stefan 30 films

DisposableMiffy

DisposableMiffy 10 films

Jay_Toso

Jay_Toso 10 films

Claire

Claire 17 films

David Carroll

David Carroll 4 films

Ben Hibburd

Ben Hibburd 10 films

Davormkd

Davormkd 14 films

Nick Weaver

Nick Weaver 10 films

Christian Doig

Christian Doig 10 films

Forrest With2Rs

Forrest With2Rs 10 films

Kurosawa

Kurosawa 13 films

courtney

courtney 10 films

Evan Troup

Evan Troup 10 films

JR

JR 10 films

RJ

RJ 5 films

Cinelove

Cinelove 10 films

Eduardo Morais

Eduardo Morais 10 films

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell 10 films

John Hensler

John Hensler 10 films

4 Roses

4 Roses 10 films

elvisisking

elvisisking 30 films

Tamara

Tamara 10 films

Ryan J

Ryan J 1 film

hellofriends

hellofriends 10 films

Kyle

Kyle 11 films

Florin Scanlon

Florin Scanlon 15 films

citytrauma

citytrauma 5 films

Buboven

Buboven 23 films

Conor Wade

Conor Wade 26 films

rena

rena 5 films

lonestarr357

lonestarr357 15 films

Wendell Ottley

Wendell Ottley 10 films

Melissa

Melissa 73 films

Daniel Charchuk

Daniel Charchuk 25 films

Chad Marriotti

Chad Marriotti 10 films

Laura

Laura 10 films

Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly 75 films

Dan Seamans

Dan Seamans 10 films

Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown 38 films

Wayne Little

Wayne Little 10 films

Collykibber

Collykibber 10 films

Gabriel Jewett

Gabriel Jewett 10 films

TajLV

TajLV 10 films

Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez 18 films

Josh H

Josh H 34 films

meekMilligan

meekMilligan 14 films

Andi B. Goode

Andi B. Goode 10 films

Luis_989

Luis_989 65 films

Sharky Blue

Sharky Blue 15 films

Gino

Gino 10 films

VladimirVader

VladimirVader 10 films

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey 10 films

katharine

katharine 25 films

Inês Miguel

Inês Miguel 10 films

Matthew Lucas

Matthew Lucas 10 films

improbable

improbable 10 films

Morgan 🌃

Morgan 🌃 10 films

grag

grag 10 films

aletheajoy

aletheajoy 10 films

kiki_witch

kiki_witch 10 films

Julps2

Julps2 10 films

Andreas K

Andreas K 10 films

Ben C

Ben C 30 films

Ray

Ray 16 films

David Kuskie

David Kuskie 10 films