Top Films about New York

The summer before I moved to NYC I compiled a massive list of every single movie set in New York. I then watched as many of them as I could find. The other day in /r/nyc there was a discussion about the top NYC films of all time. I went back and found my original list and narrowed it down to my Top 30. I tried to also make it a good cross section of film by decade. This winter I might revisit this list and try to re-watch them all. I think it would be interesting to see how many things and places I now recognize after having lived in the city for a few years.

King Kong (1933)
Rear Window (1954)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
The French Connection (1971)
Godfather (1972)
Serpico (1973)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Network (1976)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The Warriors (1979)
Manhattan (1979)
Downtown 81 (1981)
Escape from New York (1981)
Wall Street (1987)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Goodfellas (1990)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Kids (1995)
Hackers (1995)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
American Psycho (2000)
25th Hour (2002)
The Wackness (2008) (takes place in early 90′s)
Tiny Furniture (2010)
Inside Job (2010)
Shame (2011)

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