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Best movie made in New York area

What is your favorite movie made in the New York area and why? Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.



How about Breakfast at Tiffany's? How could anyone not love Audrey Hepburn in that role?


The best movie made in nyc was by far The Goodbye Girl. I remember seeing it while i was in high school, and then travelling all around the city looking for landmarks from the movie. Ive probably seen the movie 50 times and can practically recite the lines.


deffinately a bronx tale,,i was born and raised in astoria queens were most of this movie was filmed.


love, love, love Sleepless in Seattle.

Eric Cruz

The Warriors (1979). There are many scenes showing the inner city life (street gangs), running around the MTA NYC Subway stations, in the Bronx, Manhattan, then back to Coney Island in Brooklyn. They even have a scene where The Warriors gang are being chased in Central Park.

Michael Salek

Marathon Man captures the palette of New York City during the rust caked 1970's through a crystalline lens undistorted by Hollywood or a a director's vision. It was so true to form that i could smell each street with its corresponding scene.

Robert Krysiak

My best made in NYC picture is "DOG DAY AFTERNOON" staring Al Pacino and John Cazale. It showed so many different NYC character types. The unruly crowd, the bank personnel, the robbers and yes even Leon showed that special mix that NYC brings. That day was probably the start of the reality show.

john yakle

it hs to be for me the french connection.

Bob P, Oakland, NJ

With all the movie made in NY, it is almost impossible to pick the best, however, some of the classics that I think depict the feel of NY city and its history: The Cotton Club, West Side Story, On the Waterfront, The Godfather, Goodfellas, & Wall Street top my list.

Lucille Quinn

If you're a fan of New York, then "Moonstruck" has to be among your top favorites. From Lincoln Center to Brooklyn Heights, New York sparkles like a diamond on the Hudson. And with a cast that inluded Cher, Nick Cage,and Olympia Dukakis, how could you go wrong.

But if the 1960's is more your style, and black and white is your favorite medium, then "Love with the Proper Stranger" gets my vote. Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen in their hey day with the back drop of the East River & Macy's Herald Square are sterling. It's bleak, it's dark and New York shines.


The best movie made in the New York area, and my all-time favorite movie EVER is "Coming to America” filmed in Queens with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. The movie was completely on point with sticking to a Queens theme. There hasn’t been anything as good since. It was filmed no too far from where I lived, and that's why it’s pretty special to me. The "McDowells" which is really a Wendy's restaurant, is still there on Queens Boulevard!! My dad had to pass it every day on his way to work, and couldn't understand why a restaurant would want to look and sound like McDonald’s...it was pretty funny once we realized when the movie came out.

johanna s white

I am in my mid 40s and was born and raised in Brooklyn. My favorite movie made in NYC was Claudine...early 70's. Dianne Carrol was snubbed she should have won an Oscar.

Angie Rivera

My favorite movie filmed in NY was Nobody's Fool, with Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffin. It was filmed where I live Beacon, NY. It was amazing seeing your city in the movies and saying OMG. I remember that.

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karen pellechia

My favorite movie was Working Girl with Melanie Griffith. I was in my 20's when that movie came out and I SO related to that time, the sneakers with skirts commuting to work, the hair, trying to get ahead with those knucklehead men in management and how difficult it was for a woman in her 20's to try and get ahead!


the definitive New York City film is the Out of Towners (1970). Hilarious!!!!

Samantha Lopez

My favorite movie that was made in the New York area is Where God Left His Shoes. This is my favorite movie because I starred in it with a great cast including John leguizamo. The movie was about homelessness and staying together through everything as a family. In my opinion, it was a fabulous movie and everyone should watch it.


"The Pope of Greenwich Village", the music the acting the backdrop of the city, the story. The truthfulness of the story, the rawness of the characters, made you feel you were a part of them going along for a ride as if you were a good friend who knew what was going on.

Fran Altman

Without doubt "Moonstruck"! The Brooklyn Bridge was as much a star in this film as Nick Cage & Cher. Watching Cher kick that can down that street in Brooklyn, was priceless and of course the scenes at Lincoln Center and the Met were incredible. Just the best Movie ever!!

Laura Younie

Home Alone, Our family could watch this movie over and over.


Enchanted the dance scene in Central Park- can't beat that
Working Girl on the Staten Island Ferry
Moscow On the Hudson
The Out of Towners - the original one


A Bronx Tale


Spike Lee's Crooklyn! It reflected the Bed-Stuy in which I grew up. Brownstones, tree-lined streets and neighbors looking out for each other-those were the days.

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