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    My posts tend to be random, but anyway. All you New Yorkers (and the rest of the world... possibly...) must have a favourite movie that is set in New York. What is it?

    I have a lot, as I tend to deliberately watch movies set in New York because New York is such a great city.
    1. King Kong (1933)
    2. King Kong (2005)
    3. Spider-Man 2
    4. World Trade Center (typical, I know, but I'm very interested in 9/11 - not the conspiracy side, mind you)
    5. United 93 (see above)
    6. Godzilla (not a very good MOVIE, but you gotta love those disaster movies with huge skyscrapers. AND New York.
    7. Jaws (actually set on Amity Island, which is somewhere along Long Island, which is near New York, if I'm not mistaken)
    Now. Everybody else?
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    Hannah and Her Sisters. you gotta love that scene where Sam Watterson takes Diane Weist & Carrie Fisher on a tour of Manhattan Architecture

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    ^^ Amity from Jaws is based on Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket which are off Cape Cod and are more closely related to Boston than New York.

    Ghostbusters
    Wall Street
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    American Psycho
    Crocodile Dundee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelio View Post
    My posts tend to be random, but anyway. All you New Yorkers (and the rest of the world... possibly...) must have a favourite movie that is set in New York. What is it?

    I have a lot, as I tend to deliberately watch movies set in New York because New York is such a great city.

    1. King Kong (1933)
    2. King Kong (2005)
    3. Spider-Man 2
    4. World Trade Center (typical, I know, but I'm very interested in 9/11 - not the conspiracy side, mind you)
    5. United 93 (see above)
    6. Godzilla (not a very good MOVIE, but you gotta love those disaster movies with huge skyscrapers. AND New York.
    7. Jaws (actually set on Amity Island, which is somewhere along Long Island, which is near New York, if I'm not mistaken)
    Now. Everybody else?
    Amity Island was in Mass. United 93 has nothing to do with NYC

    Good NY Movies

    Ghostbusters
    Godfather 2 ( Period Piece)
    Wall Street

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    I haven't seen United 93, but does it really have much to do with NYC?

    As for NYC movies, I like Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco, and The Royal Tenenbaums. The Eyes of Laura Mars is a good period piece.

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    Gangs of New York was a movie based on New York City history, unfortunately most of it was incorrect.

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    Working Girl. Paris is Burning.

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    Toss up between Donnie Brasco and Copland (although the latter was about Jersey too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6 View Post
    Amity Island was in Mass. United 93 has nothing to do with NYC
    You kind of got me there, but they do take off from Newark Airport and there are a few scenes set in the New York control towers etc. But I guess you're right.

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    Ooh, I'd forgotten about Paris Is Burning. Also, I have great love for The Thin Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117 View Post
    Home Alone 2!
    That movie's a little random - but does happen to feature the WTC...

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    lol, why is it random? It was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I'll be honest, whenever I catch it on tv I watch it.

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    It's a cool movie, but I find the idea of a kid his age beating up crooks very strange (but very amusing)!

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