NYC in Film

Finding movie locations in the Big Apple.

Movies Shot in New York

While certainly not exhaustive, here is a list of my favorite movies shot (at least in part) in NYC. Most of them are older titles, that is, they were produced prior to 1990. However, there are a few modern titles thrown into the mix (especially if they exhibit interesting art direction, showcase unique city locations or happen to be landmark films).

For any of these titles that have a blog post detailing the filming locations, click on the poster and it will take you to that page. If I haven’t written a post for it yet most of them will take you to a Google photo album of all the before & after pics I’ve assembled so far.



Phantom of the Backlots

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Brotherly Love

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Mark E. Phillips

Director, Editor, Film Historian


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Ephemeral New York

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A New Yorker State of Mind

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An eclectic mix of erotica.

Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

by John Bengtson "the great detective of silent film locations" New York Times


everything is archival

My Classic Movies

A non-spoilerific guide to classic movies

Ticklish Business

The podcast devoted to Old Hollywood


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Bob Stepno's Other Journalism

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The Wonderful World of Cinema

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NYC in Film

Finding movie locations in the Big Apple.