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Like everywhere else that’s not Antarctica, the people of New York City have been encouraged to remain home as much as possible due to COVID-19.

With a New York state of mind, we have put together a list of films set in the Big Apple for you to binge-watch in the comfort and safety of your home, broken up by genre:


Action

“The Usual Suspects” (1995)

“The Warriors” (1979)

“King of New York” (1990)

“21 Bridges” (2019)

“Death Wish” (series)

“The Exterminator” (series)

“The Taking of Pelham 123” (2009)

“The Last Dragon” (1985)

“New Jack City” (1991)

“John Wick” (series)

“The Warriors” follows an eponymous gang that must reach Coney Island from the Bronx after its leather vest-wearing members were framed for a murder. The cult classic brutally captures certain chaotic aspects of NYC life during the ’70s, a time marked by violent crime and urban decay.

 

“The Usual Suspects” is part mystery, action and heist, as well as one of the very few crime/action films without Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci or Al Pacino in its cast that rivals in quality and popularity any of the classics featuring some combination of the aforementioned trio. Starring big names like Stephen Baldwin and Kevin Spacey, the film often blows the minds of first-time viewers.

The Usual Suspects Official Poster

Comedy

“When Harry Met Sally” (1989)

“Birdman” (2014)

“Moonstruck” (1987)

“Ghostbusters” (series)

“Tootsie” (1982)

“Coming to America” (1988)

“Top Five” (2014)

“Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992)

“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” (2003)

“I Think I Love My Wife” (2007)

“The Devil Wears Prada” (2006)

Who can forget the Nora Ephron-written romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally…?” Ephron’s screenplay – the veritable blueprint of a timeless classic – netted her an Oscar nomination and a BAFTA award.

When Harry Met Sally

Thriller/ Psychological Horror

“Joker” (2019)

“Uncut Gems” (2019)

“American Psycho” (2000)

“Black Swan” (2010)

“Phone Booth” (2003)

“Premium Rush” (2012)

“Sliver” (1993)

The hit film “Joker” stars Joaquin Phoenix – whose performance earned him the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for Best Actor – and grossed over $1 billion against a reported budget of $55 million.

Adam Sandler – starring alongside Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox and Eric Bogosian – impressed with his performance as gambling-addicted jeweler Howard Ratner in Uncut Gems.

Joker Movie

Drama

“Unfaithful” (2002)

“Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979)

“Our Song” (2000)

“West Side Story” (1961)

Diane Lane and Richard Gere play husband and wife in “Unfaithful”. Lane’s acclaimed performance only led to Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, but she’d take home the prize for Best Actress at both the National Society of Film Critics (2003) and New York Film Critics Circle (2002) ceremonies.

Unfaithful

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