NYC is a hub of music, art, writing, and — of course — movies.

This city has been a top choice for many productions, including some of the most iconic films in history.

From Tom Hanks to Marilyn Monroe, many actors and creatives have called New York both work and home.

We have compiled a list of some of our favorite movies that take place in our beloved city.


1. Katz’s Delicatessen

Meg Ryan’s memorable performance in the most famous scene from When Harry Met Sally (1989) put this deli on the map.


2. Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue

The Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) title sequence, in which Holly Golightly (played by Audrey Hepburn) eats breakfast outside of Tiffany’s at 5AM, has spurred numerous reenactments outside the 5th avenue premier jeweler.


3. Lexington Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street

This iconic photo of an iconic woman comes from The Seven Year Itch (1955), in which Marilyn Monroe’s character gets her skirt blown up while standing above a subway grate.


4. The Empire State Building


This famous New York skyscraper has appeared in more than 250 movies and TV shows, two of the most noteworthy being King Kong (1933) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).


5. FAO Schwarz

The oldest toy store in the United States was the setting for a dynamic duet with Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia in Big (1988).


6. Coyote Ugly Saloon

The 2000 film of the same name tells the story of this raunchy, wild bar in the East Village.


7. Wall Street

A young Charlie Sheen in Wall Street (1987) exposes the scandal and infamy of this well-known street.



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