Top 5 Best Movies with an NYC Setting

5.) New York, I Love You

Released in 2009, New York, I Love You is an NYC-based companion to movies such as Paris je t’aime and is the second film in the Cities of Love franchise, created and produced by Emmanuel Benbihy.

The American romantic-comedy is one of the many movies NYC citizens can credit as covering most of their daily lives, with each exploring a different aspect of life in New York, but with the film centered on the topic of love.

Notable directors and actors include Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Christina Ricci, Shia LaBeouf and Brett Ratner. Some segments of the movie’s NYC setting help to celebrate New York City’s beauty and the vibrancy of its residents, while others show how lonely the modern metropolis can be. The differences in tone and theme from one segment to the next reflect New York City, with all its wonders and its many imperfections.

The movie, which is a compilation of 11 short films, was set in all five boroughs of New York City.

Release Date: October 16, 2009