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Movies Set in New York Quiz

Based on the summary, name these movies or TV shows that were set in New York City.
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
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First submittedAugust 17, 2010
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Description
Movie
Only four people have the technology to defeat supernatural beings
Ghostbusters
Musical gangs dance-fight in the streets of 1950s New York
West Side Story
Cab driver wants to know if you are talking to him
Taxi Driver
Recent college graduate is assistant to a demanding fashion editor
The Devil Wears Prada
Two agents protect the Earth from marauding aliens
Men in Black
That's not a knife. That's a knife!
Crocodile Dundee
Pampered African prince comes to the U.S. to find a bride
Coming to America
Disco man and girlfriend win dance competition
Saturday Night Fever
African-American crime boss imports heroin from Vietnam
American Gangster
In an overpopulated dystopia, one man discovers origin of mysterious green food source
Soylent Green
Man, stuck in bureaucratic limbo, must live in the airport
The Terminal
Shy Jersey girl gets job dancing at rowdy bar
Coyote Ugly
Last man in New York must find cure for zombie virus
I am Legend
 
 
Description
TV Show
Children's show features a mathematical vampire and a puppet who lives in a trash can
Sesame Street
Pizza boy is cryogenically frozen, wakes up in the year 3000
Futurama
Nothing happens for 9 years
Seinfeld
Four women in their 30s and 40s have great jobs and date rich, handsome men
Sex and the City
Six young friends have an inexplicably nice Manhattan apartment
Friends
Sweater-wearing doctor and his attorney wife have five children
The Cosby Show
Clingy architect searches for the future mother of his children
How I Met Your Mother
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Level 56
Jul 28, 2013
You could add another TV Series.... "Nothing happens for 8 years".
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Level ∞
Aug 14, 2016
Added!
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Level 50
Aug 25, 2013
Ignoring the fact that 90% of American movies are set in New York, "On the Town" should really be here. That's as definitive a New York movie as any other.
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Level 67
Aug 25, 2013
Friends actually does explain why they have such a nice apartment: Monica's grandmother is the lessee, and she sublets it to the girls at a discount.

And regarding the "On The Town" comment, there are plenty of definitive New York movies and shows. You can't list them all. I thought this was a nice mix. Also, they somehow made it through without a single Woody Allen movie. Considering his catalog, that's pretty impressive.

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Level 37
Aug 28, 2013
It's a good quiz. Got 17 out of 18. Missed Soylent Green.
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Level 83
Nov 3, 2013
I finally got this movie from Netflix and watched it after hearing "Soylent Green is people!!!!" as a cultural reference so many times in various comedy programs over the years and not understanding what it meant. I thought I'd check it out. A little cheesy and very dated, but not too bad otherwise.
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2017
I saw the movie in the theater when it first came out. I was shocked at the ending, but having just read Future Shock by Alvin Toffler and the Erlich's book, Population Bomb, upon reflection the premise didn't seem so far fetched at the time.
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Level 83
Nov 3, 2013
Got everything except for How I Met Your Mother. Don't think I've ever seen that show.
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Level 61
Jul 17, 2016
Neither have I, but it's pretty easy to guess from the description if you've heard of the show from the general consciousness.
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2016
got it this time
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Level 58
Jul 15, 2015
Was really hoping for Warriors in this one!
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Level 58
Jan 12, 2019
Warriors come out to play!
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Level 58
Nov 28, 2022
I typed it before looking at the questions, convinced it was going to be there. Such a disappointment!
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Level 73
Dec 3, 2016
Manhattan? Annie Hall? etc.
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Level 68
Aug 23, 2021
Escape from NY?
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2016
I thought Fry was a delivery boy not a pizza boy?
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2016
Maybe he delivers pizza?
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Level 37
Dec 3, 2016
in the year 2000 he was a pizza delivery boy, when he went to the future he ended up a delivery boy
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Level 86
Mar 13, 2017
Anyway, the show takes place in New New York.
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Level 43
Dec 3, 2016
Before getting frozen, Fry delivered pizza. In the "current" setting, the better part of the cast works in delivery.

And nice inclusion of The Cosby Show... I forgot they were in Brooklyn; just assumed Philly ('cause of Bill).

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Level 58
Dec 14, 2016
Remembered Futurama with 17 seconds left! 20/20
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Level 12
May 18, 2017
How about, I don't know, THE MOVIE THAT LITERALLY PUT NEW YORK UNDER A TON OF SNOW, otherwise known as The Day After Tomorrow
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Level 83
Jun 11, 2017
On the other hand, unlike the Cosby Show which actually had some cultural relevance, I think this movie is probably best forgotten.
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Level 83
Sep 15, 2019
and then it was mentioned at the last Democratic debate, which does more harm for the cause than good I'm sure. Like citing the remake of Red Dawn as evidence that we should be concerned about North Korea.
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Level 79
Jun 11, 2017
Planet of the Apes is kinda set in New York in a cool way.
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Level 71
Jun 11, 2017
One of my favourite movies set in NY is 'Oblivion' with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. I spent ages looking through the giant binoculars on the Empire State Building.
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2017
For me it's Love Affair and its remakes, An Affair to Remember, Love Affair, and even its inspiration for Sleepless in Seattle. I love them all, and while the entire film wasn't set in New York, the Empire State Building is so iconic to the film that New York has to be considered the main setting.
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Level 41
Oct 24, 2017
along came polly? Gangs of New York? Wolf of Wall Street any of the Spiderman movies? Jumpin Jack Flash? Die hard with a vengeance?
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Level 88
Jul 16, 2018
New York, New York. Martin Scorsese and Frank Sinatra liked it so much they named the movie and song twice. A freebie for those who know or guess from the clue, but not well known as a movie. It would be interesting to see how many would get it.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2023
dang it, I wrote Come to America instead of Coming to America
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Level 55
May 29, 2023
The fact that Goodfellas isn't on here is some real greaseball stuff. But I gotta sit still and take it, cause Quizmaster's a made man and I'm not.
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Level 66
Jun 4, 2023
American Gangster is good too bad it's the lowest one