Highest-Rated Movies about 'New York City', Sort by Popularity

Big (1988), On the Bowery (1956), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things (2019), End of the Century (2003), Supernatural (2005), Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical (2017), Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best New York City movies.

#3. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

Storyline: When Charlie Brown (Peter Robbins) enters the school spelling bee, the perpetually crabby Lucy (Pamelyn Ferdin) predicts his humiliation. But with the help of his best friend, Linus (Glenn Gilger), and faithful dog, Snoopy (Bill Melendez), Charlie Brown not only wins the spelling bee, he's chosen to attend the national spelling bee in New York City, leading to many misadventures in the big city. This is the first animated feature based on Charles Schulz's comic strip, "Peanuts."

Plot Keywords: charlie brown, snoopy, linus van pelt, lucy van pelt, cool, heartwarming, school ...

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#5. End of the Century (2003)

Storyline: Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee -- better known as The Ramones -- changed the course of rock history with their rebellious punk ethos and minimalist approach to songwriting, and in the process became counterculture icons. "End of the Century" follows the Queens kids from their earliest underground gigs in the 1970s to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, featuring rare archive concert footage and candid interviews with the band members.

Plot Keywords: rock star, parent, audience, raw, gritty, queens, n.y., new york city ...

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#8. Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002)

Storyline: The creators of the internationally renowned stage show "Stomp" aim to bring its infectious energy to the world stage. Shooting on location on five different continents, the filmmakers interweave various musical styles with the inventive percussion and high-energy dance numbers of the off-Broadway smash to reveal the evolving nature of music around the world. Performers rhythmically pound their feet, clap their hands and bang any object in sight to reveal the pulse that connects all mankind.

Plot Keywords: musician, drummer, dancer, street performer, frenetic, thrilling, playful ...

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#10. Sugar (2008)

Storyline: Like many young men in the Dominican Republic, 19-year-old Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) dreams of winning a slot on an American baseball team. Indeed, his talents as a pitcher eventually land him a slot on a single-A team in Iowa, but culture shock, racism and other curveballs threaten to turn Sugar's dream sour.

Plot Keywords: coach, baseball player, baseball pitcher, farmer, mother, friend, engaging ...

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#11. Lovers and Lollipops (1956)

Storyline: Ann (Lori March), a beautiful widow, lives in New York City with her 7-year-old daughter, Peggy (Cathy Dunn). When Larry (Gerald S. O'Loughlin), a kind engineer who has recently returned from South America, begins courting Ann, Peggy becomes jealous. Larry attempts to win over both mother and daughter, taking them on a trip to a series of New York City landmarks. However, as Ann and Larry begin to fall in love, Peggy's mischievous behavior gets in the way.

Plot Keywords: widow, engineer, daughter, endearing, new york city, museum, central park ...

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#12. Prince of the City (1981)

Storyline: New York police officer Daniel Ciello (Treat Williams) is not a perfect cop. When Rick Cappalino (Norman Parker) from the U.S. Justice Department approaches him with a personal request to investigate police corruption, Ciello agrees -- provided he is not forced to turn in his fellow crooked cops. But as he delves deeper into the underbelly of drug crime, he realizes that it may be impossible to keep his promises. He will have to bring his friends down, or he'll end up going down himself.

Plot Keywords: detective, cop, junkie, drug dealer, wife, investigator, suspenseful ...

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#13. All You Need Is Cash (1978)

Storyline: This seminal mockumentary satirizes the career of the Beatles via a fictional pop group called the Rutles. Commonly known as the "Pre-Fab Four," Barry Wom, Dirk McQuickly, Stig O'Hara and Ron Nasty are a gang of mop-topped goofballs from Liverpool, England, whose songs bewitch the entire world. But between hits like "Cheese and Onions" and "Doubleback Alley," the group ultimately implodes, leading to a bitter public breakup.

Plot Keywords: rock star, manager, girlfriend, artist, creative, hilarious, witty ...

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