When visiting the Big Apple, we all have a similar feeling, we feel like we’ve been there before. We are familiar with its avenues, its theaters, its skyscrapers, its parks… everything. Also the churches where gospel is sung or its incredible museums, not to mention its taxis or its bridges. That’s simply because we’ve seen it hundreds of times in New York movies.
This is possibly the most cinematic city in the whole world. Every day of the year there are several filming going on in the streets of the city. They can be musicals, action movies, romantic comedies, authentic dramas or scary plots.
Any genre has a place in this immense urban setting. And many of those genres and some more are present in this list of New York movies that we have prepared for you:
1. New York Movies: Superman
Nowadays we are used to the big blockbusters being movies inspired by superheroes. For this reason, we want to pay tribute to one of the most authentic films in this line: Superman1978. Special effects may seem primitive today, but the aerial views of New York that it offers us are magnificent.
two. New York, New York
On another occasion we may make a list of the 10 songs that best speak of the Big Apple. And of course, there will be the New York, New York by Frank Sinatra. As well, the song was composed so that Liza Minelli would sing it before in the film New York, New York by Martin Scorsese.
Martin Scorsese did with another of the protagonists of the previous film, Robert de Niro, a cinema classic: cabdriver. So, without lowering the flag, we can circulate calmly and at night through the streets of New Yorkdiscovering from its elegant areas to the bottom neighborhoods.
Four. do what you must
A less seedy view of NYC is provided by director Spike Lee, always committed to his race and to his society. This is something that is evident in his wonderful and controversial film do what you must.
5. Gangs of New York
We promise that it will be the last Scorsese film on the list, but it is that Gangs of New York It is completely different from the previous ones. It is a plot that takes us to the origins of Manhattanwhen the city did not have the current name, but was New Amsterdam, remembering the settlers who arrived from the Dutch city.
6. wall street
And from the violent powerful that New York had in its beginnings to the powerful of today that govern from Wall Street, the financial district of Manhattan, with its stock market and its sea of skyscrapers full of offices. wall street it is a film with more than 30 years and, nevertheless, its social portrait is very current.
7. Kramer vs. Kramer
Now we want to talk about another very famous movie, Kramer vs. Kramer. It’s a real interpretive recital between Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman, faced on the screen and in court over a divorce. It is a very tense plot in which we find relaxation when the scenes of Central Park appear, in the heart of Manhattan.
We repeat the protagonist, Dustin Hoffman, but now we dress him as a woman to transform him into an actress. A funny film in which we can laugh and cry, but also we can discover the ins and outs of Broadway.
There are cities that have a film director who has known how to export his image to the world. Fellini would be for Rome or Almodóvar for Madrid. Well, for New York it is Woody Allen. For years he did not leave his city to shoot, leaving behind some of his masterpiecesfor example Manhattan.
10. Breakfast with diamonds
We wrap up our New York movie list in front of the Tiffany’s jewelry store window.accompanying the beautiful and delicate Audrey Hepburn while having a coffee and a croissants. It is an iconic image in the history of cinema and it serves us to culminate this cinematographic journey through the Big Apple.
This has been a virtual trip that we hope will help you pass the hours and days of this forced confinement due to the coronavirus. But even if you are locked up, don’t forget to read, watch movies, travel with your imagination, exercise and also feed well. Cheer up, everything will pass!