New York City is known for being a major tourist destination and also the city that never sleeps. Since it has a lot of famous attractions, it has provided a great backdrop for many great movies. From romantic flicks to action-packed motion pictures - a lot of movies have featured the bustling city of New York.
One of the main attractions of New York, the Empire State Building, is the favorite meeting place in classic romantic films such as An Affair to Remember, Love Affair and Sleepless in Seattle. The 1957 movie An Affair to Remember featured movie stars Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. While the 1939 movie Love Affair starred Charles Boyer and Irene Dunn. This movie was such a hit that a remake of it was released in 1994. It starred contemporary movie stars Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. And even though Sleepless in Seattle mostly features the city of Seattle, the pivotal part of this movie was shot in New York. This modern love story starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. All of these movies feature climactic scenes at the top of the Empire State Building.
This popular skyscraper was also seen in the action movie King Kong, which has had multiple versions. The original film was released in 1933 with Fay Wray starring in it. The most recent remake was done in 2005 with Jack Black and Naomi Watts playing the major roles. Other action-packed films that have featured New York City are Godzilla and Ghostbusters.
There are other romantic movies that were based in the amazing city of New York. Some of the more recent ones are Serendipity, You've Got Mail and Autumn in New York. John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale played the destined lovers in the romantic comedy Serendipity. While You've Got Mail reunited the love team of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. This movie was based on the classic The Shop Around the Corner. And the romantic drama flick Autumn in New York featured Richard Gere and Winona Ryder.
Among the classic romantic films with a New York City background are Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Way We Were, Barefoot in the Park and When Harry Met Sally. Breakfast at Tiffany's showcased the very charming Audrey Hepburn. It also starred the talented George Peppard. The 1973 film The Way We Were featured the talents of Barbra Steisand and Robert Redford. While in the movie Barefoot in the Park, Robert Redford was paired with Jane Fonda. And the modern classic When Harry Met Sally, featured the love story of the characters Hary and Sally played by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.
Among the many other fantastic movies that were based in New York City are Annie Hall, The Apartment, Broadway Melody, Dead End, Dog Day Afternoon, Falling In Love, The French Connection, Goodfellas, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Marathon Man, Midnight Cowboy, Moonstruck, Morning Glory, On the Waterfront, Raging Bull, Rear Window, Scent of a Woman, The Seven Year Itch, Sophie's Choice, Taxi Driver, Tootsie, Wall Street, The West Side Story, Working Girl, Gangs of New York, and of course The Godfather.