Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Movies about New York City

Like Bill Crider, I like lists. This is a particularly interesting one if you, like me, love pictures about New York City. From Vanity Fair today. The list is packed with masterpieces.

In honor of Vanity Fair’s 25th anniversary, the magazine’s editors flexed their list-making muscles to determine the 25 best of everything—from book covers and news photos to parties and political one-liners. Herewith, ranks the top 25 best films about New York. Vote for your favorites after the jump.

Vanity Fair's 25 Best Films About New York
Executive Suite (1954), directed by Robert Wise
Lover Come Back (1961), directed by Delbert Mann
Working Girl (1988), directed by Mike Nichols
Annie Hall (1971), directed by Woody Allen
Manhattan (1979), directed by Woody Allen
The Warriors (1979), directed by Walter Hill
King Kong (1933), directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
Raging Bull (1980), directed by Martin Scorsese
Saturday Night Fever (1977), directed by John Badham
The Best of Everything (1959,) directed by Jean Negulesco
Wall Street (1987), directed by Oliver Stone
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), directed by Joseph Sargent
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), directed by Blake Edwards
Angels in America (2003), directed by Mike Nichols
Mean Streets (1973), directed by Martin Scorsese
Ghostbusters (1984), directed by Ivan Reitman
Dog Day Afternoon (1975), directed by Sidney Lumet
The Apartment (1960), directed by Billy Wilder
All About Eve (1950,) directed by Joseph Mankiewicz
West Side Story (1961), directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise
Speedy (1928), directed by Ted Wilde
Taxi Driver (1976), directed by Martin Scorsese
Midnight Cowboy (1969), directed by John Schlesinger
The Sweet Smell of Success (1957), directed by Alexander Mackendrick
Goodfellas (1990), directed by Martin Scorsese


August West said...

Somehow they missed William Friedkin's "The French Connection,"
which was also a fine book by Robin Moore.

Hugh Abramson said...

The Naked City

Ray said...

I have to admit to liking 'West Side Story' - just lost count as to how many times I've seen it.

'The Warriors' is another favourite of mine - better now that the uncut version is available.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You've known you've seen too many movies, when you've seen all of them.

Bill Crider said...

A good list. I haven't see them all, but I've seen quite a few of them.

buckycatt said...

More recently - The 25th Hour by Spike Lee and starring Ed Norton, Barry Pepper & Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I'd add "Love With the Proper Stranger."