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The Best New York Movies and TV Shows on HBO

Finding a good New York movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best New York movies and TV shows of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. Succession

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8.4/10
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86/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama

What it's about: The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Big

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7.3/10
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86/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Normal Heart

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7.9/10
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82/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

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8.7/10
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81/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Robert Durst, scion of one of New York’s billionaire real estate families, has been accused of three murders but never convicted. Brilliant, reclusive, and the subject of relentless media scrutiny, he’s never spoken publicly—until now. During interviews with Andrew Jarecki, he reveals secrets of the case that baffled authorities for 30 years. In 2010, Jarecki made the narrative film All Good Things based on the infamous story of Robert Durst. After Durst saw the film, he contacted Jarecki wanting to tell his story. What began as a feature documentary ultimately became a six-part series as more and more of his incredible story was revealed.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Flight of the Conchords

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8.5/10
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80/100
Year: 2007-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand Consulate), one fan (a married obsessive) and one friend (who owns the local pawn shop) -- but not much else.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 22 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Sex and the City

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7.1/10
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77/100
Year: 1998-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York social scene.

Where to Watch: 94 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 94 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 94 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Angels in America

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8.2/10
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76/100
Year: 2003-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set in 1985, the film has at its core the story of two couples whose relationships dissolve amidst the backdrop of Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Hudsucker Proxy

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7.2/10
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75/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Bored to Death

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7.9/10
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75/100
Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies — moonlighting as a private detective — because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Working Girl

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6.8/10
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75/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Tess McGill is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss breaks a leg skiing, Tess takes over her office, her apartment and even her wardrobe. She creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her to the top, or finish her off for good.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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6.4/10
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73/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: An advice columnist, Andie Anderson, tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana, loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man she can use for the experiment. Enter executive Ben Berry, who is so confident in his romantic prowess that he thinks he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. When Andie and Ben meet, their plans backfire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Girls

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7.3/10
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71/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.

Where to Watch: 62 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 62 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 62 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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13. Vinyl

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7.8/10
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71/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Banksy Does New York

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69/100
Released: 2014
Documentary

What it's about: On October 1, 2013, the elusive street artist Banksy launched a month-long residency in New York, an art show he called Better Out Than In. As one new work of art was presented each day in a secret location, a group of fans, called “Banksy Hunters,” took to the streets and blew up social media.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. How to Make It in America

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7.9/10
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67/100
Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Trying to make a name for themselves in New York's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of Cam's cousin Rene, who is trying to market his own high-energy drink, and their well-connected friend Domingo, the burgeoning entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 16 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Class Divide

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7.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2016
Documentary

What it's about: A look at NYC’s gentrification and growing inequality in a microcosm, Class Divide explores two distinct worlds that share the same Chelsea intersection – 10th Avenue and 26th Street. On one side of the avenue, the Chelsea-Elliot Houses have provided low-income public housing to residents for decades. Their neighbor across the avenue since 2012 is Avenues: The World School, a costly private school. What happens when kids from both of these worlds attempt to cross the divide?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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17. Hello, Dolly!

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7.1/10
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66/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Alfie

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6.2/10
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65/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect over his lifestyle.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Animals.

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7.2/10
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61/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: An animated comedy focusing on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.

Where to Watch: 29 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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20. Everyone's Hero

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55/100
Released: 2006Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Liberty: Mother of Exiles

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42/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Documentary

What it's about: A look at the history of the Statue of Liberty and the meaning of sculptor Auguste Bartholdi's creation to people around the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).