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The Best New York Movies and TV Shows on Shudder

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 Shudder.

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1. Escape from New York

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7.2/10
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77/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the future, crime is out of control and New York City's Manhattan is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President's plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. The New York Ripper

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6.3/10
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64/100
Released: 1982
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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3. Super Dark Times

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6.6/10
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67/100
Released: 2017
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, fuboTV, Shudder & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Microsoft & 2 others).

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4. Ms .45

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6.8/10
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65/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick her up.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder, Fandor, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Frankenhooker

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6.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident and decides to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel room so he can collect body parts to reassemble her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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6. Maniac Cop

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6.0/10
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63/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the rest of the unfortunate individuals to die by the Maniac Cop’s reign of terror. To prove his innocence, he investigates the case with his partner, Theresa Mallory.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Microsoft & Vudu).

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7. Wendigo

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5.1/10
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53/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: A family from the city decide to spend a weekend away at a friend's country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV) & stream on a subscription service (Shudder).

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8. Vigilante

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6.5/10
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56/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. When a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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9. Psychotic

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3.1/10
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33/100
Released: 2016
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A group of hard-partying Brooklyn hipsters are stalked and savagely murdered by a masked maniac known as the Bushwick Party Killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & Vudu).

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