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The Best New York Movies on Cinemax

Finding a good New York movie 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 of all time streaming on Cinemax.

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1. American Animals

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
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79/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Lexington, Kentucky, 2004. Four young men attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in the history of the United States.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Tully

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
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79/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Marlo, a mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant at first, she quickly forms a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Michael Clayton

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7.2/10
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79/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

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

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4. Ocean's Eight

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo69%
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75/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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5. Arthur

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6.9/10
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74/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Lost in America

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling around America...in a Winnebago.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Prince of the City

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7.5/10
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70/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to smuggle drugs to street informants

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

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8. Night Shift

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6.6/10
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70/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night .

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

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9. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

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7.5/10
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70/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Angela's Ashes

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7.3/10
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68/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

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

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11. Uncle Drew

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5.7/10
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65/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Sport

What it's about: Uncle Drew recruits a squad of older basketball players to return to the court to compete in a tournament.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. The First Purge

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5.1/10
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65/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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13. Brighton Beach Memoirs

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6.8/10
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63/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.

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

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14. She's Funny That Way

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6.1/10
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61/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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15. Daylight

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5.9/10
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60/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion are now in peril. Kit Latura is the only man with the skill and knowledge to lead the band of survivors out of the tunnel before the structure collapses.

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

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16. Around the World in 80 Days

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5.9/10
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59/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.

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

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17. The Boy Downstairs

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5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
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53/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex boyfriend's apartment building.

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

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18. Mobsters

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6.0/10
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52/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...

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

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19. Incarnate

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5.2/10
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50/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: An exorcist comes up against an evil from his past when he uses his skills to enter the mind of a nine year old boy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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20. Highlander: The Final Dimension

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4.5/10
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44/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Starts off in the 15th century, with Connor McLeod (Christopher Lambert) training with another immortal swordsman, the Japanese sorcerer Nakano (Mako). When an evil immortal named Kane (Mario Van Peebles) kills the old wizard, the resulting battle leaves him buried in an underground cave. When Kane resurfaces in the 20th century to create havoc, it's up to McLeod to stop him.

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