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The Best New York Movies on HBO

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 HBO.

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1. Annie Hall

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo97%
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88/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Manhattan

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7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
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85/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

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

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3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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7.1/10
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84/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: When bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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4. The Normal Heart

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7.9/10
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83/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Crimes and Misdemeanors

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7.9/10
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81/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

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

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6. Hannah and Her Sisters

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7.9/10
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81/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Maria Full of Grace

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

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 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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8. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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6.6/10
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76/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, Family

What it's about: Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

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

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9. Working Girl

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6.8/10
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73/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle. 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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. 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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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11. Conspiracy Theory

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6.7/10
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72/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

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7.5/10
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71/100
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 popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Going the Distance

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6.3/10
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69/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Erin and Garrett are very much in love. When Erin moves to San Francisco to finish her journalism degree and Garrett stays behind in New York to work in the music industry, they gamely keep the romance alive with webcams and frequent-flyer miles. But just when it seems the lovers will soon be reunited, they each score a big break that could separate them 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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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14. Entrapment

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6.3/10
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67/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.

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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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15. 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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. Banksy Does New York

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7.2/10
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66/100
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 $2.49 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Alfie

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6.2/10
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66/100
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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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18. The First Purge

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5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo54%
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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 popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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19. Uncle Drew

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5.7/10
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64/100
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 popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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20. Class Divide

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7.3/10
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64/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. The Turning Point

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6.9/10
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64/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

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

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22. 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 popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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23. Manhattan Night

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6.2/10
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60/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

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

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24. Honey

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5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo21%
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59/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep kids off the streets. Honey thinks she's hit the jackpot when she meets a hotshot director (David Moscow) who casts her in one of his music videos. But, when he starts demanding sexual favors from her, Honey makes a decision that will change her life.

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 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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25. 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide

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6.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Traces the life and mental illness of New York artist and photographer Ruth Litoff, and her sister's struggle to come to terms with her tragic suicide.

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

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26. 54

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5.9/10
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57/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not only gets his foot in the door, but lands a coveted job behind the bar – and a front-row seat at the most legendary party on the planet.

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

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27. Sex and the City 2

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4.4/10
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55/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda are all married now, but they're still up for a little fun in the sun. When Samantha gets the chance to visit one of the most extravagant vacation destinations on the planet and offers to bring them all along, they surmise that a women-only retreat may be the perfect excuse to eschew their responsibilities and remember what life was like before they decided to settle down.

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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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28. Sugar Hill

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5.9/10
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53/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), 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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29. Tyson

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6.3/10
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41/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves quickly, never focusing for long on anything in particular.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video), 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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30. City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal

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7.6/10
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30/100
Released: 1998
Documentary, History

What it's about: Documentary examining one of the most notorious incidents in college basketball history, when seven members of the City College of New York (CCNY) basketball team conspired with gamblers to fix games over two seasons (1949-51). Includes archival television footage, home movies, and interviews with p

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