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The Best New York Movies on Starz

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 Starz.

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1. Scent of a Woman

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
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86/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

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

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2. Breakfast at Tiffany's

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7.7/10
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85/100
Released: 1961
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.

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

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3. Serpico

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7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
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84/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. The Warriors

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.

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

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5. The Odd Couple

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7.7/10
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80/100
Released: 1968Rated: G
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: In New York, Felix, a neurotic news writer who just broke up with his wife, is urged by his chaotic friend Oscar, a sports journalist, to move in with him, but their lifestyles are as different as night and day are, so Felix's ideas about housekeeping soon begin to irritate Oscar.

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

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6. In America

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7.7/10
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77/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Drama, Family

What it's about: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.

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

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7. Crocodile Dundee

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6.6/10
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76/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat.

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

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8. Cop Land

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6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo74%
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74/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy among these local residents, he is forced to take action and make a dangerous choice between protecting his idols and upholding the law.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. Barefoot in the Park

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1967Rated: G
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel, who is now alone, and sets up Ethel with neighbor Victor. Inappropriate behavior on a double date causes conflict, and the young couple considers divorce.

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

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10. Frozen River

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

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

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11. Death Wish

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. The Ninth Gate

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6.7/10
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71/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.

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

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13. Sea of Love

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6.8/10
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70/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.

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

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14. Crooklyn

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7.0/10
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70/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

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

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15. *batteries not included

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Changing Lanes

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6.4/10
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69/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious adversaries. Their means of destroying each other might be different, but their goals, ultimately, will be the same: Each will systematically try to dismantle the other's life in a reckless effort to reclaim something he has lost.

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

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17. The Interpreter

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo57%
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68/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.

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

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18. The Last Days of Disco

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6.7/10
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66/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.

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

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19. Brewster's Millions

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6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo36%
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64/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG
Comedy

What it's about: Brewster, an aging minor-league baseball player, stands to inherit 300 million dollars if he can successfully spend 30 million dollars in 30 days without anything to show for it, and without telling anyone what he's up to... A task that's a lot harder than it sounds!

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

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20. Mimic

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5.9/10
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64/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

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

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21. Wolfen

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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62/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.

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

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22. Topaz

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo69%
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61/100
Released: 1969Rated: PG
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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23. Prime

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo50%
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60/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.

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

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24. When in Rome

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5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo17%
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59/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: After fishing out coins from a water fountain in Italy, cynical New Yorker Beth Harper finds herself being wooed by several ardent suitors. As she deals with the attention, Beth tries to figure out whether a charming reporter really loves her.

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

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25. Fighting

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5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo40%
Reelgood Logo
58/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

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

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26. Max Payne

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5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo16%
Reelgood Logo
57/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

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

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27. The Corruptor

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6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo48%
Reelgood Logo
57/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.

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

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28. Crocodile Dundee II

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5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo11%
Reelgood Logo
56/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

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

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29. Fame

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5.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo24%
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53/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

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

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30. For Richer or Poorer

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5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo14%
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53/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, Brad and Caroline end up in an Amish area of Pennsylvania and decide to pose as members of the religious group to evade the IRS. As the two adapt to the simple Amish lifestyle, they begin to reconnect.

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

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31. Hyde Park on Hudson

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5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo37%
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52/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

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

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32. The Out-of-Towners

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5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo27%
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52/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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33. The Butcher's Wife

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5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo25%
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48/100
Released: 1991Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: A clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband because she's seen him in a dream. They marry and he takes her back to his butcher shop in New York city, where her powers tend to influence everyone she meets while working in the shop. Through her advice, she helps others and eventually finds the true man of her dreams.

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

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34. Woo

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4.0/10
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44/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Gorgeous and extraverted Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

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