Wednesday, 13 July 2016

5 of my favourite New York based movies

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New York, New York, the city where anything can happen. I haven't been to NYC yet but it is most definitely at the top of my list. I'm just waiting on my money tree to start growing and I'll be away. So in honour of the city that never sleeps, today's post is a round up of my favourite NYC based movies, enjoy!

Elf 2003

Synopsis: After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Why's it on the list? I could watch this film every day and not get bored. It shows New York in all it's glittering, Christmassy splendour, through the child like eyes of Buddy the Elf. He decorates the department store, has a snowball fight in Central Park and ice skates at the Rockerfeller centre - I think we all want to witness NYC at this time of year right?

When Harry Met Sally 1989
Synopsis: Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Why's it on the list? One of my all time favourite movies, Harry and Sally try and disprove the age old theory that men and women can't be friends (and fail in doing so). Set in magical New York we see the couple fall in love over the course of 10 years. Also, Katz deli has become an institution because of *that* scene.

Friends With Benefits 2011

Synopsis: While trying to avoid the clich├ęs of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan Harper and Jamie Rellis soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.

Why's it on the list? Justin Timberlake is headhunted by Mila Kunis, who wants him to relocated from LA to work at GQ in New York. Instead of selling him on the job, she decides to sell him on New York - and succeeds (he also falls in love with her - bonus!). Expect a dance off in Central Station...

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Durr) 1992
Synopsis: One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.

Why's it on the list? Do I really need to answer this question? The ultimate Christmas movie (behind the first Home Alone anyways) that also happens to be set in New York. More Christmas lights and decorations, with that cracking Home Alone music that makes you feel all fuzzy inside.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Synopsis: A terrier named Max's quiet life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Why's it on the list? The film starts with sweeping views of an animated New York and is accompanied by Taylor Swift's 'Welcome to New York'. Think the Brooklyn Bridge, high rise apartments and yellow cabs - It doesn't get more big apple than that my friends. It's a great film and if you're into your talking dog movies, this is one for you..

There's probably a zillion more NYC based movies that I could add to the list but that's for another day and another post. What are your favourites? Have you been to New York?

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  1. I love Elf! Such a classic

    1. It's fantastic, I cvan't wait to watch it when the tree's up and it's all dark outside!

  2. Elf is my absolute favourite!! I can watch it again and again and still adore it!

    1. Haha I actually watch it on Saturday morning, maybe a bit too early but who cares when it's so amazing!