Movies featuring the World Trade Center

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1. The 4th Floor (1999)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.

Director: Josh Klausner | Stars: Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelley Duvall, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 5,032

2. American Pop (1981)

R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, History

57 Metascore

The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Mews Small, Ron Thompson, Jerry Holland, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 4,674 | Gross: $6.00M

3. The Art of War (2000)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

30 Metascore

UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Maury Chaykin, Marie Matiko

Votes: 29,652 | Gross: $30.21M

4. Author! Author! (1982)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

42 Metascore

While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dishy

Votes: 5,286 | Gross: $13.11M

5. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

Votes: 107,753 | Gross: $2.42M

6. Basquiat (1996)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Votes: 20,472 | Gross: $2.96M

7. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 326,634 | Gross: $22.86M

8. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracts the interest of a down-and-out reporter.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 24,596 | Gross: $15.69M

9. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 1,541

10. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

R | 107 min | Drama

51 Metascore

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 7,959 | Gross: $16.12M

11. Brooklyn Sonnet (2000)

R | 95 min | Drama, Action

A young man must decide between a life on the streets and a career in the theater.

Director: Elyse Lewin | Stars: Jim Stanek, Kerry Butler, Philip Bosco, Joseph Lyle Taylor

Votes: 114

12. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

Votes: 5,959 | Gross: $3.70M

13. Buying the Cow (2002)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

A commitment-averse man frantically hits the dating scene after his girlfriend starts pressuring him to pop the question.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Bill Bellamy, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Ryan Reynolds

Votes: 7,078

14. Center Stage (2000)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

52 Metascore

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Amanda Schull, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, Christine Dunham

Votes: 21,213 | Gross: $17.17M

15. Chasing Amy (1997)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Votes: 136,136 | Gross: $12.02M

16. City by the Sea (2002)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

Vincent Lamarca, whose father was executed for a 1950s kidnapping of a child, grew up to become a police officer, only to see his own son become a murder suspect.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Franco, Frances McDormand, Eliza Dushku

Votes: 24,965 | Gross: $22.43M

17. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 91,411 | Gross: $44.89M

18. The Cruise (1998)

PG-13 | 76 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Timothy "Speed" Levitch, an eccentric New York City tour bus guide Timothy, takes tourists around the island of Manhattan and shares an archive of beautifully distorted information about the city.

Director: Bennett Miller | Star: Timothy 'Speed' Levitch

Votes: 1,784 | Gross: $0.24M

19. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 173,993 | Gross: $140.46M

20. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 378,859 | Gross: $100.01M

21. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

Three amateur bank robbers plan to hold up a bank. A nice simple robbery: Walk in, take the money, and run. Unfortunately, the supposedly uncomplicated heist suddenly becomes a bizarre nightmare as everything that could go wrong does.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 249,087 | Gross: $50.00M

22. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

62 Metascore

A big city reporter travels to a small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman for whom she worked as a housekeeper.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 42,204 | Gross: $24.36M

23. The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

54 Metascore

Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst

Votes: 15,021 | Gross: $28.89M

24. Dreamscape (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

63 Metascore

A man who can enter and manipulate people's dreams is recruited by a government agency to help cure the President of the United States of his nightmares about nuclear war but stumbles upon an assassination plot.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 16,301 | Gross: $11.48M

25. Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

Coincidences lead to the New York Knicks, getting its loudest fan, Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg), as coach. Season victory?

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 10,913 | Gross: $31.36M

26. Empire (2002)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

38 Metascore

A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.

Director: Franc. Reyes | Stars: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca

Votes: 7,561 | Gross: $17.50M

27. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 136,913 | Gross: $25.24M

28. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 117 min | Horror

39 Metascore

A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.

Directors: John Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg | Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow

Votes: 24,112 | Gross: $30.75M

29. French Connection II (1975)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 18,125 | Gross: $12.48M

30. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 198,848 | Gross: $112.49M

31. Going in Style (1979)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Three friends living on the dole decide to rob a bank.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 3,145 | Gross: $26.87M

32. The Guru (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

47 Metascore

A young man leaves India to find fame and fortune in America where he unexpectedly becomes a sex guru.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael McKean

Votes: 15,148 | Gross: $3.03M

33. Hackers (1995)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

Hackers are blamed for making a virus that will capsize five oil tankers.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 68,423 | Gross: $7.56M

34. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross-country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Votes: 5,581 | Gross: $1.26M

35. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 340,532 | Gross: $173.59M

36. The Hot Rock (1972)

PG | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

65 Metascore

Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand

Votes: 6,092 | Gross: $2.54M

37. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 555,890 | Gross: $306.17M

38. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | 92 min | Drama

With hopes of becoming a doctor and not a product of her environment, a Brooklyn teenager is faced with numerous challenges that threaten her dreams.

Director: Leslie Harris | Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Chequita Jackson

Votes: 1,100 | Gross: $0.48M

39. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 54,478 | Gross: $34.70M

40. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 31,904 | Gross: $52.61M

41. Kiss Me, Guido (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy

46 Metascore

Warren has an extra room in his apartment (and is five months behind on the rent) after his lover moves out, so a friend places an ad on his behalf for a GWM roommate. Frankie, a pizza ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Vitale | Stars: Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile, Anthony DeSando, Craig Chester

Votes: 2,012 | Gross: $1.83M

42. Legal Eagles (1986)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

57 Metascore

A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 10,768 | Gross: $49.85M

43. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 54,985 | Gross: $2.96M

44. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Votes: 137,718 | Gross: $45.70M

45. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 545,297 | Gross: $250.69M

46. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance