Top 10 Movies to Inspire Your Next Trip to New York City
Thinking about a honeymoon in New York? The City That Never Sleeps is famous for its glitz, glamour and frenetic energy – which is why it’s one of the world’s most iconic movie locations, as well as an exciting destination for your first trip as a newly-wed couple. With that in mind, we’ve compiled our top 10 Big Apple-based movie to inspire your next visit.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Fancy a few hours of escapism in the Upper East Side? If Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of New York City socialite Holly Golightly doesn’t make you want to leap out of a yellow taxi with coffee and a croissant in hand, you can always peruse the titular high-end jewellery store instead.
When Harry Met Sally
New York makes a beautiful backdrop for this famous romantic comedy. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal’s star-crossed characters will make you dream of strolling through Central Park in autumn while discussing whether men and women can really be just friends – perhaps over a pastrami sandwich or two at Katz Diner, made famous by the movie .
As one of the world’s most romantic cities, it’s no wonder New York is the setting for so many fictional love affairs. From a bustling Bloomingdale’s department store to the outdoor ice rink in Central Park, the city plays a pivotal role as John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale toy with destiny and try to find each other 10 years after their first encounter.
Francis Ford Coppola’s mob drama masterpiece brings 1940s New York City to life. This gripping mafia saga will give you a taste for the sights and sounds of Little Italy and you can still visit, or book a guided tour of, some of the most famous filming locations. Just remember to “leave the gun, take the canoli…”
Sex and the City
Take a leaf out of Carrie and co’s book and sip on a cosmopolitan while planning your honeymoon. Picking up where the game-changing tv show left off, the silver screen incarnation of Sex and the City will guide you through some of NYC’s most aspirational shops, bars and restaurants, as it chronicles the lives, loves and fashion choices of four female friends – hold onto your heels.
This 80’s cult classic really makes the city its stage as it follows the adventures and mishaps of a ghost-detecting agency. As ghouls and spirits spill out onto the streets, you’ll spot numerous landmarks – and the famous firehouse’ is still a popular tourist attraction today.
You’ve Got Mail
This rom-com starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks features plenty of New York charm, as an independent bookstore owner battles a high-street chain without realising she has been exchanging personal emails with her business rival. A love letter to a cinematic city that’s forever changing, it will inspire you to add the next chapter to your own story.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
A festive favourite, this comedy caper acts as an essential checklist for must-see sights. Take notes for your own New York holiday as the mischievous Kevin McAllister gets separated from his family once again and enjoys a slice of the good life – from a private limousine to unlimited desserts at the Plaza Hotel.
The Devil Wears Prada
Get a glimpse of how the other half lives, and how they shop, in The Devil Wears Prada. Anne Hathaway takes on Meryl Streep in this snappy comedy-drama, as a fresh-faced graduate receives a rude awakening when she becomes an assistant to a ruthless media executive in the fashion industry. Just imagine visiting the city’s best boutiques and strutting down Madison Avenue in the latest Haute Couture.
Saturday Night Fever
The Big Apple’s party scene has certainly moved on since this disco drama was filmed – but John Travolta’s working class hero will still have you wanting to don your dancing shoes to sample the New York nightlife together. Honeymoons are for letting your hair down after all.
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