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List of films set in New Jersey

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This is list of movies set or partially set in the U.S. state of New Jersey:

  • 13 Going on 30 (2004)
  • 13th Child (2002) - story is based on The Jersey Devil by James F. McCloy and Ray Miller Jr.; film was shot in New Jersey at Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village, and Hammonton in the Pine Barrens
  • 29th Street (1991)
  • 54 (1998)
  • (500) Days of Summer (2009) - main character Tom Hansen grew up in Margate City
  • According to Greta (2009)
  • Across the Universe (2007) - some parts were shot at Princeton University Campus
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • American Hustle (2013)
  • The Amityville Horror (1979) - partially filmed in Toms River
  • Analyze That (2002)
  • Analyze This (1999) - partially filmed in Hoboken, Jersey City, Montclair
  • Annie (1982)
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
  • Artie Lange's Beer League (2006)
  • Atlantic City (1980)
  • Baby It's You (1983)
  • Bad Company (2002)
  • Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Bathing Beauty (1944)
  • Be Kind Rewind (2008)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Before I Self Destruct (2009)
  • Being John Malkovich (1999) - "You see the world through John Malkovich's eyes. Then after about 15 minutes, you're spit out into a ditch on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike!"
  • Big (1988) - parts were filmed in Cliffside Park
  • Bogus (1996)
  • The Bounty Hunter (2010) - filmed partially in Atlantic City
  • Brainscan (1994)
  • Brewster's Millions (1985 film)
  • Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
  • Burn After Reading (2008) - partially filmed in Paramus (gym scenes - Route 17)
  • The Cartel (2010)
  • Caught (1996) - Jersey City
  • Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
  • Cinderella Man (2005)
  • City by the Sea (2002) - Asbury Park
  • City of Hope (1991) - takes place in fictitious Hudson City, New Jersey
  • Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
  • Clean and Sober (1988) - stars Michael Keaton and Kathy Baker; directed by Ron Howard; partially filmed in Gloucester City
  • Clerks (1994)
  • Clerks II (2006)
  • The Color of Money (1986)
  • Coneheads (1993)
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
  • The Cookout (2004) - his hometown team, NJ Nets
  • Cop Land (1997)
  • Cosmopolitan (2003)
  • Coyote Ugly (2000) - was given the name 'Jersey' because she was originally from South Amboy
  • The Crew (2000)
  • Da Hip Hop Witch (2000)
  • Dan in Real Life (2007)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - Newark
  • Dark Ride (2006) - took place in Asbury Park
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
  • Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
  • Dogma (1999)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997) Clifton
  • Down the Shore (2011)
  • Duane Hopwood (2005)
  • Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
  • Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
  • Elizabethtown
  • Empire Records (1995)
  • Escape From New York (1981) - opening scene is supposed to be Bayonne
  • The Family Man (2000)
  • The Family Stone (2005) - Madison
  • Firstborn (1984)
  • Flight 93 (2006)
  • Forget About It (2006) - primarily filmed in Hoboken
  • Frame of Mind (2009) - Carlstadt
  • Freedomland (2006)
  • The Freshman (1990) - ending of movie is supposed to take place in Cherry Hill
  • Friday the 13th (1980) - set in fictional Crystal Lake Camp, NJ; filmed in Blairstown, at No-Be-Bo-Sco camp
  • Friday the 13th (2009)
  • Funny Money (2006)
  • Garden State (2004)
  • Girl Most Likely (2012)
  • The Godfather: Part III (1990)
  • Gone Fishin' (1997)
  • Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
  • Gracie (2007)
  • Greetings from the Shore (2007) - based and shot in Lavallette
  • Guess Who (2005)
  • Gunshy (1998)
  • Gypsy 83 (2004)
  • Happiness (1998) - "You know, people are always putting New Jersey down. None of my friends can believe I live here. But that's because they don't get it: I'm living in a state of irony."
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
  • Hellboy (2004)
  • Homeboy (1988)
  • Hudson Hawk (1991)
  • The Hurricane (1999)
  • Hysterical Blindness (2002) - takes place in Bayonne
  • Imaginary Heroes (2004)
  • I.Q. (1994)
  • In & Out (1997) - Clinton, Montclair, and North Jersey locations<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119360/>
  • The In-Laws (1979)
  • Jaws - takes place in the small New England beach resort of Amity Island, but was based on the true story of a great white shark which terrorized the shores of New Jersey in the summer of 1916
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  • Jersey Boys (2014)
  • Jersey Girl (1992) - starring Jami Gertz and Dylan McDermott
  • Jersey Girl (2004) - directed by Kevin Smith, starring Ben Affleck
  • Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)
  • The Jimmy Show (2002)
  • Joe the King (1999)
  • Julie & Julia (2009) - Hoboken
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • Just The Ticket (1999) - Roselle Park
  • The Kill-Off (1990)
  • The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
  • Lansdown (2002)
  • The Last Broadcast (1998)
  • Lean on Me (1989)
  • Lianna (1983)
  • Little Black Book (2004)
  • Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  • Lock Up (1989)
  • Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) - "Easy, sport. Got myself out of Beirut once, I think I can get out of New Jersey." "Yeah, well don't be so sure. Others have tried and failed. The entire population, in fact."
  • Mafioso (1962) - North Bergen
  • Mallrats (1995)
  • Meet Me in the Ironbound (2015)
  • Men in Black (1997)
  • Morning Glory (2010)
  • Mortal Thoughts (1991)
  • Moving (1988)
  • The Nanny Diaries - Annie is a graduate of Montclair University
  • National Treasure (2004)
  • New Jersey Drive (1995)
  • New Jersey: The Movie (2009)
  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
  • North (1994)
  • Not Fade Away (2012)
  • Nothing But Trouble (1991)
  • Now You Know (2002)
  • Ocean's Eleven (2001) - Danny Ocean is released from a prison in New Jersey
  • Old Dogs (2009) - partially filmed in Hoboken (Dan's apartment)
  • On The Waterfront (1954) - filmed in Hoboken, set in Brooklyn
  • One for the Money (2012)
  • Owning Mahowny (2003)
  • Palookaville (1995)
  • Paper Soldiers (2002)
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
  • The Perfect Holiday (2007) - set in Jersey Gardens Mall
  • The Pick-up Artist (1987) - set in Atlantic City
  • Picture Perfect (1997) - Hoboken and West Orange
  • Pootie Tang (2001) - Old Bridge
  • The Prowler (1981) - took place in the fictional town of Avalon Bay; filmed in Cape May
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  • Ragtime (1981) - Spring Lake; James Cagney's last film
  • Raising Helen (2004)
  • Ransom (1996) - filmed throughout Bergen County
  • Restaurant (1998)
  • Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980)
  • River Red (1998)
  • Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) - East Orange (Upsala College)
  • Rocket Science (2007) - set in Plainsboro
  • Rounders (1998)
  • Running on Empty (1988)
  • Running Scared (2006)
  • Satan's Playground (2005)
  • School of Rock
  • Second Best (2004)
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) - set in Perth Amboy
  • Sherrybaby (2006)
  • The Simian Line (2000)
  • Snake Eyes (1998)
  • Something Wild (1986)
  • The Soprano State (2010)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Stardust Memories (1980) - filmed in Asbury Park, Belmar, Deal, Hoboken, Neptune City, Ocean Grove
  • The Station Agent (2003)
  • Storytelling (2001)
  • Street Fight (2005)
  • Superman (1978)
  • Swimfan (2002)
  • This Thing of Ours (2003)
  • The Toxic Avenger (1984) and three sequels - "the first superhero from New Jersey"
  • Trade (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) attends Princeton University
  • Union City (1980)
  • United 93 (2006) - flight departs from Newark International Airport
  • Vision Quest (1985) - actually set in Spokane, WA, but the female lead says she's from Trenton
  • Voices (1979) - mostly filmed in Hoboken; Amy Irving, Michael Ontkean
  • Walking to the Waterline (1998)
  • War of the Worlds (2005)
  • The Wedding Singer (1998)
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
  • Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
  • Win Win (2011)
  • Winter Solstice (2004)
  • Wise Guys (1986)
  • The World According to Garp - scenes filmed in Denville movie theater and Madison City Hall
  • World Trade Center (2006) - Clifton
  • The Wrestler (2008)
  • Zoolander - partially filmed in Ogdensbug
  • "Fallen" (1998) - Mullica Twp.
  • References

    List of films set in New Jersey Wikipedia


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