Friday Night in Quarantine: Movies in Meatpacking
April 3, 2020
Everyone knows New York is the quintessential backdrop in movies and TV, but we’d have to say the Meatpacking District is the top of the list to capture the charm of NYC. If you’re missing the neighborhood like we are right now, here’s a list of how to get your Meatpacking fix on screen.
27 Dresses – 2008 – After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.
Fatal Attraction – 1987 – A married man’s one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
How To Be Single – 2016 – A group of young adults navigate love and relationships in New York City.
Irishmen – 2019 – An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.
Single White Female– 1992 – A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.
Cruising – 1980 – A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer.
I Am Legend – 2007 – Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.
Basic Instinct – 1992 – A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.
Coyote Ugly – 2000 – Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.
Serpico– 1973 – An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
Sex and the City – 1998 – How do single women and men find mates in New York? Sarah Jessica Parker stars as 30-something writer Carrie Bradshaw, whose personal life and friendships are fodder for her weekly column.
Power– 2014 – James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering to the city’s elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.
Law & Order: SVU– 1999 – The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., investigate sexually related crimes.
The Sopranos– 1999 – New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.