A Netflix Guide to New York

As we won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, I thought it was time to make the most of the films and TV on our go-to lockdown BBF Netflix.

Have you ever been to the big Apple? Or is New York on your bucket list? Either way, I’m 100% with you. I’ve been twice and I love it (read more here).

It’s one of the magical places especially when you’re watching a show on Broadway. It is beautiful all year round, but I don’t think you’ll get there from your daily walk from the UK. Sadly.

So we’ve got to rely on TV to be transported to New York from our living room with these recommendations!

PS if you’re still craving a bit of NYC magic after these gems (there is a possibility) then you can take a 360 Helicopter tour of New York online here. How cool!

A Netflix Guide to New York City

TV series: 

Friends (10 series)

I mean Friends and NYC kind of go hand in hand don’t they? From the 99c pizza to the apartment buildings and the Bloomingdales/Macy’s chat every 5 mins, it’s a good reminder of all things NYC.

Brooklyn Nine Nine (7 series) 

You can’t go wrong with some classic American comedy and it doesn’t get much better than Brooklyn Nine Nine. If you haven’t seen it (I was late to the party too) the series revolves around the police force at the 99th Precinct and their antics.

White Collar (6 series)

White Collar is a police drama starring Tim DeKay an FBI agent and Matt Bomer who is a con artist working as the criminal informant for the FBI. If you enjoy a police or crime drama then this one’s for you.

Real Housewives of New York (2 series)

If reality TV is your vibe then there’s no better option than Real Housewives of New York is there?

You (2 series)

You is as creepy as it is addictive. And a new series is on the horizon so it’s a prime time to start the show! It’s a psychological thriller where Joe, a New York bookstore manager and serial killer becomes obsessed with a customer.

I’d love to have included the go-to-living-my-best-life-in-NYC series, Gossip Girl, but Netflix has removed it (yes really) and of all the times too!


Marriage Story 

Some of this Oscar nominated film is set in New York. It stars Scarlett Johnasson and Adam Driver and follows their divorce. It’s an intense, brilliant film.

Did you Hear about the Morgans?

This is an easy going rom com with Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker some of which is set in NYC before they witness murder and are put into protection in the middle of nowhere.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

If you haven’t seen it then where have you been? It’s an all star cast with Leo, Margo Robbie, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey. It’s the story of Belfort’s rise and fall as a fraudulent New York City stockbroker.

New York Minute

An oldie, but a goodie with the Olsen twins. If you’re in the mood for an NYC throwback set, this is the one.

Begin Again 

It’s a musical comedy with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. This is probably the perfect film for capturing the vibe of NYC as Keira is a singer-songwriter is discovered by a record label exec Mark Ruffalo and they collaborate on an album recorded in public locations all around New York.

The Terminal 

This is one of Tom Hank’s most underrated films, but it’s a heartwarming story (and one of my faves) of an Eastern European man who is stuck in JKF airport terminal when he is denied entry into the US. He’s also unable to return to his country due to a military coup, so he lives in the terminal while it resolves. I absolutely love this film.


The film follows Joy (funnily enough) played by Jennifer Lawrence become a self-made millionaire through creating her own business empire. I really liked this film when it came out as I am a huge fan of Jennifer and Bradley Cooper in Silver Lining’s Playbook. Writing this blog has reminded me to watch it and that my friends is what coming full circle looks like.

Remember Me

What an emotional rollercoaster this is, but so worth a watch.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 days 

An old school Kate Hudson rom com with Matthew McConaughey. Kate’s character works at Cosmo and is set to write a ‘How to’ piece on losing a guy in ten days, so she tries it out. I’m sure you can guess where this film goes, it is a romcom after all.

Do you have any go-to shows on Netflix for soaking up New York?

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  • Sarah says:

    Your whole blog and aesthetic is just so beautiful 😍 I love how shows and films can transport you to somewhere in the world when we can’t travel. We need it so much.
    Thanks babe xoxo

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