Give the Gift of Movies Filmed in Brooklyn Heights

Stuck on what to get your Brooklyn Heights obsessed friend/family member for the holidays this year? Or wondering what entertainment you can offer your Thanksgiving guests? Behold! Our list of films shot in Brooklyn Heights – you can sit around the flat screen and marvel at the local sights included in each.

Here’s our list (feel free to add more in the comments below):

It’s arguably the most well know movie shot in Brooklyn Heights. Take the opportunity to shout out – “hey look that’s where Jack the Horse is now!” while watching the flick with friends. And also pour one out for the “Moonstruck tree”.

The Sentinel
Where 10 Montague Terrace plays a crucial and SPOOKY role.

No Reservations
This romp featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones includes locations like 8 Montague Terrace.

Age of Innocence
The Scorsese classic features 32 Remsen Street.

Three Days of the Condor
The classic thriller features scenes outside 175 Remsen, as well as Cranberry Street between Willow and Columbia Heights.

Prizzi’s Honor
The classic mob tale was shot on Pierrepont Place as well as at 57 Montague Street.

Taxi Driver in Brooklyn Heights

Taxi Driver
You talkin’ to me? Well – SPOILER ALERT – the climax of this classic on Cadman Plaza West near Park Plaza Diner.

Villachi Papers
This thriller features Cranberry Street between Willow and Hicks.

Clooney on the 24 Middagh Street stoop while filming “Burn After Reading”

Burn After Reading
This Coen Brothers vehicle saw Brooklyn Heights doubling for Washington D.C. George Clooney wooed the crowds of fans who flocked to the area to watch the filming at locations mostly in the North Heights.

Delivery Man crew at Plymouth Church Playground in 2012. Photo: Chuck Taylor/BHB

Delivery Man
This sort of watchable Vince Vaughn comedy took over much of the North Heights while filming here in 2012.

Winter’s Tale
The very critically unacclaimed Colin Farrell flick turned Hicks Street and Brooklyn Heights into a Winter Wonderland back in 2012.

The Immigrant
Starring French actress Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix, the 2013 film set in 1920 about two girls from Poland in search of a new start and the American dream.

The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio shot a scene for the film here in 2012.

They Came Together
The Paul Rudd/Amy Poehler comedy shot here in 2012 and folks lined up to watch filming at the Clark Street Tazza.

For Pete’s Sake
Streisand and a herd of cattle romp through the neighborhood in this madcap comedy.

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  • skb

    what a FANTASTIC post! Thank you!

  • DoBro84

    Thanks for this thread!
    Two for the Money with Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo had several scenes shot from the building at the corner of Furman and Cadman Plaza West.
    Much more offbeat, I can recall several years ago a film crew built a warehouse on Pier 1 and then blew it up for an action film scene. Can’t remember the name of the movie but I do remember the neighborhood was warned not to be alarmed when the explosions took place.

  • johnny cakes

    Also, Trading Places. Casino featured, and BK piers when gorilla shipped back to Africa. Jungle Fever, Bullets over Broadway.

  • LDS

    The De-pah-ted. (DiCaprio, Scorcese) Fake rain on Remsen and Hicks and a very cordial and friendly crew!

  • BrooklynBugle

    I am Legend?

  • petercow

    “Margin Call”, with Stanley Tucci and Paul Bettany, has a big scene fillmed on Columbia Heights, just north of Clark.

  • Brixtony

    The Seige – my building, Cadman Park, etc

  • Cascascas

    Great thread – thanks. BTW, let me save others the trouble of watching “Winter’s Tale” to catch a glimpse of the neighborhood. I suffered all the way through this tripe on a long plane ride to see if the scene on my street made it in with no avail. Couldn’t detect any trace of the Heights in the final cut…

  • DoBro84

    Thanks…that one would sure fill the bill but the film I still can’t remember the name of was several years older. I’ll keep working on it.

    I did manage to recall some scenes from “Mr. Wonderful” with Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker and William Hurt. The young couple finds their first dream apartment in the complex at 101 Clark and there are scenes looking out over Cadman Plaza Park.

  • Carlotta

    @doBro84 – corner of Furman & Cadman Plaza West??
    Prizzi’s Honor -. Loved that Jack Nicholson got in a car to go from the brownstone on Pierrepont Place, where William. Hickey supposedly lived, to the building (the Brueklin,sp?) at the corner of Montague St. & Pierrepont Place, where Anjelica Huston supposedly had an apartment.

  • AEB

    And let’s not forget the Great Wall sequence in Cinerama Holiday, which was shot at…Great Wall.

  • DoBro84

    Carlotta, thanks for correcting me as I now realize it’s Old Fulton Street and not Cadman Plaza West!

  • Sheila Kaplan

    “Broken City” with Mark Wahlberg was filmed on Montague Terrace & the Promenade. He was so nice whereas Vince Vaughn was rude. Vaughn’s people told me to walk on by my house. huh???? Then when I asked Vaughn if I could take a picture of him he said NO. So I decided to take a picture of my apartment & they tried to stop me. I told them I didn’t think they could stop me from taking a picture of my apartment. ‘Delivery Man’ was a good movie but Vaughn is not a nice person. Wahlberg is sweet :)

  • GHB

    The original Sweet November (1968) with Anthony Newley and Sandy Dennis filmed out on the Promenade.

  • Ebenezer

    Without a Trace – 1983 with Judd Hirsch and Kate Nelligan. Shots of 85 and 87 Remsen. Shots of Montague Street and signage from 1983.

    Also, some of the early scenes from The French Connection – suspects parking on Columbia Heights near Hillside Park.

  • Livingston

    “Catch Me if You Can” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks features the interior of the Chase bank on corner of Montague and Clinton. Remember seeing the period cars parked on the block early one Sunday and wondering what was going on.

  • Ann B Chapin

    LOVED that movie!

  • Lori

    “I Don’t Know How She Does It” with Sara Jessica Parker filmed in and around Plymouth Church

  • ClaudeScales

    It was Legal Eagles.

  • ClaudeScales

    It is the Breukelen (original Dutch spelling of Brooklyn). Yes, he took a car to cross the street.

  • johnny cakes

    Also on Garden Place.

  • johnny cakes

    Taxi Driver – inside scene filmed from Hotel Margaret on Columbia Heights (burned down in 1980). Travis is buying his guns from dealer (actually a real drug and gun dealer from the 70’s, not a stand-in actor). BK Piers shown from window.

  • MonroeOrange

    Coming to America….filmed at UTB!!!! (under the bridge, for you newbies)
    Then in River Cafe.

  • Lady in the Heights

    I will never forget seeing an elephant on Columbia Heights/Cranberry St. during the filming of Two for the Money!

  • Andrew Porter

    Here’s the replaced building from THE SENTINEL:

  • Andrew Porter

    I have a long list of about 30 films that were shot in the Heights, somewhere, but of course can’t find it right now.

  • C.

    How do we know he was a real criminal? Was this on a special feature or something? I always noticed he wasn’t a great actor. That may have been a contributing factor into why I loved that scene so much! Wonder what happened to him.

  • C.

    There was a scene in the recent Jonah Hill movie, “The Sitter”, where he was right outside of the Brooklyn Historical Society. I remember Men in Black 3 filmed on Court Street.
    And wasn’t a scene or two of The Godfather shot in the Hotel St. George? I think the scene where Luca Brasi gets it was in a bar in the heights.

  • Livingston

    Just saw “St. Vincent” last night — stars Bill Murray and features a walk through the Borough Hall Farmers Market. BTW, I recommend the film.

  • Andrew Porter

    Hudson Hawk. Construction put pointed corner towers on building on Pier one, with scorch marks visible on it until it was torn down years later.