The 50 Best New York City Movies

46. After Hours (1985)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Leading Actors: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Linda Fiorentino
NYC Neighborhoods Featured: Soho

After Hours is a weird entry in Scorsese's filmography, easily his kookiest (how you react to that word is a good indicator of how you'll feel about the film). It follows one night in the life of Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne), a hapless guy working a drone job who becomes embroiled in increasingly farcical situations during a visit to Soho. Punks, plaster, burglary, and suicide all come into play at various points during his odyssey. None of today's boutiques or overpriced coffee shops can be seen in Scorsese's warped take on the artsy neighborhood in the mid-'80s. —RS

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