Entertainment Movies filmed in Brooklyn, from 'Goodfellas' to 'Uptown Girls' By Alison Fox email@example.com Updated February 28, 2017 3:25 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email What do Diane Keaton, Brittany Murphy, Jared Leto and John Travolta have in common? They all filmed some of their most iconic movies in Brooklyn. The borough has been used as a filming destination for decades. From Oscar-nominated flicks to romantic comedies, Brooklyn continues to be a popular choice for directors. Here are just a few of the most iconic movies filmed in the county of Kings. 'Dog Day Afternoon' Photo Credit: Warner Bros. The 1975 Al Pacino film was based on a real-life robbery of a bank in Gravesend, Brooklyn, carried out by a man who wanted to steal enough money for his male lover to pay for a sex change operation. The exteriors in the movie were shot on Prospect Park West between 17th and 18th streets. 'Do the Right Thing' Photo Credit: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / David Lee Spike Lee's classic 1989 film about racial tensions in Brooklyn, nominated for two Academy Awards, was filmed on Stuyvesant Avenue, between Quincy Street and Lexington Avenue. The block was later named after the film. 'Requiem for a Dream' Photo Credit: Artisan Entertainment The 2000 drug-and-sex-filled movie was filmed in Brooklyn's own Coney Island. Jared Leto's character's mother lives in neighboring Brighton Beach. 'Uptown Girls' Photo Credit: KRT / K.C. Bailey The cute 2003 movie about a carefree babysitter who watches the daughter of a rock legend who needs to learn to loosen up mostly takes place in Manhattan. But when Dakota Fanning's character runs away, she heads to none other than Coney Island and the famed Astroland theme park. 'Moonstruck' Photo Credit: MGM Cher's Oscar-winning performance was largely filmed in Brooklyn Heights. The four-story brownstone near the corner of Cranberry and Willow where it shot has since become known as "the Moonstruck house." 'Sophie’s Choice' Photo Credit: Universal Studios The corner home at 101 Rugby Road, in Flatbush-Ditmas Park, became a tourist attraction after it was used for the pink house exterior shots of the 1982 movie "Sophie's Choice," starring Meryl Streep. The Brooklyn Bridge made a similarly iconic appearance when Kevin Kline's character climbed atop a lamppost on the bridge. 'Saturday Night Fever' Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures The disco age lives on in this 1977 classic about a teenager (John Travolta) living in Bay Ridge. The movie was filmed all over the south Brooklyn neighborhood, notably featuring Travolta strutting down 86th Street in the opening scene. 'Annie Hall' Photo Credit: United Artists Woody Allen's Academy Award-winning movie about a neurotic Jewish stand-up comic and his relationship with Annie Hall filmed several scenes in Brooklyn, including in Coney Island and near the Brooklyn Bridge. 'Goodfellas' Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Martin Scorsese's epic film portraying the $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport featured many locations throughout New York. Oriental Manor, a Bensonhurst catering hall that shut its doors in 2007, served as the venue for Henry Hill's wedding reception to Karen. 'Brooklyn' Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight / Kerry Brown This Oscar-nominated beautiful glimpse into the immigrant story during 1950s Brooklyn was mostly filmed in Ireland and Montreal. But some scenes, like the unique brownstones and the beach at Coney Island, just couldn't be replicated and were shot right in the borough. 'He Got Game' Photo Credit: David Lee Another Spike Lee classic, "He Got Game," features Denzel Washington as a father of a sought-after high school basketball prospect who is in prison for killing his wife. The movie was shot around the housing projects and boardwalk in Coney Island. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic City filming secrets: 'Godfather' and moreThat "Godfather" mansion wasn't as protected as you thought. 28 new movies worth seeing in theaters Keep the popcorn coming. Our picks for what to stream on NetflixGet to the couch and get comfortable. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.