• Movie Scenes Filmed in Hoboken

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    From the skyline views to the cobble stone streets on Court Street, the bustling heart of Washington Street and beyond, most would agree that Hoboken is a scene straight out of the movies. In fact, it is. For your viewing and nostalgia pleasure, we’ve rounded up all the movie scenes filmed in Hoboken. So, grab the popcorn and prepare to binge.

    Analyze This {1999}

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    Starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, the plot of this flick is based around De Niros mobster characters onset of anxiety with Crystal serving as his therapist. Scenes from this film were shot at 1125 Hudson Street. 

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    Julie & Julia {2009}

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    Amy Adamss Julie decides to cook her way through Julia Childs {played by Meryl Streep} cookbook in this 2009 film, and many of its rail scenes were shot at Hoboken Terminal, with other various locations filmed throughout New York City.

    Picture Perfect {2007}

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    Pretending to be engaged is probably never a good idea, as is the plot in 2007s Picture Perfect starring Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr and Kevin Bacon. Among scenes shot in New York City and West Orange, the movie also used the Elks Lodge on Washington Street as the scene of a wedding.

    Stardust Memories {1980}

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    This Woody Allen flick starring himself, Sharon Stone {who makes her film debut} and others features scenes shot in Jersey Shore towns including Asbury Park, Belmar and Ocean Grove, but also in the Boken, too. Another film that used Hoboken Station for its transportation shots, it mainly shot in the main waiting area of the train station.

    The Muppets Take Manhattan {1984}

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    Kermit and the gang could be seen traveling through Hobokens train station in this motion picture for 80s kids.

    Funny Girl {1968}

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    Its said that this movie starring Barbra Streisand {who went on to win an Oscar for Lead Actress for her role in this iconic film} used Hoboken’s Lackawanna train station in scenes as well.

    Voices {1979}

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    Playing a Hoboken resident, truck driver and aspiring singer, actor Michael Ontkean falls for a deaf teacher, and resides in a Hoboken apartment.  Throughout the film you can find them in the Lackawanna Terminal Waiting Room, Elysian Park, on River Street, and more.

    On the Waterfront {1954}

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    Perhaps the most classic and well-known film to be shot in our city, Marlon Brando starred in this Oscar winning {eight, actually} movie, which has also been given the honor of ranking as the 8th greatest film of all time, that was shot almost entirely in Hoboken. Seriously, watch it. Its like being taken back in time and will give you all the feels.

    The Station Agent {2003}

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    Starring Peter Dinklage pre-Game of Thrones, this film also shows his character, Fin, walking to Lackawanna Terminal. In the movie, Fin works at a model-train store thats also located in Hoboken.

    Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle {2004}

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    Used mostly for exterior shots, you can see glimpses of Hoboken in this hysterical comedy, as its where Harold and Kumar share an apartment and call home. If you watch closely, youll spot the Welcome to Hoboken Sign, and some other familiar spots, too. If you re-watch, youll be sure to LOL at the struggles Kumar has while trying to park in Hoboken”— which was actually filmed in our neighbor to the north, Canada.

    Speaking of parking…read our guide to parking in Hoboken {the real one, of course} here.

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    Erin is a proud Hobokenite who moved to Hoboken three years ago from Central NJ with her now husband. When she’s not teaching English to middle schoolers in New York City, she can be found running GrandeGifts (www.etsy.com/shop/grandegifts), writing, shopping on Washington, at the barre’ or binging on Bravo. Still basking in that newlywed glow, Erin also adores everything having to do with weddings, Broadway, and Disney (shamelessly).


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