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Posted November 10, 2013 by Kris-E in Movies & TV
 
 

Top 5 Brooklyn Movies! Spread Love It’s the Brooklyn Way! [Video]

Rap greats, Biggie and Hov, aren’t the only great roses that grew from concrete Brooklyn streets.  BK has a distinct personality, engulfed in art, and music.  Its thriving with life and families in Brownstones (and great places to eat like Juniors, Soco, A Night at the Cookers!).  From the legendary BK Bridge to the hallways of Canarsie projects to the corners of Brownsville, this borough and it’s people has imprinted itself in someway in our lives.

Here are the Top 5 Brooklyn movies! (User created!)

5

Saturday Night Fever, 1974

A disco film, that was released probably before some of you were probably even born, starred John Travolata who worked a dead end job during the week, but was the king of the dance floor during the weekend in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. 

“More than a Woman” Clip

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvl0iKbdV6A[/youtube]

 

4

He Got Game, 1998

Set in Coney Island, Jesus Shuttlesworth aka NBA player Ray Allen, is a high school baller and a top prospect for colleges.  His father Jake (Denzel Washington) is an convict accused of killing Jesus’ mother, tries to gain his own freedom by using Jesus’ basketball skills.

Watch the Full Movie

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgy3hIgY5LM[/youtube]

3

Goodfellas, 1990

This gangster film follows a young Italian-American boy in East New York, Brooklyn, who’s longtime dream of being a gangster comes true, but not without death and heartache.

“Funny How?” clip

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsY5-_38AbA[/youtube] 

2

Crooklyn, 1994

A coming of age story about a young girl, Troy, who grows up in Bedford-Styvesant neighborhood  learning life lessons from her brothers, devoted mother, and sometimes present dad.

Check out the original trailer of  Crooklyn

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ivoM-19yA[/youtube]

1

Do the Right Thing, 1989

Another joint Produced by Spike Lee, this Bedstuy centered movie help launch the acting careers of Rosie Perez,  Samuel L. Jackson and more! This colorful cast addressed issues of racial tension in New York City.

Your Jordan’s are F**k up!” Clip

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc6_XgtOQgI[/youtube]