Other Cities, I Love You

Tonight is the opening of New York, I Love You, a film made up of shorter films celebrating romance in New York City. Making romantic films about NYC is a Hollywood tradition that goes all the way back to the silent era; there are so many NYC romances that even Wikipedia doesn't have a full list. So as an alternative, here are a few romances that celebrate love in other American cities.

We'd argue that Rocky is a love story at heart, but if you want another example of Philly's romantic potential, watch Tina Fey fall for Greg Kinnear on a quiet city block in Baby Mama.

Los Angeles
Home of film noir, Hollywood glam and high-speed chase films, L.A. showed its softer side in 500 Days of Summer, where the city was all karaoke bars and shady hideaways.


Director John Waters' whole career is a love letter to Baltimore. In Hairspray, Ricki Lake dances her way into a local heartthrob's heart on the seedy, fantastically unselfconscious streets of Baltimore.

New Orleans

It's not just for vampires! Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid strengthen their secret-agent marriage while French Quarter jazz plays in the background in Undercover Blues.

There would be no romance in Flashdance if not for Pittsburgh, which provides both the Conservatory of Dance and the steel mill where welder Jennifer Beals falls for her boss.

If you've ever wished you'd gone to Harvard and fallen in love with a janitor, you've clearly seen Good Will Hunting one too many times. Working-class genius Matt Damon woos undergrad Minnie Driver in nearly ever bar and cafe in the greater Cambridge area.

What's the most romantic city in the U.S.? Chime in below!

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