West Side Story (1961), starring Natalie Wood and George Chakiris (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for West Side Story, starring Natalie Wood and George Chakiris; No. 34 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: West Side Story (1961)

The majority of this musical tour de force—a modern-day take on Romeo and Juliet—was shot on a soundstage. Yet it still has a fierce City That Never Sleeps flavor, helped in no small part by the stunning on-location opening sequence in which two rival gangs tussle their way from West 68th Street to 110th Street.—Keith Uhlich

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