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A list of movies with significant sequences set on subway trains.

What films are most-set on the trains? What films have the most interesting scenes? Which films have the most scenes actually shot on real trains? Earliest films set on a subway?

Click on a title to go to the corresponding International Movie Database (IMDb) article.


Skyfall (2012)

A London Tube train, (not quite falling from the sky but rather) crashing through the ceiling. Raw camera view [].

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Chicago11 x 14 (1977), this experimental feature starts off with a wonderful 10-minute static shot facing the track on the "El" as it travels south to the Loop.
London28 Weeks Later (2007)
ChicagoAdventures in Babysitting (1987)
New YorkAfter Hours (1985)
RecifeThe American Friend (1977)
LondonAn American Werewolf in London (1981)
TokyoAngel Dust (1994)
LondonAtonement (2007)
New YorkBananas (1971)
Mexico CityBattle in Heaven (2005)
LondonThe Bed-Sitting Room (1969)
BerlinBerlin Calling (2008)
BarcelonaBiutiful (2010)
New YorkBlack Swan (2010)
LondonThe Black Windmill (1974)
Blackmail (1929)
TorontoBlade II (2002)
PhiladelphiaBlow Out (1981)
BerlinThe Bourne Supremacy (2004)
BrusselsBrussels by Night (1983)
New YorkCarlito's Way (1993)
RecifeCharade (1963)
BerlinChristiane F. (1981)
Hong KongChungking Express (1994)
RecifeCode Unknown (2000)
Los AngelesCollateral (2004)
San FranciscoColma: The Musical (2006)
New YorkComing to America (1988)
LondonConfirm or Deny (1941)
Creep (2005)
New YorkCrocodile Dundee (1986)
LondonThe Cronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
New YorkThe Crowd (1928)
TorontoCube (1997)
SydneyDark City (1998), film set in an imaginary location
New YorkThe Dark Corner (1946)
MoscowThe Darkest Hour (2011)
BarcelonaDarkness (2002)
MoscowDay Watch (2006)
LondonThe Deep Blue Sea (2011)
New YorkThe Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
San FranciscoDirty Harry (1971)
RecifeDiva (1981)
New YorkDressed to Kill (1980)
LondonDutchman (1967), story set in New York but subway scenes filmed in London.
New YorkEnd of Days (1999), brief scene
BerlinEquilibrium (2002)
TorontoExotica (1994)
New YorkFame (1980)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), featuring City Hall station.
Ferestadeh (1983), Iranian film about an Iranian assassin dispatched to kill a former official from the deposed Shah's government, with a dramatic meeting in the NYC subway. Not sure if this was filmed in New York or not.
The First Death Wish (1974), has an important scene set on the subway.
BerlinFlightplan (2005)
TorontoThe Fly (1986)
New YorkThe French Connection (1971)
ChicagoThe Fugitive (1993)
New YorkGhost (1990)
Gloria (1980)
Hangin with the Homeboys (1991)
LondonHereafter (2010)
Los AngelesHeroes (2006), TV series with scenes in the L.A. Metro Red Line
New YorkThe Incident (1967)
TorontoThe Incredible Hulk (2008)
ParisIrreversible (2002)
PhiladelphiaIt's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
New YorkJacob's Ladder (1990)
MontrealJésus de Montréal (1989)
New YorkThe Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
King Kong (1933)
King of New York (1990)
Los AngelesKinjite: Forbidden Subject (1989)
New YorkKnowing (2009)
BudapestKontroll (2003)
BarcelonaThe Last Days (2013)
New YorkThe Last Days of Disco (1998)
RecifeLe samouraï (1967)
Les amants du Pont-Neuf (1991)
MadridLos sin nombre (1999)
New YorkThe Lost Weekend (1945)
Manhandled (1924)
Maniac (1980)
Marathon (2002), a very obscure film by Iranian-American director Amir Naderi, which features a young woman continuously traveling on the subway doing a 24-hour crossword puzzle marathon
SydneyThe Matrix (1999), story set in the future, filmed in Sydney suburban rail.
SamaraMetro (2013), story set in Moscow, filmed in Samara
New YorkMimic (1997)
VancouverMinority Report (2002), story set in the future, filmed in Vancouver.
Buenos AiresMoebius (1996)
New YorkMoney Train (1995)
SeoulMy Sassy Girl (2001), the action starts on a subway train.
New YorkThe Naked City (1948)
New York Subway (1905), short.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
MoscowNight Watch (2004)
New YorkNighthawks (1981)
SeoulOasis (2002)
HamburgThe Odessa File (1974)
SeoulOldboy (2003)
New YorkOn the Town (1949)
ParisParis, je t'aime (2006)
LondonPassport to Pimlico (1949)
New YorkThe Phantom Lady (1944)
LondonPiccadilly Third Stop (1960)
RecifePickpocket (1959)
New YorkPickup on South Street (1953)
Los AngelesPredator 2 (1990)
Red Line (2013)
LondonReign of Fire (2002), an underground DLR section
RecifeRendez-vous (1985)
BerlinResident Evil (2002)
TorontoResident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
ChicagoRisky Business (1983)
BerlinRun Lola Run (1998)
New YorkThe Seventh Victim (1943)
Shame (2011)
OsloThe Silent Majority (1977)
LondonSkyfall (2012)
Sliding Doors (1998)
StockholmSpår i mörker (1997)
Los AngelesSpeed (1994)
New YorkSpeedy (1928)
RecifeSubway (1985)
New YorkSubwaystories: Tales from the Underground (1997)
TokyoSuicide Club (2001)
New YorkSuperman (1978)
SeoulTake Care of My Cat (2001)
New YorkThe Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
San FranciscoTHX-1138 (1971)
New YorkThirteen Women (1932)
Mexico CityTotal Recall (1990), story set in the future, the short subway scenes taken in Mexico City in the stations Chabacano (in the transfer walkway between lines 2, 8 and 9) and Insurgentes (line 1).
PhiladelphiaTrading Places (1983)
SeoulTube (2003), thriller set largely on a subway.
LondonTube Tales (1999)
Underground (1929)
V for Vendetta (2005), features the abandoned Aldwych station which is frequently used for filming
TorontoVideodrome (1983)
New YorkThe Visitor (2007)
Los AngelesVolcano (1997)
MoscowWalking the Streets of Moscow (1964)
New YorkThe Warriors (1979)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Los AngelesWhile the City Sleeps (1956), story set in New York but subway scenes filmed in L.A.
ChicagoWhile You Were Sleeping (1995)
BerlinWings of Desire (1987)
New YorkThe Wrong Man (1956)
TorontoX-Men (2000)
New YorkYoung Widow (1946)
ParisZazie dans le métro (1960)

Page updated 13 Feb 2016 (database entries may be more recent).


Discussion at IMDb.
Discussion at Skyscrapercity.
Subway Movies and Documentaries (New York).
TV Shows and Movies (Chicago).

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