Don Cheadle in 'Brooklyn's Finest'With the release of his cop drama 'Brooklyn's Finest,' out this Friday, director Antoine Fuqua continues the fine tradition of movies set in New York City's most colorful -- and currently hippest (sorry, Manhattan!) -- borough.

Indeed, Brooklyn has had a starring role in some of Hollywood's most acclaimed films, as well as several outstanding indies. From crime dramas to character studies, these movies, like Brooklyn itself, represent diverse neighborhoods and ethnicities, as well as distinct eras. While we can't possibly include all movies that are set in the County of Kings, here are some of the most noteworthy:
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