The Bronx Media and Entertainment History

(The History of the Bronx, NY)

documentary_05_video_300x300Over the years, the Bronx has been reflected in a multitude of literature, film and television. Below is a detailed listing of the movies, books, songs, stories, etc. on and/or about the Bronx. Click here to add a title to the list or to update the information that is listed on this page.

Movies

          * Doughboys – Al Boasberg/Sidney Lazarus,1930
          * Marty – Paddy Chayefsky, 1955
          * The Bronx is Burning – BBC Documentary Film, 1974
          * Fort Apache, The Bronx – Heywood Gould, 1981
          * Portfolio – 1983
          * True Love – Nancy Savoca/Richard Guay, 1989
          * Awakenings – Penny Marshall, 1990
          * A Bronx Tale – Robert De Niro/Chazz Palminteri, 1993
          * I Like It Like That – Darnell Martin, 1994
          * Dead Presidents – Albert Hughes/Allen Hughes, 1995
          * Summer of Sam – Spike Lee, 1999
          * Finding Forrester – Gus Van Sant, 2000
          * Knights of the South Bronx – Jamal Joseph/Dianne Houston, 2005

Books

          * The Old Neighborhood – Avery Corman, 1980
          * Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe, 1987
          * Underworld – Don DeLillo, 1997
          * The Grand Concourse – Jacob M. Appel, 2007

Songs

          * Back To The Bronx by 2 Live Crew
          * Boogie Down Bronx by JVC Force
          * Bronx by Kurtis Blow
          * The Bronx Is Beautiful by Robert Klein
          * Bronx Keeps Creating It by Fat Joe
          * Bronx Tale by Fat Joe
          * Bronx War Stories by A.I.G.
          * On The Streets Of The Bronx by The Moonglows
          * Ha Ya Doin? Yankees – The Haya Doin’? Boys
          * Here Come the Yankees, by Bob Bundin and Lou Stallman
          * Our Lady of the Bronx by Black 47
          * Rockin’ the Bronx by Black 47
          * South Bronx by Boogie Down Productions
          * On the Banks of the Bronx (1919) by William LeBaron, Victor Jacobi
          * Bronx Express (1922) by Creamer and Layton
          * The Tremont Avenue Cruisewear Fashion Show (1973) by Jerry Livingston, Mark David
          * I Love the New York Yankees (1987) by Paula Lindstrom