In the battle between the West and East Coast cities, Los Angeles may just beat New York... at least on film. Remember when they blew up the Brooklyn Bridge? New Yorkers did not like that.

If you're into seeing the city destroyed on celluloid, however, check out Hollywood wreak havoc on Manhattan through these movie scenes. The destructo-porn montage is set to the tune of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and comprised from movies like The Day After Tomorrow, Ghostbusters, Planet of the Apes, Independence Day, and yes, Cloverfield.

[via Kottke]