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List of films set in New England

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This is a list of films set in New England. Movies made for television are not included.

Contents

This list is incomplete. Please make an annotation describing something about the setting.

1900s

  • The Scarlet Letter (1908)
  • 1910s

  • The House of the Seven Gables (1910) - set in Salem, Massachusetts
  • The Scarlet Letter (1911)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1913)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1917)
  • 1920s

  • The Scarlet Letter (1920)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1922)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1926)
  • The Yankee Clipper (1927)
  • 1930s

  • Up the River (1930)
  • Strange Interlude (1932)
  • Chance at Heaven (1933)
  • Doctor Bull (1933)
  • Little Women (1933)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1934)
  • Ah, Wilderness! (1935) - set in New London, Connecticut
  • Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Stella Dallas (1937)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938) - they visit Susan's aunt in Connecticut
  • 1940s

  • The House of the Seven Gables (1940) - set in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Northwest Passage (1940)
  • Our Town (1940) - set in New Hampshire
  • Buy Me That Town (1941) - set in Connecticut
  • The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) - originally titled All That Money Can Buy
  • The Devil Commands (1941)
  • Holiday Inn (1942) - Connecticut
  • Talk of the Town (1942)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  • Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  • Claudia and David (1946)
  • The Stranger (1946) - set in Connecticut
  • Boomerang (1947) - set in Connecticut
  • Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
  • The Late George Apley (1947) - set in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) - Connecticut
  • Summer Holiday (1948)
  • The Babe Ruth Story (1948) - Set in Boston, about the Red Sox and Braves
  • Come to the Stable (1949)
  • Little Women (1949) - set in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1950s

  • Mystery Street (1950) - Massachusetts
  • Death of a Salesman (1951)
  • Plymouth Adventure (1952) - the Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • The Actress (1953) - set in fictional Wallacestone, Massachusetts
  • White Christmas (1954) - set in Vermont
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955)
  • Daddy Long Legs (1955)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  • The Trouble with Harry (1955)
  • Carousel (1956)
  • High Society (1956) - Newport, Rhode Island
  • Moby Dick (1956)
  • Fear Strikes Out (1957) - set in Boston, about the Red Sox
  • Johnny Tremain (1957) - set in Boston
  • Peyton Place (1957)
  • Desire Under the Elms (1958)
  • The Last Hurrah (1958) - a mayoral race based on Boston mayor James Michael Curley
  • Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) - set in Connecticut
  • The Devil's Disciple (1959) - Websterbridge, New Hampshire
  • It Happened to Jane (1959)
  • The Man in the Net (1959)
  • A Summer Place (1959) - set in fictional Pine Island, Maine
  • 1960s

  • The Bramble Bush (1960)
  • The City of the Dead (1960)
  • Death of a Salesman (1961)
  • The Parent Trap (1961)
  • Return to Peyton Place (1961)
  • Lolita (1962)
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) - Connecticut
  • The Miracle Worker (1962)
  • The Cardinal (1963)
  • Donovan's Reef (1963)
  • The Haunted Palace (1963) - fictional New England town of Arkham
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • My Six Loves (1963)
  • Lilith (1964)
  • Never Too Late 1965)
  • Death of a Salesman (1966)
  • Hawaii (1966)
  • The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) - Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Tormented (1966)
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - set at Trinity College in Connecticut
  • The Shuttered Room (1967)
  • Valley of the Dolls (1967) - Anne starts in New England
  • The Boston Strangler (1968) - set in Boston
  • Charly (1968) - set in Boston
  • Death of a Salesman (1968)
  • Pretty Poison (1968) - set in western Massachusetts
  • Rachel, Rachel (1968) - Boston
  • Salesman (1968) - Boston
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) - set in Boston
  • The Curse of the Living Corpse (1969)
  • Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969)
  • 1970s

  • Love Story (1970)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1970) - set in Boston
  • Carnal Knowledge (1971)
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
  • The Other (1972)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) - set in Boston
  • The Last Detail (1973) - set in Boston
  • The Paper Chase (1973)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1973)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) - set in western Massachusetts
  • Jaws (1975) - set in fictional Amity, Massachusetts
  • The Stepford Wives (1975)
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) - set in fictional Wells Harbor, Maine
  • Between the Lines (1977) - set in Boston
  • Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Coma (1978) - set in Boston
  • Jaws 2 (1978) - set in fictional Amity, Massachusetts
  • Brink's Job (1979) - set in Boston
  • 1980s

  • The Children (1980)
  • Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980)
  • A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
  • Dead & Buried (1981)
  • The Incubus (1981) - fictional New England town of Galen
  • On Golden Pond (1981)
  • The Flight of Dragons (1982)
  • Superstition (1982)
  • The Verdict (1982)
  • The World According to Garp (1982)
  • The Bostonians (1983)
  • The Dead Zone (1983)
  • The Devonsville Terror (1983)
  • Reuben, Reuben (1983)
  • The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) - New Hampshire
  • Clue (1985) - set in a New England mansion
  • Death of a Salesman (1985)
  • Real Genius (1985) - fictional college similar to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Re-Animator (1985) - set in fictional Arkham, Massachusetts
  • The Sure Thing (1985)
  • Highlander (1986) - "the famous duel on Boston Common"
  • One Crazy Summer (1986)
  • Baby Boom (1987) - set in Vermont
  • Flowers in the Attic (1987) - Ipswich MA
  • The Devil's Disciple (1987) - Websterbridge, NH
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987) - set in fictional Eastwick, Rhode Island
  • Beetlejuice (1988) - set in fictional Winter River, Connecticut
  • Funny Farm (1988)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988) - set in Mystic, Connecticut
  • The Nest (1988)
  • Second Sight (1989) - comedy set in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
  • Witchery (1988)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989) - set at a fictional academy in Vermont
  • Field of Dreams (1989) - they visit Fenway Park in Boston
  • Glory (1989) - the 54th Massachusetts Infantry form and train in Readville, now a suburb of Boston, and march through Boston
  • Pet Sematary (1989)
  • War of the Roses (1989)
  • Warlock (1989)
  • 1990s

  • It (1990)
  • Mermaids (1990)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) - set in New York City and rural New England
  • Once Around (1991) - Renata starts at her parents' place in New England
  • Other People's Money (1991)
  • Run (1991) - set in Boston
  • What About Bob? (1991) - set at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
  • Far and Away (1992)
  • HouseSitter (1992)
  • Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
  • Mr. Baseball (1992) - Fenway Park
  • Scent of a Woman (1992) - set at a New England boarding school
  • School Ties (1992) - set at a fictional elite Massachusetts boarding school
  • Ethan Frome (1993)
  • The Firm (1993)
  • The Good Son (1993)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993) - Salem, Massachusetts
  • Malice (1993) - set in Boston
  • The Man Without a Face (1993)
  • Needful Things (1993)
  • Where the Rivers Flow North (1993)
  • Blown Away (1994) - set in Boston
  • Dumb & Dumber (1994) - their journey begins in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Federal Hill (1994) - set in Providence, Rhode Island
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1994) - set in the fictional town of Hobbs End, NH
  • The Inkwell (1994)
  • The Last Seduction (1994)
  • Little Women (1994) - set based on Louisa May Alcott's childhood home in Concord, Massachusetts
  • The Next Karate Kid (1994) - set in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Quiz Show (1994) - partly set at Van Doren's parents' house in Connecticut
  • The Ref (1994) - set in Connecticut
  • The River Wild (1994)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - set in Maine
  • With Honors (1994) - set at Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Wolf (1994)
  • Casper (1995)
  • Dolores Claiborne (1995)
  • Jumanji (1995) - set in the fictional town of Brantford, New Hampshire
  • Outbreak (1995) - the monkey's owner lands at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • Celtic Pride (1996) - set in Boston
  • The Crucible (1996) - Salem, Massachusetts
  • Death of a Salesman (1996)
  • Eden (1996)
  • Man with a Plan (1996)
  • Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
  • The Spitfire Grill (1996)
  • Amistad (1997) - State House in Providence
  • Good Will Hunting (1997) - set in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The Ice Storm (1997) - set in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Lolita (1997)
  • The Matchmaker (1997) - Sean follows Marcy to Boston
  • The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
  • Skeletons (1997)
  • That Darn Cat (1997)
  • Animals with the Tollkeeper (1998)
  • A Civil Action (1998) - set in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Monument Ave. (1998) - set in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston
  • Next Stop Wonderland (1998) - set in Boston
  • One True Thing (1998)
  • The Parent Trap (1998)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Safe Men (1998) - set in Providence, Rhode Island
  • The Spanish Prisoner (1998)
  • Stranger in the Kingdom (1998)
  • There's Something About Mary (1998)
  • The Boondock Saints (1999) - set in Boston
  • The Cider House Rules (1999) - set in Maine
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999) - set in the Boston suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts
  • The Iron Giant (1999)
  • Lake Placid (1999) - set in Maine
  • Message in a Bottle (1999)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1999)
  • Outside Providence (1999) - set in Providence, Rhode Island
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) - Boston
  • A Wake in Providence (1999) - Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2000s

  • Almost Famous (2000) - one of the stops is Boston
  • Death of a Salesman (2000)
  • Me, Myself and Irene (2000) - set in Rhode Island
  • The Perfect Storm (2000) - they sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • The Skulls (2000) - Yale University in Connecticut
  • State and Main (2000)
  • The Weight of Water (2000) - set in New Hampshire
  • What Lies Beneath (2000) - set in Vermont
  • You Can Count on Me (2000) - early scene where he borrows money set in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Blow (2001) - starts in George Jung's hometown of Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • The Blue Diner (2001) - set in Boston
  • Harvard Man (2001)
  • The Heist (2001) - a robbery at a small Boston airport
  • In the Bedroom (2001) - set in mid-coast Maine
  • Legally Blonde (2001) - Elle is a student at Harvard
  • Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
  • Summer Catch (2001) - Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Super Troopers (2001)
  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
  • What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) - filmed (and presumably set) in Boston and elsewhere in MA
  • Cabin Fever (2002)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  • The Gray Man (2002)
  • Mister Deeds (2002) - set in New Hampshire
  • The Skulls II (2002)
  • Alex & Emma (2003) - set in Boston
  • Anger Management (2003) - they drive to Boston to visit Buddy's mother
  • Behind the Red Door (2003) - set in Boston
  • Dreamcatcher (2003)
  • Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
  • The Human Stain (2003)
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003) - set at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Mystic River (2003) - set in Boston
  • The Recruit (2003) - James starts as a bartender in Boston
  • The Skulls III (2003)
  • X2 (2003) - they visit Iceman's parents' home in Boston
  • Irish Eyes (2004)
  • Saint Ralph (2004)
  • Spartan (2004)
  • The Stepford Wives (2004) - set in Connecticut
  • Still We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie (2004)
  • Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
  • The Family Stone (2005)
  • Fever Pitch (2005)
  • Ice Princess (2005) - Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • War of the Worlds (2005) - Ray tries to flee to Boston to meet his ex-wife
  • The Departed (2006) - set in Boston
  • Islander (2006) - set in Vinalhaven, Maine
  • The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
  • Little Children (2006)
  • United 93 (2006)
  • Vacationland (2006)
  • Black Irish (2007)
  • Dan in Real Life (2007) - set in Rhode Island
  • Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007) - set in Boston
  • The Game Plan (2007)
  • Gone Baby Gone (2007) - set in Boston
  • The Great Debaters (2007) - they travel to debate at Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 21 (2008) - MIT and Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) - set in Boston
  • My Best Friend's Girl (2008) - set in Boston
  • The Women (2008) - Connecticut
  • The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
  • Knowing (2009) - set in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • The Maiden Heist (2009)
  • Surrogates (2009)
  • Tell-Tale (2009)
  • The Vicious Kind (2009) - set in Norfolk, Connecticut
  • The Way We Get By (2009)
  • 2010s

  • All Good Things (2010) - set in Vermont and Connecticut
  • Conviction (2010) - based in Ayer, Massachusetts
  • Edge of Darkness (2010)
  • The Fighter (2010) - set in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Ghost Writer (2010) - set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Grown Ups (2010)
  • Knight and Day (2010) - the action passes through June's hometown of Boston
  • Leap Year (2010) - starts and ends in Boston
  • Shutter Island (2010) - set on an island outside Boston
  • The Social Network (2010) - set at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The Town (2010) - set in Charlestown and Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Man on the Train - set somewhere in New England
  • Sucker Punch (2011) - set in Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Ted (2012) - set in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - set on the fictional New England island of New Penzance
  • The Heat (2013) - set in Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Way, Way Back (2013) - set in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • The Equalizer - set in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Backgammon (2015) - set in Maine
  • Ted 2 (2015)
  • Irrational Man (2015) - set in the small-town New England college campus of Braylin
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015) - set in Nantucket
  • The Witch (2015 film) (2015).
  • Spotlight (film) (2015).
  • The Finest Hours (2016) - set in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • References

    List of films set in New England Wikipedia


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