Movies and TV shows set in new england

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in new england ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary and tense films and TV shows about / with small town, danger, supernatural, murder, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, runaway, culture clash and haunted by the past plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new england: Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Witch (2015), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), The Haunted Palace (1963), Eastwick (2009), Ruben, Ruben (1983), Those Calloways (1965), YellowBrickRoad (2010), An American Christmas Carol (1979), The Europeans (1979).

List of movies set in new england

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, surreal, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: orphan, first love, childhood sweetheart, island, social misfits, teenage love, search, disappearance, depression, adolescence, camp, search party ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, england
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 6.8
 155K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, religion, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, wilderness, insanity, guilt, violence, isolation, paranoia ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: dark humor, sexy, light, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, small town, devil, love and romance, supernatural, magic, mysterious character, tennis, promiscuity, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
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The Haunted Palace (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A warlock burned at the stake comes back and takes over the body of his great grandson to take his revenge on the descendents of the villages that burned him.
Style: gothic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: burned alive, gothic horror, ghost, mutant, village, attempted rape, curse, monster, occult, secret passage, fireplace, grave robber ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: dungeon, new england, usa
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 6.5
 8K
Eastwick (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eastwick is a 2009 television series based on John Updike's novel The Witches of Eastwick. The series was developed by Maggie Friedman, and starred Paul Gross as the infamous Darryl Van Horne, alongside Jaime Ray Newman, Lindsay Price, and ...
Style: dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous
Plot: witch, small town, mysterious character, hopes, escapades, supernatural ability, supernatural, good versus evil, battle of the sexes, friends, social relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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 6.8
 888
Ruben, Ruben (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Peter De Vries. Story of an alcoholic, lecherous Scottish poet on a tour of New England Universities, where he goes from one bed and bottle to another.
Style: offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: obsession, college, poet, sex, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, womanizer, writer's life, power relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, campus
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Those Calloways (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: escapades, dream come true, cons and scams, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, environmentalism, resort, family, teaching the ways of the world, adventure, village life, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, culture clash, island, russian, friendship, hostages, heroic mission, nothing goes right, manipulations, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
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YellowBrickRoad (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: small town life, gory, obsession, missing person, small town, danger, social relations, in the woods, urban legend, wilderness, haunted by the past, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new hampshire, new england, usa
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An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: ghost, redemption, great depression, christmas, coldhearted, road not taken, hopes, family, unfulfillment, reform, obnoxious boss, power relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa
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 6.4
 713
The Europeans (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, biting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, marriage, baroness, couple relations, power relations, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, society, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, massachusetts ...
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 5.3
 2K
The Incubus (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, slasher, mysterious character, haunted by the past, mind game, dangerous attraction, danger, supernatural ability, teenage life, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa, ireland, europe
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, talky, tense, biting, clever ...
Plot: guest, adultery, humiliation, domestic violence, battle of the sexes, confession, small town, one night, alcohol, professor, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, campus
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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, split personality, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, domestic violence, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, boston, usa
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The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, ocean, coast guard, courage, sinking ship, adventure, natural disaster, rescue mission, escapades, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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Death of a Salesman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make ...
Style: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, american dream, mental illness, parents and children, estrangement, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, down on your luck, human nature, family problems, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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 6.8
 19K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, filmmaking, amateur theater, lifestyle, love and romance, americana, small town life, movie business, showbiz, disorder, artists and showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, mind game, deadly, danger, hallucinations, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city
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Days and Nights (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love. A modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", set in rural New England.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, talky, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estate, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, actress, estranged son, director, suicide, accident, eagle, chess ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1987
Place: new england, usa
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 7.2
 20K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, society, evil force, danger, dishonesty, love affair, supernatural ability, punishment, uncover truth, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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 6.3
 7K
Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, small town, ghost story, secret, supernatural, vengeance, friendship, haunted by the past, buddies, golden years, friends, elderly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
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 5.9
 316
Eden (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, multiple sclerosis, boarding school, family relations, power relations, ambition, youth, couples, school, disability, love triangle, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
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 6.8
 18K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, good versus evil, supernatural, crimes, mystery, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: coma, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, crime, small town, murder, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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 3.1
 1K
Ghostquake (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of students is trapped at school after a time capsule from the 1950's is cracked open by an earthquake. The students soon realize that ghostly spirits escaped from the time capsule, and possessed the principal and three other teachers.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, bleak
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, deadly, rivalry, school, youth, murder, violence, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sign language, romance, disability, teacher student relationship, couple relations, man-woman relation, love and romance, communication problem, opposites attract, couples, love, deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
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 6.0
 59K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, riddles and clues, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, adventure, escapades, family, family relations, friends, survival, friendship, plague, orphan, family life, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, maine
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 6.4
 7K
The Battery (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In rural Connecticut, baseball players Ben and Mickey are trying to survive a zombie plague. They are forced to form a battery: a catcher and a pitcher who work together to outwit the batter, the one who hits the ball. And the batter in this case ...
Style: road movie, offbeat, serious, suspenseful, ambiguous ending
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, chaos, countryside, odd couple, ego clash, deadly, partners, rivalry, danger, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, connecticut, usa
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The Shuttered Room (1967)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a small island off the American coast, the Whateleys live in an old mill where a mysterious bloody being creates an atmosphere of horror. After her parents get killed by lightning, young Susannah is sent to New York by her aunt Agatha, who wants ...
Style: tense, scary, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, island, attic, curse, mill, lighthouse, fire, pantyhose, supernatural, under the surface, haunted by the past, village ...
Place: new england, usa
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