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, tense and scary films and TV shows about / with small town, danger, supernatural, murder, dialogue, storytelling, death, runaway, love and romance and ghost plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
new england
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new england movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as new england: The Witch (2015), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), The Haunted Palace (1963), Eastwick (2009), Ruben, Ruben (1983), Those Calloways (1965), YellowBrickRoad (2010), An American Christmas Carol (1979), Holliston (2012).

List of movies set in new england

 6.9
 187K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: 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: dark, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, religion, wilderness, isolation, family in danger, parents and children, insanity, imaginary, guilt, violence ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Genre: 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: first love, social misfits, orphan, teenage love, adolescence, island, youth, childhood sweetheart, search, disappearance, depression, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, england
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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, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, devil, magic, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, small town, love and romance, mysterious character, supernatural, promiscuity, supernatural ability, 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, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gothic horror, burned alive, ghost, monster, village, mutant, curse, murder, mansion, dungeon, imaginary, supernatural ability ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: new england, usa
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 6.4
 9K
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: atmospheric, dark humor, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: witch, small town, magic, mysterious character, good versus evil, supernatural, supernatural ability, friendship, introspection, escapades, battle of the sexes, occult ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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 6.7
 942
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: realistic, witty, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, alcohol abuse, college, poet, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, power relations, writer's life, unfulfillment, bittersweet, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, family, single parent, danger, environmentalism, village, countryside, rally, animal life, family life, against the odds, social decay ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, silly humor, hostages, nothing goes right, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: survival, missing person, obsession, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, wilderness, danger, urban legend, social relations, escapades, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 20th century, year 1940 ...
Place: new england, new hampshire, 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: serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, redemption, great depression, christmas, coldhearted, righting the wronged, road not taken, power relations, self discovery, supernatural, haunted by the past, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new england, usa
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 7.2
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Holliston (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Holliston is an American comedy/horror sitcom created by Adam Green, which debuted on April 3, 2012 on the FEARnet cable television network as their first ever original series. Aside from the FEARnet cable television network, the show is also ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, surreal, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tv show, love and romance, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, filmmaking, imaginary character, buddies, silly humor, small town, hopes, media, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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 6.2
 790
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: biting, semi serious, stylized, suspense, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, dysfunctional family, family relations, marriage, baroness, couple relations, power relations, society, social differences, lifestyle, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, usa, europe, china, boston ...
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 5.5
 2K
The Incubus (1981)
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, mysterious character, slasher, haunted by the past, teenage life, mind game, amateur detective, danger, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: new england, europe, ireland, usa
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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, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, confession, battle of the sexes, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol, one night, crumbling marriage, vicious, family secret, marital problem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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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, talky, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, estate, parents and children, accident, siblings relations, director, actress, chess, rejection, eagle, suicide ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new england, 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, serious, psychological, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, haunted by the past, friendship, death, murder, father son relationship, secret, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, split personality, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, domestic violence, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, usa, massachusetts
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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, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, family in danger, gory, haunted by the past, slasher, danger, supernatural, small town life, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
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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, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, elderly, american dream, family relations, mental illness, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, human nature, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, suspicion, war crime, cia, uncover truth, secret, state affairs, writer's life, political conspiracy, assistant, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, pakistan ...
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 6.7
 20K
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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, film within a film, amateur theater, filmmaking, americana, small town life, lifestyle, love and romance, movie business, showbiz, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, vermont, england
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In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
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: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, hallucination, disappearance, insanity, investigation, neo noir, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, hallucinations, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.9
 295
December (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In December of 1941, five teenage boys at a New England prep school hear the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and realize their lives are going to be changed forever. Released in 1991.
Style: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: coming of age, preparatory school, world war two, friendship, war, boarding school life, battles, cons and scams, friends, profanity, school, military ...
Time: year 1941, year 1938
Place: new england, pearl harbor, england, london
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 7.1
 22K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, evil force, punishment, society, religions or cults, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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 5.8
 321
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: emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, boarding school, multiple sclerosis, misfit, youth, love triangle, ambition, disability, idealism, school, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
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 6.8
 20K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 184 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, adultery, supernatural, mysterious character, missing person, danger, mystery, curses spells and rituals, curse, writers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, crime, heist, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Brian lets his girlfriend, decides to change city and way of life. Attracted by the incredible offer, purchase a large house outside keeping a big secret. One day you have the impression of seeing a woman in the garden and can also talk to her ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, impossible love, romance, supernatural, friendship, fall in love, couples, countryside, unfulfillment, time travel, cottage, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, new england, usa
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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, bleak, tense
Plot: ghost, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, deadly, school, rivalry, youth, high school, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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