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, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with small town, murder, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, danger, death, culture clash, obsession and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror 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), Eastwick (2009), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), The Haunted Palace (1963), Ruben, Ruben (1983), YellowBrickRoad (2010), Those Calloways (1965), 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, surreal, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood sweetheart, orphan, island, social misfits, teenage love, first love, camp, disappearance, search, search party, small town sheriff, depression ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: new england, usa, england
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 6.8
 143K
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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, family in danger, insanity, guilt, violence, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
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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, semi serious, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, submarine, island, culture clash, russian, comedy of errors, heroic mission, nothing goes right, fish out of water, friendship, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
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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: talky, psychological, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: guest, adultery, alcohol, one night, small town, battle of the sexes, domestic violence, humiliation, confession, professor, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, campus
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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: semi serious, atmospheric, dark humor, humorous, offbeat
Plot: witch, mysterious character, supernatural ability, small town, friendship, social relations, supernatural, friends, battle of the sexes, introspection, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, devil, small town, love and romance, supernatural, magic, mysterious character, supernatural ability, cherry, voodoo doll ...
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, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: gothic horror, burned alive, ghost, mansion, necronomicon, occult, curse, attempted rape, monster, possession, fireplace, grave robber ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: new england, dungeon, 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: semi serious, talky, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, poet, sex, college, fall in love, womanizer, university, writer's life, love and romance, alcohol abuse, college life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, campus
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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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: obsessive quest, gory, drugs/alcohol, survival, obsession, danger, small town, escapades, wilderness, imaginary, haunted by the past, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1940, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new england, new hampshire, 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: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, single parent, siblings relations, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, family, resort, social decay, village, family life, ocean or sea, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s
Place: new england, vermont
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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, emotional, atmospheric, touching
Plot: ghost, christmas, great depression, redemption, introspection, holiday, scrooge, haunted by the past, family, road not taken, hopes, unfulfillment ...
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: stylized, semi serious, realistic, biting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: baroness, marriage, couple relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, master and servant, immigration, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, china ...
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 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, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: demon, slasher, small town, murder, mysterious character, supernatural ability, mind game, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger, amateur detective, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, europe, ireland, 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, adventure, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, natural disaster, boat, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural, mysterious character, house, hometown, return, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
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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: suspenseful, scary, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, ghost story, secret, small town, supernatural, vengeance, haunted by the past, elderly, friends, buddies, golden years, friendship ...
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, boarding school, multiple sclerosis, relationship vs career, school, hopes, infatuation, teacher, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
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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: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, parents and children, family in danger, murder, investigation, mystery, small town, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, society, love affair, evil force, danger, supernatural ability, uncover truth, dishonesty, punishment, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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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, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: coma, murder, crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, small town, law enforcement, investigation, uncover truth, heist, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, split personality, crime, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, small town, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, massachusetts, usa
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 7.6
 31K
The Haunting (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, frightening, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, alcohol, disappearance, orphan, obsession, old dark house, lesbian, supernatural, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1870s, 1940s ...
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, cia, politician, suspicion, secret, uncover truth, political conspiracy, state affairs, mystery, writer's life, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, yale university, pakistan ...
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The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: hidden identity, haunted by the past, tennis, dishonesty, love affair, loss of child, society, couples, disorder, loneliness, self destructing, seduction ...
Time: 90s, year 1944, year 1998
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, oxford university, massachusetts
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 7.4
 5K
Empire Falls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: restaurant, small town, cat, family secret, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, working class, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa, mexico, florida
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 6.6
 26K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, kennedy assassination, dress, jewish girl, bell ringing, gynecological exam, bell tower, self discovery, convent ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, texas, dallas texas, massachusetts
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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." Slaughterhouse-Five is an award-winning 1972 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: time travel, assassination, alien, alien abduction, pilgrim, grudge, vandalism, benign alien, parents and children, war, alien encounter, anti war ...
Time: future, 1900s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: new england, pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa, wyoming ...
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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: serious, atmospheric, clever, talky, realistic ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, mental illness, american dream, human nature, parents and children, extramarital affair, parent child relationship, family conflict, down on your luck, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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Pretty Poison (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.
Style: serious, witty, dark humor, realistic, biting ...
Plot: murder, murderous pair, student, parole officer, parole, factory, high school, small town, mental illness, psychopath, crime, mind game ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa
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Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: school, self discovery, teacher, elementary school, small town, betrayal, tragic love, midlife crisis, pregnancy, repression, love affair, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa, connecticut, oregon
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