Movies and TV shows set in massachusetts

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in massachusetts ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, police investigation, friendship, brutality, destiny, runaway and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
massachusetts movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as massachusetts: The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012), The Crucible (1996), Ethan Frome (1993), Conviction (2010), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Wings (1990), Patriots Day (2016), School Ties (1992), Salem Witch Trials (2002), The Town (2010).

List of movies set in massachusetts

The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
Style: realistic, scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school, serial killer, small town, murder, crime, life is a bitch, computers and web, crimes, deadly, small town life, investigation, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, suspenseful, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: witch, politics, hysteria, confession, passion, curse, vengeance, legal action, curses spells and rituals, society, courtroom drama, power relations ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, fall in love, tragic love, social differences, society, love affair, dishonesty, couples, family problems, true love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: convict, injustice, false accusation, lawyer, legal action, murder, fighting the system, prison, trial, innocence, courtroom, money ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, dedicated educator, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, graduation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, yale university ...
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Wings (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: airport, sitcom, family relations, workplace, friendship, siblings relations, staff, workplace situations, sibling relationship, aviation, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: suspense, intense, tense, factual, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, police chief, investigation, surveillance, violence, gunfight, courage, islam, tragedy, brutality, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, society, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, legal, social decay, americana, courtroom drama, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, ex convict, criminal heroes, group of criminals, girlfriend, gunfight, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, robbery, armored car, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
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Fairhaven (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: reunion, friendship, small town, small town life, dull life, friends, social relations, thirtysomething life, homecoming, estrangement, introspection, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both ...
Style: serious, uplifting, captivating, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, high school, orphan, monastery, coming of age, friendship, underdog, karate, family, redemption, rebellion, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: state affairs, society, social differences, family relations, political unrest, head of state, idealism, rebellion, parents and children, love and romance, rent, colony ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, massachusetts, new england
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Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, coming of age, teenage life, couples, high school life, couple relations, romance, self discovery, first sex, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
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Ted (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: odd couple, friends, party, buddies, toy comes to life, friendship, teddy bear, couple relations, lifestyle change, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1985, 2010s ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, death, ghost, couple relations, nun, witch, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, insanity, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, new orleans, florida ...
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That Darn Cat (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: amateur detective, chase, kidnapping, rescue, investigation, mistaken identity, small town, missing person, family, car chase, police investigation, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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At Risk (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "At Risk" introduces Win Garano (Sunjata), the rising star of the Massachusetts State Police, when D.A. Monique "Money" Lamont (MacDowell) sends him to Tennessee to investigate a cold case that took place more than 20 years ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: partners against crime, partners, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, election campaign, mystery, uncover truth, fighting crime, legal investigation, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, massachusetts, usa, boston
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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Herbert West once again revives the dead. This time, he brings Dan's ex-girlfriend's heart back inside a 'perfect' body. Dr. Hill returns as the evil nemesis who lost his head.
Style: scary, humorous, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, police detective, zombie, danger, perversion, good versus evil, science, reanimation, corpse, bat, doctor ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, changing the past or future, end of the world, professor, scientist, prophecy, air disaster, prediction, code, destiny, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996 on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its "T.G.I.F." line-up. The show stars Melissa Joan ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, touching
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, female protagonist, teenage life, wizards and magicians, friendship, family relations, eccentric family, high school, magic, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, urban legend, danger, nightmare comes true, small town, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Covenant (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.
Style: suspenseful, scary, fairy tale, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, supernatural, chase, curses spells and rituals, youth, rivalry, danger, buddies, young heroes, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, female detective, forensics, crimes, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female protagonist, partners, best friends, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, fbi, investigation, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, paranormal activity, danger, creature, research, experiment, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, feminism, social differences, opposites attract, looking for love, family relations, power relations, society, orphan, love triangle, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: epic, rough, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, slavery, war, civil war, sacrifice, military, prejudice, freedom, self esteem, letter, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england, boston
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Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, hip hop, best friends, midlife crisis, self discovery, lovers reunited, young lovers, babies and infants, twentysomething life, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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That's My Boy (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's ...
Style: humorous, absurd, dark humor, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family relations, disorder, cheating fiancee, uninvited guest, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, teacher student sex, stripper, parody, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, 2010s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new jersey
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: destructive relationship, forbidden love, interracial relations, clergy, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, england, europe ...
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