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 realistic, serious, interesting, suspense, humorous and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mentor, friendship, catastrophe, brutality, storytelling, dialogue, police investigation, death, justice and happy ending plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as massachusetts: The Crucible (1996), The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012), Ethan Frome (1993), Conviction (2010), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Wings (1990), Fairhaven (2012), Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008), Hot Summer Nights (2017), Chappaquiddick (2017).

List of movies set in massachusetts

 6.8
 35K
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, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, witch hunt, danger, society, courtroom drama, legal, hopes ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, small town, murder, small town life, crimes, deadly, investigation, computers and web, teenager, violence, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 6.2
 2K
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: emotional, captivating, sentimental, intense, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, family relations, dull life, romance, fall in love, family drama, destiny, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
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 7.2
 42K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, 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, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: legal action, false accusation, injustice, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
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, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, dedicated educator, femininity, college, art history, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, bittersweet, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 7.2
 11K
Wings (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, touching, not serious ...
Plot: airport, family relations, workplace, friendship, siblings relations, workplace situations, staff, sibling relationship, aviation, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, waiter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 5.2
 497
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, small town, funeral, homecoming, introspection, unfulfillment, social relations, estrangement, death of father, small town life, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
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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, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, gays and lesbians, friendship, marriage, young lovers, couples, looking for love, lovers reunited, self discovery, romance, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Style: captivating, exciting, light, humorous
Plot: summer, drug dealer, teenage protagonist, friendship, money, drug dealing, coming of age, kiss, party, gangster, gangsters, marijuana ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, connecticut, nevada, boston, new york ...
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 6.4
 12K
Chappaquiddick (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Style: based on true events, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: scandal, kennedy family, car accident, senator, investigation, politics, promise, lawyer, doctor, husband wife relationship, trust, lie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1980, year 1969 ...
Place: massachusetts
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 7.4
 93K
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: intense, suspense, tense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, police chief, chief of police, manhunt, gunfight, tragedy, terrorist, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
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Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, alcohol abuse, police chief, chief of police, memory loss, crimes, investigation, drug abuse, manipulations, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts
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 6.2
 221K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia, China
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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, prophecy, prediction, chases and races, code, supernatural, catastrophe, scientist, professor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, year 2009, 20th century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
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 6.9
 22K
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, girls' night, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, boarding school life, friendship, coming of age, preparatory school, working class, football, youth, society, teenage life, cheating ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 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, americana, courtroom drama, legal, politics, social decay, death row, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Lightkeepers (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, love and romance, love affair, lifestyle, golden years, isolation, friends, romance, elderly, friendship, seaside, lighthouse keeper ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
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 3.2
 29K
Slender Man (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, psychological, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil spirit, urban legend, forest, fear, supernatural, kidnapping, occult, violence, panic attack, monster, demon, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 4.2
 342
The Eve (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Friends head off to the remote island of Martha's Vineyard to celebrate New Year's Eve and reconnect. As tensions rise, an unforeseen presence halts celebrations and instead turns their holiday into a fight to live through to the new year.
Style: disturbing, contemplative, bleak, scary, suspense
Plot: serial killer, friendship, slasher, isolation, island, danger, friends, death, chase, escapades, group of friends, violence ...
Place: massachusetts
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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: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, martial arts, friendship, underdog, orphan, coming of age, monastery, karate, buddhist monk, family, redemption, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, los angeles, usa, california
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 6.3
 1K
New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
TV show
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, love and romance, society, social differences, idealism, family relations, new world, colony, treason, aristocracy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
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 6.9
 571K
Ted (2012)
Genre: Comedy
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: marijuana, wish come true, odd couple, teddy bear, party, friends, friendship, objects come to life, toys, christmas, toy comes to life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, nightmare, evil, mental institution, danger, witch, nun, evil force, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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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, humorous, not serious, clever, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, rescue, missing person, mistaken identity, track down, working undercover, animal life, odd couple, danger, chase, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 4.4
 499
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: partners, partners against crime, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, election campaign, mystery, fighting crime, uncover truth, deadly, legal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, massachusetts, boston, usa
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Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
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: humorous, scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, laboratory, mad scientist, zombie, danger, good versus evil, perversion, experiment gone awry, science, basement, reanimation, doctor ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
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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, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, infidelity, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, clergy, adultery, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, neo noir, mafia, crimes, shooting, siblings relations, corpse, fbi, revenge, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.6
 14K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, romance, family problems, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, athlete's life, rags to riches, prodigy, human spirit, social differences, lifestyle, ambition, struggle, talented ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
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 6.8
 230K
21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gambling, casino, prodigy, cheating, talented, professor, manipulations, friendship, card game, mathematics, student, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, boston, massachusetts, harvard university
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