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, suspenseful, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, dialogue, friendship, redemption, catastrophe, brutality, destiny, justice and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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massachusetts movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as massachusetts: Conviction (2010), The Crucible (1996), The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012), School Ties (1992), The Town (2010), Clipped (2015), Fringe (2008), Bride of Re-Animator (1989), The Covenant (2006), Knowing (2009).

List of movies set in massachusetts

 7.2
 39K
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, prison, injustice, fighting the system, convict, lawyer, legal action, christmas, money, investigation, testimony ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 6.8
 33K
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, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: witch, curse, passion, politics, hysteria, confession, legal action, religions or cults, satan, vengeance, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: high school, serial killer, small town, murder, gory, computers and web, crime, crimes, teenager, high school student, deadly, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts
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 6.9
 20K
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, serious, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, coming of age, boarding school life, friendship, preparatory school, football, sport, working class, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
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 7.6
 319K
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, ex convict, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, group of criminals, girlfriend, brutality, police investigation, flower shop, money laundering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
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 5.9
 1K
Clipped (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Clipped centers on a group of barbershop coworkers who all went to high school together but ran in very different crowds. Now they find themselves working together at Buzzy's, a barbershop in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, best friends, friendship, high school friends, hairdresser, workplace situations, workplace, friends, buddies, boss and employee, reunion, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 8.4
 205K
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, serious, scary, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, fbi, special agents, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, top secret, research, scientist, creature, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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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: humorous, semi serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, laboratory, police detective, zombie, reanimation, bat, doctor, basement, desperation, corpse, science, experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, peru
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 5.3
 44K
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, chase, wizards and magicians, supernatural, good versus evil, youth, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, buddies, danger, young heroes, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 6.2
 207K
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: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, scary, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, changing the past or future, prediction, code, air disaster, destiny, prophecy, professor, scientist, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: golf, sport, underdog, salesman, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, society, athlete's life, prodigy, human spirit ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
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 7.9
 112K
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, war, slavery, military, civil war, sacrifice, prejudice, battle, heroic mission, freedom, self esteem ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, south carolina, boston
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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, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, teenage life, supernatural, wizards and magicians, family relations, friendship, eccentric family, high school, magic, family, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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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, dedicated educator, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, women ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, manhattan new york city, campus ...
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 6.6
 31K
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, emotional, captivating, touching, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, small town, coming of age, romance, teenage life, high school life, self discovery, couple relations, couples, introspection, first sex ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.6
 7K
1776 (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: congress, slavery, politics, love and romance, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, district attorney, dance, american revolution, committee, portrait ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, pennsylvania, new jersey, england ...
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 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, starting over, romance, death in the family, hopes, love and romance, friends, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 6.3
 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: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship, destiny, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
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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, opposites attract, looking for love, social differences, feminism, master and servant, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, friendship, best friends, on the road, hip hop, black lgbt, romance, college, young lovers, urban, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 5.1
 437
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, introspection, family, village, high school friends, small town life, unfulfillment, social relations, friends, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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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: not serious, humorous, feel good, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: amateur detective, kidnapping, small town, chase, investigation, rescue, missing person, family, mistaken identity, police investigation, odd couple, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: psychological, melancholic, dramatic, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: death, hospital, nephew, loss, house fire, funeral, grief, boat, sadness, dysfunctional family, brother, mental health ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
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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, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, insanity, nun, mental institution, witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
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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, rough, stylized, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, siblings relations, mafia, crime, christianity, revenge, violence spree, rivalry, morality, vengeance, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.9
 533K
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: humorous, funny, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: odd couple, friends, buddies, toy comes to life, friendship, teddy bear, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, party, adulthood, lifestyle change, wish come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, year 1985 ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
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 6.8
 212K
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, entertaining, exciting, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, talented, casino, cheating, manipulations, friendship, mathematics, professor, youth, college, card game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, forensics, family relations, crime, best friends, partners, police detective, policewoman, workplace, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 5.6
 82K
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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family relations, disorder, cheating fiancee, teacher student sex, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, uninvited guest, brother sister incest, parody, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1984, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, new jersey
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