Movies and TV shows set in boston

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in boston ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with crimes, murder, mentor, corruption, crime, storytelling, police investigation, friendship, dialogue and investigation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boston: The Departed (2006), The Boondock Saints (1999), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Black Mass (2015), The Town (2010), Mystic River (2003), Good Will Hunting (1997), Blown Away (1994), The Verdict (1982), The Heat (2013).

List of movies set in boston

 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, working undercover, undercover cop, undercover, police, mind game, organized crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
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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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 7.7
 231K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, conspiracy, crimes, peril, missing child, uncover truth, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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 6.9
 152K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, gangster, arms dealing, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
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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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 8.0
 376K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, murder, death in the family, sexual abuse, childhood, vigilantism, mystery, loss of child, tragic event, guilt, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, genius, human spirit, university, ambition, philosophy, teachers and students, life philosophy, doctors and patients, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 6.2
 26K
Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, revenge, violence, vengeance, terrorism, anarchist, computer, explosion, concert, fireworks, wedding, orchestra ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, ireland
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 7.8
 32K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, character study, courtroom, court, coma, hospital, bishop, lawsuit, self esteem, legal action, pinball machine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.
Style: rough, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, irish, friendship, sheep, murder, crime, priest, murderous pair, violence spree, siblings relations, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland, massachusetts, usa
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 6.6
 152K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, police, partners against crime, friendship, police investigation, drug lord, sarcasm, verbal byplay, women, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa
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 5.2
 9K
Celtic Pride (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, basketball movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: basketball, kidnapping, sport, athlete's life, buddies, unlikely criminals, confined, friends, hostages, contests and competitions, missing person, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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 6.9
 16K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: black market, coma, hospital, murder, investigation, amateur detective, race against time, mystery, hitman, abortion, neo noir, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
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The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, double life, crime, mind game, investigation, split personality, police investigation, strangulation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
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 8.1
 346K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, psychological, talky, tense, emotional ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, investigation, catholicism, child abuse, pedophilia, catholic church, sex scandal, lawyer, twists & turns, moral ambiguity, investigative journalism ...
Time: year 2002, year 1976, year 2001
Place: boston, florida
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 8.4
 40K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, ethics, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal, friendship, partners, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, 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, 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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 7.5
 23K
Being Human (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three paranormal roommates, a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, struggle to keep their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.
Style: semi serious, stylized, scary, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, ghost, werewolf, supernatural, roommate, supernatural ability, twentysomething life, social misfits, friends, everyday life, lifestyle, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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 7.9
 42K
Cheers (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: talky, feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, bar, womanizer, psychiatrist, accountant, coach, buddies, couple relations, workplace romance, love and romance, couples, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Boston Public (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teacher, teacher student relationship, bully, idealism, public school, school principal, teacher student sex, high school life, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.8
 27K
Ally McBeal (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the ...
Style: semi serious, clever, offbeat, feel good, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, lust, seduction, roommate, psychiatrist, friendship, looking for love, workplace romance, singleness, office ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 7.7
 7K
The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and ...
Style: serious, clever, stylized, realistic, tense
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, society, power relations, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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St. Elsewhere (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at a lightly-regarded Boston hospital ...
Style: talky, dark humor, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: hospital, realism, doctors and patients, workplace situations, confined, power relations, life is a bitch, workplace, society, administration, intern, aids ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, heist, snitch, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, fbi, gangsters, arms dealing, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hockey ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 7.6
 1K
Banacek (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, theft, crime, crimes, urban, polish, insurance, insurance fraud, police, murder, polish american ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Starting Over (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: starting over, thanksgiving, support group, self discovery, romance, blind date, couple relations, love affair, hopes, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
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The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, buddies, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, forgery, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: boston, usa
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, siblings relations, suburbs, family in crisis, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, working class, kids in trouble, society, eviction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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 4.4
 448
Sci-fighters (1996)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A renegade police officer tracks a rapist spreading a deadly virus around 2009 Boston.
Style: bleak, serious, futuristic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laser, tough law enforcer, save the world, virus, murder, future dystopia, mutant, chases and races, danger, deadly, escapades, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 4.8
 3K
By the Gun (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, mafia, drugs/alcohol, crime, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, held at gunpoint, crime boss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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