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, suspenseful, clever, intense and suspense films and TV shows about / with crimes, murder, dialogue, storytelling, corruption, mentor, chase, friendship, investigation and crime plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boston: The Departed (2006), Black Mass (2015), The Boondock Saints (1999), Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Verdict (1982), St. Elsewhere (1982), Starting Over (1979), Ally McBeal (1997), The Practice (1997), The Town (2010).

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, mind game, organized crime, crimes, crime, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, taiwan, china
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 6.9
 156K
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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1995, year 1981, year 2011 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, siblings relations, mafia, revenge, crime, shooting, violence spree, rivalry, morality, christianity, racial slur ...
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, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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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: tense, touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, workplace situations, dishonesty, introspection, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, 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: dark humor, realistic, witty, serious, talky ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace, intern, power relations, workplace situations, surgery, doctor, emergency room, aids, society, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: support group, starting over, romance, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, hopes, friendship, dating, thanksgiving, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, 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: talky, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, lawyer, seduction, workplace, roommate, friendship, workplace situations, workplace romance, looking for love, legal, legal action, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: ambition, politics, siblings relations, crimes, gangsters, family relations, rivalry, criminal heroes, vengeance, gang, battles, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland
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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: tense, serious, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom, lawyer, moral dilemma, courtroom drama, social problems, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, crimes, lawyers and clients, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, ex convict, group of criminals, criminal heroes, girlfriend, gunfight, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, robbery, armored car, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
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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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, stalking, psychopath, anarchist, revenge, investigation, government agency, race against time, criminal's revenge, vengeance, master criminal, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland
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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, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, child abuse, sexual abuse, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, childhood, tragic event, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 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, genius, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, 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, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, basketball, sport, unlikely criminals, partners, missing person, ambition, confined, contests and competitions, friends, buddies, basketball team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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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: stylized, offbeat, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, irish, murder, priest, friendship, sheep, crime, siblings relations, violence spree, chases and races, christianity ...
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: fbi, policewoman, misfit partners, friendship, police, police investigation, drug lord, partners against crime, special agents, partners, sarcasm, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa
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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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Plot: coma, black market, hospital, investigation, murder, race against time, abortion, amateur detective, hitman, mystery, serial killer, 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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, split personality, police detective, strangulation, double life, mind game, police investigation, investigation, crime, mental illness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa
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Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal's revenge, investigation, best friends, drug dealing, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
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 8.1
 367K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, pedophilia, catholicism, investigation, catholic church, child abuse, twists & turns, sex scandal, lawyer, newspaper, catholic ...
Time: year 1976, year 2001, year 2002
Place: boston, florida
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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, touching, realistic
Plot: suburbs, family problems, youth, single parent, eviction, working class, society, parents and children, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: private detective, investigation, theft, polish, insurance, urban, crimes, crime, insurance fraud, insurance company, insurance investigator, chauffeur ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 4.4
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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: exciting, futuristic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laser, rivalry, deadly, track down, law enforcement, chaos, race against time, danger, partners against crime, escapades, chases and races, save the world ...
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, violence, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gang, waking up, death of girlfriend, warehouse, dead woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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 5.3
 2K
Night School (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, slasher, college, psychopath, pregnancy, womanizer, murder, serial killer, machete, investigation, death, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, texas
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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: cynical, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: snitch, heist, neo noir, arms dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crime, gangsters, hockey, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, 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: werewolf, supernatural, vampire, ghost, supernatural ability, roommate, twentysomething life, lifestyle, everyday life, friends, social misfits, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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 6.1
 93
West of Here (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and takes the family's antique truck for ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: truck, car accident, midlife crisis, opposites attract, drug dealing, teenage love, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, hopes, starting over, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, boston, san francisco, montana
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The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Boston proper meets the Wild West as Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden star in a fish-out-of-water comedy for everyone! To restore his family's lost wealth, a young Boston lad stows away on a ship bound for the California Gold ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: old west, gold rush, adventure, friendship, danger, on the road, false accusation, treasure hunt, adventurer, orphan, family, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: boston, california, usa, san francisco
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