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The Best Movies About Massachusetts

Updated August 8, 2019 1.1k votes 23 voters146 items

List RulesRegardless of where the movie was filmed, it must be set in Massachusetts. Vote up the best movies with Massachusetts as the backdrop.

Which of these movies about Massachusetts are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Bay State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Massachusetts but all of them are about or partially set in Massachusetts. Situated in the heart of New England, Massachusetts is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Good Will Hunting to Legally Blonde, it's time to finally determine the greatest Massachusetts movies.

Massachusetts is also the setting for several horror films including the Re-Animator, Jaws, and The Haunting. Vote up the best movies based in Massachusetts. Be sure to check back to see what other voters think about these Massachusetts films. Don't see your favorite Massachusetts movie? Add it to the list and find out how other film aficionados rank your additions.

if you are afan of horror movies, check out this list of the best horror movies set in Massachusetts.

  • Jaws1
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    5

    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter... more on Wikipedia
  • The Crucible2
    27
    2

    The Crucible

    Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Released1996

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    The Crucible is a 1996 drama film written by Arthur Miller and based on his play of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • The Crucible3
    19
    2

    The Crucible

    Simone Signoret, Mylène Demongeot

    Released1957

    Directed byRaymond Rouleau

    The Crucible is a 1957 joint Franco-East German film production directed by Raymond Rouleau... more on Wikipedia
  • The Town4
    19
    2

    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck

    Released2010

    Directed byBen Affleck

    The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film directed by Ben Affleck. A longtime thief,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Haunting5
    16
    2

    The Haunting

    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell

    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Haunting is a 1963 British psychological horror film directed and produced by Robert Wise... more on Wikipedia
  • Ted 26
    16
    2

    Ted 2

    Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman

    Released2015

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    Ted 2 is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • Gone Baby Gone7
    13
    2

    Gone Baby Gone

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

    Released2007

    Directed byBen Affleck

    Gone Baby Gone is a 2007 American neo-noir mystery thriller film directed by Ben Affleck,... more on Wikipedia
  • National Treasure8
    13
    2

    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure film produced and released by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
  • The Fighter9
    13
    2

    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell.... more on Wikipedia
  • Glory10
    10
    2

    Glory

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington

    Released1989

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick,... more on Wikipedia
  • Housesitter11
    10
    2

    Housesitter

    Goldie Hawn, Steve Martin

    Released1992

    Directed byFrank Oz

    Housesitter is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz, written by Mark Stein, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Re-Animator12
    10
    2

    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs

    Released1985

    Directed byStuart Gordon

    Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P.... more on Wikipedia
  • Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost13
    10
    2

    Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost

    Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker

    Released2011

    Directed byRobert Harmon

    Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost is a 2011 American television mystery film directed by Dick Lowry... more on Wikipedia
  • Ted14
    10
    2

    Ted

    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2012

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane,... more on Wikipedia
  • Good Will Hunting15
    14
    8

    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

    Released1997

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt... more on Wikipedia
  • Hocus Pocus16
    7
    0

    Hocus Pocus

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler

    Released1993

    Directed byKenny Ortega

    Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette... more on Wikipedia
  • Blow17
    10
    5

    Blow

    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

    Released2001

    Directed byTed Demme

    Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme.... more on Wikipedia
  • Down to the Sea in Ships18
    10
    5

    Down to the Sea in Ships

    Clara Bow, Raymond McKee

    Released1922

    Directed byElmer Clifton

    Down to the Sea in Ships is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film about a 19th-century... more on Wikipedia
  • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark19
    10
    5

    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

    Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway

    Released1988

    Directed byJames Signorelli

    Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is a 1988 comedy horror film directed by James Signorelli.... more on Wikipedia
  • The Bramble Bush20
    10
    5

    The Bramble Bush

    Richard Burton, Angie Dickinson

    Released1960

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    The Bramble Bush is a 1960 American drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Richard... more on Wikipedia
  • The Finest Hours21
    10
    5

    The Finest Hours

    Chris Pine, Casey Affleck

    Released2016

    Directed byCraig Gillespie

    The Finest Hours is a 2016 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Craig... more on Wikipedia
  • The Game Plan22
    10
    5

    The Game Plan

    Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2007

    Directed byAndy Fickman

    The Game Plan is a 2007 American family sports comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and... more on Wikipedia
  • A Civil Action23
    10
    8

    A Civil Action

    John Travolta, Robert Duvall

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Zaillian

    A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film that was directed by Steven Zaillian, that stars... more on Wikipedia
  • Shutter Island24
    6
    2

    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Black Mass25
    6
    2

    Black Mass

    Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton

    Released2015

    Directed byScott Cooper

    Black Mass is a 2015 American biographical crime drama film directed by Scott Cooper, based on... more on Wikipedia