film Famous Movies Filmed in Boston

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List Rules The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Boston

List of movies that were filmed in Boston, including trailers of the films when available. Boston has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Boston is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Boston, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

Slave Workshop Boston and Elevation 2001: Live from Boston are included on this list along with many more.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Boston?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Boston?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Boston are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.

The Departed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Boston
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Boston
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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The Social Network Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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Fever Pitch Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King

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Knight and Day Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

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Vanity Fair Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Spartan Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer, William H. Macy

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The Pink Panther 2 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

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Next Stop Wonderland Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne, H. Jon Benjamin

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The Out-of-Towners Jack Lemmon, Billy Dee Williams, Anne Meara

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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback

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Slave Workshop Boston Danny Sommers, Donnie Russo, Ren Adams

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PaulCoyne added Between the Lines Jeff Goldblum, Marilu Henner, John Heard

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PaulCoyne added The Friends of Eddie Coyle Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

The Brinks Job is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Boston
PaulCoyne added The Brinks Job Peter Falk

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PaulCoyne added Starting Over Kevin Bacon, Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen

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WWEFAN11444 added Home Alone 3 Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Marian Seldes