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Films set in Boston?

We're really looking forward to our Boston/New York family holiday in August and would like to watch some films using those locations. I've found that The Departed and Edge of Darkness were both set in Boston. Can anyone suggest any others please?

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1. Re: Films set in Boston?

If you put your query in the search box you will find a number of past discussions on this topic.

Here is one such link: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60745-i48-k444337…

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2. Re: Films set in Boston?

"Good Will Hunting" is a great one that really features Boston (and Cambridge), rather than simply being filmed there. Wiki has an extensive list: …wikipedia.org/wiki/…_Massachusetts

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3. Re: Films set in Boston?

Ted, American Hustle, Knight and Day, Here Comes the Boom, Zookeeper, R.I.P.D., Legally Blonde, Fever Pitch. Those just to name a few recent and somewhat recent ones.

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4. Re: Films set in Boston?

The Town, Love Story (Cambridge), Mystic River

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The Heat

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The Original Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen.

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That's great, thanks, everyone, should keep us going for a while! Interesting that some of those mentioned aren't included in the Wiki. I have seen some of the films but not really paid attention to the setting so will be watching again with a different focus.

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8. Re: Films set in Boston?

Legally Blonde was filmed in Pasadena.

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Gone Baby Gone. Definitely on the darker side, but filmed in and around Boston.

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10. Re: Films set in Boston?

OOPS...only the opening aerial shots in Legally Blonde were in Boston...sorry.

Here are some more then...The Verdict (excellent movie with Paul Newman), 21, Blown Away, I Don't Know How She Does It, The Social Network, Bride Wars, Pink Panther 2. Also, a wonderful little Indie movie called "Next Stop Wonderland".