Movies with Boston Sets and Scenes

Boston Film Highlights, City of Boston website, provides a complete listing by year. Click on “Expand All Answers” for details about each film.

  • Amistad, 1997, State House
  • Ashecliffe, October 2009
  • Bachelor No. 2, 2009, East Boston
  • Between the Lines, 1977, Back Bay
  • Blown Away, 1994, Copley Square, Boston Harbor, Hatch Shell, Beacon Hill
  • The Bostonians, 1984, Back Bay, South End, Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Boston Athenaeum
  • The Box, 2008
  • Brink’s Job, 1979, Prince Street, North End
  • Celtic Pride, 1996, Boston Garden, Doyles (Jamaica Plain), South End, North End, East Boston
  • Charly, 1968, South Boston, Faneuil Hall, John Hancock Hall
  • Civil Action, 1998, Boston scenes
  • Coma, 1978, Boston City Hospital, Beacon Hill, Park Street Station
  • The Departed, 2006, South Boston, City Hall Plaza, Zakim Bridge, Castle Island, Logan Airport
  • Edge of Darkness, 2010
  • The Equalizer, 2014, opening scene–Zakim Bridge
  • Field of Dreams, 1989, Fenway Park
  • The Firm, 1993, Fairmont Copley Plaza
  • Friends of Edie Coyle, 1973, Boston Garden, Government Center
  • Gone Baby Gone, 2007, South Boston
  • Glory, 1989, Boston Common
  • Good Will Hunting, 1997, Charlestown, South Boston, MBTA Red Line
  • Hanky Panky, 1982, Aquarium, Boston Fish Pier, Haymarket
  • Housesitter, 1992, Cafe Budapest
  • The Last Detail, 1973, Boston Common, Combat Zone
  • The Lonely Maiden, 2008, Boston Museum of Fine Arts?
  • Malice, 1993, Abbey Pub, Dorchester Avenue
  • The Matchmaker, 1997, Cottonwood Cafe, Harbor Towers, One Ashburton Place, Faneuil Hall
  • Mr. Baseball, 1992, Fenway Park
  • Mrs. Witherbourne, 1996, Shreve, Crump & Low; Public Garden
  • Mystic River, 2003
  • Next Stop, Wonderland, 1998, Boston scenes
  • Once Around, 1991, Public Garnden, Flagship Wharf condos in Charlestown
  • The Out-of Towners, 1970, South Station; 1999, Logan Airport
  • Pink Panther 2, 2009
  • The River Wild, 1994, Charles River
  • Shutter Island, 2009
  • The Spanish Prisoner, 1998, Logan Airport, Rowe’s Wharf, South Boston, North End
  • Ted, 2012
  • Thomas Crown Affair, 1968, Beacon Hill
  • The Town, 2010, Charlestown, based on Chuck Hogan’s novel “Prince of Thieves”
  • The Verdict, 1982, K Street in South Boston, State House
  • The Women, 2008
  • Whose Life is it Anyway?, 1981, Columbus Park, North End
  • Witches of Eastwick, 1987, Wang Center
  • With Honors, 1994, boiler room at the Boston Athenaeum
  • Yes, Giorgio, 1982, Hatch Shell


Big Screen Boston: from Mystery Street to The Departed and Beyond. Paul Sherman. Malden, MA: Black Bars Pub., c2008. Mugar Library PN 1993.5.U75 S54 2008.

“Boston as Backdrop: from Beacon Hill to L Street, Boston has been the setting for scores of films,” compiled by Michaeol Prager. Boston Globe, Oct. 9, 2003, p. 13.

“The reels on the bus: Boston Movie Tours offers a close-up look at films with local ties,” by Michael Hardy, Boston Globe, Saturday, September 23, 2006.

Boston TV and Movie Tours

City of Boston, Film Bureau and Boston Film Highlights (movies filmed in Boston by year)

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