Massachusetts Literature Filmed in Massachusetts

YearTitleFilm LocationsAuthor
2016StrongerAvon, Boston, Braintree, Chelmsford, Easton, Quincy, Southfield-Weymouth, WoburnJeff Bauman, Bret Witter
2015Year by the SeaBrewster, Chatham, Eastham, Orleans, WellfleetJoan Anderson
2015Live by NightBoston, Lawrence, North AndoverDennis Lehane
2014The Finest HoursChatham, Cohasset, Duxbury, Marshfield, Norwell, QuincyMichael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
2011I Don’t Know How She Does ItBoston-Government Center, Post Office SquareAllison Pearson
2009The TownBoston, Cambridge, MelroseChuck Hogan
2009The Social NetworkBoston, Wheelock College, BostonBen Mezrich
2007Chatham (name change to The Golden Boys)Chatham, Cape CodJosephy C. Lincoln
200721Boston-Newbury St.,. Boston Public Garden, Intercontinental Hotel, Great Bay Restaurant, Boston University, Boston Convention & Expo Center, Back Bay; Chelsea; CambridgeBen Mezrich
2006Gone Baby GoneBoston -Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center, Moakley Park, Murphy’s Law, WCVB Studio; mSouth Boston – Old Colony; Cambridge – Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Dorchester, Lynn; Medford – Hormel Stadium, LoConte Rink, Meadow Glen Mall; Quincy – Quincy Quarries; Waltham; WinchesterDennis Lehane
2004Fever PitchBoston – Fenway Park, general BostonNich Hornby
2002The Human StainWilliamstown – Williams CollegePhilip Roth
2002Mystic RiverBoston – Franklin Park Costello’s Package Store, South Boston – a bar and Miller’s Market, East Boston – Monmouth Street, Border Street, Condor Street, Jamaica Plain – Doyle’s Pub, Charlestown; Canoton; Dorchester; Mattapan; ChelseaDennis Lehane
2000Legally BlondeAerial of CambridgeAmanda Brown
2000Prozac NationCambridge; Wheaton College/NortonElizabeth Wurtzel
1999The Perfect StormGloucesterSebastian Junger
1998All The RageSouth End, Back Bay-Boston, EsplanadeRoland Tec
1998A Civil ActionFenway Park, a bridge in PalmerJonathan Harr
1995Before and AfterDedham – A neighborhood; Quincy – a drilling site; Boston – Jamaica Plain, Charles Street, Center Street, Boston Public Garden & the athenaeum on Beacon Street; Northbridge – Riverdale Mall; Palmer – a bridge; Waltham – Metropolitan State HospitalRosellen Brown
1995The CrucibleEssex: Hog Island; Ipswich; Crane’s Beach; Beverly: United Shoe FactoryArthur Miller
1995SqueezeDorchester; Boston State HospitalEmmett Folgert
1994Little WomenHistoric DeerfieldLouisa May Alcott
1993The FirmBoston – Copley Plaza Hotel, St. James Ave, South Boston: The Abbey; Cambridge – Harvard University, Harvard SquareJohn Grisham
1991Young Goodman BrownSalem; Topsfield: Bradley State Park; Danvers: Rebecca Nurse HomesteadNathaniel Hawthworne
1990MermaidsNorth Easton: Borderland State Park; Rockport; Ipswich; LincolnPatty Dann
1989Common GroundBostonJ. Anthony Lukas
1989GloryBoston – Boston Common, South End, Sturbridge Village; Ipswich – Appleton FarmLincoln Kirstein
1988Field of DreamBoston – Fenway ParkW.P. Kinsella
1986Touhg Guys Don’t DanceProvincetownNormal Mailer
1984Where Are The Children?Cape Cod; Bourne; FalmouthMary Higgins Clark
1983The BostoniansBoston – Beacon HillHenry James
1982The VerdictBoston: State House, South Station, Beacon Hill, Back BayBarry Reed
1981Yes, GiorgioBoston: Hatch ShellAnne Piper
1979House of GodSamuel Shem
1978The EuropeansSalem – Salem Maritime National Historic Site; Waltham – Lyman House; ConcordHenry James
1978The Brinks JobBoston: North End, BostonNoel Behn
1977ComaBoston: Beacon Hill, General BostonRobin Cook
1975The Reincarnation of Peter ProudSpringfield; Northampton: Smith College; DeerfieldMax Ehrlich
1973The Paper ChaseCambridge; Boston: Harvard StadiumJohn Jay Osborn Jr.
1968The Boston StranglerBoston; CambridgeGerold Frank
1967The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!NantucketNathaniel Benchley
1955Six Bridges to CrossNorth End, Back Bay, Boston; ConcordJoseph F. Dinneen
1937Captain’s CourageousGloucesterRudyard Kipling