The Most Quintessential Movies Set in Boston

Beantown, Baby!


Sometimes you’ll hear the phrase “The city is really a character in the movie.” But what does that mean?

For example, what makes a movie set in Boston, Massachusetts truly feel like a Boston movie? There’s got to be more to it than just the location. Is it simply seeing the lead character wear a Red Sox cap? Or knowing the love interest is a student at Harvard? Maybe all it takes for a movie to be a Boston movie is a Dropkick Murphys needle drop?

Let’s take a look at some of the most quintessential “Boston” films of all time and see if there’s anything they have in common.