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The Oscars have come and gone, but we still have the movies on our mind. Let’s dig into this Top 10 list of movies filmed in Massachusetts.


The list comes courtesy of BetMassachusetts. They titled it Top 10 Massachusetts Movies: Best Movies Filmed in Massachusetts. Pretty straightforward, right? But you might ask: how did they come up with this particular Top 10? What’s the methodology? It’s quite simple. They used the IMDB ratings of the films, alongside the Rotten Tomatoes audience score, Rotten Tomatoes critics score, Box Office tally, and Oscar recognition. In other words, the data is sound.


We’ll get into the Top 10 below, but I wanted to share some thoughts first. I like this list because the film you’d expect to sit atop the Top 10 actually lands in second place. It’s always a treat when you get an unexpected outcome like that. What’s more, the Top 10 consists primarily of films released in the last 20 years. That’s refreshing. Usually, with a “Top 10 Movies” list you end up with a lot of older fare. Which is fine. But again, the treat of the unexpected outcome makes this list a standout for me.


A Top 10 List of Movies Filmed in Massachusetts

One more note before we dive in: the movie that landed at number three is a must-see. It was released just a few years ago and, when it was, I had friends and family members harping on me to watch it. I put it off and put it off and, when I finally got around to it, I was blown away. It’s not often you have a film with a protagonist who you’re rooting for but who, at the same time, is so damn unlikable.


Take a look at the list and let us know your faves that were left off on the ROCK 92.9 Facebook and Twitter. Maybe we can make our own Top 10 list together!

  • 10) The Firm

    Released in 1993. Primary filming location: Cambridge, MA.

  • 9) The Equalizer

    Released in 2015. Filmed primarily in Salisbury, MA.

  • 8) Don't Look Up

    Released in 2021. Filmed primarily in Brockton, MA.

  • 7) Borat

    Released in 2006. Filming for some scenes took place in an unspecified location in MA.

  • 6) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Released in 2022. Filmed primarily in Boston, MA.

  • 5) Little Women

    Released in 2019. Filmed primarily in Boston, MA.

  • 4) The Social Network

    Released in 2010. Filmed primarily in Cambridge, MA.

  • 3) The Sound Of Metal

    Released in 2019. Filmed primarily in Ispwich, MA.

  • 2) Good Will Hunting

    Released in 1997. Filmed primarily in Boston, MA.

  • 1) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Released in 1966. Filmed primarily in Northampton, MA.

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