Locations of movies and TV shows based in New England (or just pretending to be)
More and more movie companies are coming to New England to shoot scenes, produce whole shows, or to take photos and do research so that viewers believe they are in New England.
Over the years, it has been fun for me to see scenes being shot in our tiny out-of-the-way towns and seeing a location being transformed, such as Old Burial Hill cemetery in Marblehead, MA made to look like it just snowed.
Below is just a partial list of movies and shows that are either based in one or two New England states or are meant to look like they do.
Please feel free to add to the list via our comment section below and we will work on adding them to the list of New England based Movies and TV shows.
27 Dresses - Rosecliff Mansion, Rhode Island - 2008 movie about a woman who has been a bridesmaid 27 times. Actress: Katherine Heigl
Baby Boom - Vermont - One of my all time favorite movies about a corporate city woman who decides to by a farm in the country. Actress: Diane Keaton
Batman 2004 Waverly House 1912 - New Caanan, Connecticut
Beetlejuice - Connecticut filmed in Vermont
Bewitched - Salem, Mass - I grew up to the TV show Bewitched, but when the movie came out I could not wait to see how the movie was re-imagined with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.
Cheers - Boston - Obviously "Where everyone knows your name", but they did not know mine when I went for lunch.
Christmas in Connecticut - Connecticut
Cider House Rules - Mount Desert Island, Maine
Forest Gump - Light house scene, Point Clyde, Maine
Funny Farm - Vermont
Ghost of Girlfriends Past - Castle Hill, Ipswich, MA - Rhode Island - With Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner.
Gilmore Girls - Connecticut
Great Gatsby 1974 - Rosecliff Mansion, Rhode Island
Hocus Pocus - Ropes Mansion and Pioneer Village Salem, Massachuestts Old Burial Hill Marblehead.
Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Yale University & Essex, Connecticut
Jaws - Martha's Vineyard - Massachuestts
Jumanji - Keene, New Hampshire
Legally Blonde - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Little Women - Concord, Massachusetts
Mall Cop - Massachusetts
Meet Joe Black (Aldrich Mansion) Warwick, Rhode Island
Mystic Pizza - Mystic & Stonington, Connecticut
Newhart - Connecticut
On Golden Pond - Squam Lake, New Hampshire
Pet Cemetery - Bangor, Maine
Practical Magic - Salem, MA - Not on location
State of Main with Alec Baldwin - Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts
Stepford Wives - 1975 Version Norwalk, Connecticut and 2004 Darien and New Canaan, CT
The Family Stone - Greenwhich, Connecticut
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir TV show - Maine
The Good Son - Newington, New Hampshire & Marblehead, Manchester, Annisquam, Rockport MA
The Proposal - Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts
True Lies - Rosecliff Mansion, Rhode Island
What About Bob - New Hampshire
What Lies Beneath - Vermont
Wings - A television show based on Nantucket, Massachusetts with various shots taken of the Century House Inn.
Witches of Eastwick - Mostly Cohasset, but also many parts of the east coast of Massachusetts including some of the Mansion scenes which was shot at Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA