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.
 Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, MA has been used in several movie shoots including Hocus Pocus and The Good Son. Photo New England Fine Living 

Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, MA has been used in several movie shoots including Hocus Pocus and The Good Son. Photo New England Fine Living 

 Photo from Then & Now Movie Locations.com 

Photo from Then & Now Movie Locations.com 


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