Lights, Camera, Action! Famous Movies Set in Boston

Are you planning on taking ESL classes in Boston? Check out these movies set in this beautiful and historic city to get inspired (and practice your listening skills)!

The Departed

the departed

This star-studded drama shows the struggle between the mob and the police working to infiltrate their crime ring. Starring Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg.
Point of interest: South Boston

Fever Pitch


Boston’s beloved Red Sox are part of the story line of this romantic comedy following a Sox-obsessed teacher trying to balance his love of baseball with his girlfriend. Starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore.
Point of interest: Fenway Park

Good Will Hunting

good will hunting

Brilliant janitor Will Hunting is encouraged to do more with his life and reach his full potential in work and in love in this Academy Award winning drama. Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Robin Williams.
Points of interest: Boston Common, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Social Network

the social network

“Follow” the story of how Mark Zuckerberg’s ubiquitous Facebook came to be—lawsuits and all! Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.
Points of interest: Harvard, The Thirsty Scholar

Also recommended: Field of Dreams, Mystic River, The Town, Ted