Movies about Boston

Movies about Boston
List of the best films about Boston according to the audience: Patriots Day, The Front, Love Story, What Lies Beneath, The Departed, Gone Baby Gone, Ted, Road Trip, The Heat, The Verdict.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Firefighters, Special Forces, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Motorcycles, Investigation, Death
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersPartners
PlotMystery
PlaceUSA

A detective uncovers a sinister conspiracy when he is sent to research a disintegrating neighborhood for a public relations campaign.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer, Fate
PlaceCollege
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScientists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Ghosts, Missing people
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Disturbing

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Investigation, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Action, Oscars, Fascinating

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotInvestigation, Death, Pursuit, Mystery
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersBears, Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Revived toys
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires, Toys
PlaceParty, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersBlonde girls
PlotTravel, Love triangle
PlaceCollege, Party
StyleLight

Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersPolice, Special agents, FBI, Criminals, Girlfriends
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Friendship, Chase
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: Buddies.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersLawyers
PlotInvestigation, Depression, Justice
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense

Frank Galvin is a down-on-his-luck lawyer and reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing, when a former associate reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit by serving it to Galvin on a silver platter—all parties are willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, Galvin suddenly realizes that the case should actually go to court—to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients... and to restore his standing as a lawyer.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration02:03
CharactersGangsters, FBI, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Drug addict, Friendship, Betrayal
PlaceMexico
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, For men

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Duration01:35
CharactersCIA, Military, Journalists, Lovers
PlotWar, Love triangle, Political
PlaceVietnam, Asia
StyleMakes me think, Serious

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, these three only sink deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersMafia, CIA, Hired assassins, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotSkirmishes, Hostage, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Scammers, Friends
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Card games
PlaceCasino

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Disabled people, Businessmen, Blind
PlotMusic
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Canada, Belgium
Duration01:48
CharactersTourists
PlotPassion
PlaceSea, Hotels
StyleSoulful

A story of three female tourists who visit Haiti, in order to enjoy the sexual nature of the young men.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Investigation, Weapon, Missing people
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Depressive

A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersAlcoholics, Actors
StyleAction, Smart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

An ex-theater actor is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:40
CharactersWitch, Horses, Immortals, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Magic, Martial Arts, Friendship
PlaceChina
StyleExciting

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
CharactersTerrorists, Teachers
PlotPolitical
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Serious

After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersThieves, Girlfriends
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Rivalry
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, FBI, Brothers
PlotWar, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceIreland, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Heavy

With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersMafia, FBI, Lawyers
PlotSeduction, Fate, Uprising, Blackmail
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersGay, Police, Journalists, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Oscars, Fascinating

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeachers, Disabled people, Losers, Blind
PlotOn real events
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration02:16
CharactersHorses, Cowboys
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Freedom, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Deserts
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Serious

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:09
CharactersFriends, Womanizers
PlotObsession, Hypnosis, Bulimia
StyleTo cry, Cute, Fancy

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, China
Duration02:01
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Mystery, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.





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