5 Movies About Boston You May Not Know

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Boston is a beautiful city. From the prestigious Harvard Institute to the most superb theatres, this city ensures an enriched lifestyle. Being a beautiful city, Boston has also proved to be a fitting place to shoot Hollywood movies, and those productions have made their mark well. Here we count 5 movies that stand out the most among the bunch.

1. The Departed (2006)

With a first billed cast of Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg, this crime-thriller represents a great idea of South Boston. The intriguing story wraps around a mole and an undercover police officer who try to find each other in their respective areas, while putting lives at stakes. The direction of Martin Scorsese keeps his level at its best. Along with its profound cast and their performance, The Departed is full of suspense and shows notable areas of South Boston.

2. Good Will Hunting (1997)

An amazing movie with an amazing story. The lead actors include Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Beautifully written, the movie tells the story of a janitor, and undiscovered mathematical genius, at M.I.T. and his troubled childhood through therapy sessions. These sessions make him re-evaluate his relationships and the future. The movie also features the bars and outside areas of restaurants in Boston.

3. Mystic River (2003)

Another A-list cast movie including Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Tim Robbins, Mystic River follows the story of three best friends who face the consequences of simple choice and luck. The movie shows how a mere little decision can turn into horrible circumstances for everyone. Sean Penn wins the stage with his top notch performance. The movie also represents Boston streets and bars.

4. Gone Baby Gone (2007) 

Based on a novel written by Dennis Lehane, the storyline of the movie gives a mystery about finding a girl by two detectives. King of Boston movies, Ben Affleck, makes his directorial debut with the cast of his brother Casey Affleck, well-known Morgan Freeman and Michelle Monaghan. The movie will make an impression on its viewers, who need to be ready for some suspense. Boston is taken in total consideration of this movie.

5. The Social Network (2010)

Although many people might disagree with this movie on our list, portraying the birth of the most used website in the world, Facebook, is not something to be left out. The Social Network is a movie with a chronological play depicting how a boy named Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) codes a website in his dorm room, with a couple of his friends and handles the whole business on his own. The movie features Harvard University and various Cambridge locations.

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