Itineraries & Self-Guided Tours

Movies Filmed in North of Boston

Check out the list below to view the filming locations of some of your favorite movies filmed North of Boston.

North of Boston, MA is an incredibly diverse area. With more than 200 miles of coastline, 12 lighthouses, parks, trails, and quintessential New England villages, it is no wonder that so many movies are filmed here. Over the years, the North Shore has become one of the most desirable settings for movies making their way to the big screen.

All the way from the 1930s to today, movies have been filmed locally on the North Shore, and are still widely successful, well-liked films. It’s easy to film when you have such a beautiful, nautical, New England scene to shoot. Capturing the New England foliage, oceanic views, and diverse coast lines is understandably what draws directors and filmmakers to the region.

The Massachusetts Film Office created a Little Women Flipsnack, detailing all filming locations.  Take a peak and visit these places!  Click here to download.


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The Good Son (1993)
Filming Locations: Beverly, Gloucester and Manchester-by-the-Sea

Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
Filming Locations: Beverly Farms


Grown Ups (2010)
Filming Locations: Woodmans of Essex, 212 Main St.and Marblehead


The Perfect Storm (2000)
Filming Locations: Crow’s Nest 334 Main St and Gloucester Harbor

Captains Courageous (1937)
Filming Locations: Gloucester

The Love Letter (1999)
Filming Locations: Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea


Joy (2015)
Filming Locations: 77 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832 and Salem


Ghost of Girlfriends past (2009)
Filming Locations: Crane Estate 290 Argilla Rd Ipswich

Flowers in the attic (2014)
Filming Locations: Crane Estate 290 Argilla Rd Ipswich

The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Filming Locations: Crane Estate 290 Argilla Rd Ipswich

Mermaids (1990)
Filming Locations: Ipswich and Rockport

Little Women (2019) Filming Locations: Ipswich and Lawrence


Surrogates (2009)
Filming Locations: Lawrence and Lynn


State and Main (2000)
Filming Locations: Manchester-by-the-Sea

Manchester by the Sea (2015)
Filming Locations: Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Lynn, Middleton, Tewksbury


The Game Plan (2007)
Filming Locations: North Shore Mall, Peabody

Patriots Day (2016)
Filming Locations: Peabody


The Proposal (2009)
Filming Locations: Mofit #1 and Bradley Wharf, Rockport

Stuck on you (2003)
Filming Locations: Rockport


Hocus Pocus (1993)
Filming Locations: Pioneer Village 1630, Salem

Bride wars (2009)
Filming Locations: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem


Title to Murder (2001)
Filming Locations: Salisbury

The Equalizer (2014)
Filming Locations: Salisbury Beach Center, Haverhill, Salem and Ipswich


Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Locations: Willowdale Estate Topsfield, Gloucester Ipswich. Rockport, Essex and North Andover