Real Boston Movies

This week Fox News had a feature on Boston movies, and picked the 10 most recent and well know flicks centered on Boston. Fox’s list is here All good choices, but not a deep or full look at films that caught an authentic look and feel of the Olde Town. If you want to get a look at Boston films that get it mostly right, add these to your NetFlix watch list, sit back in your ‘pahla with a beeh, relax and watch these wicked good movies”

  • Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle in Boston crime story. Final scenes shot in Boston Garden at Bruins game with Bobby Orr.
  • Monument Ave. (1998) Dennis Leary in the is look at Charlestown streets- this is the movie Afflek & others looked to for gritty Boston Detail.
  • Next Stop Wonderland (1998) Romance from Boston to Revere on the Wonderland line
  • The Boston Strangler (1968) Tony Curits plays the murder that held Boston hostage to feed.
  • Fear Strikes Out (1957) Story of Jimmy Piersall, the Red Sox phenom with mental illness, starring Karl Malden as the dad and Anthony Perkins at Jimmy.
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) The Original art heist movie with tough Guy Steve McQueen and Fay Dunaway, all shot in town.
  • The Verdict (1982) Washed up Boston lawyer, played by Paul Newman, takes on the Catholic Church in a wrongful death suit.
  • The Brinks Job (1978) Peter Falk stars in the story of the “Crime of the Century”
  • Blown Away (1994) Jeff Bridges & Tommy Lee Jones destroy the Boston Accent and Irish brogue in this cat  mouse crime thriller.
  • Southie (1998) Donny Wahlberg pays homage to his home  town as returning bad boy trying to help family and stay straight
  • Between the Lines (1977) Jeff Goldblum stars in this film about an underground newspaper (the Boston Phoenix) and the staff


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