CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — It was big news for western Massachusetts when they heard TV series like Castle Rock and Dexter were going to be filmed locally, but there have been several other movies that were shot in the Commonwealth you may not have known.
Here are some of the major movies that had scenes filmed in Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Film Office:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
There were several scenes shot in Boston, Cambridge and Worcester for the film.
Springfield native Ruth Carter was the costume designer for the movie and is the first Black woman to win two Oscars. She won best costume design in 2023 for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and in 2018 for “Black Panther.”
Don’t Look Up
The popular Netflix film was released in 2021 and had scenes shot in Allston, Attleboro, Boston, Brockton, Canton, Chicopee, Fall River, Framingham, North Attleboro, Norton, Salisbury, Weymouth, and Worcester.
Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and more star in the film.
The Tender Bar
The film was released in 2021, starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan and Christopher Lloyd. Scenes were shot in Ashby, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Devens, Fitchburg, Ipswich, Lowell, Wakefield, Westwood, and Worcester.
“Ted 2,” the 2014 sequel to “TED,” was shot all over Massachusetts, with filming locations in Boston, Chelsea, Danvers, Dartmouth, Framingham, Hamilton, Ipswich, Malden, Medford, Milton, Norfolk, Topsfield, Wareham, and Woburn.
The film, released in 2020 by Disney, was shot in Avon, Boston, Chelsea, Dedham, Ipswich, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marblehead, and North Andover.
The film was released in 2019 and stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Parts of the film were shot in Berlin, Boston, Canton, Easton, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Natick, Stoughton, Waltham, and Wellesley.
Daddy’s Home 2
Released in 2017, this film starred Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow. A part of the movie was shot in Great Barrington in the Berkshires! Scenes were also shot in Ayer/Devens, Boston, Cambridge, Clinton, Concord, Framingham, Hingham, Hudson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Plymouth, Quincy, Wellesley and Westford.
Super Troopers 2
22News discovered in 2018 that the popular sequel was shot at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown. If you watch the film, you may see the Quabbin as the backdrop! The film was also shot in Acton, Concord, Groton, Hopkinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Southborough and Sudbury.
Another blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio, “Shutter Island,” was filmed in the Bay State and in Maine’s Acadia National Park. See if you can spot Taunton‘s Whittenton Mills in this Martin Scorcese-directed thriller.
These are just some of the hundreds of films shot in Massachusetts. You can find the full list on the Massachusetts Film Office website.