12 wicked good films set in Bah-ston

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    Boston Box Office Bigs Some of the best movies filmed in Beantown. (Miramax/MGM/Paramount)
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    'Good Will Hunting' (1997) Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's coming-of-age drama solidified them as stars. Matt played the wicked smart janitor at MIT and Ben played his best bud. (Miramax)
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    'The Departed' (2006) The crime thriller about an Irish mob boss (Jack Nicholson) takes place in South Boston. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon also star in the film that centers around a  mole being placed in the Massachusetts State Police. (Warner Bros.)
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    'Legally Blonde' (2001) The hilarious comedy catapulted Reese Witherspoon into stuperstardom. The movie is about Elle Woods, a presumably ditzy blonde, who tries her hand at Harvard Law Schooll.  (MGM)
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    'The Fighter' (2010) The critically acclaimed movie is a biographical drama about boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), originally from Lowell, Mass. (Paramount Pictures)
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    'Starting Over' (1979) Phil Potter (Burt Reynolds) moves to Boston from New York after splitting with his wife, and as the title states, starts over. (Paramount Pictures)
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    'Love Story' (1970) The film tells the story of Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O'Neal), who comes from a family of well-respected Harvard grads and falls in love with a working class girl (Ali MacGraw). (Paramount Pictures)
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    Gone Baby Gone (2007) Ben Affleck directs his baby bro Casey in this murder mystery based on the book by the same name. The film is set in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. (Miramax Films)
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    'Fever Pitch' (2005) This romantic comedy tells the story of what happens when Lindsey (Drew Barrymore) tries to date a diehard Red Sox fan (Jimmy Fallon). (20th Century Fox)
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    'The Town' (2010) Ben Affleck stars in and directs this crime drama about a gang of robbers in Boston.  (Warner Bros.)
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    '21' (2008) The film is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack team who used their intellect to win tons of money.  (Columbia Pictures)
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    'The Social Network' (2010) The controversial drama tells the story of how some Harvard kids invented a little thing called Facebook. (Columbia Pictures)
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    'Mystic River' (2003) Sean Penn and Tim Robbins star in this drama about Boston natives who are on opposite ends of a murder.  (Warner Bros.)
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