Movies Filmed in Cape Cod Over the Years

Movies Filmed in Cape CodCape Cod is a beautiful backdrop for any film! Many films have been shot on Cape Cod, including Summer Catch and Joe and Joe. Those are not the only great ones that feature the stunning scenery of Cape Cod. Pick a movie listed below and experience the Cape Cod surroundings from the comfort of your home. Or come and visit us at Chatham Gables Inn and see for yourself. Check out our list of some of the movies filmed in Cape Cod over the past years!

The Lightkeepers

Set in 1912 on Cape Cod, The Lightkeepers is about a light keeper who has disavowed any association with females. The movie was filmed at the Race Point Lighthouse on Cape Cod. Despite his efforts, two attractive women move into a nearby cottage for the summer and make his vow more challenging. Make sure to have a box of tissues handy. 

Stuck on You

Stuck on you is about conjoined twins from picturesque Martha’s Vineyard! The movie features beautiful aerial shots of the Cape, allowing watchers to get a glimpse of the area! After watching this film, you will want to visit Cape Cod.

Summers Catch

Summers Catch is a fun filled movie featuring Freddie Prinze Jr., doing a stint with the Cape Cod Baseball League and more! The plot line is about a rich girl and her family spending their summer on the Cape; she becomes romantically involved with a local poor boy! Pop a bag of popcorn and get ready for this roller-coaster ride of a movie!

Grown Ups 2

This hilarious movie- maybe only to some- is actually shot on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts! Pop in the disc and keep your eyes open for the beautiful coastline. The belly laughing jokes and beautiful scenery will blow you away. 

Rip Van Winkle

Did you know that there were films shot on Cape Cod over 100 years ago? In 1896, the feature Rip Van Winkle was filmed on beautiful Cape Cod. The movie is the earliest surviving motion picture made in New England. Filmed in Buzzards Bay on the estate of New York stage actor Joseph Jefferson, the movie actually starred the famous actor. It was shot with an 800-pound mutograph camera. According to IMBD, the film, which runs for only four minutes, was released to the public in May 1903.

Quaint Provincetown

In 1917, the film Quaint Provincetown was made by the Edison Company. The movie shows the streets of Provincetown as they were 80 years ago. Throughout the movie you will see children playing hide and seek among the streets, giant mast ships floating in harbor and fishermen mending their nets.


As you are watching a film from our list of movies filmed in Cape Cod, don’t forget to book your stay at Chatham Gables Inn. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are the perfect place to experience the area at its best. Luxuriate in our spa-inspired amenities such as ZENTs Aromatherapy bath products, Turkish towels, plush robes and Matouk & Comphy Co. linens. Each room has its own private bath, and our King Rooms have deep soaking tubs as well as showers. Of course, your stay includes a full breakfast each morning, so you’ll be ready to explore Cape Cod. See you soon!


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