6 of the Most Popular Movies Filmed in Cape Cod


The serene beauty of coastal Massachusetts has attracted more than just tourists over the years. Hollywood has also taken a liking to our area for its stunning backdrop and unforgettable scenery. If you’ve watched the films Summer Catch and Joe and Joe, you’ve already seen some of the best movies filmed in Cape Cod. However, these are just the beginning. Here are some other movies you may have seen that were recently shot right here!

If you’d like to see the setting for popular movies filmed in Cape Cod, be sure to book your stay at Chatham Gables and download your free copy of our Vacation Guide! It’s filled with only the best recommendations for activities and attractions you’ll enjoy during your stay at our Cape Cod bed & breakfast.

6 Movies Filmed in Cape Cod That You Must Watch Right Now

  1. The Lightkeepers

Set in 1912 on Cape Cod, The Lightkeepers is about a lighthouse 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. It’s a bit of a tear jerker, so make sure to have a box of tissues handy.

  1. Stuck On You

Stuck on you is a comedy about conjoined twins from Cape Cod! It’s also one of the many movies set in Martha’s Vineyard. When one of them wants to pursue an acting career in Hollywood, the other has no choice but to follow. The movie features beautiful aerial shots of the Cape, allowing watchers to get a glimpse of the area! After watching this film, you’ll surely want to see these picturesque shooting locations for yourself.

  1. Summer Catch

Summer Catch is a fun-filled movie that stars Freddie Prinze Jr. The plotline follows a rich girl and her family spending their summer on the Cape where she becomes romantically involved with a local boy eager to become a major league baseball player. The film even features a stint with the Cape Cod Baseball League! Pop a bag of popcorn and get ready for this roller-coaster ride of a movie!

  1. Grown Ups 2

The sequel to the hit film, “Grown Ups,” was filmed right here on the beautiful coastline! Following the events of the first film, Grown Ups 2 follows Lenny as he moves his family back to their hometown. He soon discovers that his kids have some lessons to teach him and his friends on the last day of school. Pop in the disc and keep your eyes open for the beautiful coastline. The belly laughing jokes and beautiful scenery will blow you away.

  1. Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle is one of the oldest and most famous movies filmed on Cape Cod. In fact, it 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 was released to the public in May 1903. The movie starred Joseph Jefferson himself and runs for about 4 minutes.

  1. 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. It’s one of the most spectacular movies filmed in Provincetown, MA and gives great insight into what life was like in early 1900’s Cape Cod.

See the Famous Movie Sets For Yourself During Your Stay With Us

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.

Book your next getaway with us today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.