Movies and TV Series - Connecticut

Goals

To compile a list of movies and TV series that are both filmed in and based in Connecticut. Specifically, movies and TV series where Connecticut towns, landmarks, and other sites are prominently featured. The research will be used to list down movies and TV series people can watch to feel like they're exploring Connecticut while they stay home during the pandemic.

Early Findings

Clarification

  • For the purpose of this research, by "based in Connecticut", we assumed that the movie/TV show has a Connecticut-based plot.

Movies Filmed & Based in Connecticut

  • Some of the movies and films that are both based in and filmed in Connecticut are:

    Revolutionary Road (2008)

    • A link to information about the movie can be found here.
    • Connecticut sites (cities/towns/landmarks) featured in the movie include Darien, Pinewood Lake (Trumbull), Trumbull, Redding, Rowayton (Norwalk), Shelton, Beacon Falls, Southport, Stamford, Thomaston, Bethel, Dolan Middle School - 51 Toms Road (Stamford), New Canaan, Norwalk Community College (188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk), Norwalk, Easton, Fairfield, and Greenwich.

    The Stepford Wives (2004)

    • A link to information about the movie can be found here.
    • Connecticut sites (cities/towns/landmarks) featured in the movie include Lockwood-Mathews Mansion (295 West Avenue, Norwalk), Fairfield County, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Greenwich, and Town Hall & Offices of New Canaan (77 Main Street, New Canaan).

    The Stepford Wives (1975)

    • A link to information about the movie can be found here.
    • Connecticut sites (cities/towns/landmarks) featured in the movie include Lockwood-Mathews Mansion (295 West Avenue, Norwalk), Darien, Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Goodwives Shopping Center (25 Old Kings Highway, Darien), and Redding.

    High School 911 (2016)

    • A link to information about the movie can be found here.
    • This documentary feature film was filmed in Darien, Connecticut.

    Mystic Pizza (1988)

    • A link to information about the movie can be found here.
    • Connecticut sites (cities/towns/landmarks) featured in the movie include Mystic; Groton; Stonington; 73 Water Street, Stonington Borough; Main Street, Mystic; 201 N. Main Street, Stonington; Church Street, Stonington Borough; 66 Water Street, Stonington Borough; 187 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck; 185 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck; 730 State Pier Road, New London; Yale University, New Haven; and 15 Riverview Avenue, Noank.

TV Series Filmed & Based in Connecticut

    Muggsy (1976–1977)

    • A link to information about the TV series can be found here.
    • The series was filmed in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Summary of Findings

  • We started this hour of research by exploring several lists of "films set in Connecticut". While several movies on these lists had a Connecticut-based plot, we found that most of them were not filmed in Connecticut.
  • Our initial research indicated that compiling a list of movies and TV shows that are both filmed in Connecticut and have a plot based in Connecticut will be difficult and time-consuming.
  • After reading the movie plots, we have identified five movies and one TV series filmed and based in Connecticut.
  • We used "filming locations" provided by IMDb to determine Connecticut sites (cities/towns/landmarks) featured in each movie.

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