Binge on These Boston-Related Titles This Holiday Season

Grab some popcorn and head to the couch to check out our streaming picks with local ties.

"Worst Case Scenario" -- Frank grows concerned that a threat to New York City may be imminent following a terrorist attack in the Middle East, on the sixth season premiere of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Sept 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan. Photo: Giovanni Rufino/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Donnie Wahlberg Photo by Giovanni Rufino / CBS

The holidays are finally here, which means lots of food, fun, and vegging out on the couch watching your favorite shows and movies.

Rather than streaming the same old programs over and over again, try checking out a few Boston-related titles starring celebrities from around the area, or better yet, feature the city as its setting.

From Good Will Hunting to Donnie Wahlberg in Blue Bloods, here are a few of our streaming picks with local ties that you can binge on this holiday season.


Boogie Nights: This 1997 drama about the golden age of the porn industry was Mark Wahlberg’s big breakout role. (Netflix)

Bourne Identity/Bourne Supremacy: You can stream the first two installments of Matt Damon’s Bourne series. (Netflix)

The Departed: Get down and dirty with Martin Scorsese’s 2006 crime thriller that takes place in Boston. (HBO GO)

Four Brothers: Mark Wahlberg stars in this drama about a band of brothers who are out for revenge after their adopted mother is murdered. (Netflix)

Gone Girl: David Fincher’s creepy psychological thriller starring Ben Affleck earned Rosamund Pike a Best Actress nomination at last year’s Academy Awards. (HBO GO)

Good Will Hunting: There are few movies that are as Boston as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning hit. (Amazon/Netflix)

The Judge: This 2014 drama starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, and Boston actor Jeremy Strong was filmed around Massachusetts. (HBO GO)

Lone Survivor: Mark Wahlberg stars as a Navy SEAL who must take on the Taliban in this 2013 action film, which is based on the true story of Purple Heart recipient Marcus Luttrell. (HBO GO)

Out of the Furnace: Casey Affleck stars as a bare-knuckle brawler opposite in this 2013 thriller, which also stars Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, and Zoë Saldana. (Netflix)

Session 9: This 2001 horror film was shot at the creepy Danvers State Asylum. (HBO GO)

Snowpiercer: Boston born actor Chris Evans stars in this 2013 post-apocalyptic thriller. (Hulu/Netflix)

The Talented Mr. Ripley: Matt Damon plays a suave con artist named Tom Ripley in the hit 1999 film. (HBO GO)

Television Shows:

"All That Glitters" -- A tourist is shot outside a hip Lower East Side restaurant, and Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) works to solve it with Frank Reagan's help, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, April 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bridget Moynahan Erin Reagan-Boyle. Photo: Eric Liebowitz/CBS©2011 CBS BROADCASTING INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan Photo by Eric Liebowitz / CBS

Blue Bloods: This cop drama stars Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, and Tom Selleck’s mustache, do we really have to say anything else? (Amazon/Hulu/Netflix)

Bob’s Burgers: The hit animated comedy features the voice of Lexington native Eugene Mirman. (Hulu/Netflix)

Cheers: Take a trip back to the Beacon Hill bar where everybody knows your name. (Amazon/Hulu/Netflix)

Louie: A fictionalized version of the Newton native will make you cringe with all of the awkward situations he gets into. (Amazon/Hulu/Netflix)

Lucky Louie: Before Louis C.K. hit the big time with his FX series, he had a short lived HBO comedy. (HBO GO)

The Mindy Project: Thanks to Hulu, this comedy series by Cambridge’s Mindy Kaling was revived for a fourth season. (Hulu)

Orange is the New Black: The hit online series about a feisty group of female prisoners stars Medfield native Uzo Aduba. (Netflix)

Parks and Recreation: Relive all of Leslie Knope’s adventures in this NBC comedy starring Burlington native Amy Poehler. (Hulu/Netflix)

Project Greenlight: Check out what all the fuss was about over those controversial comments by Matt Damon. (HBO GO)

Rock this Boat: Set sail with the New Kids on the Block crew. (Netflix)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Can you spot the Boston landmarks in the opening credits of this classic ABC comedy? (Amazon)

Wahlburgers: Check out what Mark, Donnie, Alma, and the gang are cooking up. (Hulu)


Call Me Lucky: Bobcat Goldthwait directed this film about the life and work of Boston comedy legend and political activist Barry Crimmins. (Netflix)

Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bomber: National Geographic takes a closer look at the 2013 tragedy. (Netflix)

Mitt: This 2014 film chronicles the former Massachusetts governor’s journey through the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. (Netflix)

Comedy Stand-Up:

Bill Burr Photo by Netflix

Bill Burr Photo by Netflix

Bill Burr–I’m Sorry You Feel That Way: Before the Canton born comic’s animated series F Is for Family hits the web, check out his hilarious 2014 special. (Netflix)

Louis C.K.–Oh My God: The Newton native has a lot of specials available online, but this 2013 gem is one of his best. (HBO GO)

Dane Cook–Vicious Circle: Get “DANEgerous” with the Cambridge born comedian in this throwback special from 2006. (HBO GO)

Robert Kelly–Live at the Village Underground: The Boston comic bemoans getting older in this 2015 special. (Netflix)

Eugene Mirman–Vegan on His Way to the Complain Store: Bobcat Goldthwait directed the Bob’s Burgers star’s latest comedy special. (Netflix)