Released: 2003
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins

Three childhood best friends grow up to be all kinds of fucked up, then have to deal with a bunch more fucked-up shit. Like, fuck. Really doe, this is Eastwood at his best—directing a movie that doesn't star him. Cops, murder, and psychological scars—it's what Boston does best!

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The Longfellow poem "Paul Revere's Ride" takes place along the banks of the Mystic River. Heh, you said "Longfellow."