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Movies shot in the Hamptons tend to fall into one of two camps: 1) The East End is used as a quaint, bucolic backdrop, or 2) it’s used as the poster location for fame, wealth and excess. Here’s a look at the seven most notable flicks, perfect for watching the next time that pesky rain keeps you from the beach.


“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Before all of his memories of her are erased, Kate Winslet’s character whispers to Jim Carrey’s character “Meet me in Montauk.” That’s also where one of the film’s most famous scenes--the one where they're in bed on the beach--was filmed.



American painter Jackson Pollock was based in the Hamptons, so, fittingly, the bulk of this biopic was shot at his former East Hampton home.

“Grey Gardens”

The infamous Grey Gardens residence, which was home to hundreds of cats and the cousin and aunt of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, is located in East Hampton--and that’s exactly where this documentary was filmed.


“The Bonfire of the Vanities”

Few chronicle high society with as much finesse as Tom Wolfe. While the film version of the Southampton resident’s book didn’t enjoy quite as much success as the novel, it does have a few notable oceanfront East End scenes.


“Wall Street”

Naturally, a film about Wall Street excess would include a Hamptons party scene. And because...a young Michael Douglas.


“Inside Job”

In the same vein as Wall Street, key scenes in this documentary about the economic crisis of 2008 were shot in the Hamptons, which is depicted as a playground for wealthy financiers.


“Something’s Gotta Give”

The majority of this rom-com was filmed in a mansion that made headlines last year when it was sold for a whopping $41 million.

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