It’s funny to think of Cameron Diaz or Bruce Willis groaning at the same rainy weather as the rest of us. But they probably did, and recently. And after they left, Christian Bale and Brendan Fraser showed up. And pretty soon, Tom Cruise will arrive. (And Cammie D. will return to join him.)

Portsmouth had its own taste of the limelight earlier this month as Chase Bailey directed scenes for “Crooked Lane,” with Ann Cusack and Brett Cullen.

But just south of here, Massachusetts —and not just Boston — is becoming the true Hollywood East.

No L.A. or New York soundstages can do justice to the New England aesthetic, and the Bay State’s generous tax structure makes it appealing to big names.

The following are a few films that have been shot recently, are currently shooting or will soon be shooting in the general area.

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Leo and Marty were close to this area. (What's with all the Ipswich love?)

Leo and Marty were close to this area. (What's with all the Ipswich love?)

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