film The Best Chicago Movies  

Ranker Film
932 votes 80 voters 3.0k views 43 items Embed

List Rules Movies about or set in Chicago, Illinois

McCormick Place, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Western Avenue, the Harold Washington Library, the Oceanarium, the Field Museum – these are the things that come to mind when we talk about Chicago, Illinois. Often referred to as “The Windy City” or “Second City," Chicago is the setting for many Hollywood films. But what are the best Chicago movies? 

Since Chicago is such a large city and is home to some of the most iconic structures in the United States it only makes sense that movies like Mickey One, Medium Cool, and The Color of Money all feature this famous city. Whether you're in the mood for action, romance, comedy, or drama there's a Windy City film for you.

This list has the best movies about Chicago, ranked by film lovers and including: High Fidelity, Hoop Dreams, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Risky Business, The Dark Night, Barbershop, The Blues Brothers, The Fugitive, Public Enemies, Stir of Echoes, Cooley High, and Road to Perdition.

Vote up your favorite Chi-Town classic or add one you love that isn't already on the list.

48 3
Ranker Video
The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

75+ Celebrities Who Live in Chicago The Best Paranormal Movies Streaming on Hulu

49 4
Ranker Video
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

34 3
Ranker Video
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

32 4
Ranker Video
clash1977 added The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

37 6
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

30 6
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
clash1977 added Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

24 4
The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

29 11
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

20 4
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

23 7
Ranker Video
Risky Business Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

23 7
High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

22 7
Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
Backdraft Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

16 5
Ranker Video
North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

18 8
Ranker Video
Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

14 6
Ranker Video
clash1977 added The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

11 4
Ranker Video
Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

11 4
Ranker Video
clash1977 added Eight Men Out Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack

13 6
Ranker Video
Bootsdad added Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

13 6
When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

14 7
Ranker Video

11 5
Ranker Video
Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

11 5
Ranker Video
About Last Night Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally

16 10
Ranker Video
Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

12 7
The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Movies
The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

13 8
Ranker Video
Barbershop Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar

10 6
Ranker Video
Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

10 6
Ranker Video
Soul Food Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Vanessa L. Williams

10 6
Ranker Video
My Best Friend’s Wedding

9 5
Ranker Video
While You Were Sleeping Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

The Best Movies With Night in the Title The Best Things About Fall

9 5
Ranker Video
clash1977 added Above the Law Sharon Stone, Steven Seagal, Pam Grier

10 7
Ranker Video
Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

9 7
Ranker Video
Call Northside 777 James Stewart, Thelma Ritter, Lee J. Cobb

7 5
Ranker Video
Nothing in Common Tom Hanks, Sela Ward, Jackie Gleason

6 4
Ranker Video
clash1977 added Mad Dog and Glory Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray

8 7
Ranker Video
Cooley High Garrett Morris, Glynn Turman, Steven Williams

6 5
Ranker Video
clash1977 added The Package Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier

7 8
Ranker Video
Medium Cool Peter Boyle, Robert Forster, Peter Bonerz

6 7
Ranker Video
Only the Lonely Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Maureen O'Hara

5 6
Ranker Video
Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

5 7
Ranker Video
Continental Divide John Belushi, Blair Brown, Tim Kazurinsky

5 7
Ranker Video
Mickey One Warren Beatty, Hurd Hatfield, Alexandra Stewart

4 7
Ranker Video
Mercury Rising Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Kim Dickens

3 7
Ranker Video
His New Job Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin