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Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

Updated August 30, 2020 4.9k views147 items

List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Chicago

List of movies that were filmed in Chicago, including trailers of the films when available. Chicago has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Chicago is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Chicago, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

This list has a variety of movies in it, from Mickey One to While You Were Sleeping.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Chicago?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Chicago?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Chicago are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    The Sting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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    A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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    The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Road to Perdition

    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Mendes

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    Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Deutch

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    Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Marshall

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    Risky Business is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Risky Business

    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally

    Released1983

    Directed byPaul Brickman

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    High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Frears

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    Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

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    My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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    I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2004

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Zwick

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    The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman

    Released1986

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Save the Last Dance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Save the Last Dance

    Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles

    Released2001

    Directed byThomas Carter

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    Stranger than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    Stranger than Fiction

    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2006

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    The Break-Up is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

    The Break-Up

    Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2006

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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