Film Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

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List Rules The 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
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

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Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson

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Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Corey Haim

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Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Eve

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Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

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Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller

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Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar

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Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

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Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall

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Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Vanessa L. Williams

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Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

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Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold

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Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

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Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

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Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

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Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack