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Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago

Updated August 30, 2020 5.0k 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.
  • The Dark Knight1

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • Batman Begins2

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • Man of Steel3

    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams


    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Groundhog Day4

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell


    Directed byHarold Ramis

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon5

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf


    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • Home Alone6

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci


    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • Sixteen Candles7

    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald


    Directed byJohn Hughes

  • The Sting8

    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford


    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

  • A League of Their Own9

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks


    Directed byPenny Marshall

  • The Untouchables10

    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery


    Directed byBrian De Palma

  • Road to Perdition11

    Road to Perdition

    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig


    Directed bySam Mendes

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  • Pretty in Pink12

    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon


    Directed byHoward Deutch

  • Weird Science13

    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock


    Directed byJohn Hughes

  • The Fugitive14

    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford


    Directed byAndrew Davis

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  • Chicago15


    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu


    Directed byRob Marshall

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  • Risky Business16

    Risky Business

    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally


    Directed byPaul Brickman

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  • High Fidelity17

    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen


    Directed byStephen Frears

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  • Ordinary People18

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland


    Directed byRobert Redford

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  • My Best Friend's Wedding19

    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney


    Directed byP. J. Hogan

  • I, Robot20

    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf


    Directed byAlex Proyas

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding21

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin


    Directed byJoel Zwick

  • The Color of Money22

    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Save the Last Dance23

    Save the Last Dance

    Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles


    Directed byThomas Carter

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  • Stranger than Fiction24

    Stranger than Fiction

    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman


    Directed byMarc Forster

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  • The Break-Up25

    The Break-Up

    Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston


    Directed byPeyton Reed

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