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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
Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2008), starring 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
Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2005), starring 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
Dir. by Zack Snyder (2013), starring 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
Dir. by Harold Ramis (1993), starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell & Michael Shannon

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Transformers: Dark of th... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Dir. by Michael Bay (2011), starring 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
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago
Dir. by John Hughes (1984), starring John Cusack, Molly Ringwald & Joan Cusack

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Dir. by George Roy Hill (1973), starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford & Robert Shaw

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Dir. by Penny Marshall (1992), starring 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
Dir. by Brian De Palma (1987), starring 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
Dir. by Sam Mendes (2002), starring Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig & Paul Newman

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Dir. by Howard Deutch (1986), starring James Spader, Gina Gershon & Molly Ringwald

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Dir. by John Hughes (1985), starring Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock & Bill Paxton

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Dir. by Andrew Davis (1993), starring Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones

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Dir. by Rob Marshall (2002), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu & Renée Zellweger

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Dir. by Paul Brickman (1983), starring 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
Dir. by Stephen Frears (2000), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen & Jack Black

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Dir. by Robert Redford (1980), starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland & Adam Baldwin

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Dir. by Alex Proyas (2004), starring Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf & Bridget Moynahan

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Dir. by Joel Zwick (2002), starring 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
Dir. by Martin Scorsese (1986), starring Tom Cruise, Paul Newman & Martin Scorsese

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Dir. by Thomas Carter (2001), starring Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles & Bianca Lawson

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Dir. by Marc Forster (2006), starring Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman & Queen Latifah

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Dir. by Peyton Reed (2006), starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston & Ann-Margret

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