Famous Movies Filmed in Detroit

Updated September 14, 2018 2.1k views 20 items

List Rules The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Detroit

List of movies that were filmed in Detroit, including trailers of the films when available. Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Detroit, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

Meet Monica Velour and A City to Yourself are included on this list along with many more.

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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Detroit are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Detroit
Dir. by Paul Verhoeven (1987), starring Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller & Leeza Gibbons

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Dir. by Sam Raimi (1981), starring Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi & Ted Raimi

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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Detroit
Dir. by Jason Reitman (2009), starring George Clooney, Anna Kendrick & Zach Galifianakis

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Dir. by John Milius (1984), starring Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze & Lea Thompson

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Dir. by Clint Eastwood (2008), starring Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker & Scott Eastwood

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Dir. by Lewis Teague (1989), starring Jay Leno, Pat Morita & Ernie Hudson
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