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Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois

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

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

List features Derailed, American Gun and more movies.

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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Illinois 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 Illinois
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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2005), starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine & Liam Neeson

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Dir. by Zack Snyder (2013), starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & Michael Shannon

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Dir. by John Landis (1980), starring Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin & Steven Spielberg

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Dir. by Harold Ramis (1993), starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell & Michael Shannon

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Transformers: Dark of th... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Dir. by Michael Bay (2011), starring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf & John Malkovich

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
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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) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
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) 14 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
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) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
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) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Dir. by Martin Scorsese (1986), starring Tom Cruise, Paul Newman & Martin Scorsese

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