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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
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 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
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

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The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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A League of Their Own 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
The Untouchables 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
Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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Weird Science Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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Risky Business 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
High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

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My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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I, Robot Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 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
The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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Save the Last Dance Kerry Washington, Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson

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Stranger than Fiction Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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The Break-Up Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
Backdraft Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois
The Amityville Horror Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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While You Were Sleeping Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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Lucas Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Corey Haim

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Eve

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Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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Silver Streak Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

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Adventures in Babysitting Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller

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Barbershop Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar

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Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

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Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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Blankman Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall

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Airport Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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

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U.S. Marshals Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Michael Rooker, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold

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Love Jones Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

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Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland