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Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois

Updated August 30, 2020 9.9k views200 items

List RulesThe 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.
  • 1

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

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  • 2

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

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  • 3

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

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  • 4

    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

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    #106 of 116 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made#117 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

  • 5

    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

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    #201 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#72 of 206 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

  • 6

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

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    #9 of 15 Classic Movie Endings People Only Accept Because They're Classics#7 of 63 Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

  • 7

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

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    #41 of 112 Movies That Need Sequels#4 of 12 Movies Where The Cast And Crew Disagreed About Its Meaning

  • 8

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf

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    #159 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#95 of 135 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

  • 9

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

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  • 10

    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

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    #26 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies#65 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

  • 11

    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

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    #16 of 92 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture#19 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

  • 12

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

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    #7 of 309 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#25 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • 13

    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

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    #9 of 117 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows#31 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys

  • 14

    Road to Perdition

    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig

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    #60 of 172 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#18 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time

  • 15

    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

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    #25 of 43 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters#275 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies Of All Time

  • 16

    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock

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  • 17

    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

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    #479 of 1,184 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#48 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

  • 18


    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

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    #17 of 109 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made#7 of 21 Movies With Places In The Title That Weren't Actually Shot There

  • 19

    Risky Business

    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally

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    #83 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#195 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • 20

    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen

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    #181 of 370 The Best Movies Based On Books#18 of 195 The Best Movies About Music

  • 21

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

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    #22 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#21 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '80s

  • 22

    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

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  • 23

    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

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    #38 of 247 The Best Whodunit Movies#29 of 180 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies

  • 24

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

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    #38 of 71 The Greatest Female-Led Comedy Movies#174 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • 25

    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman

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    #14 of 37 The Best Martin Scorsese Movies#46 of 61 The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big