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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
Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2008), starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine & Heath Ledger

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Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2005), starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine & Liam Neeson

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#14 of 173 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #84 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #51 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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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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#29 of 173 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #1,043 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #881 of 1,138 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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

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#39 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #44 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #99 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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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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#70 of 355 The Best Rainy Day Movies #40 of 120 Movies That Need Sequels #41 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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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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#157 of 173 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #152 of 226 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #4 of 30 The Worst Movies With Great Trailers

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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
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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#588 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #247 of 1,138 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Dir. by Penny Marshall (1992), starring Madonna, Tom Hanks & Rosie O'Donnell

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#56 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #297 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #417 of 1,138 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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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#195 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #213 of 355 The Best Rainy Day Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#101 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #17 of 109 The Best Mafia Filmslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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

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#49 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #1,015 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #26 of 114 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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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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#92 of 241 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #961 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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

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#20 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #15 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Dir. by Paul Brickman (1983), starring Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally & Rebecca De Mornay

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#76 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #610 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #461 of 1,138 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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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#928 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #148 of 360 The Best Movies Based On Books #29 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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

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#214 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #360 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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

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#212 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #28 of 154 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies #99 of 360 The Best Movies Based On Books

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Dir. by Joel Zwick (2002), starring Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin & Joey Fatone

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#170 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #187 of 1,138 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #204 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#216 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #91 of 158 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever