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Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois

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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.
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  • 1
    The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • 3
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 4
    Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • 5
    The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 6
    The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 7
    Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

  • 8
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • 9
    Home Alone

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 10
    Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

  • 11
    The Sting

    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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    A League of Their Own

    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

  • 13
    The Untouchables

    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

  • 14
    Road to Perdition

    Road to Perdition

    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Mendes

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  • 15
    Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Deutch

  • 16
    Weird Science

    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

  • 17
    The Fugitive

    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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  • 18
    Chicago

    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Marshall

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  • 19
    Risky Business

    Risky Business

    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally

    Released1983

    Directed byPaul Brickman

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  • 20
    High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Frears

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  • 21
    Ordinary People

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

  • 22
    My Best Friend's Wedding

    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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  • 23
    I, Robot

    I, Robot

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2004

    Directed byAlex Proyas

  • 24
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Zwick

  • 25
    The Color of Money

    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman

    Released1986

    Directed byMartin Scorsese