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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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#72 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #51 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #14 of 172 The Best Superhero 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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#308 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #29 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #880 of 1,137 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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#78 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #43 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #28 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#156 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #153 of 226 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #383 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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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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#121 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #136 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted 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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#91 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #72 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #416 of 1,137 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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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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#17 of 108 The Best Mafia Films #101 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted 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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#51 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #1,014 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #60 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Dir. by John Hughes (1985), starring Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock & Bill Paxton

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#47 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #140 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on The Very Best Movies About Hackers

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Dir. by Andrew Davis (1993), starring Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones

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#91 of 239 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #48 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guyslisted 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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#21 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #34 of 124 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicalslisted 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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#203 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #77 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #201 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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#148 of 358 The Best Movies Based On Books #926 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #19 of 199 The Best Movies About Music

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

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#153 of 358 The Best Movies Based On Books #357 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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#99 of 358 The Best Movies Based On Books #173 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #212 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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

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#205 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #188 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #170 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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