Movies and TV shows set in chicago illinois

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in chicago illinois ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, serious, humorous, entertaining and exciting films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe, chase, redemption, destiny, brutality and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Netherlands, UK and other countries.
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chicago illinois movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as chicago illinois: Chicago Fire (2012), Chicago Med (2015), Chicago P.D. (2014), Chi-Raq (2015), Derailed (2005), The Fugitive (1993), Rampage (2018), Bad Moms (2016), Vacation (2015), Never Been Kissed (1999).

List of movies set in chicago illinois

 7.9
 30K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, paramedic, danger, life risking, responsibility, teamwork, characters in danger, workplace problem, crime investigation, chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.5
 9K
Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in ...
Style: serious, sincere, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, surgery, nurse, patient, doctors and patients, emergency room, coworker relationship, medical student, treatment, medical profession, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
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 8.1
 22K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, crime investigation, crimes, policewoman, partners, sergeant, arrest, victim, shooting, rookie, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 5.7
 8K
Chi-Raq (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Style: satirical, melancholic, stylized, talky, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, redemption, death, gunfight, gangster, murder, women, adaptation, dysfunctional family, justice, political, activist ...
Place: chicago illinois, iraq
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 6.6
 68K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, crimes, blackmail, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, crime, revenge, family problems, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.8
 243K
The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, fugitives, betrayal, escape, death sentence, framed for murder, corruption, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 6.1
 109K
Rampage (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching, surprise ending
Plot: monster, destruction, mutation, transformation, fear, rage, animal attack, chase, gorilla, wolf, rescue, military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san diego california, chicago illinois, florida, illinois, wyoming ...
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 6.2
 99K
Bad Moms (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, touching, buddy comedy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family, party, parenthood, friendship, divorce, single mother, working mom, female friendship, friendship between women, motherhood, women, prank ...
Place: chicago illinois, california
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 6.1
 85K
Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, idiotic, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, vacation, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, amusement park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, prom, teenager, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, hidden identity, undercover, romance, fall in love, teacher, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
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 7.3
 11K
The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper, journalist, newspaper man, verbal byplay, media satire, marriage proposal, stress, workplace situations, media, workplace, friends ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.3
 17K
Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: baseball, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, historical figure, friendship, cons and scams, sport team, ambition, dishonesty, hopes, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, boston, california
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, teachers and students, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.4
 47K
Bound (1996)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Style: sexy, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, mafia, femme fatale, neo noir, murder, crime, women's prison, gays and lesbians, gangsters, love affair, ex convict, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 65K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, investigation, arson, corruption, explosion, fire, danger, rescue, office, psychopath, pyromaniac, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.4
 11K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, prank, homeless shelter, working class, holiday, thanksgiving, buddies, mischievous children, reluctant partners, parents and children, culture clash, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london, australia
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 5.8
 19K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, family, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, urban, rich and poor, little girl, society, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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 6.5
 1K
Mickey One (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former comic is on the run from the mob.
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, on the run, neo noir, nightclub, debt, paranoia, crime, crimes, neo-noir, stand-up comedian, gangsters, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 102K
The Big Sick (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's ...
Style: romantic, sweet, melancholic, dramatic, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, illness, arranged marriage, coma, comedian, family, stand-up comedian, cultural difference, marriage, interracial love, magic trick, graduate student ...
Place: chicago illinois, japan
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Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a relationship with one of them disrupt the delicate balance of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: office, friendship, love triangle, college, twentysomething life, intern, thirtysomething life, romance, urban, love and romance, friends, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin—who investigated mysterious crimes with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, gothic
Plot: monster, supernatural ability, supernatural, newspaper, cover up, ghost, news reporter, domestic disturbance, workplace intrigue, danger, deadly, mummy ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, chicago illinois
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Forbidden Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An up-and-coming attorney reaches a pivotal point in his life and career when he falls in love with the wife of his boss.
Plot: divorce, forbidden love, fight, older man younger woman relationship, blackmail, brother sister relationship, merger, religious faith, infidelity, adultery, law firm, emotional manipulation ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 8.7
 167K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: humorous, biting, offbeat, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, alcoholic father, drinking problem, gay teenager, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.3
 62K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, crumbling marriage, politics, courtroom, infidelity, legal investigation, law firm, corruption, district attorney, justice, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 71K
Weird Science (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: teenager, friendship, geek, inventions and discoveries, misfit, high school, technology, wish come true, dream girl, experiment gone awry, looking for sex, nerds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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 7.4
 299K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love affair, love and romance, business, loneliness, couples, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, travel, corporate world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, crime, tough cop, bribery, partners against crime, fighting crime, trial, gangsters, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, ridiculous, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: killer robot, evil alien, androids and robots, good versus evil, benign alien, betrayal, commando, sabotage, traitor, giant robot, alien planet, bodyguard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: chicago illinois, pentagon, washington d.c., new mexico, africa ...
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 6.5
 79K
Sex Drive (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: looking for sex, friendship, virginity, friends, road trip, high school, jealousy, male nudity, farce, on the road, virgin, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.5
 27K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crime, criminal heroes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, special agents, tough law enforcer, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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