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, humorous, entertaining, clever, exciting and light films and TV shows about / with chase, vengeance, dialogue, mentor, runaway, storytelling, police investigation, brutality, destiny and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
chicago illinois
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chicago illinois movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as chicago illinois: Chicago Fire (2012), Chicago P.D. (2014), The Sting (1973), The Untouchables (1987), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), The Blues Brothers (1980), The Fugitive (1993), Chicago (2002), Home Alone (1990), Never Been Kissed (1999).

List of movies set in chicago illinois

 8.0
 56K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire department, fire brigade, paramedic, rescue, friendship, teamwork, life risking, responsibility, lifesaver, crime investigation, emergency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.1
 37K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, victim, police detective, sergeant, arrest, partners, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.3
 260K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, witty, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: con artists, gambling, cons and scams, casino, gangsters, poker, heist, crimes, mafia, caper, chase, sting operation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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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: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, crimes, tough cop, smuggling, tough law enforcer, prohibition, tax evasion, prohibition era, police investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, light, funny, humorous, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, friendship, skipping school, teacher, breaking the fourth wall, truancy, teenage boy, school, teenage girl, one day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their ...
Style: funny, twists and turns, buddy movie, road movie, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, blues, road trip, car chase, car, rock and roll, lack of money, prison, buddy, race against time, mission from god ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.8
 292K
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, neo noir, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: on the run, betrayal, fugitives, escape, conspiracy, manhunt, framed for murder, frame up, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, escapades, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.2
 229K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, colourful, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, lawyer, dancing, jazz, broadway, legal, rising to stardom, musician, music, music business ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.7
 558K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, mischievous children, family, children, home alone, youth, when the parents are away, child protagonist, kids and family, home invasion, precocious child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york, france ...
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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, touching, romantic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: high school, prom, friendship, journalist, teenager, teacher, journalism, popularity, humiliation, undercover, romance, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, usa
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 6.7
 80K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, 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: twists and turns, suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, arson, firefighter, corruption, fire, pyromaniac, rescue, rookie, brother brother relationship, firefighting, funeral, disaster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 4.9
 2K
Backdraft 2 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Years after the original Backdraft, Sean, son of the late Steve "Bull" McCaffrey, is assigned to investigate a deadly fire only to realize it is something much more sinister.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, arson, escapades, crimes, police investigation, arms dealer, police, chase, society, funeral, terrorism, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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About Last Night... (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, friendship, male nudity, teenager, sex, new year's eve, nudity (full frontal - brief), bittersweet, romance, yuppie, sex scene, lust ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, mafia, police, revenge, fight, chase, gangsters, police officer, hitman, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, new jersey
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 5.8
 28K
The Relic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, exciting, serious ...
Plot: monster, museum, creature feature, human versus monster, survival, police investigation, beast, supernatural, violence, deadly creature, superstition, ship ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, brazil, usa
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 6.5
 13K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: buddy movie, talky, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police officer, police, violence, chase, gunfight, police investigation, buddy, undercover, crimes, car chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, new jersey, illinois, usa
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V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: twist ending, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, justice, crimes, mystery, strong female character, father daughter relationship, murder mystery, happy ending, investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 25K
Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, exciting, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, doctors and patients, medical, patient, medical profession, hospital, medical student, nurse, emergency room, doctors, physician, coworker ...
Place: chicago illinois
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: political, factual, suspense, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, riot, activist, jury, political protest, hippie, court, injustice, political activism, protest, political persecution, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1994
Place: chicago illinois, mississippi, oakland california, washington d.c., ohio ...
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: road movie, feel good, buddy movie, funny, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, road trip, holiday, train, airplane, snow, travel, on the road, railway, airport, comedy duo, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: sexy, talky, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: father son relationship, hospital, divorce, surgery, dysfunctional family, businesswoman, marital separation, employer employee relationship, advertising executive, diabetes, marriage, office ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa
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 6.4
 31K
Hardball (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Style: melancholic, suspense, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, baseball, gang, gambling, gangsters, redemption, sport, children, poverty, adaptation, basketball, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, illinois, usa
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 7.2
 20K
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, factual, atmospheric, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, major league, scandal, gambling, historical figure, ambition, contests and competitions, society, sport team, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, boston, cincinnati ohio
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Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: babysitting, teenager, adventure, playboy magazine, criminal gang, nanny, youth, friendship, teenage protagonist, female protagonist, chase, gang ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, california
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 5.5
 34K
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: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, mafia, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.1
 9K
My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, unusual plot structure, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: teenager, high school, bully, bullying, coming of age, motorcycle, hotel, gang, friendship, bodyguard, cheerleading, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, california, usa
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 6.5
 9K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, harsh, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, ambition, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, urban ghetto life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, british columbia, california, cuba, usa
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 7.3
 14K
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: talky, light, humorous, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper, reporter, journalist, media, friends, crimes, workplace, media satire, workplace situations, satire, social satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, satirical, ridiculous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, christmas party, suburban life, neighbor, farce, disorder, nothing goes right, family gatherings, santa claus, neighborhood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
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 8.1
 18K
Boss (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, mayor, political intrigue, ambition, boss, career, mental illness, morality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, power struggle, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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