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, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with death, murder, brutality, chase, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, violence and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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chicago illinois movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as chicago illinois: Chicago Fire (2012), Chicago Med (2015), Raging Bull (1980), Chicago P.D. (2014), Chi-Raq (2015), Derailed (2005), Brannigan (1975), Backdraft 2 (2019), Christmas Connection (2017), Dark Places (2015).

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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, paramedic, firemen, rescue, fire department, characters in danger, life risking, teamwork, danger, responsibility, workplace problem, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.5
 10K
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, medical student, coworker relationship, treatment, medical profession, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
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 8.2
 284K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, intense, bloody, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, jealousy, redemption, boxer, self destructing, career, sport, character study, boxing, argument ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 40s, year 1947 ...
Place: bronx new york city, chicago illinois, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, policewoman, crimes, crime investigation, arrest, victim, sergeant, shooting, partners, rookie, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, tragedy ...
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, rough ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, blackmail, crimes, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, crime, revenge, family problems, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 6.1
 5K
Brannigan (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of ...
Style: rough, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, culture clash, extradition, on the run, fish out of water, crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners, crimes, chases and races, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london, scotland, europe ...
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 4.8
 802
Backdraft 2 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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.
Plot: arson, firefighting, terrorism, firefighter, halloween, fire, funeral, death
Place: chicago illinois
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Christmas Connection (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Adventurous flight attendant Sydney’s plans for a tropical Christmas get delayed when she helps an unaccompanied minor get home to Chicago to her dad Jonathan, a handsome widower and investigative reporter. Faced with a shortage of out-going ...
Plot: christmas, dead father, snowman, hot chocolate, snow, friendship, christmas tree, kiss, pizza, orphan, dead mother, ice hockey ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.2
 38K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: investigation, murder, survivor, murder of family, sibling relationship, prison, witness, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1968, year 1985
Place: kansas, ireland, germany, california, chicago illinois ...
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 6.6
 34K
Captive State (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, apocalyptic, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, rescue attempt, capture, society, attack, survival, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, alien, martial law, cigarette ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois
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The Last Best Year (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jane (Bernadette Peters) has a dizzy spell while at home. As her condition does not improve, she consults a doctor who finds that she is very ill and that she has no family to help her through this very trying time. He enlists the help of a ...
Plot: terminal illness, childhood trauma, death, dying woman, cancer, humanity, dying, female friendship
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.4
 46K
Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, mind bending, intense
Plot: riddles and clues, quest, teamwork, puzzle, death, violence, code, clue, evil corporation, student, teenage girl, insecurity ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.8
 1K
Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, investigation, danger, crime, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, crimes, legal, missing person, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.6
 79K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, back from the dead, indian burial ground, pet, family in danger, grief, supernatural, grave robbing, coffin, loss of pet, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, chicago illinois, new england
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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, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, working class, thanksgiving, homeless shelter, prank, culture clash, holiday, buddies, partners, disorder, obsessive quest, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london, australia
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Hateship Loveship (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, delusion, nanny, coping, dysfunctional character, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, matchmaking, father, teenager, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, iowa, chicago illinois
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: train, prodigy, adventure, cowboy, family, farm, eccentric family, adventurer, longing, youth, train ride, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa, cross country, washington d.c., chicago illinois
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, murder, writer's life, student life, mental illness, fascist, friends, confession, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.
Style: light, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas spirit, santa claus, christmas, children, brother sister relationship, reindeer, holiday, imaginary character, sister, journey, brother, little sister ...
Place: chicago illinois
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The Princess Switch (2018)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.
Style: light, romantic, feel good, sweet
Plot: princess, love, dual role, secret, christmas, mistaken identity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, new life, wedding cake, arranged marriage, duty, single father ...
Place: chicago illinois
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Against the Wall (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Against the Wall is an American police drama television series created by Annie Brunner. The series starred Rachael Carpani as Abby Kowalski, a police detective who recently joined the Internal Affairs division of the Chicago Police Department. The ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: policewoman, new job, relationship vs career, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, singleness, law enforcement, couples, family relations, ambition, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.3
 110
Urban Country (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, troubled city girl decides to move to her family owned horse ranch in a small, southern town for the summer to care for her dying mother.
Style: inspirational, humorous, emotional, realistic, spiritual ...
Plot: farmhouse, coming of age, country, teenage protagonist, mother daughter relationship, faith, dying, horse, vandalism, troublemaker, cancer, teenager ...
Place: chicago illinois
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Office Christmas Party (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, light, absurd ...
Plot: christmas party, stupidity, office, plan, ceo, wild party, workplace, brother sister relationship, party, debauchery, mayhem, fired ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 8.3
 106K
Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, crimes, danger, rivalry, family relations, murder, violence, survival, law enforcement, unfaithful wife, cheating wife ...
Place: missouri, mexico, chicago illinois
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 5.0
 37K
How It Ends (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A desperate father tries to return home to his pregnant wife after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.
Style: road movie, apocalyptic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: end of the world, father in law son in law relationship, murder, catastrophe, gunfight, strict father, relationships, lightning, power outage, volcano, tsunami, apocalypse ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington, chicago illinois
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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, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, family, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, society, urban, rich and poor, little girl, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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Through Naked Eyes (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A musician living in an apartment building likes to check out the residents of the building opposite him--until he finds out one day that an attractive woman in that building is checking him out. He strikes up a relationship with her. Soon ...
Style: realistic, rough, mind bending, suspenseful, serious
Plot: voyeurism, elevator, serial killer, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, stalker, camera, bar, dating, interview, flutist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.7
 2K
Princess Cyd (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at ...
Plot: novelist, lgbt, sexual identity, coming of age, summer vacation, kitchen, first lesbian experience, black man white woman relationship, female sexuality, black bra, chess, 16 year old ...
Time: year 1968, year 1992
Place: chicago illinois, south carolina
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 6.4
 51K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: vigilante, criminal, dark hero, father daughter relationship, death of wife, police, danger, betrayal, moral dilemma, murder investigation, vigilantism, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, united states
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