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, clever, suspenseful, humorous and melancholic films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, chase, destiny, redemption, adaptation and murder plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as chicago illinois: Chicago Fire (2012), Chicago Med (2015), Chicago P.D. (2014), The Fugitive (1993), Rampage (2018), Bad Moms (2016), Vacation (2015), Never Been Kissed (1999), The Front Page (1974), Eight Men Out (1988).
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Chicago P.D. (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
43 min.
 8.1
Shameless (2011)
Comedy, Drama
USA
46 min.
 8.7
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Dual Mania (2019)
Thriller
USA
100 min.
Rampage (2018)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA
107 min.
 6.1

List of movies set in chicago illinois

 7.9
 28K
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
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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, nurse, emergency room, treatment, doctors and patients, patient, coworker relationship, surgery, medical student, medical profession, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
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 8.1
 20K
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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 7.8
 237K
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, protagonist as suspect, frame up, on the run, fugitives, uncover truth, betrayal, chase, doctor, escape, death sentence, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 6.1
 96K
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: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, touching, surprise ending
Plot: destruction, monster, fear, animal attack, chase, rescue, betrayal, military, rage, transformation, mutation, chaos ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san diego california, chicago illinois, wyoming, illinois, colorado ...
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 6.2
 95K
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, motherhood, female friendship, friendship between women, bar, women ...
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, not serious, realistic, road movie, funny ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, vacation, on the road, amusement park, grand canyon, roller coaster, theme park, cow, bipolar disorder, nothing goes right, family relations ...
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, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, teenager, hidden identity, undercover, romance, fall in love, journalism, teacher ...
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, journalist, newspaper, newspaper man, media satire, verbal byplay, 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, serious, disturbing, 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, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.7
 64K
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, psychopath, office, pyromaniac, rescue, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.8
 18K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: orphan, family, rich and poor, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, lawyer, little girl, urban, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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 7.6
 98K
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, arranged marriage, illness, coma, comedian, family, cultural difference, stand-up comedian, marriage, interracial love, in laws, family dinner ...
Place: chicago illinois, japan
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, gothic
Plot: monster, supernatural ability, supernatural, newspaper, cover up, ghost, news reporter, vampire, domestic disturbance, workplace intrigue, danger, deadly ...
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: fight, forbidden love, divorce, law firm, emotional manipulation, adultery, infidelity, merger, religious faith, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister relationship, blackmail ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 8.7
 155K
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, offbeat, biting, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, everyday life, gay teenager, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.3
 60K
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, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, legal, rape, starting over, courtroom, legal investigation, infidelity, law firm, corruption, district attorney, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 69K
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, inventions and discoveries, misfit, high school, technology, wish come true, dream girl, experiment gone awry, geek, looking for sex, nerds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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 7.4
 293K
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: touching, clever, realistic, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, power relations, business, love affair, love and romance, couples, top executive, downsizing, business trip, loneliness, suitcase, unemployment ...
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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, partners against crime, tough cop, tax evasion, white suit, rooftop chase, baseball bat, crime, accountant ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 155K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: clever, talky, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, split personality, legal investigation, insanity, psychopath, bishop, hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, pornographic video ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Poltergeist III (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, demon, skyscraper, afterlife, good versus evil, supernatural, urban, mysterious character, religion and supernatural, devil, supernatural ability, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy
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: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: thanksgiving, odd couple, on the road, hitchhiker, screwball, receptionist, chewing tobacco, state trooper, generosity, snow, stewardess, advertising ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, usa, cross country, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Only the Lonely (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Danny Muldoon, a Chicago policeman, still lives with his overbearing mother Rose. He meets and falls in love with Theresa Luna , whose father owns the local funeral parlour. Naturally, his mother objects to the relationship, and Danny and Theresa ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mortician, romance, parents and children, fall in love, jealousy, falling in love, mama's boy, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, irish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, ireland, california
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 5.4
 36K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, supernatural, sunflower, child murder, kitchen, little boy, heavy rain, death threat, raven, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
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Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the run, protection, mafia, family life, crimes, psychology, father, cook, daughter, family relations, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
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Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: surreal, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, secret service, voyeurism, blindness, murder, stalking, mystery, investigation, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, alaska, san francisco
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 6.4
 6K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, suicide, dancer, choreographer, dancer's life, performer's life, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.4
 46K
Bound (1996)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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, women's prison, gays and lesbians, love affair, neo noir, murder, crime, gangsters, lesbian lover, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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