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, exciting, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with murder, death, storytelling, mentor, vengeance, runaway, chase, dialogue, catastrophe and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, India 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), Captive State (2019), The Last Best Year (1990), Escape Room (2019).

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: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, paramedic, teamwork, responsibility, characters in danger, life risking, danger, workplace problem, rookie, nightshift ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, doctors and patients, patient, emergency room, coworker relationship, medical student, 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, jealousy, domestic violence, redemption, boxer, self destructing, career, sport, character study, boxing, argument ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1943 ...
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, policewoman, crimes, crime investigation, arrest, shooting, victim, sergeant, partners, 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, caught having sex ...
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, 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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, culture clash, fish out of water, on the run, extradition, crime, gangsters, police investigation, disorder, odd couple, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london, scotland, europe ...
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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, exciting, apocalyptic, suspense, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, rescue attempt, capture, attack, society, survival, church, violence, police, underground, subway station ...
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: death, childhood trauma, female friendship, dying, humanity, dying woman, cancer, terminal illness
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.4
 27K
Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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: quest, riddles and clues, teamwork, puzzle, death, evil corporation, insecurity, group of strangers, locked room, clue, assumed dead, glass of water ...
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: tense, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: murder, investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, danger, dangerous attraction, crimes, crime, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, gender, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, working class, thanksgiving, prank, homeless shelter, culture clash, holiday, obsessive quest, disorder, buddies, partners, 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: addiction, delusion, nanny, life is a bitch, dysfunctional character, family relations, dysfunctional family, matchmaking, coping, desire, ambition, job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, chicago illinois, iowa
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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, eccentric family, youth, farm, longing, adventurer, train ride, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa, cross country, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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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, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: poet, friendship, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, bohemian life, mental illness, drinking, postcard ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, chicago illinois, harlem ...
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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: atmospheric, sincere, light, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas spirit, christmas, children, brother sister relationship, reindeer, holiday, imaginary character, sister, brother, journey, video camera ...
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, sweet, feel good
Plot: love, dual role, princess, mistaken identity, christmas, secret, new life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, toy store, sabotage, haircut, ballet ...
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: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic
Plot: policewoman, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, workplace, law enforcement, new job, crimes, relationship vs career, family life, couples, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, heartbreaking, touching, spiritual, realistic ...
Plot: farmhouse, country, coming of age, teenage protagonist, dying, faith, horse, mother daughter relationship, vandalism, grief, jail, troublemaker ...
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, office, plan, ceo, wild party, workplace, stupidity, brother sister relationship, debauchery, mayhem, fired, holiday ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 8.3
 102K
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: serious, suspense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, crimes, danger, rivalry, murder, family relations, law enforcement, survival, violence, teenage girl, teenage boy ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
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 5.0
 35K
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: father in law son in law relationship, murder, end of the world, catastrophe, strict father, gunfight, relationships, lightning, apocalypse, tsunami, power outage, volcano ...
Place: seattle, chicago illinois, seattle washington
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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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, rough
Plot: voyeurism, elevator, serial killer, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, stalker, interview, bar, camera, kiss, father son relationship ...
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, sexual identity, lgbt, coming of age, summer vacation, backpack, fight, brother sister relationship, son murders mother, storytelling, drinking, wine ...
Time: year 1968, year 1992
Place: south carolina, chicago illinois
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 6.4
 48K
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, dark hero, criminal, police, death of wife, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma, danger, betrayal, vigilantism, murder investigation, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united states, chicago illinois, usa
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 7.5
 77K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, exciting, uplifting ...
Plot: baseball, racism, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, americana, hopes, power relations, athlete and trainer, rise to the top, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, missouri, chicago illinois ...
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 8.4
 119K
Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, imaginary, love affair, danger, lgbt, survival, chases and races, telepathy, mind control, supernatural ability, sex scene, destiny ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, mumbai india, berlin germany
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Killing Gunther (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world's greatest hitman, and decide to kill him – but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead.
Style: absurd, captivating, tense, cynical, bloody
Plot: shooting, murder, hitman, disguise, surveillance, explosion, smoking, drinking, vengeance, runaway, handgun, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: austria, chicago illinois
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