Movies and TV shows set in wisconsin

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in wisconsin ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, serious, suspenseful, semi serious and touching films and TV shows about / with murder, crimes, society, small town, deadly, friendship, mother son relationship, family relations, police investigation and youth plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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wisconsin movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as wisconsin: Blood Hook (1986), Wisconsin Death Trip (1999), Stroszek (1977), Aliens in America (2007), Glory Daze (2010), The Beast of Bray Road (2005), The Night Listener (2006), Picket Fences (1992), Step by Step (1991), Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009).

List of movies set in wisconsin

 4.2
 810
Blood Hook (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a local fishing contest, people are being mysteriously dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook. After a sufficient number of deaths, the killer is finally revealed.
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: murder, slasher, fishing, lake, blood, contests and competitions, psychopath, ocean or sea, lake or river, youth, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: arson, murder, unemployment, chaos and mayhem, nosy, hostages, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, violence spree, immigrants, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s, 1990s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, dead mother, serial killer, farmer, necrophilia, cannibal, murder, violence, reporter, incest, gory ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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 8.0
 12K
Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck and they ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: american dream, on the road, pimp, culture clash, german, immigrants, life is a bitch, social misfits, social problems, unlikely criminals, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: wisconsin, usa, europe, germany, west berlin west germany ...
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Aliens in America (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Aliens in America is an American sitcom created by David Guarascio and Moses Port that aired on The CW for one season from 2007–2008. Guarascio and Port also served as executive producers of the show alongside Tim Doyle. Luke Greenfield directed ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, muslim, sitcom, exchange student, society, teenage life, disorder, interracial relations, social relations, friends, family relations, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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 7.9
 2K
Glory Daze (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Glory Daze is an American comedy-drama television series. The one-hour series revolves around a group of college freshmen who pledge a fraternity in 1986. The series aired from November 16, 2010, to January 18, 2011 on TBS. On February 24, 2011, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: college, buddies, student life, college life, sitcom, youth, young people, teenage life, friends, social relations, young adult, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa, indiana
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The Beast of Bray Road (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on actual accounts of werewolf sightings in Walworth County, Wisconsin, the film follows a local sheriff who is finally forced to accept that a string of horrifying deaths is linked to a predator which possesses DNA of both man and wolf.
Style: serious, offbeat, scary, surprise ending
Plot: bar fight, small town, werewolf, danger, social relations, small town life, gory, deadly, human becomes animal, dangerous animal, crimes, cryptozoology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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The Night Listener (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: radio, aids, radio show, social worker, mystery, amateur detective, mind game, obsessive quest, contact, listener, dishonesty, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa, new york
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Picket Fences (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picket Fences is an American television drama about the residents of the town of Rome, Wisconsin, created and produced by David E. Kelley. The show initially ran from September 18, 1992, to June 26, 1996, on the CBS television network in the United ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, judge, murder, sheriff, district attorney, dishonesty, crimes, hopes, siblings relations, odd, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: True crime story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide who hired teenaged students to murder her estranged husband.
Style: psychological, sexual, gloomy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mentally unstable, youth, rivalry, mind game, infidelity, legal, couples, power relations, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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 6.5
 11K
Step by Step (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Step by Step is an American television sitcom that starred Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as two single parents, who spontaneously get married after meeting one another during a vacation, resulting in them becoming the heads of a large blended ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sincere, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, sexism, parents and children, family, youth, coming of age, family relations, couple relations, suburban life, society, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, bondage, investigation, serial killer, police investigation, deadly, gory, dishonesty, college, university, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
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 5.6
 5K
Ed Gein (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological ...
Plot: good versus evil, murder, serial killer, mental illness, body part, insanity, bartender, corpse, severed head, bone, furniture, domineering mother ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, texas, usa
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, disturbing, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, who done it, psychopath, stalking, woman in danger, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, police investigation, figment, violence spree ...
Time: 50s
Place: wisconsin, texas, usa
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, politician, college, girlfriend, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
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A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: gloomy, touching, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, drowning, false accusation, small town, testimony, friendship, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, map, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota
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 8.1
 138K
That '70s Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: sitcom, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, generation gap, first love, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, teenage love, dating, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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 7.5
 14K
Happy Days (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States. The series ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: sitcom, basketball, retro, society, lifestyle, family, music, parents and children, friends, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin
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 6.0
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Feed the Fish (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Follows the journey of Joe Peterson, a burned out children's book writer who's approaching a midlife crisis.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, misfit, small town, midlife crisis, fish out of water, small town life, americana, unfulfillment, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
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 6.4
 418
Ed's Next Move (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ed lives in Wisconsin. He's just been dumped by his girlfriend, so he moves to New York City for a big change...but will he ever find love again? He loves his new job studying the genetics of different strains of rice. Then Ed meets Lee, a ...
Style: talky, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love triangle, fish out of water, starting over, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, singleness, twentysomething life, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
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The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, touching, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: on the road, family feud, storm, doctor, nurse, hitchhiker, mechanic, redemption, human nature, society, encounter, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cross country, iowa, wisconsin, usa, mississippi ...
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The Prince and Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, college, opposites attract, love and romance, social differences, fall in love, eligible bachelor, college life, couples, society, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, medical school, denmark, australia, san francisco
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 7.3
 197K
Dogma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, satirical, clever, witty ...
Plot: god or devil, angel, heaven and hell, chosen one, save the world, good versus evil, religions or cults, obsessive quest, redemption, religion, christianity, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, ancient history, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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 6.2
 4K
Thin Ice (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, clever, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: salesman, crime, unlikely criminals, manipulations, crimes, small town, crime gone awry, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: murder, youth, coming out, injustice, college, deadly, social decay, society, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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 6.3
 35K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: hotel, drinking, insurance, friendship, swimming pool, infidelity, goofy hero, drugs/alcohol, friends, fish out of water, weekend, social awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, iowa, las vegas, california ...
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 5.1
 728
Exposed (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, modeling, bait, mysterious character, danger, crimes, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, violinist, violin, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, france, wisconsin, europe, new york
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 5.7
 770
Family of Cops (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paul Fein is a veteran police detective whose son Eddie is also a cop. Paul is assigned to investigate the murder of a prominent businessman, and he soon learns that the field of suspects has been narrowed down to two—the victim's sexually ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, family gatherings, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch, partners against crime, working undercover, crimes, crime, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin
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Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The family of cops is back, this time dealing with the murder of a priest tied in with the Russian Mafia, who proceed to try to draw the family off the case.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, hitman, church, mafia, russian, police investigation, crimes, reluctant partners, crime, clergy, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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 5.9
 361
Chump Change (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.
Style: offbeat, cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, desire for fame, friends, disorder, looking for love, downfall, fashion, ambition, obsession, homecoming, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, california, los angeles, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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