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 clever films and TV shows about / with society, murder, small town, culture clash, storytelling, friendship, mother son relationship, crimes, mentor and life philosophy plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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wisconsin movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as wisconsin: Wisconsin Death Trip (1999), Blood Hook (1986), Stroszek (1977), Aliens in America (2007), That '70s Show (1998), Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009), Picket Fences (1992), Happy Days (1974), Step by Step (1991), A Map of the World (1999).

List of movies set in wisconsin

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, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: necrophilia, serial killer, farmer, dead mother, cannibal, murder, reporter, violence, psychopath, mental illness, gory, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, arson, investigation, violence spree, chaos and mayhem, small town, down on your luck, small town life, social decay, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s, 1990s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: murder, slasher, blood, fishing, lake, gory, murderous pair, serial killer, gore, ocean or sea, lake or river, new wave ...
Time: 80s
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, emotional, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: american dream, on the road, immigrants, culture clash, pimp, social misfits, van, emigrant, break-up, self discovery, german, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sitcom, muslim, exchange student, friendship, fish out of water, racism, teenager, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: sitcom, friendship, nurse, marijuana, dating, first sex, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, buddies, retro, cannabis, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, investigation, murder, bondage, gory, crime, serial killer, college, university, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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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: semi serious, gloomy, humorous, touching
Plot: small town, murder, district attorney, judge, sheriff, intrigue, couple relations, small town sheriff, siblings relations, righting the wronged, police investigation, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, retro, basketball, oldies, parents and children, teenage life, family life, suburbs, family, youth, music, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin
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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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, sexism, couple relations, parents and children, family, blended family, siblings relations, suburbs, family life, youth, suburban life, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: small town, friendship, sexual abuse, false accusation, testimony, drowning, parents and children, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota
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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: serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, crime, protagonist as suspect, crumbling marriage, manipulations, suburbs, dangerous attraction, infidelity, teachers and students, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, small town, small town life, lifestyle, writer's life, fall in love, parents and children, americana, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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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: offbeat, serious, scary, surprise ending
Plot: werewolf, small town, bar fight, danger, gory, deadly, cryptozoology, dangerous animal, small town life, crimes, social relations, human becomes animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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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, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Plot: on the road, redemption, family feud, mechanic, hitchhiker, storm, nurse, doctor, golden years, obsessive quest, sibling relationship, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, college, opposites attract, social differences, love and romance, fall in love, eligible bachelor, couples, college life, society, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, denmark, medical school, 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, dark humor ...
Plot: god or devil, angel, save the world, heaven and hell, good versus evil, religions or cults, obsessive quest, chosen one, religion, redemption, society, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, ancient history, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: radio, radio show, mystery, social worker, aids, amateur detective, mysterious character, radio station, uncover truth, mind game, obsessive quest, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, new york, 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, disturbing, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, insanity, body part, bone, domineering mother, bartender, corpse, arrest, severed head, shooting, resurrection ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, deadly, slasher, mind game, stalking, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: wisconsin, texas, 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, urban, starting over, introspection, self discovery, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, singleness, wooing ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
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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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, looking for love, up and down relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.8
 247K
Bridesmaids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, talky, funny, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: best friend, jealousy, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, bridesmaid, group of friends, female friendship, nothing goes right, casual sex, rivalry, self esteem, friendship between women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois, paris france
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.
Style: scary, rough, dark humor, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos and mayhem, siege, group of strangers, apocalypse, mass murder, gory, death, shopping mall, virus, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, buddies, college life, sitcom, young adult, retro, friends, social relations, friendship, student life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, indiana
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 6.6
 54K
BASEketball (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, friends, sportscaster, tequila, mascot, party, basketball, baseball, buddies, rise to the top, money, business ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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 5.9
 36K
Bird on a Wire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: chase, sexual attraction, zoo, fbi, piranha, machine gun, on the run, criminal's revenge, verbal byplay, fugitives, drug addiction, poison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, detroit, united states
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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, clever, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous ...
Plot: salesman, neo noir, cons and scams, nothing goes right, crime, cold, small town, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin
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 5.6
 9K
Dahmer (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, one of the world's most infamous serial killers, was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in federal prison. This movie is based on events from his ...
Style: disturbing, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, drugged drink, necrophilia, rape, psychopath, perversion, crime, male masturbation, crimes, deadly, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Will You Merry Me? (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rebecca, from an upper class Los Angeles family, and Henry, from choir-singing, tradition-bound Midwestern roots, are in love. Henry pops the question just before Christmas and the kids plan on gathering their families for the holidays in order to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family gatherings, romance, family relations, unlikely couple, couple relations, parents and children, culture clash, love and romance, society, couples, disorder, thanksgiving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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