Movies and TV shows set in milwaukee wisconsin

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in milwaukee wisconsin ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, interesting, humorous, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, friendship, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, drinking, mother son relationship, telephone call and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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milwaukee wisconsin movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as milwaukee wisconsin: Straight Outta Compton (2015), Miracle (2004), The Surface (2014), Lemon (2017), Some Prefer Cake (1998), Liberace: Behind the Music (1988), Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003), Chump Change (2000), Laverne & Shirley (1976), Happy Days (1974).

List of movies set in milwaukee wisconsin

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, hospital, nightclub, police brutality, vandalism, marijuana, rapper, drug dealer, racial slur, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin, california, usa, detroit ...
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 7.5
 42K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sport, underdog, ice hockey, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hockey, grudge, russian, coach, family, contests and competitions, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new york, usa, massachusetts, colorado ...
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 4.7
 742
The Surface (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two strangers, both at the end of their rope, suddenly meet in the middle of the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan.
Plot: alzheimer's disease, warehouse, death of father, guilt, broken arm, boat, accident, suicide
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin
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 4.6
 1K
Lemon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his blind girlfriend.
Plot: blindness, audio flashback, acting class, 40 year old, 6 year old, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, bedroom, knife, wine, telephone, telephone call ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, morocco, barcelona spain, tunisia, denmark ...
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The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Paramount Television and originally broadcast from November 8, 1980 until September 18, 1982.
Plot: cartoon dog, time travel, dog, leather jacket, magical power, distant future, back in time, drive in restaurant
Time: 1950s, year 1957
Place: wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered more than a dozen people, and ate many of them, before he was caught in 1991.
Plot: psycho, serial killer, psychotic, psycho killer, rubber gloves, hustler, grandmother, sneakers, syringe, divorced parents, boom box, probation ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin
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Some Prefer Cake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In San Francisco, Kira has a day job at a warehouse, writes jokes for her sister (who does stand-up back East), wants to perform her own material, hangs out with best friend Sydney (who writes food reviews), and sleeps once with every woman she can. ...
Plot: junk food, pottery, blow up doll, watching television, playground, swing, plumber, stalking, stalker, trampoline, answering machine, guitarist ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
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Liberace: Behind the Music (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gifted classical pianist, fueled by poverty, Wladiziu Valentino Liberace was already playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. Through a variety of his highs and lows, chaptered in TV-style format, Liberace's life from ...
Plot: music, bubble bath, dog, brother brother relationship, lawyer, fainting, stock footage, estranged father, birthday present, piano, nun, ring ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: social misfits, parents and children, inheritance, mental illness, crime, siblings relations, family business, small town, suburbs, small town life, family relations, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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 5.9
 357
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cynical
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor's life, obsession, romance, looking for love, showbiz, fashion, nothing goes right, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: iceland, california, wisconsin, los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin
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Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, single roommates who worked as bottlecappers in a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, retro, friendship, best friends, female friendship, looking for love, friends, suburbs, starting over, feminism, boss and employee, suburban life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, milwaukee 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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Plot: sitcom, retro, basketball, oldies, parents and children, teenage life, family life, family, suburbs, youth, music, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin
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The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: on the run, hidden identity, robbery, police chief, newspaper, fugitives, police investigation, journalism, haunted by the past, chases and races, special agents, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1979
Place: michigan, usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, new york state ...
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A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, historical figure, rise to the top, ambition, hopes, state affairs, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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 7.0
 128K
Wayne's World (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can't believe their good fortune. But they soon discover the road from basement to big-time is a gnarly one, fraught ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, based on sketch comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: heavy metal, music, buddies, verbal byplay, rock, media satire, tv show, cult, friends, media, femme fatale, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois
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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: clever, realistic, touching, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, business, power relations, downsizing, business trip, loneliness, suitcase, love affair, love and romance, couples, top executive, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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 5.5
 13K
Mr 3000 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, baseball, friendship, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, friends, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, san francisco, california
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 7.3
 146K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: lawsuit, divorce, legal, lawyer, murder, business ethics, crooked lawyer, car bomb, scandal, restaurant, guilt, lethal injection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, california
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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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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy who's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, enigmatic ...
Plot: shooting, saxophonist, jazz, murder, mystery, fall in love, romance, musician's life, extramarital affair, performer's life, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin
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 7.6
 365K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, unlikely couple, love at first sight, infidelity, multiple storylines, romance, wooing, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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 6.0
 29K
Leatherheads (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A light hearted comedy about the beginnings of Professional American Football. When a decorated war hero and college all star is tempted into playing professional football. Everyone see the chance to make some big money, but when a reporter digs up ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: screwball, stadium, football, small town, american football, police, love triangle, romance, confession, ambition, rivalry, success ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, france ...
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The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, politics, friendship, infidelity, fall in love, best friends, school, romance, gays and lesbians, high school, single parent, introspection ...
Time: 90s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
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Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: college, friendship, coming of age, buddies, twentysomething life, urban, partners, society, friends, social misfits, drinking, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, prague czechoslovakia, milwaukee wisconsin, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 5.7
 752
Family of Cops (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, murder, police corruption, who done it, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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 6.8
 242K
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: jealousy, best friend, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, bridesmaid, group of friends, female friendship, nothing goes right, rivalry, casual sex, self esteem, friendship between women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois, paris france
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 7.1
 123K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, anti heroes, drink, safe, department store, christmas eve, shopping mall, cons and scams, heist, safecracker, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona
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