Movies and TV shows set in michigan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in michigan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, humorous, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, runaway, pornography, mentor, catastrophe, friendship, brutality, redemption and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
michigan
 114
michigan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as michigan: The Road to Wellville (1994), Hardcore (1979), This Must Be the Place (2011), Semi-Pro (2008), You Don't Know Jack (2010), American Wedding (2003), Battle Creek (2015), The Upside of Anger (2005), Answer This! (2011), Big Fat Liar (2002).

List of movies set in michigan

The Road to Wellville (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: doctors and patients, couples, countryside, cons and scams, goofy hero, competition, eccentricity, doctor, nurse, friendship, spa, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, 1890s, edwardian era ...
Place: michigan, usa
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 7.0
 8K
Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, runaway, perversion, bondage, missing person, neo noir, porn industry, missing child, father, peep show, daughter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, california, los angeles, usa, san diego california ...
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This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, surreal, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, obsessive quest, reconciliation, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, michigan, usa, ireland, europe ...
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 5.8
 75K
Semi-Pro (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, inspirational, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: basketball, championship, sport, coach, merger, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, rivalry, ambition, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa
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You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, judge, lawyer, district attorney, murder, moral dilemma, against the rules, legal action, historical figure, grief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
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American Wedding (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With high school a distant memory, Jim and Michelle are getting married -- and in a hurry, since Jim's grandmother is sick and wants to see him walk down the aisle -- prompting Stifler to throw the ultimate bachelor party. And Jim's dad is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: looking for sex, wedding, stupidity, older woman younger man relationship, sexual attraction, age difference, wedding preparations and rituals, family relations, parents and children, romance, sexual activity, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: michigan, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.3
 8K
Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, murder investigation, urban, police partner, narcissist, female boss, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, couples, suburban life, love and romance, couple relations, starting over, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
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 5.4
 931
Answer This! (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brilliant trivia whiz Paul Tarson is great at answering little questions but horrible at answering the big ones – like what’s he going to do after grad school? When his father withdraws his funding, Paul is forced to confront his future and much ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: bar, college, hopes, youth, introspection, underdog, rivalry, university, adolescence vs adulthood, goofy hero, college life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan
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 5.4
 33K
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Jason Shepherd (Muniz) has a reputation for stretching the truth. So, when big-time Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti) steals his class paper and turns it into a smash movie, no one believes Jason's latest tall ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: hollywood, liar, summer school, filmmaking, family, artists and showbiz, movie business, dishonesty, youth, disorder, teenage life, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, michigan, los angeles, usa
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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: captivating, serious, suspense, tricky, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, newspaper, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, investigative reporter, secret, robbery, police, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, year 1971, year 1972
Place: usa, michigan, new york, vermont, canada ...
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Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, society, misfit, americana, starting over, couples, small town life, disorder, small town, bar, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: michigan, ukraine, usa, kiev ukraine
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Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, road movie, talky ...
Plot: farce, nothing goes right, love and romance, couple relations, disorder, family relations, self discovery, uncover truth, misfit partners, parents and children, track down, on the road ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, new york, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
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The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, wounded animal, family relations, friends, orphan, youth, coming of age, pets, nursing, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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 6.0
 132
Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: custody, family problems, family life, youth, family relations, small town, coming of age, rivalry, siblings relations, teenage life, brother, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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American Reunion (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: masturbation, friendship, sexual attraction, buddies, party, couple relations, sexual activity, strong sexual content, reunion, sexual exploration, high school reunion, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, michigan
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 7.0
 356K
American Pie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all ...
Style: sexual, humorous, funny, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night
Plot: teen sex comedy, virginity, teenager, party, looking for sex, teenage life, graduation, teenage sexuality, masturbation, teenage love, defloration, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa
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Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters, one white and one black, spend a week together at their famous father's summer home. A microscopic examination of the new American family unit, it's a deeply personal film about the human connections that bond us all together.
Plot: interracial romance, sex, female nudity, sister sister relationship, biracial, sex scene
Place: michigan
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, teenage life, suburban life, high school, youth, coming of age, overbearing parent, generation gap, first love, virginity, suicide attempt, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
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 7.6
 40K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, lawyer, deportation, arrest, professor, loneliness, drum, immigration, immigrants, interracial relations, reluctant ...
Place: michigan, manhattan new york city, syria, connecticut, new york ...
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 7.3
 18K
Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, friends, high school, confession, reunion, money, virgin, blackmail, shyness, violence, criminal, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
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 4.3
 64
Blood Ties (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of students solve the mystery of a 20 year old murder. Now they fight to stay alive while being hunted one by one.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, scary
Plot: college, murder, riddles and clues, student life, crime, mystery, crimes, school, university, deadly, serial killer, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
Genre: Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family. When 15 year-old Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands' no nonsense ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: society, social differences, injustice, family relations, on the road, americana, family life, family, family gatherings, civil rights, road trip, woman ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama, michigan, usa
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Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: anti war, vietnam war, love and romance, homecoming, friends, soldier, wartime life, looking for love, military, drugs/alcohol, wooing, win over ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: michigan, usa
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 6.6
 308
Motorcity (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Motorcity is an American animated television series created and directed by Chris Prynoski. It is produced by Titmouse, Inc. and Disney Television Animation. The series premiered on April 30, 2012 on Disney XD. On November 5, 2012, Disney XD ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, witty, humorous, futuristic
Plot: rebelliousness, computer genius, car chase, heroes, adventure, escapades, future dystopia, chases and races, danger, rebellion, society, renegades ...
Time: future
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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 6.3
 37K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: cons and scams, murderous pair, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
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Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: lake, survival, danger, rescue, dangerous animal, small town, social relations, underwater scene, husband wife relationship, gory, escapades, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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 6.8
 187K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, stalking, ghost, dangerous attraction, paranoia, death, friendship, chase, group of friends, fright, being followed, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Young and restless Nick Adams, the only son of a domineering mother and a weak but noble doctor father, leaves his rural Michigan home to embark on an eventful cross-country journey. He is touched and affected by his encounters with a punch-drunk ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: manhood, italian army, power relations, friends, coming of age, journalism, youth, young lovers, alcohol abuse, on the road, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Place: michigan, midwest, manhattan new york city, italy
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 6.1
 12K
StarStruck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go an an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each ...
Style: romantic, light, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, youth, celebrity, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, school dance, paparazzi, couples, love, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, michigan, malibu california
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