Movies and TV shows set in illinois

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in illinois ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, feel good, clever and suspense films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, chase, destiny, culture clash, catastrophe, family, vengeance and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates and other countries.
illinois
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illinois movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as illinois: Road to Perdition (2002), Circuit (2001), Roseanne (1988), Amreeka (2009), Fired Up! (2009), Follow That Bird (1985), Chicago P.D. (2014), Chicago Fire (2012), Let's Go to Prison (2006), Source Code (2011).

List of movies set in illinois

Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, mafia, criminal's revenge, rain, hitman, bank robbery, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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 5.6
 1K
Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, drug abuse, prostitute, coming out, addiction, gay relationship, fish out of water, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, haunted by the past, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, illinois, california, usa, palm springs california
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 7.0
 43K
Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: sitcom, suspense, cynical, biting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, family, family relations, family life, suburbs, overweight, strong female presence, white trash, couples, family values, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 4K
Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, culture clash, starting over, social relations, society, family in crisis, hopes, financial problem, family relations, palestinian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, israel, palestine
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 6.1
 44K
Fired Up! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 2 Guys. 300 Girls. You Do the Math. The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, cheerleader, high school, football, fall in love, rivalry, sport team, friends, temptation, teenage love, teenage life, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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Follow That Bird (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, social worker, friendship, family relations, road trip, on the road, runaway, getting home, male protagonist, flying, best friend, carnival ...
Place: illinois, usa, turkey, sesame street
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 8.1
 36K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, victim, sergeant, arrest, partners, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.2
 54K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire department, fire brigade, paramedic, rescue, crime investigation, teamwork, life risking, responsibility, lifesaver, friendship, emergency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, partners, friendship, crimes, jury, faked death, prison gang, pen pal, solitary, mentor, adaptation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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 7.5
 511K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, race against time, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, precognition, terrorism, train, memory ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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 6.2
 2K
Uncle John (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Uncle John revolves around the struggle to keep a mysterious disappearance unsolved
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, crimes, homecoming, unlikely criminals, social relations, small town, under the surface, dishonesty, murder, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
Is relevant ?
 4.4
 2K
Munger Road (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, urban legend, small town, missing person, crimes, ghost hunter, teenager, ghost, loss, demon, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
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Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, divorce, rock star, parents and children, aging, musician's life, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, female musician, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 1K
Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family feud, couple relations, parents separation, family tradition, family values, couples, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, friends, single parent, elderly, hustler, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The evil Djinn is back at again, this time wreaking havoc on the students of Illinois' Baxter University. His victim is a beautiful, innocent and studious teenage girl named Diana Collins who accidentally opened up the Djinn's tomb and ...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: genie, supernatural, college, wish come true, college campus, good versus evil, youth, heroes, escapades, curses spells and rituals, college life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: world war two, family relations, school, adventure, family life, friendship, family, wartime life, war, friendship between girls, soldier, dancing ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: illinois, usa, london
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 3K
Swingtown (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: This period and relationship drama takes viewers back to the 1970s for a look at suburban households testing the murky waters of sexual revolution following swingers throughout open marriages, "key parties" and other swingers extravaganzas.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: swinger, mate swapping, wife swapping, sexually liberated, couples, family relations, suburbs, neighbor, open marriage, swinger couple, couple relations, family life ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, 20th century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 88K
Risky Business (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has ...
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, pimp, prostitute, coming of age, suburbs, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual exploration, disorder, nothing goes right, society, youth, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, california, new jersey
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 4.5
 558
Autoerotic (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Autoerotic follows four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration. Through a unique blend of outrageous comedy and in-your-face sex, Autoerotic insightfully illuminates the private sexual ...
Style: sexy, mumblecore, psychological, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: looking for sex, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, friendship, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, sex scene, self discovery, sexual content, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, romance, christmas, love triangle, love and romance, disorder, coma, sibling relationship, new year's eve, love at first sight, love affair, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, new york
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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, halloween, serial killer, small town, death, psychiatric ward, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.5
 22K
Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: air disaster, mistaken identity, rescue, chase, escapades, dishonesty, petty criminal, couple relations, rivalry, love and romance, custody battle, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 43K
Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, romance, happy ending, supernatural, supernatural ability, on the road, road trip, disorder, dog, journalism, destiny ...
Place: iowa, illinois, chicago illinois, usa, texas
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The Wishing Well (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widower, Mark Jansen, owns and runs the local newspaper for the Midwest town he grew up in. As he struggles to make ends meet, his daughter takes his happiness into her hands by going down to the famous wishing well their little town is known for, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: wish come true, small town, journalism, introspection, family, starting over, hopes, fish out of water, elderly, money problems, newspaper, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa, new york
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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: good versus evil, temptation, small town, dream, carnival, black magic, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, mystery, mischievous children, autumn ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa
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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: large family, family, family relations, chaos, eccentric family, parents and children, parenthood, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, female writer, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 7.0
 114K
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, self discovery, high school life, birthday, teenage life, youth, love and romance, first love, coming of age, high school hunk ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
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Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Phil Weston has been unathletic his entire life. In college he failed at every sport that he tried out for. It looks like his 10-year old son, Sam, is following in his footsteps. But with becoming the coach of The Soccers, an already successful ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: soccer, sport team, farce, obsession, sport, ambition, family, goofy hero, family life, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious "ex-gay" group are slipping for the both of them.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: gay, orgasm, coming out, couples, couple relations, disorder, gender, partners, romance, love and romance, bisexuality, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
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