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, humorous, semi serious, clever, melancholic and serious films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, culture clash, storytelling, chase, catastrophe, destiny, vengeance, brutality and happy ending plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Ireland and other countries.
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illinois movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as illinois: Road to Perdition (2002), Follow That Bird (1985), Roseanne (1988), Amreeka (2009), Fired Up! (2009), Source Code (2011), Ricki and the Flash (2015), What About Joan? (2000), Swingtown (2008), Risky Business (1983).

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: bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, manhunt, criminal's revenge, hitman, mafia, betrayal, great depression, death, loss of son, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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Follow That Bird (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adoption, friendship, social worker, restaurant, children, runaway, on the road, road trip, food fight, haystack, volkswagen beetle, journey shown on map ...
Place: illinois, usa, sesame street
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 7.0
 37K
Roseanne (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: cynical, biting, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: working class, sitcom, family, family life, lesbian, overweight, couples, suburbs, teenage life, eccentric family, family values, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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 7.1
 3K
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, immigrants, small town life, family life, teenage life, family problems, job seeking, family tradition, misfit, society, starting over, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
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 6.1
 40K
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: not serious, feel good, witty, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, high school, cheerleader, football, rivalry, looking for sex, contests and competitions, teenage love, buddies, teenage life, womanizer, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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 7.5
 448K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, suspicion, save the day, nuclear threat, imaginary, time loop, danger, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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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, serious, realistic, sweet, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, family drama, parents and children, aging, family relations, musician's life, rock star, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female musician, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, california, los angeles
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What About Joan? (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: What About Joan? is an ABC sitcom that aired in 2001 for 2 seasons. It starred Joan Cusack as Joan Gallagher, a Chicago schoolteacher and the comedy of her day-to-day life. It co-starred Kyle Chandler. It was produced by James L. Brooks, Richard ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, realistic
Plot: sitcom, friendship, high school, high school teacher, teacher, thirtysomething life, power relations, friends, lifestyle, workplace, workplace romance, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: war, soldier, school, contests and competitions, family life, family, family relations, adventure, friendship, battles, friends, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: usa, illinois
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 7.7
 2K
Swingtown (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: serious, stylized, sexual, realistic
Plot: mate swapping, neighbor, swinger, family relations, couples, liberal, misfit, innocence lost, society, family life, family values, suburban life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 73K
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: sexual, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, prostitute, pimp, party, coming of age, suburbs, when the parents are away, nothing goes right, suburban life, disorder, strong sexual content, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
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 4.5
 381
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: sexual, offbeat, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friends, looking for sex, couple relations, sexual relations, friendship, urban, best friends, couples, buddies, undressing, underwear, bare breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 52
Fourplay (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A feature anthology of short tales of sexual intimacy set in four American cities.
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: shopping mall, gender, lifestyle, strong sexual content, couples, couple relations, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians, male nudity, restroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, texas, florida, san francisco, usa ...
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 7.9
 30K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, paramedic, rescue, fire department, characters in danger, life risking, responsibility, danger, teamwork, firemen, workplace problem, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 5.2
 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, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, coming out, addiction, nightclub, party, sex, gays and lesbians, best friends, small town life, couples, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, los angeles, 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: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, coma, christmas, love and romance, love triangle, disorder, romance, love affair, mistaken identity, wedding preparations and rituals, memory loss, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
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Poor White Trash (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike and Lenny are two buddies who dream of getting out of the trailer park. Out of desperation they resort to burglary as a means of financing Mike's college education. Their dream is jeopardized one summer day when their ploy to shoplift Near ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining
Plot: nothing goes right, family relations, parents and children, crimes, ambition, youth, disorder, teenage life, college, single parent, heist, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.5
 20K
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, semi serious, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, air disaster, rescue, chase, escapades, petty criminal, dishonesty, rivalry, couple relations, love and romance, custody battle, career criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 5.7
 38K
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, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, angel, supernatural, supernatural ability, romance, disorder, dog, on the road, journalism, road trip, destiny, reporter ...
Place: illinois, iowa, usa, chicago illinois, texas
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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, stylized, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, small town, coming of age, witch, maze, temptation, elephant, black magic, tarantula, circus, spider, child murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: 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, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, faked death, bribery, jury, condom, criminal's revenge, solitary, partners, disorder, crimes, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, courtroom drama, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, survival, legal, religions or cults, racism, wartime life, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves ...
Style: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: rock, friendship, concert, righting the wronged, virginity, performance, tv show, friends, wedding preparations and rituals, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, nothing goes right, siblings relations, prank, children, chaos, husband wife relationship, new job, aspiring actor, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, san francisco
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenager, birthday, high school, teenage love, self discovery, teenage life, high school life, coming of age, gay slur, nerd, convertible, exchange student ...
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: soccer, sport, obsession, farce, soccer coach, family, underdog, addiction, athlete and trainer, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions ...
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, not serious, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, partners, disorder, dishonesty, couples, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, couple relations, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.7
 84K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, gothic ...
Plot: halloween, masked killer, boogeyman, murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, sadistic psychopath, maniac, death, stabbed to death, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: illinois, midwest
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This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, social differences, society, misfit, forbidden love, couples, siblings relations, love and romance, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
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