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, clever, semi serious, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, chase, culture clash, adaptation, brutality, family and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as illinois: Roseanne (1988), Amreeka (2009), Follow That Bird (1985), Road to Perdition (2002), Source Code (2011), Sixteen Candles (1984), Wayne's World 2 (1993), Hero (1992), Let's Go to Prison (2006), Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006).
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
117 min.
 7.7
Source Code (2011)
Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, Canada
93 min.
 7.5
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Rampage (2018)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
USA
107 min.
 6.1
Halloween (2018)
Horror, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 7.0

List of movies set in illinois

 7.0
 36K
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: realistic, humorous, witty, cynical, biting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, working class, family, family life, overweight, lesbian, verbal byplay, parents and children, siblings relations, suburbs, suburban life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 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: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, immigrants, starting over, small town, culture clash, family in crisis, family life, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, road movie ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adoption, restaurant, social worker, children, runaway, on the road, road trip, barn, best friend, sign language, police officer ...
Place: illinois, usa, sesame street
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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: tense, realistic, stylized, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, manhunt, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, hitman, organized crime, mafia, murder, on the road, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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 7.5
 436K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, 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, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, train, danger, imaginary, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: teenager, birthday, teenage love, high school, teenage life, coming of age, siblings relations, high school life, self discovery, exchange student, convertible, nerd ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: rock, concert, friendship, heavy metal, buddies, media satire, music, verbal byplay, kiss, love of one's life, tv show, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.5
 19K
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rescue, air disaster, reporter, mistaken identity, chase, custody battle, identity, danger, dishonesty, vengeance, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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, condom, jury, faked death, bribery, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, prison life, alcohol abuse, confined, crimes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, couples, gender, writer's life, couple relations, mistaken identity, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.2
 40K
Fired Up! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
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, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: cheerleading, high school, football, cheerleader, rivalry, buddies, womanizer, looking for sex, teenage life, love and romance, youth, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
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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, sexual, realistic, stylized
Plot: mate swapping, couples, family relations, neighbor, innocence lost, couple relations, family life, suburbs, fish out of water, society, parents and children, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: soccer, sport, farce, soccer coach, obsession, family, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, parent child relationship, underdog, suburbs, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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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, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, witch, maze, small town, coming of age, boy, lightning, autumn, carnival, circus, sideshow, tarantula ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa
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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: semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: war, school, soldier, family, friendship, family life, adventure, family relations, friends, contests and competitions, dealing with death, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: illinois, usa
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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, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, halloween, murder, psychopath, serial killer, death, evil, niece, small town, gory, doctor, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: illinois, usa
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 5.7
 19K
Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, not serious, bloody ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, virus, small town, elementary school, gory, teacher, drugs/alcohol, survival, danger, child, deadly, school ...
Time: 80s
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, sheriff, theft, bikini, buddies, single parent, trailer, burglary, ambition, sex, temptation, crime ...
Time: 90s
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: serious, thought provoking, talky, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom drama, jewish, idealism, anti semitism, small town, genocide, suburbs, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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 7.5
 50K
Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dog, terrier, pet shop, poodle, kimono, lesbian, obsession, pets, contests and competitions, ambition, gay, promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania
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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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dog, road trip, on the road, fish out of water, reporter, angel, journalism, romance, disorder, supernatural, supernatural ability, love and romance ...
Place: illinois, iowa, usa, chicago illinois, texas
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 4.5
 374
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, semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, sexual relations, couples, best friends, urban, buddies, friendship, looking for sex, friends, screaming, cunnilingus, erection ...
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: shopping mall, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, couple relations, sexual relations, gender, romance, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, quadriplegic, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, illinois, texas, san francisco, usa ...
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, couple relations, father, coming of age, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, school, social differences, village ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
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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: coma, fall in love, love triangle, romance, disorder, christmas, love and romance, love affair, mistaken identity, sibling relationship, memory loss, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, nothing goes right, children, prank, husband wife relationship, aspiring actor, new job, chaos, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: gays and lesbians, party, sex, addiction, coming out, nightclub, drug abuse, prostitute, disco, transsexual, hollywood, gay culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, los angeles, usa
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 6.5
 58K
The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, company, undercover, whistleblower, greed, corruption, uncover truth, obsession, corporate crimes, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, year 1994
Place: illinois, usa, hawaii
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Sym-Bionic Titan (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Sym-Bionic Titan is an American animated action science fiction television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish, and Bryan Andrews for Cartoon Network. The series focuses on a trio made up of the alien princess Ilana, the rebellious ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: robot, alien, high school, princess, adventure, androids and robots, young heroes, high school life, escapades, imaginary, space and aliens, benign alien ...
Place: illinois, usa
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, catholicism, courtroom, teenage girl, supernatural, lawyer, priest, uncover truth, danger, curses spells and rituals, religion, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
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