Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don’t miss the best movies set in Illinois.
Illinois is a midwestern state bordering Indiana in the east and the Mississippi River in the west. Nicknamed “the Prairie State,” it’s marked by farmland, forests, rolling hills, and wetlands. Chicago, one of the largest cities in the U.S, is in the northeast on the shores of Lake Michigan.
It’s famous for its skyscrapers, such as the sleek, 1,451-ft: Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.
Best Movies Set in Illinois
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal. Harrison Ford stars as the wrongly convicted Dr. Richard Kimble, and Tommy Lee Jones is U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard, his relentless pursuer, in this intense thriller.
Cady thinks she understands “survival of the fittest.” However, the law of the wild takes a whole new meaning when the homeschooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch (Actors)
Tormented by guilt following the death of his older brother, Buck, in a sailing accident, alienated teenager Conrad Jarrett attempts suicide.
Returning home following an extended stay in a psychiatric hospital, Conrad tries to deal with his mental anguish and also reconnect with his mother, Beth, who has grown cold and angry, and his emotionally wounded father, Calvin, with the help of his psychiatrist, Dr. Berger.
When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true.
But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles (Actors)
On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith.
He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove.
He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.
Now that you’ve completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Movies Set in All 50 States.
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Further Reading About the State:
- Illinois Bucket List Adventure Guide: Explore 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit!
- 50 Things to Know About Birds in Illinois : Birding in the Prairie State (50 Things to Know About Birds- United States)
- Illinois: What's So Great About This State (Arcadia Kids)
- What's Great about Illinois? (Our Great States)
- Illinois: Discover Pictures and Facts About Illinois For Kids!