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Best Movies Set in Illinois

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

The Fugitive
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward (Actors)

The Fugitive

Year: 1993

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.

Mean Girls
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows (Actors)

Mean Girls

Year: 2004

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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.

Ordinary People
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  • Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch (Actors)

Ordinary People

Year: 1980

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.

Home Alone
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  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)

Home Alone

Year: 1990

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.

Halloween
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  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran (Actors)

Halloween

Year: 1978

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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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