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Best Movies Set in Michigan

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don’t miss the best movies set in Michigan.

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwestern United States. It has land borders with Wisconsin to the southwest, Indiana and Ohio to the south, and Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie also connect it to the states of Minnesota and Illinois and the Canadian province of Ontario.

Best Movies Set in Michigan

The Evil Dead (4K UHD)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bob Dorian, Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss (Actors)

The Evil Dead

Year: 1981

Ashley “Ash” Williams (Bruce Campbell), his girlfriend and three pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away. There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, whose text reawakens the dead when it’s read aloud.

The friends inadvertently release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead. Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life in this, the first of Sam Raimi’s trilogy.

8 Mile
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy (Actors)

8 Mile

Year: 2002

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For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit’s vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice – and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment is another chance.

From Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer.

The Crow
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Brandon Lee[Eric Draven], Ernie Hudson[Sarah], Michael Wincott[Sergeant Albrecht] (Actors)

The Crow 

Year: 1994

The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger.

Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.

Robocop
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy (Actors)

Robocop

Year: 1987

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, the evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype.

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But when RoboCop learns of the company’s nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

Beverly Hills Cop
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton (Actors)

Beverly Hills Cop 

Year: 1984

Fast-talking, quick-thinking Detroit street cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) has bent more than a few rules and regs in his time, but when his best friend is murdered, he heads to tony Beverly Hills to work the case like only he can.

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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