Movies about Chicago

Movies about Chicago
List of the best movies about Chicago, selected by visitors to our site: Autoerotic, Miles, Resurrection, The Company, V.I. Warshawski, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, Call Northside 777, Risky Business, Judas and the Black Messiah, Pyrates.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Autoerotic (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:12

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 lives of America’s urbanites.

Miles (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA

High school senior Miles Walton joins the girls volleyball team in hopes of winning a college scholarship, which causes an uproar in his small Illinois farming town.

Resurrection (1999)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:48

A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.

The Company (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:52

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.

V.I. Warshawski (1991)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's daughter, Kat, and together they set out to crack the case.

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. The terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents in the city. The younger brother takes some corn seeds along for the road and plants them in the courtyard of an abandoned warehouse, bringing "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" to the city.

Call Northside 777 (1948)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his mind, he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

Risky Business (1983)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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 been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Pyrates (1991)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

As soon as they meet Ari and Sam get into a pretty passionate - and combustible - relationship. Indeed, the scenes of their rendezvous often seem reminiscent of the Chicago Fire. But the course of true flaming lust never runs true, and as they try to handle their all-consuming passion their two best friends endlessly meet to compare notes on developments.

20 more movies
Chi-Raq (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:37

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

Brannigan (1975)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:51

Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in order to recapture this mobster with both a price tag on his head and a stuffy old London cop to contend with.

The Jazz Singer (1927)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.

Escape Plan (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:55

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

Cadillac Records (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Strike Up the Band (1940)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

Jimmy and Mary get a group of kids together to play in a school orchestra. A huge contest between schools is coming up and they have a hard time raising money to go to Chicago for the contest.

Medium Cool (1969)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA

John Cassellis is the toughest TV news reporter around. After extensively reporting about violence and racial tensions in poor communities, he discovers that his network is helping the FBI by granting them access to his footage to find suspects.

The Weather Man (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Germany

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38

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 pull the parents away from home, leaving the kids bored -- and increasingly mischievous.

The Big Town (1987)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife.

Raw Deal (1986)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Netherlands
Duration01:46

Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovina is taken down. To accomplish this, he must go undercover and join Patrovina's gang.

Doctor Detroit (1983)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

A shy but gentle man named Clifford Skridlow is a professor of comparative literature at the financially-strapped fictional Monroe College in Chicago. A chance encounter with four beautiful women at a restaurant changes his life forever.

Grand Piano (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective, music
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:30

Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.

The Promotion (2008)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.

The Front Page (1931)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor, Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.

Diminished Capacity (2008)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

A Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss takes leaves from his job and returns to his rural hometown, where he bonds with his Alzheimer's impaired uncle Rollie and his old flame.

About Last Night... (1986)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers looking to replace mom & pop establishments with name-brand chains. The world changes, but some things never go out of style--from current events and politics to relationships and love, you can still say anything you want at the barbershop.

Rampage (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25

Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

My Bodyguard (1980)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Clifford Peach, an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere presence intimidates students and teachers alike. But their "business relationship" soon turns personal as Clifford and the troubled loner forge a winning alliance against their intimidators - and a very special friendship with each other.




MoviesList