Movies about Chicago

Movies about Chicago
List of the best movies about Chicago, selected by visitors to our site: Once Upon a Time in America, Rampage, Chicago P.D., The Public Enemy, Derailed, Some Like It Hot, Scarface, The Godfather, Little Caesar, Casino.

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

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration03:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlotAdventure, Justice

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersMonsters, Wolves, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Lifeguards
PlotKiller animals, Chase, Fear, Genetic experiments
PlaceHelicopters, Chicago, Laboratory
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, For a group of friends, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, FBI, Lawyers, Partners
PlotAbduction, Fear
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
PlotTreason, Investigation, Cheating, Blackmail
PlacePrison
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersGangsters, Musicians
PlotRelationship, Music, Love triangle, Chase, Cheating
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Black and White

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lovers
PlotObsession, Rivalry
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Duration02:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotLife, Family life
StylePopular, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersGangsters

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:51
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, FBI
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Poker
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Tense

The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Family, Lovers
PlotSkirmishes, Money, Drug addict, Weapon, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals
PlotInvestigation
StyleBy books

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersJournalists, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotMoney, Obsession, Loneliness, Depression, Success
StyleUnexpected ending, Soulful, Makes me think, Black and White

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlotSkirmishes, Friendship
PlacePrison, Night Clubs
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersChildrens, Heroes, Family
PlotRobbery, Relationship, Vacation, Holidays
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleFor children, Popular, Light, Cute, Soulful

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Scammers, FBI, Friends
PlotGambling, Poker, Chase, Bets, Cheating
PlaceChicago, Casino
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Accountant
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt, Chicago
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersGangsters, Priests
PlotFriendship
PlaceCasino, Night Clubs, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in prison, Rocky is released and demands the return of $100,000 deposited with his solicitor - prior to his jail term.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersJews, Artists
PlotOn real events, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Touching

The story of the life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her second husband, Nick Arnstein.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersFarmers, Poor
PlotLove, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceTexas
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, FBI
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Loneliness, Justice
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, crime
CountryUSA

The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters — former gang members who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once caused.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersDoctors, Surgeons, Nurses
PlotMedicine
PlaceHospitals
StyleExciting, Action, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Police, FBI
PlotDrug addict, Friendship
PlaceCourt, Night Clubs
StyleHeavy, Tense, Epic, Disturbing

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship, Depression
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, FBI
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Hockey, Rivalry
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

An aging hood is about to go back to prison. Hoping to escape his fate, he supplies information on stolen guns to the feds, while simultaneously supplying arms to his bank robbing chums.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Investigation, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Action, Oscars, Fascinating

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersBrothers
PlaceUSA

Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers Konstantin dead and he sets out to avenge his death; a journey that leads him to Chicago and a whole new experience.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersSingers
PlotDancing

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Presidential
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Passion, Relationship
PlaceUSA, New York

A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.





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