Chicagoland Movies
Movie Recommendations

These movies are all set in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs.


A Family Thing. PG-13. 1995. DVD Drama

A League of Their Own. PG. 1992. DVD Comedy 

About Last Night. R. 1986. DVD Comedy

Adventures in Babysitting. PG-13. 1987. DVD Comedy

Backdraft. R. 1991. DVD Action/Adventure 

Barbershop. PG-13. 2002. DVD Comedy

Barbershop 2: Back In Business. PG-13. 2004. DVD Comedy

Blink. R. 1994. DVD Drama

The Blues Brothers. R. 1980. DVD Comedy

The Break-Up . PG-13. 2006. DVD Comedy

The Breakfast Club. R. 1985. DVD Drama

Brian’s Song. G. 1971. DVD 791.4572 BRI TV

Brian’s Song. Not rated. 2001. DVD 791.4572 BRI TV

Call Northside 777. Not rated. 1948. DVD Drama

Candyman. R. 1992. DVD Horror

Chain Reaction. PG-13. 1996. DVD Action/Adventure

Chicago. PG-13. 2003. DVD Musical

Chicago Cab (also known as Hellcab). R. 1998. DVD Comedy

Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River. Not rated. 2004. DVD 791.430233 C

The Company. PG-13. 2003. DVD Drama

Compulsion. Not rated. 1959. DVD Drama and VHS Drama

Derailed. R. 2005. DVD Drama

Do You Wanna Dance? Not rated. 1997. DVD Drama

Early Edition (television series). Not rated. 1996-2000. DVD Drama 

Eight Men Out. PG. 1988. DVD Drama 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. PG-13. 1986. DVD Comedy

Flatliners. R. 1990. DVD Horror

The Fugitive. PG-13. 1993. DVD Action/Adventure  

Hardball. PG-13. 2001. DVD Drama

High Fidelity. R. 2000. DVD Comedy

Home Alone. PG. 1990. DVD Comedy 

Hoop Dreams . PG-13. 1994. DVD 796.323 H  

In Old Chicago. Not rated. 1937. DVD Drama and VHS Drama

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. Not rated. 2006. DVD Comedy

John Q. PG-13. 2002. DVD Drama

The Lake House. PG. 2006. DVD Drama

Love Jones. R. 1997. DVD Drama

Medium Cool. R. 1969. DVD Drama

Meet the Browns. PG-13. 2008. DVD Comedy

Movie Boy. Not rated. 2005. DVD Comedy

My Best Friend’s Wedding. PG-13. 1997. DVD Comedy

My Big Fat Greek Wedding. PG. 2002. DVD Comedy

My Bodyguard. PG. 1980. DVD Drama

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. PG-13. 1989. DVD Comedy

Native Son. PG. 1986. VHS 791.4572 N TV

The Natural. PG. 1984. DVD Drama

Never Been Kissed. PG-13. 1999. DVD Comedy

North by Northwest. Not rated. 1959. DVD Action/Adventure

On The Line. PG. 2001. DVD Comedy 

Only the Lonely. PG-13. 1991. VHS Comedy

Ordinary People. R. 1980. DVD Drama and VHS Drama

Prelude to a Kiss. PG-13. 1992. DVD Comedy

Primal Fear. R. 1996. DVD Drama

The Promotion. R. 2008. DVD Comedy

Proof. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama

The Relic. R. 1996. DVD Horror

Return to Me. PG. 2000. DVD Comedy

Risky Business. R. 1983. DVD Comedy

Road to Perdition. R. 2002. DVD Drama

Save the Last Dance. PG-13. 2000. DVD Drama

Shall We Dance? PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama

Sixteen Candles. PG. 1984. DVD Comedy

Soul Food. R. 1997. DVD Drama

The Sting. PG. 1973. DVD Drama 

Stolen Summer. PG. 2002. DVD Comedy

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Not rated. 1967. DVD Drama

Surviving Christmas. PG-13. 2004. DVD Comedy

Three to Tango. PG-13. 1999. DVD Comedy

Uncle Buck. PG. 1989. DVD Comedy and VHS Comedy

The Untouchables. R. 1987. DVD Drama

The Weather Man. R. 2005. DVD Comedy

What Women Want. PG-13. 2000. DVD Comedy

While You Were Sleeping. PG. 1995. DVD Comedy

Wicker Park. PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama

Witless Protection. PG-13. 2008. DVD Comedy