My Sweet Home

by generationofswine | created - 03 Feb 2011 | updated - 29 Sep 2012 | Public

Six and three is nine Nine and nine is eighteen Look there brother baby and You'll see what I've seen

Yes, I have a chip on my shoulder, but for good reason. I do live in the greatest city on earth. It's the Third Coast, the Windy City, & it has spawned a new breed of American. We are more polite than New York, more grounded than LA, &, as a people, far less refined than Boston. It's also the most beautiful city in America, we have alleys, our garbage doesn't collect on the streets, the rats stay in the shadows.

But we do have our problems, and epidemic of crime & violence that has lasted so long, the Chicago Police Department exchanged Michael for Jude as it's acting patron saint--which, if nothing else, stands as a testament of Chicago's good humor. The city is run by the Irish Mafia, South Side shootings stopped being news three generations ago. The dead regularly vote, and yet the people take the rampant corruption with a good humored shrug. That's how our political machine has always worked, and for some unknown reason, America elected one of us to the highest office in the land.

Now it could be that I grew up here, but I can't help but judge other cities by their versions of Division & Michigan, & they've always fallen short. The skylines aren't as beautiful, & the people, well, their not from Chicago. The people on the East Coast & the West Coast both have their extremes, by the time they get to the Third Coast the unnecessary eccentricities have washed away.

So here you go, a tribute, in almost no particular order, to the best city in the world.

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1. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 236,668 | Gross: $76.27M

2. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 155,207 | Gross: $57.23M

3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 267,637 | Gross: $70.14M

4. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 5,592

5. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke

Votes: 246,428 | Gross: $97.10M

6. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,863,311 | Gross: $534.86M

7. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 288,353 | Gross: $45.88M

8. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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80 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 196,127 | Gross: $159.60M

9. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
60 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 78,764 | Gross: $61.40M

10. Wayne's World (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere

Votes: 123,623 | Gross: $121.70M

11. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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45 Metascore

A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 31,291 | Gross: $34.37M

12. High Fidelity (2000)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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79 Metascore

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black

Votes: 151,405 | Gross: $27.28M

13. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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72 Metascore

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 215,748 | Gross: $104.45M

14. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 186,844 | Gross: $170.69M

15. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 229,169 | Gross: $183.88M

16. Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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73 Metascore

Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner

Votes: 277,516 | Gross: $166.24M

17. Risky Business (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

Director: Paul Brickman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Votes: 67,240 | Gross: $63.50M

18. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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67 Metascore

An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 198,324 | Gross: $40.14M

19. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Votes: 77,738 | Gross: $107.53M

20. Meet the Fockers (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
41 Metascore

All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo

Votes: 225,480 | Gross: $279.26M

21. The Chicago Code (2011)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption.

Stars: Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley

Votes: 7,458

22. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.6
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49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 118,560 | Gross: $71.32M

23. Wayne's World 2 (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere

Votes: 67,081 | Gross: $48.20M

24. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 47,373 | Gross: $49.40M

25. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 357,984 | Gross: $285.76M

26. Wicker Park (2004)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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40 Metascore

A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lillard, Rose Byrne

Votes: 47,779 | Gross: $12.83M

27. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 119,488 | Gross: $75.33M

28. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 100,688 | Gross: $49.53M

29. The Weather Man (2005)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

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

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Caine

Votes: 72,121 | Gross: $12.48M

30. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 54,324 | Gross: $34.99M

31. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

7.0
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51 Metascore

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Votes: 69,054 | Gross: $66.76M

32. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 68,864 | Gross: $61.49M

33. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 54,760 | Gross: $25.79M

34. Stir of Echoes (1999)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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67 Metascore

After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 66,119 | Gross: $21.13M

35. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 42,555

36. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg

Votes: 3,037

37. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 16,087 | Gross: $5.68M

38. The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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55 Metascore

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 20,771 | Gross: $33.96M

39. Curly Sue (1991)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz

Votes: 17,898 | Gross: $33.69M

40. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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22 Metascore

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 32,141 | Gross: $73.78M

41. Poltergeist III (1988)

PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Zelda Rubinstein

Votes: 14,336 | Gross: $14.11M

42. Next of Kin (1989)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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Truman, a Chicago cop, sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, Adam Baldwin, Helen Hunt

Votes: 7,736 | Gross: $15.94M

43. Nothing in Common (1986)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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62 Metascore

A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 5,400 | Gross: $32.32M

44. I Love Trouble (1994)

PG | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts, Saul Rubinek, James Rebhorn

Votes: 10,210 | Gross: $30.81M

45. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 3,100

46. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 6,791

47. Chicago Cab (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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There is more to this story than this review lets on. It reflects all different facets of society over one drivers shift. He starts out it seems as a cold, ignorant man. But his character ... See full summary »

Directors: Mary Cybulski, John Tintori | Stars: Paul Dillon, Tim Gamble, Olivia Trevino, Moira Sinise

Votes: 1,747 | Gross: $0.00M

48. Chicago Deadline (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Adams finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Adams comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, June Havoc, Irene Hervey

Votes: 177

49. Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack

Votes: 18,779 | Gross: $19.51M

50. Running Scared (1986)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel

Votes: 9,439 | Gross: $38.50M

51. Backdraft (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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38 Metascore

Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 62,213 | Gross: $77.87M

52. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

Votes: 4,508

53. Wild Card (2003–2005)

45 min | Drama, Mystery, Comedy

6.4
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Zoe, a Las Vegas blackjack dealer, becomes an insurance investigator, so she can raise her nieces and nephew, after their mother (Zoe's sister) died in a car accident.

Stars: Joely Fisher, Chris Potter, Vikki Krinsky, Jamie Johnston

Votes: 260

54. Whitney (2011–2013)

30 min | Comedy

5.6
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A girl, a guy, and their friends are twenty-somethings living in Chicago.

Stars: Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Rhea Seehorn, Zoe Lister-Jones

Votes: 11,868

55. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode.

Stars: Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Susan Clark, Henry Polic II

Votes: 1,905

56. What About Joan (2000–2002)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Joan Gallagher is a high school teacher who depends on the daily support, counsel, and friendship of her two best friends Ruby, a psychiatrist, and Betsy, a music teacher at the school. ... See full summary »

Stars: Joan Cusack, Kyle Chandler, Donna Murphy, Kellie Shanygne Williams

Votes: 112

57. Two of a Kind (1998–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A show about a single father who has his hands full raising twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley.

Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Christopher Sieber, Sally Wheeler

Votes: 1,500

58. Trust Me (2009)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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A look at the private and professional lives of employees at the Chicago advertising agency Rothman, Greene & Moore.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Tom Cavanagh, Monica Potter, Sarah Clarke

Votes: 1,010

59. Traffic Light (2011)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A comedy about how friendships and romances both enhance and complicate our lives, which centers on three longtime friends and their attempts to navigate the demands of their relationships.

Stars: David Denman, Nelson Franklin, Kris Marshall, Liza Lapira

Votes: 1,880

60. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 73,726

61. Still Standing (2002–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Bill and Judy are not your average parents; the kids are the responsible ones.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jami Gertz, Jennifer Irwin, Taylor Ball

Votes: 6,442

62. The Steve Harvey Show (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A former funk star named Steve Hightower enlists as a high school music teacher away from his original career in Chicago.

Stars: Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana, William Lee Scott

Votes: 2,050

63. Starting Over (2003– )

44 min | Drama, Reality-TV

8.5
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Six women move into the "Starting Over" house to seek the help of two life coaches to achieve a goal while living under the same roof.

Stars: Sylvia Villagran, John Davidson, Micah McCain, Walter Sanchez

Votes: 116

64. Sisters (1991–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois. Alex, the oldest, is a wealthy, slightly snobish, WASP wife... See full summary »

Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward, Elizabeth Hoffman

Votes: 1,557

65. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton

Votes: 138,712

66. Revolution (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.

Stars: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth

Votes: 75,651

67. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy

6.5
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Sandy

Votes: 3,627

68. My Boys (2006–2010)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A female sports columnist in Chicago deals with the men in her life including her brother, her ex-boyfriend, her best friend and a sportswriter for a rival publication.

Stars: Jordana Spiro, Kyle Howard, Reid Scott, Michael Bunin

Votes: 4,386

69. The Loop (2006–2007)

Comedy

7.6
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A recent college graduate adjusts to life as a corporate drone.

Stars: Bret Harrison, Eric Christian Olsen, Mimi Rogers, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 1,793

70. Due South (1994–1999)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

8.1
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The cases of a cynical American police detective and a upright Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in the city of Chicago.

Stars: Paul Gross, Beau Starr, Tony Craig, David Marciano

Votes: 5,052

71. The Boondocks (2005–2014)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough

Votes: 22,943

72. About Last Night... (1986)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 12,413 | Gross: $38.70M

73. Above the Law (1988)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean

Votes: 24,294 | Gross: $18.87M

74. Big Shots (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Ricky Busker, Darius McCrary, Robert Joy, Robert Prosky

Votes: 659 | Gross: $3.39M

75. Blankman (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

4.9
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A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Christopher Lawford

Votes: 7,142 | Gross: $7.89M

76. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 54,760 | Gross: $25.79M

77. Chain Reaction (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward

Votes: 42,919 | Gross: $20.55M

78. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 69,356 | Gross: $33.24M

79. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

Votes: 35,739 | Gross: $28.50M

80. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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33 Metascore

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,129

81. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 50,781 | Gross: $103.74M

82. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Michael Giatti

Votes: 8,436 | Gross: $6.33M

83. Hoodlum (1997)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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50 Metascore

Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy Garcia

Votes: 9,029 | Gross: $23.46M

84. Judgment Night (1993)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Denis Leary, Stephen Dorff

Votes: 13,089 | Gross: $12.14M

85. Love and Action in Chicago (1999)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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Eddie Jones is an agent with the U.S. State Department's elite Eliminator Corps. He eliminates people the government doesn't want around. Eddie also needs to change his life.

Director: Dwayne Johnson-Cochran | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Regina King, Jason Alexander, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 352

86. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 58,154 | Gross: $32.94M

87. Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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60 Metascore

A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 72,989 | Gross: $55.47M

88. Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 8,559 | Gross: $21.83M

89. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 38,584 | Gross: $54.80M

90. Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.6
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A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty

Votes: 6,885 | Gross: $20.01M

91. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 146,853 | Gross: $56.12M

92. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

8.1
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Votes: 5,463

93. Random Encounter (1998)

Unrated | 90 min | Thriller, Crime

5.1
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Elizabeth Berkley stars as a young and rising Public Relations executive who meets a strange man after a cocktail party, and she is framed for murder.

Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, J.H. Wyman, Frank Schorpion, Barry Flatman

Votes: 272

94. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

Votes: 7,684

95. Return to Me (2000)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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54 Metascore

A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.

Director: Bonnie Hunt | Stars: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

Votes: 17,303 | Gross: $32.66M

96. Rookie of the Year (1993)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Director: Daniel Stern | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

Votes: 19,866 | Gross: $53.58M

97. She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

Votes: 9,755 | Gross: $16.03M

98. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

Votes: 5,830 | Gross: $43.49M

99. Soul Food (2000–2004)

45 min | Drama

7.4
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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Aaron Meeks, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 769

100. Straight Talk (1992)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,903 | Gross: $21.20M