Chicago: My Hometown - A Personal List.by dgranger | created - 14 Aug 2017 | updated - 17 Aug 2017 | Public
Weather they paint the city in a good light or a bad light, all these films, T.V. series and made for T.V. movies are wholly, or have notable scenes set in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., or the Chicagoland area.
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1. Chicago (1927)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out ... See full summary »
3. The Public Enemy (1931)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
4. Scarface (1932)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
5. Elmer, the Great (1933)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country bumpkin Elmer Kane joins the Chicago Cubs as the greatest hitter in baseball. His skill with a bat takes the team to the World Series, but on the way to the championship he has to deal with gamblers and crooked pitchers.
6. Death on the Diamond (1934)
Passed | 71 min | Drama, Mystery, Sport
Pop Clark is about to lose his baseball team, unless they can win the pennant so he can pay off debts. He hires ace player Larry Kelly to ensure the victory. As well as rival teams, ... See full summary »
8. In Old Chicago (1938)
Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Musical
The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.
9. Roxie Hart (1942)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?
11. Chicago Deadline (1949)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
12. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 210,612 | Gross: $25.00M
23. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 199,325 | Gross: $188.76M
The musical play is set in Chicago. The movie version changed the setting to California.
25. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.
28. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 162,258 | Gross: $57.23M
30. Curly Sue (1991)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 18,503 | Gross: $33.69M
32. Risky Business (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Votes: 71,174 | Gross: $63.50M
34. Chicago Story (1981 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
This is the story of a pair of cops, a pair of doctors, and a pair of lawyers. And how the shooting of a little girl affects their lives.
37. About Last Night... (1986)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.
Votes: 12,871 | Gross: $38.70M
38. Running Scared (1986)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 9,978 | Gross: $38.50M
41. Taking Care of Business (1990)
R | 108 min | Comedy
An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Votes: 6,988 | Gross: $20.01M
43. Married with Children (1986–1997)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
44. The Untouchables (1987)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Votes: 246,816 | Gross: $76.27M
45. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.
Votes: 32,770 | Gross: $34.37M
46. Eight Men Out (1988)
PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Votes: 16,696 | Gross: $5.68M
47. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 380,358 | Gross: $285.76M
48. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 64,335 | Gross: $77.87M
49. Home Alone 3 (1997)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.
Votes: 89,748 | Gross: $30.88M
50. The Untouchables (1993–1994)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller