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1. Chicago P.D. (2014– )

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

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Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati

Votes: 23,022

2. The Current War (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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44 Metascore

The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon

Votes: 2,136

3. 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: 46,658

4. Chicago Fire (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Yuri Sardarov, Christian Stolte

Votes: 30,979

5. 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: 74,504 | Gross: $63.50M

6. The Last Summer (2019)

TV-14 | 109 min | Comedy

5.5
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Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.

Director: William Bindley | Stars: K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, Norman Johnson Jr., Jacob Latimore

Votes: 7,369

7. Chicago (2002)

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

7.1
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82 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

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

Votes: 202,558 | Gross: $170.69M

8. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

Votes: 270,371 | Gross: $113.20M

9. Baby's Day Out (1994)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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After three kidnappers lose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley

Votes: 41,372 | Gross: $16.67M

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

TV-PG | 51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

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

Votes: 3,703

11. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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87 Metascore

A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

Votes: 3,423

12. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.6
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 7,158

13. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,615

14. What About Joan (2000–2002)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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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: 123

15. The Architect (2006)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.5
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47 Metascore

An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.

Director: Matt Tauber | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 1,075 | Gross: $0.01M

16. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 272

17. Tiffany + Chucky (2019)

Short, Horror

6.7
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Long before being fatally wounded and transferring his soul into the body of a Good Guy doll, Charles Lee Ray aka Chucky (Kevin Caliber) was better known as the Lakeshore Strangler; a ... See full summary »

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Kevin Caliber, Llenelle Gibson, Tess Speranza

Votes: 7

18. The Savage Dragon (1995– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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Chicago cop, Frank Darling, discovers a huge green-skinned mutant named Dragon who suffers from amnesia. In the hope of uncovering his own identity, Dragon joins Chicago P.D. and battles evil mutants led by the mysterious Overlord.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie, Dorian Harewood, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 90

19. Chicago 10 (2007)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Hank Azaria

Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.18M

20. Tiffany + Chucky Part 2 (2019)

Short, Horror

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Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Lindsey Bean, Kevin Caliber, Llenelle Gibson, Cody Zak

21. Cars and Coffee Movie (2021)

Documentary, Short, Action | Pre-production

Strong conviction and genuine love of all things automotive are two characteristics of the people who gather to celebrate cars, coffee, and one another.

Director: Kathy Jean | Star: Kathy Jean

22. Nightmare in Chicago (1964 TV Movie)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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In Chicago, the police are man-hunting a serial killer of blonde women and end-up car-chasing him through the complex maze of state highways.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andrew Duggan, Charles McGraw, Michael Murphy, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 89

23. Love That Brute (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A Chicago mobster falls in-love with a high-morals young governess but he must keep up the appearances of being a honest businessman and a dedicated single-dad if he hopes to woo her.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Paul Douglas, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 100

24. An Interesting Story About an Uninteresting Guy (2019)

Comedy | Post-production

A superhero loving crossing guard finds himself at the center of calamity during his uncle's mayoral campaign, in the craziest weekend of their lives.

Director: Matthew LeFevour | Stars: Liam Gallogly, Missy Galvin, Cheyenne Watson, Christian Litke

25. The Fixer (2019)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Vic Simmons helps people in desperate situations where the law cannot act. He faces a dire situation when a domineering ex-boyfriend beings stalking and threatening Katie, the younger sister of a deceased friend who he vowed to protect.

Director: Nicholas J. Michalak | Stars: Nick Doetsch, Carmina Elizabeth, Ryan Salzwedel, CJ Koenig

26. KKKillers (2018)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror

3.8
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An underground Ku Klux Klan cult plans their attack upon the small town of 'Kellerton' on the night of All Hallows' Eve to fulfill a long term ritual and take full control of the town.

Director: Manny Velazquez | Stars: Angie Velazquez, Brian Mack, Dana Balkin, Sonita Burgos

Votes: 8

27. Operation Chicago (2019)

Crime

An X CIA agent does not like the murders that are happening in Chicago or the corrupt State politicians - so he sets up an Operation to torture and kill them.

Director: Chicago Blaxican | Stars: Chicago Blaxican, Mr. Whoa Boi, Justin Metaphor, 6 Trey

28. Marina's City

Thriller | Announced

The Russian model and former diving champion Marina lives in Chicago. She is handicapped following a hit-and-run accident. Marina is looking for the guilty driver. But he finds her first and becomes her neighbor.

Director: Alexander Hahn | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Philippe Reinhardt, Dan Shaked, Raphael Baunaquis

29. Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary about the revolutionary and brilliant Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924); his rapid rise to fame, tragic decline, and the ultimate triumph of his creative spirit.

Director: Mark Richard Smith | Stars: Madolyn Smith Osborne, Mark Richard Smith

Votes: 9

30. Something Out of Nothing (2019)

52 min | Documentary

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Something Out of Nothing follows a group of at-risk teenagers as they learn about improv comedy through an after school arts program in Chicago, Illinois. They succeed and struggle during ... See full summary »

Director: Josh da Silva | Stars: Jack Thurston Farrell, Dionna Griffin-Irons, Susan Messing

31. Chicago Film Scene: Live! (2019– )

Talk-Show

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A live talk show featuring actors, comedians, filmmakers and more from Chicago. Filmed at the Arrogant Frog Bar in Lincoln Park, the Chicago Film Scene provides a window into the underground film world of the Second City.

Stars: Joseph MacMaster, Aaron Serwe, Dale Fanella, Nick Arnett

Votes: 10

32. Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City (2010)

56 min | Documentary

7.7
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Few individuals have had more impact on the American city than architect and planner Daniel Hudson Burnham. In the midst of late nineteenth century urban disorder, Burnham offered a ... See full summary »

Director: Judith McBrien

Votes: 12

33. Madness in the White City (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Taking the best selling book "Devil in the White City," NGC returns to the Chicago World's Fair to meet America's first serial killer. A look at Daniel Burnham and H.H. Holmes.

Stars: Larry Simon, Erik Larson, Rick Kogan, Christopher Multhauf

Votes: 60

34. Thee Debauchery Ball (2019)

Documentary

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Debauchery Ball is the story of Chicago's Afro-Futuristic, BDSM, fetish-themed House music party and how it has reshaped the Black social scene and challenged the narratives of Black sexuality.

Director: David Weathersby | Stars: Craig Alexander, Khari B., Chanel Beebe, Summer Coleman

35. Adult*ish (2019 Video)

150 min | Comedy

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For every one wish granted, means an entire world flipped upside down.

Director: Maurice D Proffit | Stars: Crissy Johnston, James Gordon, Benita Santillanes, Felecia Young

36. Love Under Fire: The Story of Bertha and Potter Palmer (2013 TV Movie)

26 min | Biography

7.4
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"Love Under Fire: The Story of Bertha and Potter Palmer" tells the epic love story between young socialite Bertha Honoré and Potter Palmer, a self-made man 20 years her senior, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Amelia Dellos

Votes: 10

37. The Greener the Grass (2018)

11 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Solveig Herzum | Stars: Charlotte Hensley, Sophie Leonard

38. Vintage Chicago: The 1893 Chicago World's Fair (2017)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jonathan Chase Cook

39. Kim's Big Date (2019)

9 min | Short, Comedy

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With the help of her romantically savvy roommates, Kim goes on a big ol' date.

Director: Claire McFadden | Stars: Zoe Agapinan, William Delforge, Debra Duncan, Jacob Knobbe

40. Turn the Switch Off (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Timothy Urso | Stars: Christopher Howe, Drew Kutnick, Brian Nelson Jr., John Weber

41. Eskeleto

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Sunday Bennett nicknamed 'Eskeleto' for skinny, is one of the last Italians left in an old cathedral town. He is recruited by his neighborhood buddies working for the Mexican Cartel to execute their pregnant childhood sweetheart.

Director: Zachary Laoutides | Star: Zachary Laoutides

42. UnHoly Father (2017)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Directors: Katherine Dudley, Manuel Rodriguez | Stars: Christian Colucci, Katherine Dudley, Nina Isabel, Matthew Leptich

43. Let's Go (2016– )

Short

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Come and explore some of the world's most extraordinary places. From the misty peaks of Bhutan to the vibrant streets of Cartagena to the bustling canals of Venice, the world is a ... See full summary »

Star: Alex Michael Torres

44. Oi klironomoi tou Karaboubouna (1959)

78 min | Comedy

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Three distant cousins receive $20,000 each from their late Greek expatriate uncle in Chicago; however, one decides to trick the others into giving him their share. Has the greedy relative the nerve to go all the way?

Director: Petros Giannakos | Stars: Petros Giannakos, Koulis Stoligas, Sperantza Vrana, Nikos Rizos

45. Around the Fair (1933)

Documentary, Short

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46. Chicago Stories (2000–2006)
Episode: A Break in the Clouds: Chicago's 1933 World's Fair (2000)

Documentary

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In the early 1930s the United States was living through the Great Depression. Yet, in the middle of all the misery, Chicago had the audacity to throw a party on the Lakefront--a World's ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Bey, Timuel Black, John Callaway, Perry Duis

47. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: A Piece of the Action (1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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The crew of the Enterprise struggles to cope with a planet of imitative people who have modeled their society on 1920s gangsters.

Director: James Komack | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 2,165

48. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Chicago: City of the Century: Part 3 (2003)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Directors: Austin Hoyt, Patricia Garcia Rios | Star: David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 28

49. Vengeance: Killer Lovers (2019– )
Episode: Deadly Obsession (Marni Yang) (2019)

Crime

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Rhoni Reuter, was 7 months pregnant and the girlfriend of Chicago Bears football star Shaun Gayle, was shot to death on October 04th, 2007. This high profile homicide took 2 years to convict one of Shaun Gayle's many (jealous) lovers.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Kashmir Satchel-Jarrett, Chloe Zeitounian

50. Early Edition (1996–2000)
Episode: Fatal Edition: Part 1 (1999)

TV-PG | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Gary is arrested and charged with murder after he is found standing right next to the slain body of a man who had earlier threatened to investigate his propensity to show up at crime scenes.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Luis Antonio Ramos, Brian Reddy

Votes: 41



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