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Chicago in the Movies

About Last Night
About Last Night (DVD - 1998 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Danny and Bernie are two best friends in Chicago whose friendship changes when Danny has a one night stand that surprisingly develops into a relationship. Based on a play by local David Mamet.

Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures in Babysitting (DVD - 1999 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After her date cancels on her Chris agrees to babysit the Andersons, but when a friend calls asking Chris to rescue her from a Chicago bus station, she packs up the kids and heads into the city.

Backdraft
Backdraft (DVD - 2006 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A group of Chicago firefighters, including two combative brothers, battle a serial arsonist in this 1991 Ron Howard thriller.

The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers (DVD - 2005 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd star as Chicago brothers trying to reunite their band and save an orphanage in this rollicking musical comedy.

Cadillac Records
Cadillac Records (DVD - 2009 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of Chess Records, located on Chicago's South Side, gets the Hollywood treatment, with Beyoncé as Etta James, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters and Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess.

Call Northside 777
Call Northside 777 (DVD - 2004 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:This 1948 film stars James Stewart as a journalist attempting to prove that a man, in jail for the 1932 murder of a Chicago policeman, is innocent. The film is based on a true story and was shot in Chicago.

Chicago
Chicago (DVD - 2002 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:This 2002 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name depicts Chicago in the roaring 20s. Star studded with Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere it garnered heaps of praise from critics including Roger Ebert who called it, “big, brassy fun,” and it went on to take home the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight (DVD - 2008 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Chicago quite obviously played the role of Gotham in this celebrated installment of the rebooted Batman franchise. But do you really need an excuse to watch this great film?

Eight Men Out
Eight Men Out (DVD - 2001 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:This 1988 film based on a book by Eliot Asimov is a dramatization of the Black Sox Scandal, in which eight members of the 1919 White Sox team were accused of throwing the world series for a group of gangsters.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (DVD - 1999 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Feigning sickness, Ferris takes the day off with his best friend and girlfriend and spends the day in Chicago while his high school principal desperately tries to catch him in the act.

The Fugitive
The Fugitive (DVD - 2001 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Falsely accused of murdering his wife, Chicago surgeon Richard Kimball sets off a manhunt in this 1993 film based on a classic TV series.

High Fidelity
High Fidelity (DVD - 2000 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Adapted from a book by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity's setting was switched from London to Chicago for the film. When record store owner, Rob Gordon (John Cusack), is left by his girlfriend, he recalls his five more memorable breakups and seeks out his former girlfriends to figure out what went wrong.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (DVD - 2003 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Toula is a frumpy middle aged Greek woman who works in her family's restaurant in Chicago, but an encounter with an attractive teacher prompts her to transform her life and herself. Will her lively Greek family be able to accept her non-Greek boyfriend?

Nothing Like the Holidays
Nothing Like the Holidays (DVD - 2009 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:It’s Christmas time in Chicago and the entire Rodriguez family is gathered to celebrate. But will it be their last Christmas together?

Public Enemies
Public Enemies (DVD - 2009 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger, America's first Public Enemy Number One, in Michael Mann's take on the infamous Chicago gangster's life. Chicago and regional locales are featured, including the Biograph Theater.

Soul Food
Soul Food (DVD - 2000 ) FICTION All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Big Mama brings together a large Chicago African American family for Sunday dinners. As they cope with the vicissitudes of life, they find strength in one another.

Source Code
Source Code (DVD - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:This Sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have you on the edge of your seat to see if he can an identify a terrorist responsible for bombing a CTA train in hopes of stopping an even larger attack.

The Untouchables
The Untouchables (DVD - 2004 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Prohibition agent Eliot Ness tries to bring down Chicago gangster Al Capone in this 1987 film based on historical events.

The Weather Man
The Weather Man (DVD - 2006 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Nicolas Cage stars as a Chicago meteorologist called to audition for a national television show, but while a success in his professional life, he is afraid of being a failure in his personal one.

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