The list of movies filmed in Illinois is astounding and so is the list of films set in Illinois, whether it takes place in an actual Illinois town or a made-up city. If you were to go through the list of movies set in Illinois, which would best represent the Land of Lincoln?

The website Far&Wide put together a list of movies that represent each state in the U.S., and their choice for Illinois cant be argued.

What Needs To Be Considered For It To Be An "Illinois" Movie?

Like it or not, Chicago is going to take precedence as a setting but it isn't necessarily a bad thing. There is no shortage of food, attractions architecture, and culture that would make for a great backdrop. If you mix in a little of Illinois as a whole you've hit a home run.

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The movie follows a charismatic and scheming high school senior, who lives in the suburbs in a house with a white picket fence and lush green lawn, who skips school for a day of adventure in Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend.

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They roll past cornfields as they make their way to the Art Institute of Chicago, where the trio spends hours wandering the museum's halls, marveling at its impressive collection of art and artifacts. The trip includes a stop at Wrigley Field, lunch at a high-end restaurant, and a sing-a-long at a german parade.

Paramount Movies via YouTube
Paramount Movies via YouTube

Ferris Bueller's Day Best Represents Illinois

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a beloved classic that perfectly captures the essence of Illinois. From its bustling city streets to its quiet suburbs and rural countryside, the film showcases a taste of the state's diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

The focus on friendship, adventure, and living life to the fullest is something we all can relate to, making it a timeless film that continues to captivate audiences today.

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