I thought it would be fun to make a list of my favorite movies that were made in Chicago. After much thought and deliberation, I decided that these 10 were my personal favorites. I hope you enjoy my list.
10. Uncle Buck–John Candy, as the lovable unemployed guy,who is called on by his brother to babysit his kid’s; while he attend’s his wife’s father’s funeral. Also stars Amy Madigan and Macaulay Culkin.
9. Home Alone–Macaulay Culkin is left alone at Christmas and has to defend his house from being robbed by two idiot criminals played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. Also stars John Heard and Catherine O’Hara
8.Ferris Bueller’s Day Off–Matthew Broderick as a high school kid who fakes being sick to skip school and have a fun day in and around Chicago. Also stars Mia Sara, Alan Ruck and Jennifer Grey.
7. Sixteen Candles–Teen comedy about a girl who’s birthday is forgotten by everyone as they prepare for her sister’s wedding and her attraction to an older classmate. Stars Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall and Gedde Watanabe.
6. The Breakfast Club–Story of 5 different teenagers who attend Saturday detention for different reasons; who come to find that deep down they all struggle with the same things. Stars Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall.
5. The Color of Money–Tom Cruise as a young pool shark who is taken under the wing of Fast Eddie Felsen; played by Paul Newman. Also Stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Forest Whitaker.
4. Risky Business–Tom Cruise as a young man about to enter college, who meets a call girl and decides to just enjoy all that life has to offer. Also Stars Rebecca DeMornay, Curtis Armstrong and Joe Pantoliano.
3. Hoop Dreams–Documentary about two families living on the west side of Chicago, who send ther sons to a private suburb school, to give them a better education and life experience. Stars the Gates and Agee families.
2. The Untouchables–Not a totally historically accurate portrayal of 1930’s prohibition in Chicago, but nonetheless the story of how Elliot Ness tried to take down Al Capone. Stars Kevin Costner, Robert DeNiro, Andy Garcia and Sean Connery.
1. The Blues Brothers–Story of Jake and Elwood Blues, who are on a mission from God to save the orphanage they grew up in. Their idea to get the money is to reunite with their old bandmates and take their show on the road. Stars John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Henry Gibson, John Candy and Cab Calloway..