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13 Places You Recognize From Michigan That Showed Up In Famous Movies

We know that there have been a number of popular films that were set in Michigan, but that does not necessarily mean they were filmed here (think Robo Cop, for instance). Then there are films that when they were shooting, they took over entire Michigan locations, causing a frenzy among locals, eager to catch a glimpse of a Hollywood celebrity sipping on coffee at a local cafe, or saying nice things about the state. Here are a few films in which we can either instantly recognize a Michigan locale on film or that had a huge presence while shooting on-location in the Mitten.

We could go on and on about the films that were shot in Michigan. Tell us, do you remember a time when Hollywood took over your town? Let us know in the comments below!

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.