There’s something about Michigan that gets filmmakers’ attention. Maybe it’s that Rust Belt grittiness as was the case for 8 Mile. Or perhaps its picturesque, idyllic northern Midwest charm in Grosse Pointe Blank. Whatever the reason, we are always excited to discover a film that was shot here. Here are a dozen made-in-Michigan gems.

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And here are a few runner-ups, with stories based in Michigan, but that were actually shot somewhere else.

These are some of our favorites. But surely there are some other cinematic treasures either filmed in or set in Michigan that we’re missing. Please share!

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