You May Be Surprised To Learn These 12 Movies Were Filmed In Michigan

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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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!