There is a movie set in Glenview, IL this week. “Contagion,” an action-thriller directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotlliard, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne starring. Will any of the locals be surprised by a star sighting?
Few other movies filmed near by:
The Weather Man (Skokie, Evanston) with Nicolas Cage and Derailed with Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston were fillmed in 2005.
Mean Girls with Lindsay Lohan had one scene filmed at Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie.
Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck, Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin, Shattered Glass with Heyden Christensen.
Chain Reaction came out in 1996 with Keanu Reeves and was shot at a Lake Bluff estate.
Home Alone came out in 1990 and was filmed in Lake Forest, Winnetka, Wilmette, Highland Park and Evanston.
Uncle Buck 1989 with John Candy, Amy Madigan. Filmed in Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka, in addition to many locations in Chicago.
She's Having a Baby 1988 with Elizabeth McGovern and Kevin Bacon, was filmed in Winnetka, Skokie, Glencoe and Northbrook in addition to many locations in Chicago itself.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 with Matthew Broderick was filmed in Highland Park, Winnetka, Northbrook, Lake Forest and Glencoe.
Weird Science 1985 with Anthony Michael Hal,l Robert Downey Jr. was filmed in Highland Park, Skokie and Northbrook.
Sixteen Candles 1984 with Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall was filmed in Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Skokie and Winnetka.
Risky Business 1983 with Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano was filmed in Deerfield, Highland Park, Skokie, Winnetka and Wilmette.
Class 1983 with Andrew McCarthy, Jacqueline Bisset was filmed at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest and other Chicago locations.
Ordinary People 1980 with Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler and Moore Timothy Hutton was filmed in Highwood, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Northbrook and Wilmette.
Sometimes it feels good to live close to Gotham City of Chicago.
Top 40 movies filmed in Chicago at Chicago Magazine.
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