11 Most Memorable Movies Filmed in Michigan
Nearly 150 motion pictures have been filmed partly or wholly in Michigan since the dawn of the talkies. Some of America's best-known movies were shot in this Hollywood of the north, from the iconic "Anatomy of a Murder" and the films of the high-grossing "Transformers" franchise to the documentaries of outspoken filmmaker Michael Moore.
Here, in chronological order, is a sampling of some of the most memorable films partly or wholly shot at Michigan locations. Some are Indies; some are major studio blockbusters, but all are famous players in American filmdom.
1. 'Anatomy of a Murder' (1959)
2. 'Scarecrow' (1973)
3. 'Somewhere in Time' (1980)
4. 'Robocop' (1987)
5. 'Midnight Run' (1988)
6. 'Out of Sight' (1998)
7. '8 Mile' (2002)
8. 'Dreamgirls' (2006)
9. 'Gran Torino' (2008)
10. 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' (2016)
Article by LAURA STERNBERG