- List of films set in Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, USA, has been used as a setting and/or filming location for many Hollywood feature films, as well as several television series: Bold indicates that the work was actually filmed in Detroit.
- 17000 Block, Curtis Franklin. 2005. Theo Williamson, Walter Harris, Rebecca Dawn.
- 61*, Billy Crystal. 2001. Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall.
- 8 Mile, Curtis Hanson. 2002. Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer.
- 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (TV). 2002-2005.
- Action Jackson, Craig R. Baxley. 1988. Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Sharon Stone.
- Assault on Precinct 13. 2005 Set in Detroit but filmed in Toronto.
- Beverly Hills Cop, Martin Brest. 1984. Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox.
- The Betsy, Daniel Petrie. 1978. Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones.
- Bird on a Wire
- Blue Collar, Paul Schrader. 1978. Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto.
- Brother Future
- "Carpenter Street", episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. Set in Detroit, but mountains & palm tree in background reveal the episode was filmed in L.A.
- Collision Course, Lewis Teague. 1989. Jay Leno, Pat Morita.
- CornerStore, Joseph Doughrity. 2011.
- Crossing the Bridge, Mike Binder. 1992. Josh Charles, Jason Gedrick, Stephen Baldwin.
- The Crow, Alex Proyas. 1994. Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson. Although story is set in Detroit, production took place in North Carolina.
- Detroit 1-8-7 (TV). Michael Imperioli. 2010. David Zabel, Executive Producer.
- Detroit 9000, Arthur Marks. 1973. Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco.
- Detroit Rock City. Shot mostly in Toronto, only part of the movie was shot in Detroit, the Fox Theatre and a few other areas of Woodward Ave were shot in Detroit. The skyline of Detroit was shot from Windsor, Canada. 1999.
- Dreamgirls, Bill Condon. 2006. Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson.
- Exit Wounds. 2001. Although story is set in Detroit, production took place mostly in Canada.
- Evil Dead, Sam Raimi. 1981. Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss.
- Flash of Genius (film), Greg Kinnear, 2008.
- For Love of the Game, Kevin Costner. 1999. Film about Detroit Tigers Pitcher pitching a perfect game in Yankee Stadium.
- Four Brothers, John Singleton. 2005. Mark Wahlberg, André 3000, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund Although story is set in Detroit, production took place mostly in Toronto.
- Freaks and Geeks (TV). Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco, Busy Philipps, Linda Cardellini and John Francis Daley. 1999. Judd Apatow, Executive Producer.
- Garfield: The Movie, John Davis. Pete Hewitt. 2004 Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray. Set in a suburb of Detroit.
- Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood. 2008. Brian Haley, John Carroll Lynch. Set in and filmed in the Detroit area including the cities of Center Line, Royal Oak, Highland Park and Grosse Pointe.
- Gridlock'd. 1997.
- Grosse Pointe Blank, George Armitage 1997. John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, Hank Azaria, K. Todd Freeman, Jeremy Piven. Set in Grosse Pointe.
- Home Improvement (TV). 1991-1999. set in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
- Hoffa, Danny DeVito. 1992. Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante.
- The Island, Michael Bay. 2005. Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson Scenes shot in Downtown Detroit.
- Jimmy B. & Andre (TV). Guy Green. 1980. Alex Karras, Curtis Yates.
- Martin (TV). 1992-1997.
- The Man, 2005. Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy. Set in Detroit but filmed in Ontario, Canada.
- Miami Cops, Alfonso Brescia. 1989. Richard Roundtree, Harrison Muller Jr. Despite the title the first part is set/partially filmed in Detroit.
- Mickey One, Arthur Penn. 1965. Warren Beatty.
- My Life, Bruce Joel Rubin. 1993 Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman.
- Naked Angel Shot in a combination of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Detroit.
- Narc. 2002.
- Out of Sight, Steven Soderbergh. 1998. George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames.
- Paper Lion, Alan Alda, Alex Karras
- Polish Wedding, Theresa Connelly. 1998. Claire Danes, Lena Olin, Gabriel Byrne.
- Presumed Innocent, Alan J. Pakula. 1990. Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia.
- Private Parts, Betty Thomas. 1997. Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack.
- Project 313, Jay Anthony White. 2006. David Craze, William Bennett, Big Herk.
- Real Steel Shawn Levy. 2011. Hugh Jackman.
- Red Dawn Remake filmed in Detroit and surrounding cities.
- Renaissance Man, Penny Marshall. 1994. Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines.
- The Rosary Murders, Fred Walton. 1987. Donald Sutherland, Charles Durning.
- RoboCop, Paul Verhoeven. 1987. Peter Weller, Nancy Allen. (though fly-overs were filmed in Detroit, the majority of the movie was filmed in Dallas)
- Scarecrow, Jerry Schatzberg. 1973. Gene Hackman, Al Pacino.
- Sister, Sister (TV). 1994-1999. set in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.
- Semi-Pro Scenes at the Michigan State Fairgrounds
- Scream 4 Scenes shot in Ann Arbor
- The PJ's (TV). 1999-2001. set in Detroit's Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects.
- Tiger Town (TV), Alan Shapiro. 1983. Roy Scheider, Justin Henry.
- Transformers (film) 2007. Scenes of the monumental Michigan Central Station.
- True Romance, Tony Scott. 1993. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper. The opening industrial scenes of the Ford Rouge plant and Cass Corridor, the Drexl scenes, the Sicilian Scene (exteriors only) and the wedding scene where Clarence and Alabama walk down the steps of the Courthouse are shot in Detroit. The rest was shot in L.A.
- The Upside of Anger, Mike Binder. 2005. Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen.
- Vanishing on 7th Street 2011. Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo Street scenes shot at the Russell Industrial Center. Church interiors shot at St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church
- Virgin Suicides
- Whip It Scenes feature the Lafayette Coney Island and Ferndale High School.
- Zebrahead, Anthony Drazan. 1992. Michael Rapaport, Kevin Corrigan, N'Bushe Wright.
Source: Internet Movie Database
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