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Films Shot in Detroit (USA)

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Transformers: Age of Extinction(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 45min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 2,908 votes)

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.

Need for Speed(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 1,536 votes)

The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer's head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles.

Real Steel(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Action, Science Fiction, Drama
3.5/5 (with 2,829 votes)

Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After his robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.

The Karate Kid(2010)

PG
| 2h 20min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 2,035 votes)

Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

It Follows(2014)

R
| 1h 41min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 2,205 votes)

After carefree teenager Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh, for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay's friends don't believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself.

8 Mile(2002)

1h 50min | Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 2,399 votes)

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

The Evil Dead(1981)

R
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,135 votes)

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

Don't Breathe(2016)

R
| 1h 29min | Horror, Thriller, Crime
3.5/5 (with 2,393 votes)

A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.

The Mechanic(2011)

R
| 1h 33min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 1,082 votes)

Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when he is ordered to take out his mentor and close friend Harry, Bishop is anything but detached.

Into the Storm(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 29min | Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 737 votes)

As a new day begins in the town of Silverton, its residents have little reason to believe it will be anything other than ordinary. Mother Nature, however has other plans. In the span of just a few hours, an unprecedented onslaught of powerful tornadoes ravages Silverton. Storm trackers predict that the worst is still to come, as terrified residents seek shelter, and professional storm-chasers run toward the danger, hoping to study the phenomenon close up and get a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Red Dawn(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Action, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 538 votes)

A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky—shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters.

Directed by Dan Bradley - With Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, ...

Evil Dead II(1987)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 898 votes)

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

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A Most Violent Year(2014)

R
| 2h 5min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 495 votes)

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Gran Torino(2008)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 3,769 votes)

Widower Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, prejudiced, tough-minded, unhappy, old, Korean War veteran who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbours. His prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbour, Thao—a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin—tries to steal his Gran Torino, Walt sets out to reform the youth and takes steps to protect Thao and his family from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

The Island(2005)

3.4/5 (with 1,917 votes)

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Beverly Hills Cop(1984)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,258 votes)

Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder, but soon realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie detective, Billy Rosewood joins the fish-out-of-water Axel and shows him the West Los Angeles ropes.

Brick Mansions(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 565 votes)

In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a battle against corruption as he struggles to bring his father's killer, Tremaine, to justice. Meanwhile, Damien and an ex-con named Lino work together to save the city from a plot to destroy it.

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations(2009)

2.7/5 (with 181 votes)

The story revolves around a man trying to uncover the mysterious death of his girlfriend and save an innocent man from the death chamber in the process, by using his unique power to time travel. However in attempting to do this, he also frees a spiteful serial-killer.

Directed by United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2018 - With Chris Carmack, Rachel Miner, Melissa Jones, Sarah Habel, Richard G. Wilkinson

Machine Gun Preacher(2011)

R
| 2h 9min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.4/5 (with 323 votes)

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas(2011)

R
| 1h 48min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 310 votes)

Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn.

Up in the Air(2009)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 1,260 votes)

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Presumed Innocent(1990)

R
| 2h 7min | Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 196 votes)

Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.

Narc(2002)

R
| 1h 45min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 146 votes)

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman, an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

LOL(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 1,083 votes)

In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, "accidentally" reads her teenage daughter's racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown.

Only Lovers Left Alive(2013)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 719 votes)

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.

Beverly Hills Cop III(1994)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.0/5 (with 551 votes)

Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.

Detroit(2017)

R
| 2h 23min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, History
3.7/5 (with 579 votes)

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.

The Double(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Action, Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 213 votes)

The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland. Geary, who wrote his Master's thesis on Shepherdson's pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced.

Driven(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Action
2.5/5 (with 220 votes)

Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's girlfriend Sophia. With much riding on Bly, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly. To drive Bly back to the top of the rankings, Tanto must first deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life.

Assault on Precinct 13(2005)

R
| 1h 49min | Thriller
3.1/5 (with 322 votes)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

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