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Films Shot in Detroit (USA)

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Evil Dead II(1987)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 1,284 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.

The Island(2005)

3.3/5 (with 2,453 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.

Transformers: The Last Knight(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 34min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 2,743 votes)

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Real Steel(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Action, Science Fiction, Drama
3.5/5 (with 3,607 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.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 32min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 8,317 votes)

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

True Romance(1993)

3.8/5 (with 1,153 votes)

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Transformers: Age of Extinction(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 45min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 3,727 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 12min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 1,995 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.

The Karate Kid(2010)

PG
| 2h 20min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 2,650 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.

The Mechanic(2011)

R
| 1h 33min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 1,494 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.

Four Brothers(2005)

R
| 1h 49min | Action, Crime
3.4/5 (with 910 votes)

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.

8 Mile(2002)

1h 50min | Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 3,204 votes)

For Jimmy Smith, Jr., life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice - and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment… is another chance.

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Presumed Innocent(1990)

R
| 2h 7min | Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 284 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.

Don't Breathe(2016)

R
| 1h 29min | Thriller, Horror
3.5/5 (with 3,363 votes)

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

Directed by Fede Álvarez - With Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Jane May Graves

It Follows(2014)

1h 41min | Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 2,839 votes)

When carefree teenager Jay sleeps with her older boyfriend 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 defend herself.

Into the Storm(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 29min | Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 953 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.

The Evil Dead(1981)

NC-17
| 1h 25min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 1,692 votes)

In 1979, a group of college students find a Sumerian Book of the Dead in an old cabin they've rented for a weekend getaway.

Beverly Hills Cop(1984)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 1,734 votes)

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Gran Torino(2008)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 4,825 votes)

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

A Most Violent Year(2014)

R
| 2h 5min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 629 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.

Red Dawn(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Action, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 738 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.

No Sudden Move(2021)

1h 30min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 269 votes)

A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.

LOL(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 1,252 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.

Brick Mansions(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 689 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.

Up in the Air(2009)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 1,611 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.

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations(2009)

2.7/5 (with 242 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.

Beverly Hills Cop III(1994)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Crime
2.9/5 (with 775 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.

Machine Gun Preacher(2011)

R
| 2h 9min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.4/5 (with 453 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.

Prayers for Bobby(2009)

PG
| 1h 30min | Drama, History, TV Movie
4.0/5 (with 253 votes)

Bobby Griffith was his mother's favorite son, the perfect all-American boy growing up under deeply religious influences in Walnut Creek, California. Bobby was also gay. Struggling with a conflict no one knew of, much less understood, Bobby finally came out to his family.

Whip It(2009)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 465 votes)

In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

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