The state of Wisconsin may be far from Hollywood, but you can be sure that it is no stranger to famous movies like Public Enemies. There have been a number of film streaming companies that like to shot in Wisconsin or use its beautiful buildings or backdrop. That said, here are some movies that may come as a surprise when you learn that they were filmed in Wisconsin:
The Last Kiss (2006)
This romantic drama is a remake of an Italian film and was directed by President Fitzgerald Grant III. Michael, who is portrayed by Zach Braff, is not satisfied with his life and girlfriend, and this prompts him to start an affair with Kim who is a younger woman.
This film was shot in Wisconsin around the UW-Madison campus and the surrounding Wisconsin and Madison areas. When you watch the movie, you will also see glances of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
While Wisconsin is not the main setting of this British romantic comedy, it features a storyline where Colin (Kris Marshall) dreams of traveling to Wisconsin because he believes that American girls are easier to get compared to British girls. When he gets to Wisconsin, he proves this outrageous theory when he wins the hearts of three Wisconsinites women because of his British accent.
You probably didn’t know that this 2009 film featuring Johnny Depp was shot in some parts of Wisconsin. Directed by Michael Mann, the production was able to bounce across different Wisconsin locations in order to film a bunch of scenes and bring out the true crime story.
Towns like Milwaukee, Columbus, Oshkosh, Beaver dam, Madison, and others were responsible for most of the movie’s setting. A big scene of this film that involved a shootout was done at the Little Bohemian Lodge in Manitowish Waters.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Although most certainly not filmed at Wisconsin, this 2011 film contained one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful buildings: the Milwaukee Art Museum. This beautiful museum icon makes an appearance where the main characters, Carly and Sam, came out of the building and hop into the yellow Bumblebee.
The Bridesmaid is a 2011 hit comedy that was mostly filmed in California but mentions Wisconsin more than once. Not only that; it also features scenes that were shot in Wisconsin like the Art Museum. The actual film was done in Milwaukee while the shooting took place in Bay View.
The scene that covers Anne’s work was shot in the downtown area along Milwaukee’s public market.
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
This film features a 15-foot giant spider that invades the small town of Merrill in Wisconsin and terrorizes the unsuspecting people. Unlike most movies we have featured in this list, this famous film was shot exclusively in Wisconsin. It shows scenes featured in locations like Merill, Wisconsin, Nicolet College, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Gleason, and Lincoln County.
Major League (1989)
Some of the scenes of this 1989 film that features the Indians baseball team were shot in Cleveland. However, the majority of the scenes were shot in Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee County Stadium. The reason for shooting in Wisconsin is because of money constraints.
These are just some of the movies that were filmed in Wisconsin. While you may be familiar with some of these films as you go streaming movies online, you may be shocked to know that they managed to find their roots in the state of Wisconsin.