It turns out, Michigan's Upper Peninsula has acted as the setting for several different movies over the years. Now, are all of these films Oscar-winners? No. But, if you're in the mood for a casual watch, it is fun to see some landscapes that you might recognize.
Today's trip down the rabbit hole that is "movies set in Michigan's UP" was inspired by a recent post in the Facebook group PureUP where Stephanie K. posted a picture from the movie Up There.
Thanks to comments on that post, we now have an entire list of movies that were set in Michigan's U.P.:
Have You Seen These 7 Films All Set in Michigan's UP?
Aside from the setting of the Upper Peninsula, there have been several movies filmed in the mitten state. Some of those include:
- 30 Minutes or Less (Grand Rapids)
- It Follows (Detroit)
- 8 Mile (Detroit)
- The Five-Year Engagement (Ann Arbor)
- Semi-Pro (Flint)
Find a full list of movies set in Michigan on awesomemitten.com, visitdetroit.com, and freep.com.
And, if you love love stories, check out this time-travel romance set entirely on Mackinac Island:
It's not just on-screen fiction where Michigan finds itself represented. Check out this long list of Michiganders that have been on competition shows: