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We never really need an excuse to take a trip to the Windy City. Just the thought of a deep dish slice from Giordano’s or a few hours of shoe shopping in Ikram is well worth the price of airfare alone. But there are a handful of classic films that capture the city's spirit so perfectly, we’re practically digging out our weekend bags by the time the credits roll.
From Ferris Bueller's epic parade performance on Dearborn Street to My Best Friend’s Wedding’s tearjerker boat scene on the Chicago River, we’re looking back on some of our all-time favorite films that are unofficial love letters to the best of the Midwest. Because really, who hasn’t secretly wanted to run through O’Hare Airport like the McCallisters in Home Alone?