5 Films You May Not Know Were Filmed in Wisconsin

It's always fun when a movie or TV show you're watching mentions your state or you recognize a building in the background. While it might be at the top of most directors' lists (especially in the winter), there have been plenty of movies shot in Wisconsin over the years. Below are five movies you may not have known were filmed in Wisconsin.

1. Public Enemies
Public Enemies chronicles the life of John Dillinger, a notorious bank robber that the FBI once declared "Public Enemy Number 1." Dillinger is played by Johnny Depp. Public Enemies was filmed in several Wisconsin locations, including Columbus, Oshkosh, Beaver Dam, Milwaukee and Madison. Scenes were shot at the Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, where the real life gunfight between Dillinger and the FBI took place in 1934. Wisconsin was chosen for its number of high-quality historical buildings. If you're a Wisconsinite, check out the movie and see if you can recognize any other landmarks.

2. Bridesmaids
A few years ago, Bridesmaids was the movie that everyone was talking about. It was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Although much of the movie takes place in Chicago and Los Angeles, parts of Bridesmaids were shot in Milwaukee. For instance, the scene involving Cholodecki's Jewelry Store was shot in downtown Milwaukee. It's not actually a jewelry store, though. The producers put a big sign outside when filming the movie, but the location itself is downtown.

3. The Last Kiss
The Last Kiss debuted in 2006. It's a romantic comedy that is based on the 2011 Italian film L'ultimo Bacio. It stars Rachel Bilson, Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett and Casey Affleck. Much of the movie was filmed in Madison. The reviews of the movie are pretty mixed, but if you're a University of Wisconsin-Madison alum, consider watching it just to see if you can pick up on any of the local landmarks.

4. Major League
Released in 1989, Major League is a comedy about a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Although the film takes place in Cleveland, much of the movie was actually shot in Wisconsin because it was less expensive. In addition, the film's producers found it difficult to work around the schedule of the real Cleveland Indians. For instance, the Milwaukee County Stadium doubles as the Cleveland Stadium in the film. During filming, the Milwaukee County Stadium was the home of the Brewers and three Packers games per season. The Packers no longer play in Milwaukee, though, and the Brewers have since relocated to Miller Park. In addition, one of the scenes at the end of the movie was filmed at 4th Base, a restaurant located in West Milwaukee.

5. Meet the Applegates
While not as well-known or well-received as some of the other movies on this list, Meet the Applegates was also filmed in Wisconsin. Meet the Applegates is a dark comedy about a family of alien bugs living as a family in suburbia. It was released in 1991. Although the movie itself is not set there (it's in Ohio), the movie was filmed in Oshkosh and Neenah, Wisconsin.

Alaine was born and raised in Wisconsin. She loves everything having to do with cheese and the Packers.