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. 

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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?

Did you know that these movies were all set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula? Have you seen them all?

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,, and

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:

A Long List of People From Michigan Who Have Been on Competition Shows

Throughout the years we've enjoyed watching complete strangers do ridiculous things to win prizes for our amusement. So we compiled a gallery of all the different Michigan residents we've seen on some of those shows. Which ones do you remember?

This Kalamazoo Home Was Featured on HGTV's Show, Cheap Old Houses

Thanks to it's age and relative cheapness, this Kalamazoo home made its way onto tv with HGTV's show, Cheap Old Houses. The show can also be viewed on Discovery+.

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