25 movies that were made in Michigan


Even before former Gov. Jennifer Granholm launched a tax incentive program to entice Hollywood to make films in Michigan in 2008, a number of movies were already made in the Great Lakes State — we have an authenticity here that you just can't replicate in a studio. But things really took off after the program, which was then the most generous in the country, kicked in. For a few years, A-list actors and directors were routinely spotted on sets across the state, and the productions helped spur auxiliary businesses (and even land some locals as extras).  That all ended when former Gov. Rick Snyder pulled the plug on the program in 2015, citing budget concerns. Whether Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will bring the program back remains up in the air, but for now, here's a look at some of the most notable films to be made in Michigan.