Detroit has major bragging rights when it comes to the "Transformers" franchise, as all five of the "Transformers" movies from 2007 through 2017 were at least partly filmed in Detroit. Some popular locations include the Packard Automotive Plan, Cadillac Place, Fisher Theater Michigan Central Station. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Detroit has served as the backdrop for many big-named movies, from “8 Mile” to “Transformers.”

While some movies have exclusively been filmed in Detroit, others have at least a few scenes that were shot in or near the Motor City. Either way, it’s always a thrill to see Detroit in the background of a successful flick.

Read on for 10 of our favorite movies that have scenes shot in Detroit or close by!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!