The results are in! Voters have reportedly chosen the top movies in Illinois' history.
Based on more than 1,500 votes, "Blues Brothers" was ranked no. 1 on the list, followed by "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
The best 10 movies were voted on as part of the Illinois Top 200 project from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the State Journal-Register and the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. The project asks Illinoisans to vote every two weeks on the best movies, leaders, books, businesses and more in the state ahead of its 200th birthday on Dec.3.
“I’m a big fan of all three of the top movies, so I’m thrilled by the results. More importantly, I’m thrilled that people are taking part in a conversation about the best of Illinois history,” Alan Lowe, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, said in a statement. “I hope even more people will join the conversation as Illinois celebrates its bicentennial.”
The top 10 on the list were:
1. “The Blues Brothers” – Jake and Elwood Blues try to raise money to save an orphanage.
2. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – Bueller, his best friend and girlfriend skip school to explore Chicago
3. “A League of Their Own” – Women get a chance to play pro baseball during World War II
4. “The Fugitive” – Dr. Richard Kimble tries to avoid capture while tracking down his wife’s killer in Chicago
5. “The Untouchables” – Federal agents risk everything to bring down Al Capone
6. “The Sting” – Two Chicago con men go after a gang boss who killed their friend; won an Oscar for Best picture
7. “Chicago” – a musical exploration of hunger for wealth and fame in the Jazz Age; won the Oscar for best picture
8. “Eight Men Out” – the story of the Chicago White Sox throwing the 1919 World Series
9. “Hoop Dreams” – an unforgettable documentary about poor Chicago kids and their dreams of basketball stardom
10. “Ordinary People” -- The death of a child tears apart a Lake Forest family; won an Oscar for best picture