Entertainment The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco  

Ranker Film
49 votes 6 voters 22 items

List Rules The comedy movie must be primarily set in San Francisco.

It's always nice to see comedy movies based in San Francisco. So many take place in New York or Los Angeles that seeing one in a different location -- especially someplace as beautiful as San Francisco -- is a real treat. The city has played host to more than a few comedic films showing off its assets over the years. Best of all, these movies are varied in their styles. There are family films, more mature comedies, and just about everything in between.

You get to vote on the best comedy movies set in San Francisco. Vote up the ones you think are the funniest. Don't see your favorite funny film about San Francisco here? Add them, so that others can weigh in. Then check back to see how your additions are ranked. 

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more
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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more
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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel
Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Emile Ardolino, it features musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman and stars Whoopi Goldberg as a Reno lounge ...more
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What's Up, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn
What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and Madeline Kahn in her first feature film ...more
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Blue Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.
Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American dark comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It tells the story of a rich Manhattan socialite who falls into hard times and has to move in to her ...more
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Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock
Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more
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Foul Play is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore
Foul Play is a 1978 American comic mystery/thriller film written and directed by Colin Higgins, and starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith, Eugene Roche, Rachel ...more
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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 American comedy film loosely based on the life of Crenshaw High School choir instructor Iris Stevenson, and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Bill ...more
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Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn
Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents' homes on Christmas Day. The film is produced by Spyglass Entertainment ...more
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So I Married an Axe Murderer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Michael Richards
This film is a 1993 American romantic comedy thriller film starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. Myers plays Charlie McKenzie, a man afraid of commitment until he meets Harriet, who works at a ...more
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Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short
Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Steven Spielberg served as executive producer. The film was inspired by the 1966 science ...more
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Dr. Dolittle 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Jeffrey Jones
Dr. Dolittle 2 is a 2001 American comedy film, and the sequel to the 1998 film Dr. Dolittle. The film again stars Eddie Murphy in the title role of a doctor who can talk to animals, as well as ...more
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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews
The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more
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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort
Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot ...more
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Memoirs of an Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Patricia Heaton
Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a 1992 film directed by John Carpenter and released by Warner Bros., with many scenes taking place in and around San Francisco. The film is loosely based on a 1987 ...more
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Play It Again, Sam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Woody Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Keaton
Play It Again, Sam is a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, based on his 1969 Broadway play. The film was directed by Herbert Ross, which is unusual, in that Allen usually directs his ...more
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48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole
48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch a cop-killer. The title ...more
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High Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten
High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role. Veteran Brooks ensemble ...more
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Another 48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 action comedy film and a sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs.. It was directed by Walter Hill and stars Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Andrew Divoff, and Ed O'Ross. ...more
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Freebie and the Bean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
James Caan, Alan Arkin, Valerie Harper
Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 action-comedy film about two San Francisco police detectives who attempt to bring down a local hijacking boss. The picture, a precursor to the buddy cop film genre ...more
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Nine Months is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Hugh Grant
Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. The movie is a US remake ...more
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Can't Stop the Music is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine
Can't Stop the Music is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. Written by Allan Carr and Bronté Woodard, the film is a pseudo-biography of disco's Village People ...more