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The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco

Updated April 3, 2019 114 votes 7 voters22 items

List RulesThe 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
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    Inside Out

    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

    Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter.... more on Wikipedia
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    Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who... more on Wikipedia
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    Foul Play is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Foul Play

    Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase

    Released1978

    Directed byColin Higgins

    Foul Play is a 1978 American comic mystery/thriller film written and directed by Colin... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Blue Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Blue Jasmine

    Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin

    Released2013

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American dark comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    48 Hrs.

    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte

    Released1982

    Directed byWalter Hill

    48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Another 48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Another 48 Hrs.

    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte

    Released1990

    Directed byWalter Hill

    Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 action comedy film and a sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs.. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Can't Stop the Music is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Can't Stop the Music

    Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg

    Released1980

    Directed byNancy Walker

    Can't Stop the Music is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. Written... more on Wikipedia
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    Dr. Dolittle 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Dr. Dolittle 2

    Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed bySteve Carr

    Dr. Dolittle 2 is a 2001 American comedy film, and the sequel to the 1998 film Dr. Dolittle.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Freebie and the Bean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Freebie and the Bean

    James Caan, Alan Arkin

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Rush

    Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 action-comedy film about two San Francisco police detectives... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

    Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    High Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    High Anxiety

    Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn

    Released1977

    Directed byMel Brooks

    High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Innerspace

    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1987

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Nine Months is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Nine Months

    Robin Williams, Julianne Moore

    Released1995

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant,... more on Wikipedia
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    Play It Again, Sam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Play It Again, Sam

    Woody Allen, Ingrid Bergman

    Released1972

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Play It Again, Sam is a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, based on his 1969... more on Wikipedia
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    Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Sister Act

    Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith

    Released1992

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

    Sister Act is a 1992 American musical comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Sister Act 2: Back in the Habi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill

    Released1993

    Directed byBill Duke

    Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 American comedy film loosely based on the life of... more on Wikipedia
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    So I Married an Axe Murderer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    Mike Myers, Phil Hartman

    Released1993

    Directed byThomas Schlamme

    This film is a 1993 American romantic comedy thriller film starring Mike Myers and Nancy... more on Wikipedia
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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney... more on Wikipedia
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    What's Up, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    What's Up, Doc?

    Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid

    Released1972

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter... more on Wikipedia
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    Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Four Christmases

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall

    Released2008

    Directed bySeth Gordon

    Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four... more on Wikipedia
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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in San Francisco
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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a 1992 film directed by John Carpenter and released by Warner... more on Wikipedia
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