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Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

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List Rules The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in San Francisco

List of movies that were filmed in San Francisco, including trailers of the films when available. San Francisco has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in San Francisco is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in San Francisco, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Mrs. Doubtfire and In the Park.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in San Francisco?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in San Francisco?" then you're in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in San Francisco are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.

You might also like this list of romantic movies set in San Francisco.

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Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco
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Dir. by Don Siegel (1971), starring Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel & Andrew Robinson

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco
Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock (1958), starring James Stewart, Kim Novak & Alfred Hitchcock

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Dir. by Nicholas Meyer (1982), starring Kirstie Alley, William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco
Dir. by Chris Columbus and Chuck Jones (1993), starring Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan & Sally Field

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Dir. by David Fincher (2007), starring Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal & Mark Ruffalo

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Dir. by John Huston (1941), starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre & Mary Astor

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Dir. by Paul Verhoeven (1992), starring Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas & Jeanne Tripplehorn

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#56 of 241 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #775 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #137 of 363 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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Dir. by Michael Bay (1996), starring Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery & Ed Harris

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Dir. by Francis Ford Coppola (1974), starring Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall & Gene Hackman

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Dir. by Gabriele Muccino (2006), starring Will Smith, Thandie Newton & Jaden Smith

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#19 of 630 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #14 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #485 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Dir. by Peter Yates (1968), starring Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen & Jacqueline Bissett

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Dir. by David Fincher and Pedro Coutinho (1997), starring Sean Penn, Michael Douglas & Spike Jonze

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#22 of 241 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #38 of 144 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time #25 of 63 Movies You Wish You Could Still Watch for the First Time

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Dir. by John Carpenter (1986), starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall & John Carpenter

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#24 of 120 Movies That Need Sequels #71 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #182 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Invasion of the Body Sna... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco
Dir. by Philip Kaufman (1978), starring Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum & Leonard Nimoy

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Dir. by Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman (2009), starring Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler & Renée Zellweger

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Dir. by Robert Wise (1979), starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & George Takei

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Dir. by Clint Eastwood (1983), starring Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday & Sondra Locke

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#243 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #23 of 92 The Best Movies Directed by the Star #57 of 85 Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge

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Dir. by Adam Shankman (2001), starring Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey & Judy Greer

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Dir. by Thomas Schlamme (1993), starring Mike Myers, Phil Hartman & Michael Richards

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#517 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #400 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #220 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Dir. by John Glen (1985), starring Christopher Walken, Roger Moore & Grace Jones

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Dir. by Ted Post (1973), starring Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers & Hal Holbrook

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