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Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

Updated November 13, 2019 12.4k views97 items

List RulesThe 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.

  • 1
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

  • 2
    Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry

    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel


    Directed byDon Siegel

  • 3


    James Stewart, Kim Novak


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

  • 4
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner


    Directed byNicholas Meyer

  • 5
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles


    Directed byNeil Jordan

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  • 6
    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan


    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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  • 7


    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal


    Directed byDavid Fincher

  • 8
    The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre


    Directed byJohn Huston

  • 9
    Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas


    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 10
    The Rock

    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery


    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • 11
    The Conversation

    The Conversation

    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

  • 12
    The Pursuit of Happyness

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton


    Directed byGabriele Muccino

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  • 13


    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen


    Directed byPeter Yates

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  • 14
    The Game

    The Game

    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas


    Directed byDavid Fincher, Pedro Coutinho

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  • 15
    Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall


    Directed byJohn Carpenter

  • 16
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Freida Pinto


    Directed byRupert Wyatt

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  • 17
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum


    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

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  • 18
    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler


    Directed byConrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

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    #230 of 572 The Best Animated Films Ever#76 of 105 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

  • 19
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy


    Directed byRobert Wise

  • 20
    The Last Waltz

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  • 21
    Sudden Impact

    Sudden Impact

    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday


    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • 22
    The Wedding Planner

    The Wedding Planner

    Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey


    Directed byAdam Shankman

  • 23
    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    Mike Myers, Phil Hartman


    Directed byThomas Schlamme

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    #272 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#536 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • 24
    A View to a Kill

    A View to a Kill

    Christopher Walken, Roger Moore


    Directed byJohn Glen

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  • 25
    Magnum Force

    Magnum Force

    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers


    Directed byTed Post

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