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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.

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  • 1
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders  is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

  • 2
    Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Dirty Harry

    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

    Released1971

    Directed byDon Siegel

  • 3
    Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

  • 4
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner

    Released1982

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

  • 5
    Interview with the Vampire: Th is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Released1994

    Directed byNeil Jordan

  • 6
    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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  • 7
    Zodiac is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Zodiac

    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Fincher

  • 8
    The Maltese Falcon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    The Maltese Falcon

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

    Released1941

    Directed byJohn Huston

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  • 9
    Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 10
    The Rock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • 11
    The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    The Conversation

    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 12
    The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

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  • 13
    Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Bullitt

    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

  • 14
    The Game is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    The Game

    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Fincher, Pedro Coutinho

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  • 15
    Big Trouble in Little China is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Big Trouble in Little China

    Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • 16
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Freida Pinto

    Released2011

    Directed byRupert Wyatt

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  • 17
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1978

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

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  • 18
    Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Monsters vs. Aliens

    Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler

    Released2009

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

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  • 19
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Released1979

    Directed byRobert Wise

  • 20
    The Last Waltz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

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  • 21
    Sudden Impact is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Sudden Impact

    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday

    Released1983

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • 22
    The Wedding Planner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    The Wedding Planner

    Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2001

    Directed byAdam Shankman

  • 23
    So I Married an Axe Murderer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    Mike Myers, Phil Hartman

    Released1993

    Directed byThomas Schlamme

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  • 24
    A View to a Kill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    A View to a Kill

    Christopher Walken, Roger Moore

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Glen

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  • 25
    Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in San Francisco

    Magnum Force

    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers

    Released1973

    Directed byTed Post

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