Movies and TV shows set in san francisco

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in san francisco ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting and intense films and TV shows about / with dialogue, chase, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, destiny, culture clash, runaway, murder and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as san francisco: Pacific Heights (1990), You Kill Me (2007), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Monk (2002), Godzilla (2014), George of the Jungle (1997), The Mistress of Spices (2005), The Return of Count Yorga (1971), Freebie and the Bean (1974), Presidio Med (2002).

List of movies set in san francisco

Pacific Heights (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, clever, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, yuppie, lodger, eviction, mysterious character, manipulations, fight back, cons and scams, domestic disturbance, terrorizing, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills
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 6.5
 17K
You Kill Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, support group, alcoholic, gangsters, crime, couples, therapy, crimes, hopes, gays and lesbians, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california, los angeles
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, alien invasion, biologist, deadly, space and aliens, lookalikes, body swapping, danger, investigation, mistaken identity, emotionless ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, seaport
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 8.0
 58K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, odd, investigation, ex law enforcer, intelligence, mastermind, prodigy, crime, crimes, unconventional method, murder, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.4
 343K
Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, giant monster, destruction, giant, monster, nuclear, dinosaur, godzilla, prehistoric creature, military, animal horror, quarantine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, japan, hawaii, usa, oakland california ...
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George of the Jungle (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, gorilla, fish out of water, rescue, air disaster, adventure, goofy hero, friendship, family, elephant, kidnapping, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
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The Mistress of Spices (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Isle Of Man, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tilo, the titular "Mistresses of Spices" is a shopkeeper and an immigrant from India who helps customers satisfy their needs and desires with spices. Her life changes when she falls in love with an American man.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sexy, serious ...
Plot: foreknowledge, love and romance, fall in love, store, supernatural, sensuality, ritual, tradition, custom, forbidden love, prayer, recipe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, india, usa, asia
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The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires.
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, serious, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, living dead, police, quicksand, mute, chaos and mayhem, mute or deaf, couples, fall in love, deadly, orphan, haunted house ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Freebie and the Bean (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, hitman, car chase, police, partners against crime, crimes, master criminal, partners, buddies, chase, urban, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 6.3
 56
Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002, to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, who also created ER.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, public health, clinic, doctors and patients, workplace romance, disagreement, love affair, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 7.7
 9K
Eli Stone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eli Stone is an American legal comedy-drama TV series, named for its title character. The series follows Stone, a San Francisco lawyer who begins to have hallucinations, which leads him to two possible conclusions: a potentially fatal brain ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: lawyer, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, legal, trial, uptight character, power relations, self discovery, siblings relations, family relations, dedicated lawyer, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.7
 363
The Division (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Division is an American crime drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine and starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focused on a team of women police officers in the San Francisco Police Department. The series premiered on Lifetime on ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, rough
Plot: police, partners against crime, partners, crime, thirtysomething life, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, justice, policewoman, partnership, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Party of Five (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Following his parents' tragic death, 24-year-old Charlie Salinger is back at home – and in over his head – as his siblings' legal guardian. Together, Charlie, 16-year-old Bailey, 15-year-old Julia and 11-year-old Claudia share the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, siblings relations, death of parent, dealing with death, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, family life, coming of age, child care, sibling relationship, family conflict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 5.3
 19K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, dangerous attraction, crimes, drugs/alcohol, who done it, law enforcement, who to trust, life is a bitch, policewoman, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.1
 68K
Charmed (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Three sisters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe) reunite and unlock their powers to become the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each ...
Style: enigmatic, feel good, humorous, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, double life, family relations, demon, love and romance, destiny, witchcraft, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, policewoman, riddles and clues, murder, superior, legal investigation, mystery, partners against crime, crimes, legal, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.8
 131K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, against the rules, psychopath, crimes, tough law enforcer, ransom, police, investigation, gunfight, police brutality, police detective, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.8
 37K
The Enforcer (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, alcatraz, ransom, militant, inspector, crime, police investigation, crimes, working the system, politically correct, confined, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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 7.5
 55K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, exciting, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, organized crime, gunfight, hotel, hospital, explosion, witness protection, coroner, mob hit, politician, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, chicago illinois
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 6.0
 15K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, military, investigation, crime, partners, deadly, strong sexual content, fall in love, military life, military base, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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Butterflies Are Free (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Striving to be independent, the blind but determined Don Baker (Edward Albert) moves away from his overprotective mother (Eileen Heckart, who won an Oscar). After settling into his new San Francisco digs, Don meets kooky neighbor Jill Tanner (Goldie ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: blindness, disability, neighbor, coming of age, romance, opposites attract, couples, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york
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What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarrassing him. At the same time a ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, hotel, love triangle, judge, love and romance, screwball, opposites attract, verbal byplay, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, romance, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Time After Time (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Wildest Chase Of The Century! London 1893 is home to a killer with a macabre nickname... and also to a visionary genius who would write The Time Machine. But what if H.G. Wells' invention wasn't fiction? And what if Jack the Ripper ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychotronic, tense ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, jack the ripper, fall in love, deadly, supernatural romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 70s, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, california, london, europe, usa ...
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 6.9
 155K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, passionate interest, sexual relations, sex, sex addict, obsession, seduction, sexualized violence, sexual tension, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 5.2
 11K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitution, strong sexual content, femme fatale, sex, sexuality, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, manipulations, legal investigation, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, exciting, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, spacecraft, space opera, invisibility, teleportation, marine biologist, whale, adventure, punk, culture clash, sent to the future ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, revenge, tough law enforcer, master criminal, danger, police investigation, hostages, partners, jewel thief, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, gas station, tough cop, drug dealer, police investigation, chases and races, unlikely partners, escapades, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
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The Wedding Planner (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mary Fiore, San Francisco's premiere wedding planner is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, pediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client, wealthy Fran Donnolly. As Mary continues making the ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, wedding, true love, wedding planner, romance, looking for love, destiny, arranged marriage, fiance fiancee relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, hawaii
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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, chase, good versus evil, kung fu, magic, rescue, mercenary, race against time, airport, truck driver, chinatown ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
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