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, intense, suspense, suspenseful, serious and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe, runaway, chase, murder, storytelling, justice and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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san francisco movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as san francisco: You Kill Me (2007), Pacific Heights (1990), Monk (2002), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Twisted (2004), Milk (2008), Bullitt (1968), The Enforcer (1976), Basic Instinct (1992), Women's Murder Club (2007).

List of movies set in san francisco

 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, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crime, gangsters, support group, crimes, serial killer, gang, gays and lesbians, writer's life, going straight, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california, los angeles
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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, suspense, tense, clever, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, lodger, mind game, yuppie, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, extreme violence, staircase, ladder, attempted murder, cheating, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills
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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, investigation, intelligence, prodigy, crime, mastermind, odd, ex law enforcer, crimes, murder, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, alien invasion, biologist, investigation, psychoanalysis, epidemic, alien encounter, danger, deadly, chaos, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, seaport
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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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, drugs/alcohol, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, who to trust, policewoman, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.6
 155K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, politics, discrimination, gay, election, mayor, politician, homosexuality, murder, protest, homosexual, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, phoenix arizona ...
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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: suspense, cynical, suspenseful, clever, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, hotel, gunfight, chase, politician, witness protection, ford mustang, hospital, airport, mob hit, burglary ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, kidnapping, inspector, crime, militant, ransom, police investigation, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners, urban, damage, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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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: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex, sex addict, sexualized violence, seduction, obsession, sexual tension, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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: murder investigation, policewoman, police investigation, riddles and clues, best friends, crime, partners against crime, female detective, female friendship, mystery, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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: suspense, exciting, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, military, crime, reluctant partners, strong sexual content, tough law enforcer, competition, military service, court case, army investigation, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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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, exciting, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, spacecraft, space opera, star trek, punk, whale, marine biologist, adventure, teleportation, invisibility, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: blindness, coming of age, neighbor, disability, romance, opposites attract, parents and children, love and romance, couples, couple relations, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, hotel, judge, love and romance, love triangle, screwball, opposites attract, oldies, comedy of errors, verbal byplay, romance, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: erotic, sexual, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitution, strong sexual content, femme fatale, sex, sexuality, mysterious character, legal investigation, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.3
 178K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, tragicomedy, psychological ...
Plot: depression, narcissism, suicide, high society, dentist, drugs/alcohol, starting over, couple relations, rich, sibling relationship, siblings relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, 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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police investigation, car chase, hitman, master criminal, partners against crime, crime, chases and races, crimes, urban, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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, romantic, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, wedding, true love, couple relations, wedding planner, romance, destiny, looking for love, arranged marriage, fiance fiancee relationship, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, hawaii
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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, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: foreknowledge, love and romance, fall in love, store, supernatural, sensuality, tradition, custom, ritual, beauty, recipe, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, india, california, usa, asia
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 5.0
 16K
The Bachelor (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, wedding, bachelor, fall in love, romance, farce, opposites attract, couple relations, bank, friendship, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, living dead, police, mute, quicksand, ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, estate, deadly, supernatural, mute or deaf ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, tough cop, gas station, drug dealer, police investigation, bar fight, mexican standoff, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
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Going the Distance (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Erin and Garrett are very much in love. When Erin moves to San Francisco to finish her journalism degree and Garrett stays behind in New York to work in the music industry, they gamely keep the romance alive with webcams and frequent-flyer miles. ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: phone sex, intern, newspaper, masturbation, sex, long distance relationship, bar, record company, waitress, text messaging, love affair, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california
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 6.4
 35K
High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, lawyer, army investigation, life turned upside down, justice, crime, dedicated lawyer, arrested, supportive spouse, hidden identity, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, latin america
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, miscegenation, doctor, african american, art gallery, vacation, widower, dinner, publisher, interracial relations, romance, maid ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, 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: feel good, humorous, enigmatic, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, double life, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, witchcraft, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, exciting, stylized, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, chase, kung fu, magic, good versus evil, truck driver, chinatown, race against time, airport, rescue, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, negotiation, chase, car chase, police, jewel thief, police investigation, hostages, bank, crime, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 7.4
 291K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, marines, terrorism, alcatraz, prison, chases and races, hostages, commander, escape, hostage situation, island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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