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, suspense, interesting, serious, clever and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling, destiny, chase, vengeance, culture clash and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as san francisco: Monk (2002), Pacific Heights (1990), You Kill Me (2007), Women's Murder Club (2007), Inside Out (2015), Bullitt (1968), Butterflies Are Free (1972), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), George of the Jungle (1997), The Enforcer (1976).

List of movies set in san francisco

 8.0
 64K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 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: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, crimes, odd, unconventional method, investigation, crime, intelligence, murder, ex law enforcer, police investigation, talented, mastermind ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, tense, psychological, clever, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, manipulation, mind game, yuppie, cheating, con artists, lodger, domestic disturbance, danger, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills
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 6.5
 18K
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, funny, dark humor ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crime, crimes, gang, gangsters, alcohol abuse, love and romance, rehabilitation, polish, going straight, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
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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: realistic, suspenseful, witty, serious
Plot: female detective, policewoman, homicide detective, police investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, female friendship, crime, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.1
 593K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, motivational, touching, inspirational, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, life philosophy, disney, childhood, happy ending, family relations, coming of age, memory, imaginary, joy, creativity, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota
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 7.4
 60K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, police investigation, burglary, against the rules, gunfight, chase, witness protection, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, political corruption, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
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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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: blindness, fall in love, neighbor, disability, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, falling in love, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles, new jersey, new york
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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: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, family relations, maid, widower, miscegenation, vacation, romance, family disapproval, generation gap, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hawaii
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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, suspense, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fish out of water, jungle, gorilla, air disaster, rescue, adventure, goofy hero, friendship, lion, family, elephant, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, las vegas
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 6.8
 41K
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, militant, inspector, crime, crimes, police investigation, fighting the system, rebellion, partners, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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 6.0
 16K
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, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, investigation, military base, crime, crimes, profanity, strong sexual content, military life, uncover truth, fall in love, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: chase, hotel, love triangle, judge, jewelry, love and romance, screwball, opposites attract, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, romance, verbal byplay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 1930s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, cult film, psychotronic ...
Plot: time machine, time travel, museum, jack the ripper, serial killer, culture clash, fish out of water, romance, adventure, crimes, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian england ...
Place: san francisco, london, california, europe, 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, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, biologist, alien encounter, danger, investigation, apocalypse, supernatural, body swapping, sleeping, space and aliens, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.0
 170K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, hot and sexy, sexual relations, obsession, seduction, sex, sex addict, sexual tension, sexualized violence, dangerous attraction, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.4
 57
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, touching, emotional, realistic, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, clinic, workplace, doctors and patients, public health, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, workplace situations, love and romance, love affair, disagreement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 7.6
 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, surreal, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, lawyers and clients, legal, courtroom drama, uptight character, siblings relations, self discovery, power relations, dedicated lawyer, family relations, a vision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Stranger in Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this verité-style drama, Anthony, a newcomer to San Francisco, attempts to come to terms with his abusive ex-lover when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a street hustler.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: gender, looking for love, city life, couples, love and romance, lgbt, gay, writer's block, urban, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.5
 418
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: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, rough
Plot: police, crime, crimes, policewoman, partners against crime, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, rivalry, justice, partnership, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, death of parent, siblings relations, loss of parent, love and romance, dealing with death, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, sibling relationship, child care ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 5.3
 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, strong sexual content, crimes of passion, sex, manipulation, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
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: saga, futuristic, humorous, exciting, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, time travel, save the world, spacecraft, culture clash, space opera, fish out of water, nuclear, invisibility, teleportation, race against time, rescue ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1986, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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 5.5
 25K
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, master criminal, tough law enforcer, danger, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, 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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, gunfight, motorcycle, mexican standoff, bar fight, tough cop, drug dealer, gas station, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, 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: light, sentimental, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: wedding, wedding planner, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, true love, looking for love, romance, destiny, lifestyle, arranged marriage, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: truck driver, adventure, kidnapping, good versus evil, martial arts, race against time, rescue, danger, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, magic, prophecy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
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 7.7
 445K
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, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, maniac, crime, paranoia, investigation, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, code, victim ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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A View to a Kill (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A newly developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, secret agents, race against time, kgb, heroic mission, adventure, safecracker, skiing, 007, crimes, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, france, paris france, usa, california ...
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 7.3
 189K
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: psychological, realistic, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: narcissism, suicide, depression, couple relations, family relations, drugs/alcohol, introspection, starting over, self discovery, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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