San Francisco is undeniably a great filmmaking city, loved by legendary directors like Alfred Hitchcock and David Fincher, but also filled with consistent cinema from local filmmakers – from ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ to ‘Mrs. Doubtfire” to “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”.
Picking the best films of all time filmed here is more of a subjective minefield due to the eclectic nature of the best films. How does one compare the quirky and quotable comedy of So I Married an Ax Murderer to the intensely dramatic paranoia of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation? And where does Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home fit in with its space whales?