TOP 5: Movies filmed in San Francisco
Do you ever watch a movie and see a familiar town or location and you shout “Oh, I have been to this place!!” in excitement? If yes, then you are just like us! Here are our Top 5 movies filmed in San Francisco:
1. My Name is Khan (2010)
A major part of this film was shot in San Francisco city. There were Iconic locations like the Golden Gate Bridge, Mission District, Nob Hill and Palace of fine arts were vividly shown in this movie. Remember the song ‘Tere Naina’? The popular San Francisco cable cars made an appearance here.
2. The Princess Diaries (2001)
This movie was every girl’s dream in the 2000s. It paints a picture of various parts of the city such as Lyon Street (Mia’s school), Nob Hill, and an Excelsior District Firehouse on Brazil Avenue (Mia’s home). Do you remember the popular arms wrestle of Julie Andrews and the Luchador? That was filmed in a vintage arcade on Fisherman’s Wharf called Musee Mecanique.
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Although a major part of this movie was made in Vancouver, the film is set in San Francisco. The special effects and set design made locations like the Twin Peaks, San Francisco zoo, Downtown as well as The Golden Gate Bridge completely believable. I mean, Don’t we all remember the Apes vs. Humans battle on the Golden Gate Bridge?
4. Steve Jobs (2015)
5. Anjana Anjani (2010)
A movie that brings varied flavours of The United States, Anjana Anjani does give the viewers a small peep of the San Francisco city. You can catch a glimpse of The Seven Sisters, Mission District as well as the very popular Golden Gate Bridge.
Have you watched any of these movies filmed in San Francisco? Which places do you want to visit/have visited here? Tell us in the comments!
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