I was lucky enough to go to the premier of "The Rock" on Alcatraz.
They made the rec yard into a theater, inside the mess hall was the desert room and dining, the cells on the ground floor were food stations. The library was the bar.
Really amazing chance opportunity, some guy got arrested for jet skiing onto the island to crash the premier (suit under a drysuit) but got busted as he landed on the environmentally protected side. oops!
The pass was a ball and chain tag, may still have that along with "the Rock" denim shirt lol.
What about Dirty Harry, Bullitt! or the Maltese Falcon, you can still eat at the restaurant from the movie.
So many to choose from.
My favorite would be Harold and Maude. Classic and just plain awesome as it has many bay area places featured.
bullitt... for the driving scenes... star trek 4 was brill also.
I was a big fan of the most recent Planet of the Apes movies. San Francisco was pretty heavily featured throughout.
Another movie I sincerely enjoyed was San Andreas starring the Rock. It was a big, dumb, ridiculous blockbuster but I loved every second of it. It also taught me that when the power is out, rotary phones still work! (I don’t actually know if that’s true)
My list would be:
Planet of the Apes series
Star Trek 4
It's true! Landline phones on copper POTS (plain old telephone service) lines often still work when the power is out because those lines carry their own low-voltage power. Sadly, phone companies are ripping out copper phone lines like crazy and replacing them with fiber optic lines that don't carry their own power, so this may not be true for much longer.
I learned this by growing up in rural Texas where power outages were frequent but the phones usually still worked. 😄
Agree with many of the choices above. I would add Blue Jasmine, which had a personal touch for me in that it featured a modest Mexican restaurant in the Mission that I used to frequent when I worked in the area. Also, it was a great flick. Oh, and did anyone mention The Graduate? Bay Area people knew that you don't get to Berkeley by crossing the GGB, but details, details...
I completely forgot about The Graduate! One of my all-time favorites. Great call.