9. The Presidio (1998)
Does anything speak so honestly about the palpable divide between San Francisco's police force and its resident military authority than this '88 thriller? No, but that's because Congress voted to shut the city’s military authority down a year after this boss flick came out and all we're left with is a Mark Harmon/Sean Connery vehicle to serve as memorial to what was lost when touch football took over Crissy Field.
10. Pacific Heights (1990)
As the title suggests, this picture is set in a neighborhood few can afford. Sure, we're not above feeling concerned for the kindhearted landlords as they're taken squatter-hostage, but the balancing act between schadenfreude and empathy can be difficult for anybody who's gone toe-to-toe with an eviction of late.
11. Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
Despite being the all-time best movie about San Francisco, hands down, no argument, almost none of it was shot on location. There is no portion of Chinatown that could support Jack Burton's devil-may-care driving of the Pork Chop Express. Still, the few meaningful establishing shots you get are true to life and everything else is demons in the sewers, which we assume to be real.