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.
12. Crackers (1984)
Bluntly stated, this is not a good movie. It is, however, an immaculate time capsule of 24th Street in the early ‘80s. It's actually a little disconcerting how little has changed amidst all the change. Give it 30 minutes and you'll give yourself 30 years of cred.