San Francisco’s fame as an eclectic and recognizable city has gained it some well-deserved cameos in countless movies. American Home Shield (AHS) put together a list of the 50 most-filmed streets in the United States, with iconic locations in New York City and Los Angeles taking most of the top spots. But 8 different streets in San Francisco made the list, and Market Street came in at #10 overall.
According to AHS, Market Street has 22 film credits including Interview with the Vampire and A View to Kill. The street was also famously captured in “A trip down Market Street before the fire,” a short film captured from a cable car just 4 days before the infamous 1906 earthquake and fires that destroyed the city.
Other oft-filmed SF streets include California Street, featured in The Game; Broadway, featured in Dirty Harry; Hyde Street, featured in Doctor Dolittle; and of course Lombard Street, which was featured in Bullitt. One of the city’s most famous cameos is Montgomery Street’s appearance through a car window in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
AHS found that the most-filmed street in the entire United States is Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, with a whopping 133 film credits including Lethal Weapon. It’s followed by LA’s Sunset Boulevard, as seen in Beverly Hills Cop; and NYC’s Park Avenue, as seen in Catch Me If You Can.
What’s your favorite San Francisco film cameo?