Bay Area Classics

A film must fulfill two requirements to get on this list:

1. It must be, as per National Registry rules, be historically, culturally, or aesthetically significant. 
2. The San Francisco Bay Area must play an integral part in the narrative or visual identity of the film.

  • Harold and Maude
  • Gimme Shelter
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Medicine for Melancholy
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • The Mack
  • Petulia
  • The Room
  • The Times of Harvey Milk
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Chan Is Missing
  • Zodiac
  • Black Panthers
  • Dirty Harry
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Bullitt
  • The Graduate
  • Vertigo
  • Castro Street
  • American Graffiti
  • Crumb
  • San Francisco
  • Moneyball
  • Inside Out
  • Greed
  • The Conversation
  • Big Eyes
  • Coach Carter
  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror
  • Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Milk
  • The Game
  • Blindspotting
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Joy of Life