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Mapping Top Movies Shot in the Bay Area

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[Screen shot of Vertigo via USA Today]
Our gorgeous Bay Area has attracted many a camera, particularly many a video camera. We've been the backdrop for everything from Hitchcock movies to Dirty Harry movies, as well as television shows through the decades like Streets of San Francisco and Nash Bridges. The folks over at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory offer a nifty collection and we decided to put it in map form with a little extra information. For February, they've listed their top 10 favorite movies with scenes shot in San Francisco Bay Area parks. Visit the original blog for more information about each location and film, plus video clips—even a PG-13 clip from Dirty Harry and a gorgeous slow take of the Pacific Ocean cresting the cliffs at Sutro Baths from Harold and Maud. Did we miss a location or movie? Let us know in the comments!
· Top 10 Movies Made in the Parks [Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory]

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1. Sutro Baths Ruins

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Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121

Harold and Maud enjoyed the crumbling nostalgia of the Sutro Baths for their film, made all the more dramatic with slow pan of jagged coast. Photo via Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory.

2. The Presidio

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94129

Shot here were dramatic scenes from a plethora of movies, including, aptly, The Presidio and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

3. Crissy Field

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1199 East Beach
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 561-7690

The promenade along Crissy Field allowed Mrs. Doubtfire to pedal in relative ease and elegance. Photo via Photobucket.

4. Fort Mason

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 345-7500

Dirty Harry took a break from dirty city settings with a drive through Fort Mason. Photo via Fort Mason.org.

5. Alcatraz Island

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 561-4900
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The Rock! Again, more than one film shot scenes on this infamous island, including (yes), The Rock, Escape From Alcatraz, and So I Married an Axe Murderer. Photo via IMP Awards

6. Fort Point National Historic Site

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1 Marine Dr
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 556-1693

Don't ever forget Vertigo's dramatic Novak in the water scene, shot at Fort Point. Screen shot from Vertigo via Real Scout]

7. Muir Beach

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Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach, CA 94965

Memoirs of a Geisha all the more memorable for scenes at Muir Beach overlook. Photo via Golden Gate National Parks.

8. Muir Woods National Monument

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1 Muir Woods Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2595
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Other intense Novak/Stewart action took place in Hitchcock's Vertigo among the tall trees of Muir Woods. Photo via Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory.

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1. Sutro Baths Ruins

Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121

Harold and Maud enjoyed the crumbling nostalgia of the Sutro Baths for their film, made all the more dramatic with slow pan of jagged coast. Photo via Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory.

Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121

2. The Presidio

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94129

Shot here were dramatic scenes from a plethora of movies, including, aptly, The Presidio and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94129

3. Crissy Field

1199 East Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129

The promenade along Crissy Field allowed Mrs. Doubtfire to pedal in relative ease and elegance. Photo via Photobucket.

1199 East Beach
San Francisco, CA 94129

4. Fort Mason

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94123

Dirty Harry took a break from dirty city settings with a drive through Fort Mason. Photo via Fort Mason.org.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94123

5. Alcatraz Island

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94123

The Rock! Again, more than one film shot scenes on this infamous island, including (yes), The Rock, Escape From Alcatraz, and So I Married an Axe Murderer. Photo via IMP Awards

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94123

6. Fort Point National Historic Site

1 Marine Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129

Don't ever forget Vertigo's dramatic Novak in the water scene, shot at Fort Point. Screen shot from Vertigo via Real Scout]

1 Marine Dr
San Francisco, CA 94129

7. Muir Beach

Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA 94965

Memoirs of a Geisha all the more memorable for scenes at Muir Beach overlook. Photo via Golden Gate National Parks.

Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach, CA 94965

8. Muir Woods National Monument

1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Other intense Novak/Stewart action took place in Hitchcock's Vertigo among the tall trees of Muir Woods. Photo via Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory.

1 Muir Woods Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941