Most Popular Chinatown San Francisco Movies and TV Shows
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1. Ant-Man (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Votes: 516,611 | Gross: $180.20M
2. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiance from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.
Votes: 114,625 | Gross: $11.10M
4. The Age of Adaline (2015)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.
Votes: 141,679 | Gross: $42.48M
6. Rumor Has It... (2005)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sarah Huttinger is a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.
Votes: 49,282 | Gross: $43.00M
7. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Votes: 78,918 | Gross: $14.48M
8. Frisco Jenny (1932)
Unrated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »
9. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.
Votes: 23,903 | Gross: $0.01M
10. The Presidio (1988)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A San Francisco civilian police detective is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer while dating his daughter.
Votes: 15,202 | Gross: $20.04M
11. Flower Drum Song (1961)
Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.
Votes: 2,259 | Gross: $10.90M
12. Woman on the Run (1950)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and - the murderer.
13. An Eye for an Eye (1981)
R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail... See full summary »
Votes: 3,255 | Gross: $7.68M
14. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.
Votes: 2,849 | Gross: $5.12M
15. Hammett (1982)
PG | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.
Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $0.04M
16. The Maltese Falcon (1931)
Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.
17. Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance, Western
Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a ... See full summary »
18. Golden Gate (1993)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama
A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.
Votes: 677 | Gross: $0.40M
19. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »
21. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)
Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.
22. Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)
Approved | 71 min | Mystery
A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper.... See full summary »
23. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999 Video Game)
T | Action, Family, Sport
Play as Tony Hawk, or nine other pros, and work your way up the ranks by successfully perform and combine aerials, flips, and grinds in competitions. Pro Skater features several modes, such as Career Mode, and multiple multiplayer modes.
24. The San Francisco Story (1952)
Passed | 80 min | Western
In 1856, San Francisco is the scene of political battles between criminal organizations led by corrupt politicians and Vigilantes Committees formed by honest citizens.
25. The Chinese Ring (1947)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle.
30. Chinatown at Midnight (1949)
Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Clifford Ward is a thief working San Francisco's Chinatown district, and his stolen goods are fenced through an interior-decorators shop ran by Lisa Marcel. But when Ward murders two ... See full summary »
31. Welcome Danger (1929)
Passed | 113 min | Comedy
Harold Bledsoe, a botany student, is called back home to San Francisco, where his late father had been police chief, to help investigate a crime wave in Chinatown.
Votes: 650 | Gross: $3.10M
32. Windjammer (1937)
Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
The fourth and last of the George A. Hirliman-produced films starring George O'Brien (preceded by "Daniel Boone", "Park Avenue Logger" and "Hollywood Cowboy") that were distributed by RKO ... See full summary »
33. Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on ... See full summary »
Votes: 151 | Gross: $0.02M
35. Old San Francisco (1927)
Passed | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance
In San Francisco, a villainous land owner with underworld connections seeks to steal the property of an old Spanish family.
38. The Five Cents of Lavarede (1939)
125 min | Comedy
Some try to travel around the world with a time constraint, but Lavarède has to perform an even harder task than Phineas Fogg. His assignment is to go around the globe with a mere five ... See full summary »
40. A Tale of Two Worlds (1921)
Passed | 70 min | Drama
A white child is adopted and raised by a Chinese citizen and brought to San Francisco, where no one surmises that she is actually not Chinese.
41. Half Past Midnight (1948)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man with an affinity for trouble meets a girl in distress in a nightclub. She becomes involved in the murder of a Spanish dancer and both of them become major suspects. The couple, ... See full summary »
43. Paths to Paradise (1925)
78 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A con-woman has a nice business going in fleecing gullible tourists who want a genuine 'underworld' experience -- but the tables are turned when one of her victims turns out to be less ... See full summary »
44. Pier 23 (1951)
Approved | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Private detective finds himself framed for the murders of a wrestler and a crooked referee, then for the murder of a mystery man posing as a new parolee from Alcatraz.
46. The City of Dim Faces (1918)
50 min | Drama
Chinese merchant Wing Lung and Elizabeth Mendall, an American, marry and have a son named Jang Lung. Because Elizabeth wants Jang Lung to be raised as a Christian, Wing Lung locks her in ... See full summary »
48. San Francisco (1955)
22 min | Documentary, Short
San Francisco resident Tullio Pellegrini takes the viewer on a tour of San Francisco, including such landmarks as Golden Gate Park, Market Street, Chinatown, Play Land, the Coit Tower, ... See full summary »
50. Law of the Barbary Coast (1949)
Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Wayne Adams is murdered in a Barbary Coast saloon and gambling hall in San Francisco in 1880, and his sister, Julie, enlists the aid of the district attorney, Michael Lodge, in gathering ... See full summary »