San Francisco is truly a romantic city as much as it is picturesque. Its sunny ocean views, charming Victorian architecture, lush gardens, and upbeat culture effortlessly allow it to be a beloved choice as the iconic setting for many famous films, especially romantic comedies!
Whether for Valentine's Day, or just want to fall in love with the city even more, these best must-watch romantic comedy films set in the San Francisco Bay Area are definitely perfect for a lovely movie date.
This classic starring Jennifer Lopez has her in a role as Mary, a star wedding planner in San Francisco who's often too busy to make time for her own love life. Then pediatrician Steven Edison, played by the enchanting Matthew McConaughey begins to help her believe in love through dates around Napa, Golden Gate Park, Nob Hill, and more, despite her coming into conflict. This is a sweet film that has become a rom-com touchstone, all with the help of SF's charming sites.
Jason Segal and Emily Blunt navigate a lifetime of relationship hiccups in this hilariously ingenious plot by Nicholas Stoller. A charming tale of growth, teamwork, and in true SF fashion, food trucks. Be sure to look out for Off the Grid as the sunny location for Chris Pratt's clever taco business.
Mark Rufalo's David moves into a new San Francisco apartment after having been recently widowed, though his living quarters come with a ghost named Elizabeth (played by a dreamy Reese Witherspoon). As David aids Elizabeth in uncovering her origins, you can guess San Francisco's lovely architecture lends in creating the inevitable spark.
With a spectacular Sutro Baths as the landscape of this buddy-comedy, both Harold and Maude can also be found adventuring around the greater Bay Area's several picturesque spots, which is a great way to view their appearance back in the 70s with this unconventional, yet endearing classic.
Here's to San Francisco helping you feel like the main character and crafting your own romantic movie moment!
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