Seattle has been the backdrop for some great films and some not so great films. Here is a list to peruse and perhaps view to get you primed for jaunting the Emerald City.

If you are a lover of film, Seattle hosts the largest and highest attended film festival in the United States each year. The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).  SIFF started in 1976 and runs for about 3 weeks in May and June. As an added bonus they also offer programming and events year round.

True movie buffs will not want to miss Scarecrow Video in the U District. The largest independent video store in the country with over 120,000 individual titles available for rent. From new releases to rare and out-of-print films they have it all. Plus a coffee bar, movie candy and free parking.

No need to recreate the Wheel. Check out this link to some great Seattle movie houses!

The Films (I make no claims on the content of these films. Use your own discretion)


50 shades of Grey

Sleepless in Seattle

It happened at the World’s Fair


Safety Not Guaranteed

10 Things I Hate About You

Battle in Seattle

Expiration Date

The Slender Thread

The Fabulous Baker Boys



Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

The Ring

Black Widow

Say Anything

Practical Magic

Little Buddha

The Parallax View



Tugboat Annie (1933)

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Harry and the Hendersons

Life or Something Like It