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21 Movies Where Hollywood Destroys San Francisco

June 17, 2015 11:00 AM

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sanandreasmovie01 21 Movies Where Hollywood Destroys San FranciscoDwayne Johnson in “San Andreas” (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

In recent years, Hollywood filmmakers used San Francisco as a back drop for many disasters movies. In 2015’s “San Andreas,” a massive earthquake wreaks havoc across the West Coast. Another San Francisco disaster scene came to us from “X-Men: The Last Stand” which depicts the mutant “Magneto” lifting the Golden Gate Bridge and smashing it on top of Alcatraz. In the 90’s, Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery roared through the streets of San Francisco in the film “The Rock” and who can forget the “Body Snatchers” taking over San Francisco in the 1970’s?

Beneath all the ash & soot, no matter what is thrown at her, monkeys or mutants, San Francisco survives and thrives. Here are several films in recent years that contained a bleak future for our city by the Bay:

San Andreas (2015)
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Marvel’s Ant-Man (2015)
Pixels (2015)
Big Hero 6 (2015)
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)
Godzilla (2014)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Pacific Rim (2013)
Rise of The Planet of The Apes (2011)

Contagion (2011)
The Book of Eli (2010)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
The Core (2003)
The Rock (1996)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
A View To A Kill (1985)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
Towering Inferno (1974)

It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)

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