THE WORLD KNOWS we’re a movie-loving city (thank you, SIFF!), but Seattle has a criminally unheralded history as a movie making city, too. For more than 75 years, Hollywood’s traveling caravan of directors, producers, and craft service caterers has ventured north to shoot near Puget Sound, and here’s the silver-screen shocker of a twist ending: More often than not, they got us right and left us with our dignity.

Here are our picks for the 11 films, in chronological order, that defined Seattle’s cinematic persona—and 10 more guilty pleasures that we can’t help watching on a rainy Sunday afternoon.