Hollywood loves Seattle. Our moody lighting and charming landscapes draw filmmakers to the Northwest to make memorable movies, from drama to romance to Sasquatch comedies. Sometimes they get us right—coffee, drizzle, awkward locals—and sometimes, well, we can tell that they actually filmed in Vancouver. Seattle Met dives into the films made and set in Seattle to find out how we fare on the silver screen. Lights, camera, Space Needle.

In This Feature:

Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi Holds a Mirror Up to Seattle

The picture revealed in the HBO Max movie, filmed in Seattle and starring Zoe Kravitz, is one of a dystopian metropolis ruled by evil tech corporations.

02/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Sleepless in Seattle Makes Me Deeply Grateful That I Don’t Remember the '90s

The Nora Ephron film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is one of the most classic romcoms of all time–but does it actually have anything to do with Seatttle?

12/31/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Harry and the Hendersons: A Seattle Bigfoot Bromance

Is this piece of Sasquatch cinema a true Seattle movie? We investigate.

12/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

10 Things I Hate About You Shows Us the Real Seattle

The 1999 movie starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reminds us what we hate—and love—about our city.

12/30/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Fifty Shades of Grey: Is It 50 Shades of Terrible?

Can we really trust a movie set in Seattle where half the population seems to use an umbrella?

12/29/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Why Does Where'd You Go, Bernadette Hate Seattle?

The film version of Maria Semple's blockbuster novel misses its chance to truly skewer the Emerald City.

12/28/2021 By Allison Williams

Is Singles the Ultimate Seattle Movie?

Much of what the Cameron Crowe classic starring Matt Dillon and Kyra Sedgwick says about our city still holds true.

12/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

A Big Seattle Movie Guide: What to Watch and What to Skip

From 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'Humpday' to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Harry and the Hendersons'—here’s our city, and sometimes our state, on the screen.

04/28/2021 By Stefan Milne and Seattle Met Staff