Seattle in the Movies

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

Seattle in the Movies

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

Seattle in the Movies

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

Seattle in the Movies

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

Seattle in the Movies

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

Seattle in the Movies

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

SCARE SHOW

Washington State's Most Horrific Film Achievements

Scary movies perfect for Halloween, from The Ring to the David Lynch canon.

10/20/2021 By Sophie Grossman

One-Click Mind

5 Awful Amazon Movie Remake Ideas

In May, the company agreed to acquire MGM. What would happen if the e-commerce giant got its paws on some classic films?

10/04/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Hey Watch This

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

Legacies

The Paper Tigers Plays with Seattle's Martial Arts Lore

The new action comedy movie was shot in Chinatown–International District.

04/26/2021 By Stefan Milne

Just Let Me Know

Does Hollywood Think Seattle Is Sexy?

Why is a city famously bad for dating most associated with romance movies?

02/01/2021 By Stefan Milne

Binge-Worthy

Stream These 21 Shows and Movies with Seattle Connections

Been in your house so long you forget what the city looks like? These local-ish stories will remind you.

04/01/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Film Letters

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Is Not Quite a Wreck

Maria Semple's novel is now a movie starring Cate Blanchett, and we have qualms.

08/16/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Quote Unquote

Film Director Lynn Shelton Will Always Pick Seattle Over Hollywood

"I love Seattle so much. I much prefer the green here, the gray, the skies, the clouds, the water, a new vista. Seattle sort of ruined me for anywhere else."

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Seattle Cinema

SIFF 2019 Review Roundup May 29–June 5

This week in PNW premieres: all-male burlesque, a recovered silent film, and a documentary on homelessness.

05/29/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Cinema

SIFF 2019 Review Roundup May 22–28

Four more locally grown movies premiere this week—plus a suite of short films.

05/22/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Cinema

SIFF 2019 Review Roundup May 16–21

This week three movies with Seattle connections hit the festival: 'Sword of Trust,' 'Good Kisser,' and 'Frances Ferguson.'

05/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

On the Big Screen

6 Dark Cinematic Takes on Washington State Ferries

Charting Hollywood’s increasingly grim interpretations of our beloved vessels.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Brawl on a Boat

The Biggest Riot on a Ferry You've Never Heard Of

The infamous story of punks gone wild.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Bernadette's Back

Maria Semple's Breakthrough Novel Comes to the Big Screen

Almost seven years after the release of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the classic Seattle book is reimagined as a movie.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne