Seattle Film History

Filmmakers have been flocking to Seattle ever since the city's film debut in 1933's Tugboat Annie. Seattle has been a backdrop for some of Hollywood's biggest movies and remains among one of the best cities to film in because of our diverse scenery, commitment to arts and culture and experienced local cast, crew and support services.

Film History Timeline

2014
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Beta Test Nicholas Gyeney
Man In The High Castle (TV Pilot) David Semel
Captain Fantastic Matt Ross

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2013
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
A Bit of Bad Luck John Fuhman
Lucky Them Megan Griffiths
Laggies Lynn Shelton
The Architect Jonathan Parker
Endeavor Robert Burke

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2012
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Matt's Chance Nicholas Gyeney
Touchy Feely Lynn Shelton
Four Minute Mile Charles-Olivier Michaud
Safety Not Guaranteed Colin Trevorrow
You Can't Win Robinson Devor
Pacific Aggression Shaun Scott
"Top Chef" (TV Series)

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2011
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Eden Megan Griffiths
Desert Cathedral Travis Senger
While You Weren't Looking Jeremy Mackie
21 and Over Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Fat Kid Rules the World Matthew Lillard
Mine Games Richard Gray

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2010
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Rogue Saints Movie Adam Lubanski
Grassroots Stephen Gyllenhaal
Nothing Against Life Julio Ramirez
Japanese Americans
Late Autumn Tae-Yong Kim
Judas Kiss J.T. Tepnapa

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2009
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!! Evgeny Afineevsky
Manalive Joey Odendahl
Penny Candy Jennifer Patrick
Rock Paper Scissors Peter Wick
The Details Jacob Estes
Divination Ben Pohl
Perfect 10 Lindy Boustedt
The Penitent Man Nicholas Gyeney

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2008
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Dichotomy Jay Purcell
The Right to Bear Arms Oliver Tuthill
Cost of Living Veronica Craven
The Book of Bob Kenton Grey
Resident Butch Isometric Films
World's Greatest Dad Bobcat Goldthwait
Traveling Brandon Camp
The Whole Truth Colleen Patrick
Dear Lemon Lima Suzi Yoonessi
Yonder Matt Wilkinsn
North American Robinson Devor
The Search for Kennyboy The Search for Kennyboy Production, LLC.
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle David Russo
Render Me Dead Greg Brotherton
Weather Girl Blayne Weaver
Secrets and Lies North by Northwest
Calamari Union Richard Lefebvre
Burn After Reading Coen Brothers
Humpday Lynn Shelton
Son of Terror Antony De Gennaro

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2007
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
True Adolescents Craig Johnson
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle David Russo
Battle in Seattle Stuart Townsend
The Spy and the Sparrow Garrett Bennett
Miss Shellagh's Miniskirt Terisa Greenan
Keep Your Day Job, Superstar Timothy Watkins

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2006
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
The Dark Horse Cornelia Moore
The Last Mimzy Bob Shaye
Outsourced John Jeffcoat
88 Minutes Jon Avnet
Homeland Christopher C. Young
Cthulhu Dan Gildark
Battle in Seattle Stuart Townsend
Butterfly Dreaming Rufus Williams
Into the Wild Sean Penn

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2005
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Firewall Richard Loncraine
Lost on the B Side Lyle Holmes
Expiration Date Rick Stevenson
We Go Way Back Lynn Shelton

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2004
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
The Ring 2 Hideo Nakata
Blood, Bullets and a Fistful of Cash Sam Akina
Boy Culture Q. Allan Brocka
Brand Upon the Brain! Guy Maddin

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2003
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Police Beat
Police Beat LLC
Jeffrey Brown, Alexis Ferris
Living Life (Feature Film)
Rainyday Pictures
Jesse Harris (Producer/Director)
The Promise (Feature Film)
Altered Image Productions
Michael Charboneau (Producer)

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2002
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
A Guy Thing (Feature/2nd Unit)
MGM/Cub Four Productions
Buffalo Bill's Defunct (Feature Film)
Sisyphus Productions & Northwest Film Forum
Matt Wilkins
Inheritance (Feature Film)
Scotopia Pictures
Kris Kristensen
The Naked Proof (Feature Film)
Pinwheel Pictures

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2001
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Citizen Baines (TV Pilot)
Warner Bros. Television
Enough (feature)
Columbia Pictures
Life or Something Like It (feature)
New Regency/20th Century Fox
The Fugitive (TV Series)
Warner Bros. Television
Ring
Dreamworks

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2000
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Farewell to Harry (feature)
Drop of a Hat Productions
Joyful Partaking (feature)
Puzzle Box Productions
Rose Red (Stephen King Mini-Series)
Victor Television for ABC Television
The Fugitive (TV Series)
Warner Bros. Television

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1999
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Chaos Theory
(Paramount Studios/MTV, TV Pilot)
Cold Feet (TV Series)
(NBC)
Get Carter
(Canton Co., 2nd Unit/3 days 1st Unit)
Stephen T. Kay
The Leonard Cohen Afterworld
(Newline Cinema)
Preston Tylk
(Next Generation Entertainment)

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1998
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Real World (TV Series)
(MTV)
Book of Stars
(ShadowCatcher Entertainment)
Michael Miner
Ten Things I Hate About You
(Touchstone Pictures)
Gil Junger
An Upstanding Citizen
(Hearst Entertainment)

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1997
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Agrippa/X-Files Interactive Game
(Hyperbole, CD Rom)
Under Heaven
(Banner Entertainment)
Meg Richman
Delivered
(Banner Entertainment)
Guy Ferland
Frasier
(Paramount Television)
Practical Magic
(Warner Bros.)
Griffin Dunne

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1996
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Countdown
(Neo Motion Pictures)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
(CBS/Warner Bros. TV)
The Sixth Man
(Walt Disney)
Randall Miller
Pandora's Clock
(Citadel Entertainment)
Prefontaine
(Buena Vista)
Steve James
Dark Drive
(Agate Films/UFO Productions)
Black Circle Boys
(Mailman Productions)

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1995
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Under One Roof
(CBS/Katy Film Productions)
Assassins
(Warner Bros.)
Richard Donner
Eden
(Eden Street Films/Sundance Institute)
Goldberg Howard
The Rich Man's Wife
(Caravan Pictures)
Amy Holden Jones
Slaves to the Underground
(SeraFilm/Enough Rope Prod.)
Kristine Peterson

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1994
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Threat of Innocence
(NBC/Herkimer Pond Prod.)
Under One Roof
(CBS/Caroline Film Prod. Inc.)
Mad Love
(Sarabande Prod./Touchstone Pictures)
Antonia Bird
Paula Milne
Disclosure
(Warner Bros.)
Barry Levinson
Born to Be Wild
(Outlaw Prod./Warner Bros.)
Johnny Lee
John Gray
Georgia
(CIBY 2000/MiraMax)
Ulu Grosbard
Medicine Ball
(Lakeside Prod./Warner Bros.)
Precious Cargo/Simon & Simon Reunion
(MTE Television)

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1993
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Little Buddha
(CIBY 200/MiraMax)
Bernardo Bertolucci
On the Street
(ABC Productions)
Summer
(Tri-Star TV)

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1992
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
With a Vengeance
(Citadel Productions)
Michael Switzer
The Vanishing
(20th Century Fox)
George Sluizer
Sleepless in Seattle
(Tri-Star/Sony Pictures)
Nora Ephron
The Danger of Love
(Citadel Pictures)
Joyce Chopra
Better Off Dead
(Viacom Productions)
Neema Barnette

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1991
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Face of a Stranger
(Viacom Productions)
Singles
(Warner Bros.)
Cameron Crowe
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
(Rock'n Cradle Prod.)
Curtis Lee Hanson
Crazy in Love
(Turner Broadcasting)
Martha Coolidge
American Heart
(91 Productions)
Martin Bell
Fire Walk With Me
(Lynch/Frost Prod.)
David Lynch

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1990
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Dogfight
(D. F. Productions)
Nancy Savoca
To Cross the Rubicon
(Lensman Co.)
I'll Take Romance
(Oscar Song Prod. Inc. /ABC TV)

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1989
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Fabulous Baker Boys
(Glorious Productions)
Steve Kloves
Bad Attitude
(Home Boy Productions)
Come See the Parardise
(Lilico Pictures Inc.)
Alan Parker
Ghost Dad
(Universal)
(aerials only)

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1988
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Third Degree Burn
(Alibi Productions)
Roger Spottiswoode
Class of 1999
(Vestron)
Mark L. Lester
Birthright
(Birthright Productions)
Back Track
(Back Track Productions)
Dennis Hopper
Alan Smithee
Nothing Personal
(Rolling Donut Prod.)
Shredder Orpheus
(Image Network)
Robert McGinley
Say Anything
(Gracie Films)
Cameron Crowe
The Magtaberg Affair
(Powder Moon Productions)

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1987
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Plain Clothes
(Sierra Alta Prod.)
Martha Coolidge
Dangerous Affections
(NWT Directions/NBC TV)
Larry Elikann
Seven Hours to Judgement
(Transworld Entertainment)
Beau Bridges
A Year in the Life TV Series
(Universal/NBC)
Daredreamer
(Lensman Co.)

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1986
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Black Widow
(20th Century Fox)
Bob Rafelson
Harry and the Hendersons
(Universal Pictures)
William Dear
House of Games
(Cinehaus Inc.)
David Mamet
Nutcracker
(Hyperion Pictures, Kushner Locke Prod.)
Starman
(Columbia Pictures)
John Carpenter
A Year in the Life
(Universal Pictures)

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1985
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Dark Mansions
(Aaron Spelling Prod.)
Power
(Lorimar)
Sidney Lumet
Rape of Richard Beck
(Henerson/Hirsh Prod.)
Karen Arthur
Trouble in Mind
(Rain City)
Alan Rudolph

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1984
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Hot Pursuit
(six episodes)
Murder She Wrote
Twice in a Lifetime
(Bud Yorkin)
Bud Yorkin

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1982
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Coming Out of the Ice
(Konigsberg Productions)
Waris Hussein
The Fighter
(Catalina Prod. - CBS TV)
David Lowell Rich
Phil Donahue Show
Plaza Suite
(Paramount/HBO)
The Prodigal
(Worldwide)
James F. Collier
Bruce Broughton
Thursday's Child
Catalina Prod. - CBS TV
David Lowell Rich
Viewpoint
(ABC TV)
War Games
(MGM - United Artists)
John Badham

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1981
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
An Officer and a Gentleman
(Paramount)
Taylor Hackford
Bustin' Loose Oz Scott
Divorce Wars
(ABC TV)
Donald Wrye
Frances
(Brooks Films)
Graeme Clifford
Jonathan Sanger
Innocent Love
(Steve Binder)
Roger Young
It's Only Human
(NBC TV)
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
(ABC Circle Films)
Steven Gethers

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1980
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
An Act of Love
(Paramount)
Jud Taylor
Barefoot in the Park
(Paramount/HBO)
Bombs Away Bruce Wilson
60 Minutes
Star Trek III (computerized generated backgrounds produced by Seattle company - Stray Frames)
That's Incredible

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1970's
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Before and After Barbet Schroeder
The Changeling Peter Medak
Cinderella Liberty
(20th Century Fox)
Mark Rydell
Eleanor and Franklin
(ABC Circle Films)
Daniel Petrie
Harry in your Pocket Bruce Geller
HIT Sidney J. Furie
Joyride
(Curtis Productions)
Joseph Ruben
The Last Convertible
(Universal)
The Lives of Jenny Dolan
The Magician
MC Q
(BATJAC Productions)
John Sturges
The Night Strangler Dan Curtis
99 and 44/100 Per Cent Dead John Frankenheimer
Parallax View Alan J. Pakula
Reflections of Murder
(ABC Films)
John Badham
Scorchy
(Hickman Productions)
Howard Hikmet Avedis
Sweet Revenge
(MGM)
Jerry Schatzberg
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Richard T. Heffron

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1960's
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
It Happened at the World's Fair Norman Taurog
The Slender Thread Sydney Pollack

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1940's
MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
You Came Along John Farrow

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1930's

MOVIE TITLE DIRECTOR
Tugboat Annie

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