The Sea-Wolf by Jack London (1904)
Few people remember London's ties with the city, but the author definitely found his sea legs with this dark, psycholigical adventure. Rescued from a tumultuous San Francisco Bay, Van Weyden is cast into a brutal shipboard drama against his will at the hands of the sea wolf himself – Captain Larsen.
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (1929)
The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac (1958)
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin (1978)
The revelry continues with these delicious tales of gay San Francisco and the colourful residents of 28 Barbary Lane during the 1970's.
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (1989)
City by the Bay: San Francisco in Art and Literature edited by Alexandra Chappell (2002)
San Francisco Stories: Great Writers on the City edited by John Miller (2004)
Beat Culture: Lifestyles, Icons and Impact edited by William T. Lawlor (2005)
Like his leading ladies, Hitchcock never made a city more alluring. See Scotty's apartment on Lombard Street and stroll down to Fort Point where Kim Novak was fished out of San Francisco Bay.
Dirty Harry (1968)
What's Up Doc? (1972)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)
Nash Bridges (1996)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
San Francisco 2.0 (2015)