Many of Your Favorite Films Have Been Shot in San Pedro

San Pedro is a favorite location for filming both movies and television programs, along with commercials.

Hundreds of films have been shot in whole or part within the Los Angeles Harbor area, dating to the earliest days of the U.S. cinema industry.

Below is a list of many films and television programs shot in San Pedro. There are many more, of course, and as you travel around town you might start to recognize locations that were used for programs and films you have seen.

500 Days of Summer

A Few Good Men

A Man Apart

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

A Walk in the Clouds

ABC Family Bunheads

An Innocent Man

Batman & Robin


Beverly HIillbillies

Beverly Hills Ninja

Boyz in the Hood

Catch Me If You Can

Charlie’s Angels


Clear and Present Danger

Close Encounters of the Third Kind





Devil’s Angels


Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.


Escape from the Planet of the Apes


Fight Club

Friendly Fire

Get Smart

Gone in Sixty



Here Comes The Navy

In Security

In the Picture

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

King Kong


Melrose Place

Modern Times


The O.C.

Strong Medicine

7th Heaven

The Practice

Naked Gun 3 1/2


Nothing Sacred

One Night at McCool’s


Pearl Harbor

Primary Colors

Private Benjamin

Raging Bull

Red Dragon


Some Kind of Wonderful

Starsky & Hutch

Sunken City

Surf Nazis Must Die

The Abyss

The Black Dahlia

The Finder

The Fugitive

The Hunt for Red October the 1990 film based on the best-selling novel of the same name

The Long Voyage Home

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Mentalist

The Midnight Meat Train

The Most Dangerous

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

The Rock

The Thin Red Line

The Usual Suspects

Three’s Company


To Live and Die in L.A.

Touch Wanted: Dead or Alive

Wild Things.

Win a Date with Pat Hamilton

You Me & Dupree

For listings and discussions of films and television shows and their locations shot in San Pedro and Wilmington, visit this Facebook group.