Vancouver Plays Itself

Narrative, non-documentary films that take place in Vancouver and Greater Vancouver, BC.

Two criteria:

1) The movie must take place either wholly or significantly in Vancouver. Not just a scene or two.

2) The city must either be mentioned in dialogue or presented undisguised in the movie (visible landmarks, locations, signage etc.) so we can easily infer the setting. If the setting's too ambiguous to tell, it doesn't go in. With these criteria, a movie would qualify if it's set here but not made here, though this is very rare.

This is a little more stringent than Wikipedia's list. That one is also worth checking, as it has entries that Letterboxd doesn't, and vice versa.

Lastly, I haven't seen every movie here! It's likely that I'm wrong on a few counts. Suggestions and additions always welcomed. I'm always willing to revisit a movie for one reason or another.

  • The Bitter Ash
  • That Cold Day in the Park
  • Russian Roulette
  • The Keeper
  • Skip Tracer
  • A Man, a Woman and a Bank
  • By Design
  • Star 80
  • Shoot to Kill
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World II
  • American Boyfriends
  • Return Engagement
  • Women on the Run
  • Intersection
  • The Diary of Evelyn Lau
  • Double Happiness
  • Crying Freeman
  • Drawing Flies
  • Kissed
  • Hard Core Logo
  • Kitchen Party
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • My Father's Angel
  • Low Self-Esteem Girl
  • Last Wedding
  • Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
  • Jee Aayan Nu
  • On the Corner
  • Punch
  • Kash Aap Hamare Hote
  • Going the Distance
  • The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess
  • Hardwood
  • Eve and the Fire Horse
  • Fetching Cody
  • Everything's Gone Green
  • Unnatural & Accidental
  • Live Feed
  • They Wait
  • Gutterballs
  • Mothers&Daughters
  • Dead Hooker in a Trunk
  • Fathers & Sons
  • Sisters & Brothers
  • Grave Encounters 2
  • No Clue
  • The Vancouver Asahi
  • Beeba Boys
  • Meditation Park
  • Luk'Luk'I
  • Project Gutenberg
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
  • Raf