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Best Seattle-Based Movies and TV Shows

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Seattle U chapter.

For your Seattleite viewing pleasure, we’ve accumulated a list of the best movies and TV shows out there, based in our city. 


Sleepless in Seattle


10 Things I Hate About You

A rom-com classic.

The Ring

Not for the faint of heart… 



Say Anything

The classic boombox scene: 

21 & Over

U District anyone? 


They’re just so hip.

Agent Cody Banks

Our teen heart throb…

It Happened at the World’s Fair

Because who doesn’t love Elvis? 

TV Shows:

The Killing

Sarah Linden is more badass than we could ever dream to be.

Are We There Yet?

Based off the movie, this tv series starring Ice Cube is also based in Seattle. 


Not just a show for your grandparents.


Infamous Season 6 of Weeds is based in the emerald city.

Kyle XY

Yes, this belly-buttonless boy first awakened naked in a forest outside our city and was soon taken in by a Seattleite family. 

Grey’s Anatomy

There’s a reason why everyone’s obsessed. Hot doctors, epic friendships, medical drama, and heart-wrenching plot twists…the addiction is all too real. 

I am a senior at Seattle University, studying both Communications and Spanish. My passions lie in fashion, social justice, writing, and editorial work. I am looking forward to being a Campus Correspondant with Her Campus, and can't wait to create a unique space online with the students of Seattle University.