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Sep 22, 2014

Seattle Movies


Singles

Singles - This film is about a group of young Seattleites during the height of the grunge scene that made the city a trendy favorite in the 1990s. It shows off the acting talents of Matt Dillon and Kyra Sedgwick and includes live cameos of major Seattle bands including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.


Say Anything
- A romantic comedy about a valedictorian and a popular underachiever looking for answers to love and life in the summer after they graduate from high school. You’ll enjoy the shots of various neighborhood scenes around Seattle along with excellent acting from Lone Skye and John Cusack.

Say Anything
Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle - Just about everyone has seen this by now, but no list of Seattle flicks is complete without this romantic comedy. You can eat at the very table where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan dined during their famous scene in the Pike Place Market.


Battle in Seattle
- This powerful film incorporates actual footage in its in-depth look at the five days of riots that ensued when thousands of activists protested the 1999 World Trade Organization conference in Seattle. While it doesn't put the city in the best light, it does shed a perspective on its political leanings.

Battle in Seattle
It Happened at the Worlds Fair


It Happened at the World's Fair
- Staring Elvis Presley, this 1963 classic is about two pilots who  hitch a ride to Seattle where they end up at the 1962 World's Fair. Shot on the grounds of the Fair, the film provides a glimpse into the international event that put Seattle on the map.

 

BOOKS


 

 
  BOOKS  
 

The Good Rain by Timothy Egan

 
 

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

 
 

Waxwings by Jonathan Raban

 
 

Skid Road by Murray Morgan

 
 

Lonely Planet Seattle City Guide