I was watching The Core as San Francisco was half destroyed by a tear in the ozone layer that let in microwaves from space*, when it occured to me that San Fran and the Golden Gate Bridge in particular get boshed way more than average.
* movie science alert!
This is an on-going list of film San Francisco disasters.
The Core (2003)
Half destroyed in microwave meltdown when the Earth’s core stops spinning and the planet is no longer shielded from electromagnetic radiation from the Sun. Motorists get sunburnt, car tyres melt, and the Bridge’s ropes twang.
Star Trek 2009
A Romulan ship deploys its drilling rig directly over San Francisco, before beginning to drill a hole to the centre of the Earth. Luckily Spock shoots through the chain holding the rig and saves the planet from the same fate as Vulcan.
Monsters vs Aliens 2009
Evil alien overlord Gallaxhar starts his conquest of Earth by sending a giant robot to San Francisco. Luckily a bunch of monsters held by the US government stop it by fighting over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Terminator Salvation 2009
Skynet is holed up in -sigh- San Franciso and the only way John Conner can get there to do a rescue / blow stuff up is by crossing the heavily damaged post-apocalyptic bridge.
Land of the lost (2009)
Alternate universe? Check. Primate named Chaka? Check. World full of dinosaurs? Check check check.
Vanquish game 2010
In a near-future setting Russian forces take control of a US energy gathering satellite and use its harvested energy to completely wipe out San Francisco.