Movies and TV shows set in san diego california

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in san diego california ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, exciting, melancholic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, death, brutality, redemption, chase, revenge, violence, betrayal, family relations and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Brazil and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as san diego california: Night of the Comet (1984), I Am Not a Hipster (2012), Little Nikita (1988), Rampage (2018), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Deep Water (2000), Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988), John from Cincinnati (2007), Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974), Wacky Taxi (1972).

List of movies set in san diego california

Night of the Comet (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous ...
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, end of the world, chase, mad scientist, comet, elevator, siblings relations, asteroids and comets, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
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I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, family problems, coping, rock, estrangement, family relations, urban, parents and children, artists and showbiz, music, twentysomething life, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, fbi, russian, youth, family relations, hidden identity, double agent, undercover, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, soviet union, san diego california ...
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 6.1
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Rampage (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, touching, surprise ending
Plot: monster, destruction, transformation, mutation, gorilla, giant animal, fear, rage, animal attack, chase, wolf, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, illinois, wyoming, colorado, san diego california ...
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada, Spain
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: tech noir, futuristic, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo noir, bounty hunter, genetics, slave labor, investigation, mission, freedom fighter, dark future, inventor, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, year 1966, near future, 2040s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, san diego california
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 3.5
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Deep Water (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, underwater scene, tidal wave, video telephone, exploding body, exploding car, ambush, tough guy, hawaiian shirt, wet t shirt, hidden camera ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s
Place: pentagon, san diego california
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A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: realistic, biting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, couples, deadly, family problems, social decay, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, legal, infidelity, betrayal, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
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Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, sexy, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, world domination, tomato, parody, chase, save the world, danger, space and aliens, rescue, alien encounter, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: san diego california
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Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sequel to "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" in which Betty Broderick is on trial for the murder of her ex-husband and his new wife.
Plot: true crime, divorce, courtroom, revenge, murder, lawyer
Place: san diego california
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John from Cincinnati (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat
Plot: surfing, dysfunctional family, heaven and hell, family life, retired, newcomer, owner, family business, birds, lifestyle, store, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, cincinnati ohio, san diego california
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Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Orwell has been retired from the force ever since he caught a bullet that lodged inoperably in his back. But that doesn’t mean the man called Harry O is out of the action. Moonlighting as a private sleuth, fighting off daily back pain and ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: private investigator, lieutenant, colonel, lapd, murder, women's prison, killer, investigation, construction site, police sergeant, surveillance, private detective ...
Place: san diego california
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 4.0
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Wacky Taxi (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A man unsatisfied in his job decides to start a taxi service
Plot: change, airport, taxi, business, factory, frustration, cadillac, driving, passenger
Place: san diego california
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Assault on the Wayne (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Intrigue aboard a nuclear sub with foreign agents infiltrating the crew to get their hands on a top secret device.
Plot: navy, helicopter, impostor, cold war, spy, scientist, u.s. navy, submarine, torpedo, sleeping pill, sonar, espionage ...
Place: san diego california
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Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emma Norman spends a wild Spring break holiday on Mintners Cove beach, California, with her female friends, Lori, who seeks a new fling and academic Stefanie. There, slick stud Greg Vlasi gives them a good time and shoots video of them on beach and ...
Plot: teacher, dancing, internet, arson, classroom, attempted rape, swimwear, producer, spring break, kiss, party, blood ...
Place: san diego california
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Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was abducted after finishing cheerleading practice in a San Diego suburb. When the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned home of family friend James DiMaggio later ...
Plot: true crime, abduction, murder, death, tied feet, cheerleader, kidnapping, survivor, fbi agent, father daughter relationship
Place: san diego california, idaho, california
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Waldo the Dog (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A guilt and shame ridden mentally unstable young man wears a dog mask in order to cope.
Style: dark humor, dark
Audience: chick flick
Plot: revenge, murder, death, voyeur, handheld camera, liar, superhero, date, masturbation, violence, voyeurism, brutality ...
Place: san diego california
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The Saint (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: International master thief, Simon Templar, also known as The Saint, is asked by a desperate rich man to find his kidnapped daughter. However, in addition to evading the authorities, Simon must face a dangerous adversary from his past.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, damsel in distress, hostage, danger, robbery, kidnapping, thief, attempted murder, father daughter relationship, spy, conspiracy, car chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iraq, washington d.c., tower bridge london, moscow russia, big ben london ...
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CSI: Immortality (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An explosion inside a casino brings Catherine Willows back to Las Vegas to investigate. And when the crime is tied to Lady Heather, Gil Grissom is brought back as well to aid the investigation.
Plot: bomber, casino, bombing, explosion, redheaded woman, transvestite, suitcase, cell phone, interrogation, person on fire, dominatrix, car alarm ...
Place: san diego california
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 7.1
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Slipaway (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a homeless young musician moves into a sailboat with a feisty elderly widow, the two must overcome their differences and haunting pasts to unlock each other's dreams.
Style: spiritual
Plot: friendship, song, help, young adult, faith based, elderly woman, compassion, faith, mother daughter relationship, redemption, sailboat, salvation ...
Place: san diego california
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Stalked by My Doctor: The Return (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dr. Beck, who has changed his name, saves a young teenage girl drowning in Mexico, whom he falls in love with. As always, there are some complications in his way, but he has plans to possibly get past them and get the girl of his dreams.
Plot: stalker, murder, on the lam, teenager, jail cell, widow, high school, surgeon, doctor patient relationship, doctor, mother daughter relationship, fear of heights ...
Place: san diego california
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Penance (0000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Blood drenched terror grips the beautiful city of San Diego as mutilated bodies begin to surface. Lead Homicide Detective Mason "Nostradamus" Brannigan believes it to be the signature of methodical killer Dante: The Inferno Killer who ...
Plot: decapitation, shotgun, gore, torture, suicide, american horror, serial murder, revenge, murder, slasher, blood
Place: san diego california
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 6.4
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Hamlet 2 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the same people that brought you "Little Miss Sunshine," Hamlet 2 is the story of Dana Marschz, a high school drama teacher facing the cancellation of his program. A spoof on the typical story of bringing inner city and privileged ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, biting, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, human spirit, cultural icon, rock, district attorney, youth, power relations, rehearsal, misfit, society, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, manhattan new york city, san diego california, tucson arizona
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Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: desert, depression, coming of age, parents and children, hippie, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, map, youth, family in crisis, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, korea, albuquerque new mexico, san diego california ...
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When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: .The historic 1973 tennis match between middle-aged champion Bobby Riggs and young feminist Billie Jean King.
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, battle of the sexes, athlete and trainer, hopes, rivalry, underdog, ego clash, gender, feminism, society, athlete's life, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, south carolina, denver colorado ...
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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: isolation, youth, parents and children, hopes, one more chance, redemption, coming of age, human nature, introspection, family problems, teenage life, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
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Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, journalism, danger, workplace, buddies, workplace romance, disorder, ambition, friends, farce, media, anchor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
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 6.4
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Only God Knows (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Mexico, Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: On a lark in Tijuana, a carefree Brazilian art student crosses paths with a brooding Mexican journalist, sparking a cascade of events across both Mexico and Brazil. As Dolores and Damián discover an intimate love and a mysterious spiritual ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, humorous, clever, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, religions or cults, society, latin, down on your luck, romance, looking for sex, love and romance, self discovery, estrangement, impossible love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, mexico, latin america, san diego california
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 5.0
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: campaign, media, politics, rise and fall, showbiz, actor's life, ego clash, society, ambition, filmmaking, musician's life, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, austria, san diego california
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 7.4
 596
Joe Hill (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy going on. He becomes active ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, bleak
Plot: working class, society, rise and fall, impossible love, rebellion, ambition, false accusation, leadership, fighting the system, unfulfillment, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa, san diego california, california
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Simon & Simon (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: private detective, workplace, family relations, rivalry, mystery, partners against crime, partners, sibling relationship, reluctant partners, riddles and clues, crime, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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