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, humorous, exciting, clever, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with murder, death, chase, redemption, brutality, catastrophe, violence, revenge, rescue and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as san diego california: Paul (2011), Lucky Lady (1975), 2012 Doomsday (2008), Miss Bala (2019), Comic Book: The Movie (2004), Night of the Comet (1984), I Am Not a Hipster (2012), Little Nikita (1988), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Deep Water (2000).

List of movies set in san diego california

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Paul (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, friends, chase, escapades, parody, friendship, road trip, geek ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, 1940s ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, wyoming, arizona
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Lucky Lady (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Lucky Lady is a 1975 American film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds, with Robby Benson. Its story takes place during Prohibition in the United States in the ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, gangsters, love triangle, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, unsupportive spouse, rivalry, gang, ship, ambition, prostitute, workplace ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, san diego california
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2012 Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, faith, adventure, forces of nature, save the world, chaos, race against time, supernatural, danger, heroes, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2012
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, san diego california
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Miss Bala (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, emotional, intense ...
Plot: mob boss, beauty queen, danger, drug cartel, corruption, sniper, female spy, fight, drug lord, organized crime, rivalry, sex slave ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: tijuana mexico, los angeles, california, san diego california, usa
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Comic Book: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A host of real-life celebrities - including Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, and Kevin Smith - journey into the world of comic book fandom! Documentary filmmaker Donald Swan heads to the world's largest comic book convention where he encounters a culture ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: superhero, disorder, friends, figment, parody, rivalry, filmmaking, farce, buddies, media satire, artists and showbiz, heroes ...
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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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, suspenseful, tense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, survival, end of the world, mad scientist, save the world, danger, chaos, comet, catastrophe, chase, post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity ...
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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, music, rock, family problems, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, coping, urban, creative block, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, special agents, parents and children, hidden identity, secret agents, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california, soviet union ...
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, tech noir, suspense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, neo noir, genetics, bounty hunter, ex soldier, investigation, mission, freedom fighter, dark future, police detective, death of protagonist ...
Time: future, year 1966, near future, 2040s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, san diego california, california
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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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, tidal wave, one against many, hostage, rescue mission, survival, terrorist group, teenage girl, kidnapping, fight, betrayal ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: san diego california, san francisco, pentagon
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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: serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, battle of the sexes, society, deadly, social decay, suburbs, couples, dishonesty, family problems, rivalry, betrayal, legal ...
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, offbeat, not serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, mad scientist, world domination, tomato, chase, save the world, danger, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, survival, silly humor, rescue ...
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, courtroom, divorce, murder, revenge, lawyer
Place: san diego california
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John from Cincinnati (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: realistic, feel good, serious, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: surfing, dysfunctional family, family relations, friendship, single parent, stranger, family business, curses spells and rituals, family life, redemption, father son relationship, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, beverly hills, san diego california, cincinnati ohio
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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, supermodel, photo shoot, stalker, sergeant, photo studio, women's prison, ex cop, beach house, police sergeant, lapd, colonel ...
Time: 70s
Place: san diego california, los angeles
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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: frustration, business, taxi, passenger, driving, airport, cadillac, change, factory
Time: 70s
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, sonar, cold war, scientist, spy, sleeping pill, discipline, submarine, torpedo, drunk, secret mission, cliff ...
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: drinking, retiring, privacy invasion, classroom, crying woman, computer, attempted rape, lawyer, lesbian kiss, shower, father daughter relationship, jogging ...
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, cheerleader, father daughter relationship, murder, death, kidnapping, tied feet, fbi agent, survivor, abduction
Place: california, idaho, san diego 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: anti heroes, fall in love, heroes, mystery, strangulation, brutality, exploitation, liar, jealousy, masturbation, forgiveness, rejection ...
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, captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, hostage, spy, robbery, kidnapping, undercover, thief, haunted by the past, father daughter relationship, attempted murder, car chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: moscow russia, iraq, san diego california, big ben london, washington d.c. ...
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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: explosion, bomber, casino, bombing, female fbi agent, sex therapist, bomb explosion, muslim woman, thick accent, key, car bomb, name calling ...
Place: los angeles, san diego california, las vegas
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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: female director, help, death, love, mother daughter relationship, compassion, family secret, spirit, sailing, faith based, young adult, saint ...
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, fear of heights, on the lam, mother daughter relationship, doctor patient relationship, murder, prison guard, teenager, widow, surgeon, alias, jail cell ...
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: blood, slasher, american horror, revenge, murder, gore, torture, suicide, decapitation, shotgun, serial murder
Place: san diego california
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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, not serious, realistic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, youth, rehearsal, husband wife relationship, student life, politically correct, drugs/alcohol, power relations, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, manhattan new york city, tucson arizona, san diego california ...
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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: sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Plot: depression, family relations, eccentric family, family problems, youth, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis, desert, childhood, coming of age, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, san diego california, spain ...
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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: uplifting, sincere, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: sport, battle of the sexes, ambition, athlete's life, rise to the top, fighting the system, rivalry, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, relationship vs career, ego clash, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1973
Place: texas, usa, england, hawaii, new york ...
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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: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: teenage life, introspection, estrangement, coming of age, one more chance, youth, redemption, parents and children, family problems, estranged father, fear of commitment, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
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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, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, journalism, ambition, ego clash, nothing goes right, farce, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace, buddies, media satire, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
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