Movies and TV shows set in santa monica california

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in santa monica california ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic, light, twists and turns and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, chase, life philosophy, friendship, runaway, brutality, adaptation, mentor, husband wife relationship and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as santa monica california: Ruthless People (1986), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969), Clean Slate (1994), 1941 (1979), Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town (2017), All I Wish (2017), Tom of Finland (2017), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Goliath (2016).

List of movies set in santa monica california

Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, silly humor, social differences, rivalry, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, santa monica california
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, suicidal, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, ambition, reward, crimes, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Marcus Welby, M.D. is an American medical drama television program that aired on ABC from September 23, 1969, to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as a family practitioner with a kind bedside manner and James Brolin as the younger doctor he ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, human, nurse, medical profession, medical
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: santa monica california
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 5.7
 4K
Clean Slate (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, gangsters, partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, amnesia, betrayal, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california, los angeles, california, santa monica california
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 5.8
 30K
1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, military, heroic mission, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, goofy hero, nothing goes right, war, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, santa monica california ...
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Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, light
Plot: ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, breakup, friendship, adultery, party, marriage engagement, dream, musician, absurdism, street life, sarcasm, engagement ...
Time: year 1983
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, venice beach california
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The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.
Style: absurd, exciting, entertaining, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: shark, brutality, absurdism, survival, danger, chase, killer shark, heroes, attack, fight scenes, parody, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: santa monica california
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 5.1
 1K
All I Wish (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman struggles to escape the clutches of her overbearing, co-dependent mother, while gradually falling for a sexy, sophisticated attorney.
Plot: 25 year old, man wrapped in a towel, 10 year old, african american, lawyer, sex, mother daughter relationship, logic, woman wearing a towel, meet cute, butt naked, woman with glasses ...
Place: paris france, santa monica california, las vegas, boston, los angeles
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: gay kiss, gay history, gay, naked man, male homosexuality, captain, skinny dipping, gay relationship, christmas decoration, theft, bisexual, post world war two ...
Time: year 1991
Place: los angeles, helsinki finland, san francisco, finland, santa monica california ...
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: giant monster, alien monster, robot, teenage hero, army, artificial intelligence, scientist, human versus monster, alien, good versus evil, end of the world, rescue ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, china, mount fuji, hong kong, tokyo ...
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The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The fourth of eight "Rockford Files" reunion TV movies.
Plot: private detective, murder, handyman, jail, movie theatre, arrest, alias, police department, beach, mafia, birthday, homeless ...
Place: santa monica california, los angeles, malibu california
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 8.2
 31K
Goliath (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, law firm, lawyer, name calling, lawyer client relationship, female lawyer, honest, investigation, politics, social relations ...
Place: santa monica california
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Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her father dies, film buff Berlyn Ferlinghetti tracks down information that may help to explain some things about her family background. Alternating with the main story are subplots: about crimes occurring at the movie museum where Berlyn ...
Plot: laurel and hardy, red, film history, drink, pen, military, song, necktie, bar, nostalgia, drive in movie, army ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, santa monica california, beverly hills, los angeles, korea ...
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 6.4
 57K
Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, tense, road movie ...
Plot: gunfight, ex convict, drug dealer, revenge, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, redemption, rescue, teenage girl, gangsters, survival, road trip ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, 2000s, near future, year 2005
Place: los angeles, california, nevada, middle east, afghanistan ...
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 6.9
 163K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1981 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
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The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: gay teenager, fall in love, self discovery, teenage life, couples, youth, friendship, couple relations, prostitute, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, blind woman ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, santa monica california
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Roller Boogie (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete in the Boogie Contest.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, friendship, youth, love and romance, save the day, romance, fall in love, music, rivalry, ambition, underdog, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california, santa monica california
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Three's Company (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom, Man About the House. The story revolves around three single roommates: Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow and Jack ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: chef, farce, secretary, comedy of errors, friendship, roommate, hidden identity, pretense, friends, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, platonic ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california, santa monica california, los angeles
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Burning Palms (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate
Style: humorous, disturbing, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, nothing goes right, couple relations, family life, disorder, eccentric family, family relations, destructive relationship, society, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
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 5.7
 5K
The Lodger (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in Los Angeles with two converging plot lines – The first involves an uneasy relationship between a psychologically unstable landlady and her enigmatic lodger – The second is about a troubled detective engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, murder, mysterious character, mind game, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, insanity, hollywood, unhappy marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california
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 5.2
 12K
Xanadu (1980)
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, nightclub, camp, romance, supernatural, partners, fall in love, impossible love, buddies, love and romance, follow your dream, unlikely couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, los angeles
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Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, investigation, family business, cons and scams, crimes, crime, missing person, mistaken identity, law enforcement, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, california
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 7.3
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: serious, clever, sentimental, realistic
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dying young, actor, teenage life, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, prodigy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, malibu california, indiana, new york, santa monica california
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 5.7
 50K
Stuck on You (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Martha's Vineyard, Mass., conjoined twins Walt (Greg Kinnear) and Bob Tenor (Matt Damon) make the best of their handicap by being the fastest grill cooks in town. While outgoing Walt hopes to one day become a famous actor, shy Bob prefers to ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: hollywood, twins, family relations, disability, fall in love, love and romance, brother brother relationship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bully, stripper, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, massachusetts
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 7.6
 103K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: depression, gays and lesbians, gay, tragic love, broken heart, homosexual, haunted by the past, loneliness, love and romance, teacher student relationship, death, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1962
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, london ...
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River Made to Drown In (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to ...
Plot: death, hustler, friendship, kiss, bathtub, painter, dancing, eating, drinking, restaurant, bar, food ...
Place: santa monica california, los angeles
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 5.4
 135K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, paranormal activity, sacrifice, violence, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
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 6.0
 174K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, frame up, murder, on the run, revenge, kidnapping, runaway, framed for murder, father daughter relationship, chase, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, europe, malibu california ...
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The Next Best Thing (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, custody battle, couple relations, aids, divorce, gay, breakup, family relations, stereotypes, best friend, yoga ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey, california
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