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, serious, melancholic, feel good and light films and TV shows about / with mentor, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, dialogue, life philosophy, husband wife relationship and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as santa monica california: All I Wish (2017), Tom of Finland (2017), Fletch (1985), Ruthless People (1986), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Southland Tales (2006), The Journey of Jared Price (2000), Roller Boogie (1979).

List of movies set in santa monica california

 5.2
 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.
Style: romantic, feel good, romanticism, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: fashion designer, birthday party, surprise birthday party, birthday, birthday present, older man younger woman relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, elopement, mother daughter relationship, roommate, wedding, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: santa monica california, usa, california, las vegas, 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, serious, compassionate, romantic, realistic ...
Plot: gay soldier, gay, gay history, gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay kiss, gay slur, naked man, obituary, party, violence, jail cell ...
Time: year 1991, 20th century, 90s
Place: berlin germany, san francisco, los angeles, new york, denmark ...
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 6.9
 48K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, murder for hire, contract killing, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california, utah
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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, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, hostage, vengeance, manipulation, social differences, disorder, couples, couple relations, down on your luck ...
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: depressing, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: great depression, dancing, social decay, ambition, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, crimes, reward, down on your luck, depression, suicidal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota ...
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Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: hospital, doctor, nurse, medical, medical profession, doctor nurse relationship, human
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: santa monica california
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 7.0
 41K
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, cold war, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s ...
Place: russia, santa monica california, iceland
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, factual, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychologist, judge, negotiation, district attorney, deportation, crimes, justice, media, paparazzi, media circus, husband wife relationship, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, europe, santa monica california, 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: dark humor, cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, alternate reality, terrorist ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, afghanistan, southern california, nevada ...
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay pornography, fall in love, self discovery, youth, couples, friendship, teenage life, couple relations, prostitute, gay, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern california, los angeles
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Roller Boogie (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, friendship, youth, save the day, underdog, teenage life, social differences, fall in love, against the odds, ambition, music, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, venice beach california, los angeles
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Three's Company (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, comedy of errors, farce, secretary, chef, roommate, singleness, indoor, friends, platonic, pretense, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern 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: disturbing, humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, nothing goes right, disorder, society, introspection, family life, eccentric family, destructive relationship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
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 5.7
 5K
The Lodger (2009)
Genre: Crime, 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: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, murder, mind game, mysterious character, mental patient, haunted by the past, mystery, psychopath, insanity, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california
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 5.3
 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, fall in love, supernatural, partners, buddies, follow your dream, unlikely couple, love and romance, impossible love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california
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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, disappearance, investigation, cons and scams, family business, missing person, mistaken identity, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, santa monica 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: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actor, dying young, actor's life, teen angst, rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, new york, malibu california, santa monica california
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 5.7
 51K
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, disability, twins, family relations, fall in love, tv show, love and romance, artists and showbiz, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, santa monica california ...
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 7.6
 106K
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, homosexual, broken heart, haunted by the past, loneliness, gay relationship, love and romance, death, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, denver colorado ...
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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, police car, drinking, swimming pool, photograph, chase, limousine, suitcase, eating, friend, underwear ...
Place: los angeles, santa monica california
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 5.4
 142K
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: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, death, graphic violence, violence, sacrifice, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
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 6.0
 180K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, frame up, revenge, murder, on the run, kidnapping, framed for murder, runaway, chase, crimes, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, santa monica 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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, custody battle, couple relations, gay, aids, divorce, family relations, breakup, stereotypes, best friend, yoga ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey, california
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The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Style: witty, melancholic, entertaining, sexy, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pimp, prostitution, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, family problems, seduction, sex, rejection, vandalism, money problems, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, pasadena california, california
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Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: tense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, who done it, law enforcement, police station, gangsters, deadly, mystery, police officer, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
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 5.8
 7K
It's Alive (1974)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, mutant, investigation, baby, gory, deadly creature, supernatural, family in danger, isolation, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, santa monica california, seattle washington ...
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Friends with Money (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.
Style: witty, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, money, marriage, maid, love and romance, crumbling marriage, master and servant, unfulfillment, power relations, looking for love, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
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 7.7
 420K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, suffering, social differences, parents and children, pursuit, hopes, police officer, family relations, vandalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, santa monica california ...
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, alien invasion, invasion, survival, heroic mission, chaos, alien encounter, battlefield, battles, resistance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, united states, america ...
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Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, psychiatrist, treatment, friendship, hospital, workplace, romance, surgery, best friends, doctors and patients, parenthood, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
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