Movies and TV shows set in oakland california

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in oakland california ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, suspense, suspenseful and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, death, storytelling, dialogue, life philosophy, father son relationship, mentor, drinking alcohol, destiny and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as oakland california: Sorry to Bother You (2018), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Medias Res (2017), The Wilds (2020), The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Blindspotting (2018), Kicks (2016), The Assignment (2016), Please Stand By (2017), Black Panther (2018).

List of movies set in oakland california

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, semi serious, absurd
Plot: black american, poverty, social satire, absurd humor, success, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, coworker relationship, fame, friendship, tv commercial, corporation ...
Place: oakland california
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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young coach turns a losing high school football program around to go undefeated for 12 consecutive seasons.
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, rise to the top, athlete and trainer, sport, sport team, ambition, contests and competitions, small town, rivalry, youth, coach, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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 7.1
 75
Medias Res (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave and Joe, just evicted from their Oakland apartment, turn to stealing cars and dealing Fluoride to make their financial ends meet. One night they find Summer Hayes, star of a popular 1990's teen soap, in the trunk of a stolen automobile. ...
Plot: gunfight, kidnapping, drugged, rap, drug, shoot out, war on drugs, satire, drugs, gang war
Place: oakland california, california
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 7.2
 10K
The Wilds (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas ...
Style: enigmatic, psychological, contemplative, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: stranded, teenager, survival, group of teenagers, island, crash, experiment, human nature, plane crash, life & death, desert island, strong female character ...
Place: oakland california
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: factual, political, thought provoking, suspense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, activist, injustice, political activism, riot, courtroom, trial, protest march, black panther party, politician, counterculture, african american ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1994, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, oakland california, ohio, connecticut, mississippi river ...
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 7.4
 27K
Blindspotting (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested ...
Style: disturbing, semi serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: probation, police brutality, parole, friendship between men, male friendship, gun violence, fight, witnessing a crime, family relations, danger, friendship, hallucination ...
Place: oakland california, colorado, portland oregon, bali, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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 6.4
 4K
Kicks (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers.
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense
Plot: blow job, ghetto, poverty, sneakers, shoes, illegal drugs, criminal, friendship, surrealism, breaking and entering, african american, astronaut ...
Place: usa, oakland california
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The Assignment (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ace assassin Frank Kitchen is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman, now a hitwoman, sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, intense, suspenseful
Plot: revenge, hitman, assassin, interrogation, confession, massacre, gender bending, gangsters, femme fatale, danger, vigilantism, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, las vegas, oakland california
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Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, light
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, star trek, runaway, sister sister relationship, manuscript, road trip, search, self discovery, female protagonist, pet dog, police officer, contest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california, california
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 7.3
 629K
Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, stylized, intense, cult film ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, warrior, technology, martial arts, king, loss of father, haunted by the past, spy, murder, black hero, chase ...
Time: future, 2010s, 1990s, year 1992, 20th century ...
Place: africa, oakland california, nigeria, south korea, london
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 6.9
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Drylongso (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman (Toby Smith) in a photography class begins taking pictures of black men out of fear they will soon be extinct.
Plot: female director, college student, serial killer, cross dressing, poster, pain, death, dancing, handheld camera, journalism, photograph, black cast ...
Place: oakland california
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Dangerous Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A cop begins to turn to booze and cocaine during a tough undercover assignment. When a big drug-buy goes sour and the cop ends up with a million in cash, he decides to take off with the money. The drug dealer catches up with him, but he dies before ...
Plot: love, drug dealer, murder, undercover, police, stolen money, funeral, cocaine, undercover cop, widow, redhead, death of husband ...
Place: oakland california, california
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 5.4
 60
Robin's Hood (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robin is a social worker in Oakland on the verge of losing her job for getting too close to her clients; she's African-American and grew up in the neighborhood. She falls for Brooklyn, a White Frenchwoman, who's a thief with dreams of ...
Plot: female homosexuality, woman woman relationship, motorcycle, gay, neighborhood, lesbian love, lesbian, thief
Place: oakland california
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 5.9
 21K
All Eyez on Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: rapper, hip hop, murder, music industry, police brutality, record company, interview, prison, autobiography, actor, female objectification, mother son conflict ...
Time: 20th century
Place: harlem, usa, los angeles, harlem manhattan new york city, oakland california ...
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 6.7
 3K
The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crimes, law enforcement, crime, urban ghetto, interracial relations, vengeance, cons and scams, urban, starting over, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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 7.4
 537
In Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In Justice is an American television police procedural created by Michelle King and Robert King. The series began airing on Sunday, January 1, 2006 on ABC as a midseason replacement and assumed its regular night and time on Friday, January 6, 2006 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: wrongful conviction, lawyer, witness, courtroom, evidence, false accusation, attorney, murder, legal, release from prison, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, oakland california
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 8.2
 16K
Looking (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, clever
Plot: gay, gay couple, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, friendship, friendship between men, gay slur, male friendship, direction and purpose, looking for love, everyday life, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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 6.4
 379K
Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises ...
Style: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant monster, monster, giant, giant creature, deadly creature, tsunami, godzilla, destruction, prehistoric creature, dinosaur, nuclear, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, quarry, year 1999 ...
Place: san francisco, japan, usa, hawaii, honolulu hawaii ...
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Youth in Revolt (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, teenage Nick Twisp is definitely out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's ...
Style: witty, semi serious, surreal, absurd, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, loss of virginity, coming of age, fall in love, looking for sex, wooing, shyness, virginity, split personality, sexuality, adolescence, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, france, oakland california
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 7.7
 469K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, investigation, maniac, crime, paranoia, code, journalist, uncover truth, crimes, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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 6.6
 32K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, death sentence, race against time, investigation, false accusation, journalism, death penalty, crime, crimes, uncover truth, lethal injection, journal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
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 7.2
 19K
Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sincere, psychological, talky ...
Plot: obsession, friends, reunion, blackmail, confession, criminal, secret, jealousy, apology, rape, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, oakland california
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Fruitvale Station (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, intense, emotional, visually appealing ...
Plot: african american, police brutality, racism, new year's eve, introspection, haunted by the past, tragic hero, encounter, couple relations, goodhearted, birthday, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2007 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, oakland california
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Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, radical, hidden identity, follow your dream, parents and children, haunted by the past, eccentric family, rebelliousness, family in crisis, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1971 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, new york, oakland california ...
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 6.1
 67K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang war, gangsters, hip hop, murder, vengeance, true love, investigation, track down, rivalry, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
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The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, violence, murder, ghetto, alcohol abuse, single parent, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
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 7.1
 21K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, loss of son, confession, rescue, air disaster, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, hopes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
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 5.5
 7K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, family relations, family problems, parents and children, coming of age, siblings relations, society, hopes, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california, san francisco
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 5.8
 12K
Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, realistic, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, female pilot, ambition, flying, self fulfillment, lifestyle, follow your dream, rise to the top, adventurer, escapades, danger, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1932, 1920s ...
Place: usa, miami, boston, new york, papua new guinea ...
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