Movies and TV shows set in pasadena california

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in pasadena california ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good, serious, clever and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), life philosophy, brutality, death and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as pasadena california: Love & Air Sex (2013), Rim of the World (2019), 42 (2013), The Right Approach (1961), Cab to Canada (1998), Neon Demon (2016), Starry Night (1999), Brothers & Sisters (2006), The Martian (2015), Project X (2012).

List of movies set in pasadena california

 5.1
 904
Love & Air Sex (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When brokenhearted Stan flies to Austin for the weekend in hopes of "accidentally" running into his ex-girlfriend Cathy, he arrives to find their best friends Jeff and Kara in the middle of their own vicious breakup. Before too long, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: breakup, battle of the sexes, best friends, clubbing, contests and competitions, disorder, escapades, sex, love and romance, couples, friends, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, new york, pasadena california
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Rim of the World (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Stranded at a summer camp when aliens attack the planet, four teens with nothing in common embark on a perilous mission to save the world.
Style: light, humorous, enigmatic, satirical
Plot: summer camp, alien encounter, child protagonist, obsessive quest, alien invasion, alien, teenage life, nasa, interracial friendship, social misfits, astronaut, champagne ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, pasadena california
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 7.5
 86K
42 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, factual, touching ...
Plot: racism, baseball, against the odds, rivalry, racial segregation, athlete's life, americana, human spirit, athlete and trainer, hopes, rise to the top, african american ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1947 ...
Place: new york, usa, pasadena california, new orleans, pittsburgh ...
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The Right Approach (1961)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An opportunistic young Hollywood singer, loyal only to himself, steps on everyone he meets in order to achieve success and fame.
Style: slang
Plot: abortion, drinking, bachelor, press agent, nightclub, apartment, movie studio, doctor, singer, hotel, lawsuit, gossip columnist ...
Place: pasadena california, los angeles
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 7.3
 302
Cab to Canada (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman (Maureen O'Hara) and a young cabby (Jason Beghe) seek life's meaning as they drive from California to Canada.
Style: road movie
Plot: male female relationship, father figure, cross country, on the road, road trip, boy, old age, taxi, friendship, single mother, taxi driver, old woman
Place: vancouver british columbia canada, pasadena california, vancouver
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 6.2
 84K
Neon Demon (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Style: art house, surprise ending, suspense, colourful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, neon light, fashion, model, cannibalism, photographer, teenage girl, murder, female psychopath, lesbian interest, rivalry, jealousy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, pasadena california
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 4.6
 329
Starry Night (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Comedy - Vincent Van Gogh comes back to life after being the recipient of a magic potion. He finds that his work has become quite valuable, and begins stealing his works. At the same time, he has a hard time getting anyone to believe he's ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: reincarnation, mistaken identity, fish out of water, time travel, performer's life, wrong place wrong time, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, romance, society, imaginary ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, pasadena california
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Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, is on the brink of failure. The grandson of a Chinese railroad laborer embarks on a romantic, but ultimately doomed, quest to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: train, racism, escapades, obsessive quest, society, ambition, friends, americana, obsession, against the odds, self discovery, museum ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, california, paris france, san francisco, new york ...
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Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family drama, family relations, family business, mistress, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family life, love and romance, jealousy, parenthood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california
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 8.0
 756K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, mars, isolation, nasa, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, alone, space and aliens, human spirit, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, china, london, pasadena california, beijing china
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 6.6
 188K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, teenager, drugs/alcohol, when the parents are away, youth, friends, popularity, buddies, student, looking for sex, teenage life, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california, new jersey
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 6.6
 21K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, junkie, heroin, police investigation, violence, crimes, crime, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, crime and punishment, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, united states, pasadena california, california
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 5.4
 1K
Sol Goode (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sol Goode, a charismatic L.A. twenty-something, has always relied on charm, good looks, and fast talk to glide through life. But his luck may have run out; faced with eviction from his hipster apartment, totaling his car, and the threat of having to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, sex comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, self discovery, lifestyle, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, singleness, couples, male female relationship, eviction, dream, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, pasadena california
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 7.3
 67K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, underdog, follow your dream, against the odds, gambling, depression, boxing, businessman, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new york, baltimore, san francisco, chicago illinois, tijuana mexico ...
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 5.5
 56K
RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: funny, feel good, road movie, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, family vacation, motor home, workaholic, family relations, hitchhiker, family values, farce, parents and children, nothing goes right, camping, business trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, pasadena california, nevada ...
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Rumor Has It... (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love affair, uncover truth, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, oldies, young lovers, youth, extramarital affair, dysfunctional family, wedding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, year 1997, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, pasadena california, los angeles ...
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 7.5
 54K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, plan gone awry, artists and showbiz, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
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 5.4
 140K
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, sacrifice, graphic violence, violence, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
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Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Writer-director Randall Miller's heart-achingly sweet drama centers on the unsatisfying personal life of protagonist Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle), a sensitive baker who remains deeply despondent over his late wife's untimely death. When ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, dancer's life, reunion, love and romance, romance, couples, parents and children, dance school, couple relations, family relations, latin, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena 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, older woman younger man relationship, pimp, prostitution, love affair, family problems, seduction, sex, vandalism, rejection, money problems, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, santa monica california, pasadena california, california
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, exciting, tense, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, mentor, female warrior, organized crime, warrior, tough girl, master warrior, danger, squad, dark hero, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
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 7.2
 6K
The Hammer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, sport, ex athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, couple relations, love affair, couples, friends, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, pasadena california, california ...
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 5.1
 47K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, ghost, murder, curse, supernatural, serial killer, deadly, crimes, investigation, danger, hospital, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
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 7.3
 61K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, survival, dog sled, expedition, adventure, pets, pilot, scientist, snow, wilderness, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, oregon, pasadena california, washington d.c. ...
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 6.5
 188K
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, gypsy, ghost, evil, heaven and hell, obsessive quest, supernatural, life turned upside down, curse, legends and myths, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 2009, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, pasadena california
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 7.3
 54K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: based on true events, captivating, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art, art theft, stolen painting, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, fighting the system, justice, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, california, pasadena california ...
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, absurd, talky, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, dialogue, hippie, bowling, marijuana, slacker, kidnapping, crimes, stoners, mistaken identity, crime, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu california
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The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Big Bang Theory is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, intellectual, feel good ...
Plot: friends, scientist, intelligence, geek, sarcasm, science, neighbor, genius, nerd, friendship, social awkwardness, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california
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 5.8
 352K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, demolished city, vestiges of humanity, destruction, evacuation ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: big ben london, tibet, pasadena california, paris france, california ...
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 7.5
 1K
Family (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Family is an American television drama series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1980. Creative control of the show was split among executive producers Leonard Goldberg, Aaron Spelling and Mike Nichols. A total of 86 episodes were produced.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age, fall in love, school, family life, couples, family problems, graduation, buddies, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california
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