Movies and TV shows set in northern california

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in northern california ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic, feel good, emotional and humorous films and TV shows about / with small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, storytelling, runaway, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, death and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Spain, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as northern california: Edge of the Axe (1988), The Violent Kind (2010), The Fog (1980), Marry Me at Christmas (2017), Christmas Belle (2013), Trafficked (2017), Forever Young (1992), Fat City (1972), Up! (1976), Mystery in Dracula's Castle (1973).

List of movies set in northern california

Edge of the Axe (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe.
Plot: slasher, axe, serial killer, severed finger, prostitute, axe in the head, offscreen killing, mask, violence, computer nerd, killer, shot in the chest ...
Place: northern california
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The Violent Kind (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: One night at a secluded farmhouse deep in the Northern California woods, a small group of hardened young bikers and their girlfriends are tormented when one of the girls becomes savagely possessed and a gang of "Rockabillies" seemingly ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, violence spree, gang, supernatural, siblings relations, deadly, danger, gangsters, ghost, gory, supernatural power, farmhouse ...
Place: northern california, oakland california
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 6.8
 64K
The Fog (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses ...
Style: gloomy, scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, gold, supernatural, leprosy, anniversary, ghost, lighthouse, beach, sea, ship, decapitation, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: california, usa, northern california
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Marry Me at Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. What Madeline didn’t expect was to be swept off her ...
Style: funny, feel good, light, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, celebrity, brother sister relationship, movie star, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christmas movie, transformation, arranged marriage, doubt, artists and showbiz, wedding preparations and rituals, happy ending ...
Place: los angeles, northern california
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Christmas Belle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With her California hometown in the rearview mirror, Belle heads north on business to catalog the sale of a large mansion. While the job is a dream, the client, Hunter Lowell, is not. But, as the two spend more time together, his icy demeanor begins ...
Style: light, sweet, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, christmas, family relations, love and romance, love triangle, family business, fall in love, male female relationship, love affair, love, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, northern california
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 5.7
 1K
Trafficked (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious
Plot: sex slavery, sex trafficking, brothel, human trafficking, escape, slavery, forced prostitution, forced labor, woman in danger, captivity, abduction, female friendship ...
Place: houston texas, nigeria, northern california
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 6.3
 44K
Forever Young (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: rapid aging, coma, romance, time travel, experiment gone awry, sent to the future, fish out of water, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, male female relationship, cryogenics, suspended animation ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: usa, northern california, california
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 7.3
 8K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, boxing, comeback, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, introspection, unfulfillment, boxing match, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, northern california
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 5.9
 3K
Up! (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Up! is a 1976 soft core sex comedy film directed by American filmmaker Russ Meyer. The plot centers around a bizarre murder mystery involving the death of former Nazi Adolf Schwartz, a caricature of Adolf Hitler, who was living in hiding in a ...
Style: erotic, sexy, surreal, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: murder, small town, parody, bondage, rape, outdoor sex, sexism, working undercover, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, northern california
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Mystery in Dracula's Castle (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two brothers and a stray dog stumble upon some jewel thieves in a lighthouse.
Plot: jewelry, seaside, dog, jewel, small town, jewel thief, lighthouse, filmmaking, mother son relationship
Place: northern california
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The Moneytree (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The trials and tribulations of a marijuana grower in Marin County, California.
Plot: money, marijuana, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pot, harvest, actor, improv
Time: 80s
Place: northern california
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Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: experimental, contemplative, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, friends, society, hopes, friendship, self discovery, introspection, artists and showbiz, small town, materialism, bad trip, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, northern california
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 6.6
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Serial (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspense, biting, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, satire, religions or cults, self discovery, obsession, looking for love, eccentric family, society, misfit, dancing, therapist ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, northern california
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 7.4
 484
Opposite Sex (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Opposite Sex is an American comedy-drama series that aired during FOX's summer 2000 schedule. The series was one of the first teen dramas to primarily use independent artists on its soundtrack by such acts as Elliott Smith and Ben Lee.
Plot: girls' school, single father, teenager, single parent, private school, widower, school
Place: california, northern california
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I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: 7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: missing child, pedophile, kidnapping, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, danger, life is a bitch, captivity, parents and children, perversion, crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1974, year 1980, 70s
Place: northern california
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 7.0
 85K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, painter, creativity, painting, court case, ambition, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, greed, marriage, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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 7.0
 12K
Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, physical abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, radio, domestic violence, siblings relations, couple relations, stepfather ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, northern california, oklahoma
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 6.6
 119K
Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, research, biological warfare, bio weapon, monkey, danger, deadly virus, antidote, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: usa, africa, california, san francisco, boston ...
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 8.1
 570K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, freedom, life philosophy, on the road, adventure, lifestyle change, solitude, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, northern california, washington state ...
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How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, northern california, paris france
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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, factory, slasher, murder, serial killer, supernatural, halloween, doctor, surveillance camera, stonehenge, mask, curfew ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, northern california, los angeles, seattle, new york ...
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, musician, self discovery, character study, working class, family problems, identity crisis, americana, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, los angeles ...
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 5.5
 2K
Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, love affair, friendship, road not taken, breakup, couples, family problems, romance, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
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Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: weed, family relations, fish out of water, medical student, self discovery, human nature, eccentric family, disorder, wilderness, hippie, medical school, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, northern california, new jersey
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