Filming Location Matching "Santa Cruz, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
4. Bumblebee (I) (2018)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Votes: 166,091 | Gross: $127.20M
8. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Votes: 34,323 | Gross: $17.31M
9. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A middle-aged rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Votes: 45,653 | Gross: $67.64M
10. Ten Inch Hero (2007)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An artist gets a job at a beachside sandwich shop, where she hangs out with a techie, a flirt, a rocker, a hippie, and a Wiccan.
11. Chasing Mavericks (2012)
PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.
Votes: 33,157 | Gross: $6.00M
12. Back to the Beach (1987)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical
Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.
Votes: 3,109 | Gross: $13.11M
13. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A former police detective, still recovering from his alcohol addiction, is seemingly drawn into L.A's criminal underworld after stumbling upon a local drug ring.
Votes: 5,373 | Gross: $1.31M
14. The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Romance, Western
After the Civil War, two brothers demobilized from the army return home and must rescue certain relatives who have been kidnapped by a band of renegade Confederates.
15. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The three unstoppable Ninja brothers fight to save their hero (Hulk Hogan) and Mega Mountain Amusement Park from the vicious kid-hating Medusa (Loni Anderson).
Votes: 12,698 | Gross: $0.38M
20. The Brotherhood of Justice (1986 TV Movie)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, and Billy Zane star as high-school students who start a vigilante group to combat crime in their neighborhood.
21. Girl Blood Sport (2019)
354 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Chaos follows a deadly duo of maniac assassins after they host a brutal, no-holds-barred tournament inside a sinister steel cage surrounded by razor-sharp barb-wire after luring hungry, ... See full summary »
24. The Sting II (1983)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Crime
A team of cons is planning a new scam involving betting on a boxing match but one of its past victims aims to exact revenge by eliminating the whole group.
Votes: 2,313 | Gross: $6.35M
25. Homegrown (1998)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three marijuana farmhands see their boss killed, ending their peaceful existence in NW California. They decide to harvest, process and sell the crop themselves. Crime bosses, corrupt cops, killer pilot, greed etc. ensue.
Votes: 4,833 | Gross: $0.22M
26. The Dead Pit (1989)
R | 95 min | Horror
A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »
28. East of Eden (1981)
480 min | Drama
Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.
29. Animal (IV) (2021)
105 min | Documentary
Teenagers Bella and Vipulan travel to meet with scientists and activists around the world, searching for another way of living alongside other species, as co-habitants rather than predators.
32. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Votes: 2,188 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Tilt (1979)
PG | 111 min | Drama
Tilt is the story of a young girl, who is a pinball machine wizard. Because she does not get on with her parents, Tilt is contemplating running away from home, and skipping school one day ... See full summary »
37. Graves End (2005)
90 min | Thriller, Mystery
When society turns their back on reformed felons, the town of Graves End welcomes them but when the ex-cons disappear, FBI agent Paul Rickman comes looking for them and discovers more than he expected.
39. The Howards of Virginia (1940)
Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War
Just prior to the American War of Independence, aristocratic Virginian Jane Peyton marries unsophisticated rustic farmer and surveyor Matt Howard who takes her to his Shenandoah Valley plantation and later goes to war.
40. Redwood Curtain (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama
Geri Riordan is adopted, half-Vietnamese, eighteen, and a piano prodigy. She also feels as if she doesn't know who she really is, and when her adopted father dies, she begins to search for ... See full summary »
42. Specter (I) (2012)
81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A supernatural thriller containing real natural disasters intertwined with a narrative story that will keep you guessing until the very end.
44. Netflix vs. the World (2019)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary
The story of how a tiny, broke Silicon Valley startup slew giants of the movie rental world, warded off Amazon and forced movie making and distribution into the digital age.
45. End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock (2021)
TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary, History
A group of Indigenous women risks their lives to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which jeopardizes their land, water and entire way of life.
46. Out of Sight, Out of Mind (2019)
131 min | Drama
Travis's tight social group of friends and lovers splits apart when his childhood friend, O'Brien becomes severely mentally ill. Now alone, the characters go their separate ways: Travis ... See full summary »
48. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Passed | 105 min | Romance, Western
In post-Civil War Missouri, friends, relatives and neighbors find it difficult to live harmoniously together knowing that some of them fought on opposing sides during the war.
49. Stranger in the Family (1991 TV Movie)
R | 95 min | Drama
16-year-old Steve Thompson seemed to have everything going for him: friends, good looks, and a great personality. But a car accident tragically brings his once-bright future to a crashing halt.