Filming Location Matching "Santa Cruz, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Us (II) (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 299,079 | Gross: $175.08M

2. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 145,671 | Gross: $32.22M

3. Devs (2020)

TV-MA | 409 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Stars: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Cailee Spaeny

Votes: 39,728

4. Bumblebee (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Travis Knight | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker

Votes: 166,091 | Gross: $127.20M

5. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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62 Metascore

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 78,005

6. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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43 Metascore

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 39,691 | Gross: $15.63M

7. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 53,661 | Gross: $84.92M

8. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, Jane Leeves, Cherise Bates

Votes: 34,323 | Gross: $17.31M

9. Sudden Impact (1983)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 45,653 | Gross: $67.64M

10. Ten Inch Hero (2007)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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.

Director: David Mackay | Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Clea DuVall, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jensen Ackles

Votes: 12,716

11. Chasing Mavericks (2012)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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45 Metascore

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.

Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson | Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 33,157 | Gross: $6.00M

12. Back to the Beach (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Lyndall Hobbs | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley

Votes: 3,109 | Gross: $13.11M

13. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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29 Metascore

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.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks

Votes: 5,373 | Gross: $1.31M

14. The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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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.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, Ben Johnson

Votes: 2,646

15. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.9
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44 Metascore

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).

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Loni Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Jim Varney, Victor Wong

Votes: 12,698 | Gross: $0.38M

16. The Road Within (2014)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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31 Metascore

A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

Director: Gren Wells | Stars: Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick

Votes: 15,501

17. Glory Daze (1995)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.6
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With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

Director: Rich Wilkes | Stars: Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward, French Stewart

Votes: 3,588

18. Starman (1986–1987)

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.

Stars: Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh, Patrick Culliton

Votes: 884

19. Birdemic 3: Sea Eagle (2022)

83 min | Romance, Thriller

4.3
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A flock of sea eagles attack the coastal town of Santa Cruz, California. Why did the birds attack? Who will survive?

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Ryan Lord, Julia Culbert, Marc DeNola, Alan Bagh

Votes: 45

20. The Brotherhood of Justice (1986 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, and Billy Zane star as high-school students who start a vigilante group to combat crime in their neighborhood.

Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, Lori Loughlin, Joe Spano

Votes: 2,116

21. Girl Blood Sport (2019)

354 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.1
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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 »

Director: Russell Brown | Stars: Miss Mercedes 9, Abby, Lisa Acosta, Stephanie Adduci

Votes: 261

22. Sator (2019)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

5.2
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82 Metascore

Secluded in a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them.

Director: Jordan Graham | Stars: Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Gabriel Nicholson

Votes: 2,298

23. Creator (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 3,312 | Gross: $5.35M

24. The Sting II (1983)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

4.9
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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.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr, Karl Malden

Votes: 2,313 | Gross: $6.35M

25. Homegrown (1998)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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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.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Kelly Lynch, John Lithgow

Votes: 4,833 | Gross: $0.22M

26. The Dead Pit (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.3
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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 »

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster, Danny Gochnauer

Votes: 2,648

27. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 7,197 | Gross: $0.42M

28. East of Eden (1981)

480 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner, Soon-Tek Oh

Votes: 772

29. Animal (IV) (2021)

105 min | Documentary

7.0
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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.

Director: Cyril Dion | Stars: Bella Lack, Vipulan Puvaneswaran, Anthony Barnosky, Afroz Shah

Votes: 146

30. Heartbeeps (1981)

PG | 78 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.2
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Two household robots run away and try to start a family.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Andy Kaufman, Bernadette Peters, Randy Quaid, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 1,547 | Gross: $2.15M

31. The Tripper (2006)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.0
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A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

Director: David Arquette | Stars: Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, David Arquette

Votes: 6,129 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.0
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Cam Archer | Stars: Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 2,188 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Out on a Limb (1992)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.3
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A financial whiz takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of 'Buzzsaw'.

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Heidi Kling, John C. Reilly

Votes: 1,902 | Gross: $1.66M

34. Tilt (1979)

PG | 111 min | Drama

5.2
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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 »

Director: Rudy Durand | Stars: Brooke Shields, Ken Marshall, Charles Durning, John Crawford

Votes: 413

35. The Gangster Chronicles (1981– )

60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The series follows the lives of the three main characters from their youth into becoming major criminal figures in 1920's America.

Stars: Michael Nouri, Joe Penny, Brian Benben, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 255

36. I Think We're Alone Now (2008)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany.

Director: Sean Donnelly | Stars: Kelly McCormick, Tiffany, Jeff Turner

Votes: 1,553

37. Graves End (2005)

90 min | Thriller, Mystery

8.7
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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.

Director: James Marlowe | Stars: Eric Roberts, Steven Williams, Daniel Roebuck, Valerie Mikita

Votes: 6,675

38. Loose Change (I) (2022)

117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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A down on his luck street magician and his con artist ex-wife reunite to swindle an accounting firm.

Director: Michael Fredianelli | Stars: Michael Fredianelli, Rosanna Wyant, Jeffrey Alan Foster, Shane Johnson

39. The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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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.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal

Votes: 1,193

40. Redwood Curtain (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

5.8
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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 »

Director: John Korty | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Lea Salonga, Debra Monk, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 195

41. Sleeping with the Lion

Thriller | Announced

Greed and evil rear its ugly head when a group of unlikely individuals become stranded in one of the worst snow storms of the century...What would you do to survive?

Director: Rocky Capella | Stars: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Paul Provenza, Dwight Hicks

42. Specter (I) (2012)

81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.1
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A supernatural thriller containing real natural disasters intertwined with a narrative story that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Director: Jordan Graham | Stars: Corey Ankele, Kaitlin Ankele, Adrian Cavlan, Michael Daniel

Votes: 256

43. My Blood Runs Cold (1965)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Disturbed young man meets a girl he believes to be a long-dead ancestor.

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Troy Donahue, Joey Heatherton, Barry Sullivan, Nicolas Coster

Votes: 335

44. Netflix vs. the World (2019)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

6.8
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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.

Director: Shawn Cauthen | Stars: Didier Allouch, John Antioco, Corey Bridges, Derek Cecil

Votes: 748

45. End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock (2021)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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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.

Director: Shannon Kring | Stars: Wasté Win Young, Phyllis Young, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Pearl Means

Votes: 89

46. Out of Sight, Out of Mind (2019)

131 min | Drama

5.8
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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 »

Director: Brian Follmer | Stars: Adam Leotta, Brian Follmer, Blake Adams, Katie Booth

Votes: 38

47. Night Manager (2014)

Drama

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Director: Michael Rava | Stars: Marshall Duffy, Jeff Newton

Votes: 32

48. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)

Passed | 105 min | Romance, Western

6.9
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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.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Janet Leigh, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 678

49. Stranger in the Family (1991 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.7
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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.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Teri Garr, Neil Patrick Harris, Randle Mell, Sierra Samuel

Votes: 170

50. Under a Black Cloud (2021)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A disgraced cop turned private detective takes a decades old missing person's case with devastating results.

Director: Michael Fredianelli | Stars: Jack Esformes, Rosanna Wyant, Kevin Karrick, Gretchen Klein

Votes: 26


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