Filming Location Matching "Santa Cruz, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Bumblebee (2018)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Votes: 89,757 | Gross: $127.20M
5. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A 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: 37,042 | Gross: $67.64M
9. 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: 25,888 | Gross: $17.31M
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.
12. 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: 28,941 | Gross: $6.00M
14. 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 »
15. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,799 | Gross: $0.38M
16. 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: 2,523 | Gross: $13.11M
17. 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.
18. 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: 1,880 | Gross: $6.35M
20. Out on a Limb (1992)
PG | 93 min | Comedy
Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.
Votes: 1,457 | Gross: $1.66M
21. Homegrown (1998)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,335 | Gross: $0.22M
24. The Brotherhood of Justice (1986 TV Movie)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea of ... See full summary »
25. 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.
28. 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 »
29. 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: 1,959 | Gross: $0.01M
Documentary | Post-production
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.
33. Hope Dances (2017)
TV-PG | 90 min | Family
Hope Douglas has a dream but her parents have thrown her into battle between playing sports and dancing ballet. When a tragedy strikes, Hope has to make a difficult choice that will decide her fate - which way does she go?
34. Hierarchy (2009)
R | 125 min | Drama
A group of Californians experience loss, despair and desperation over the course of seven days before Christmas. A boxing underdog must face the truth about his uncertain future, a blocked ... See full summary »
36. 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.
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.
38. Tao of Surfing (2016)
Tao of Surfing, based on the internationally acclaimed book by Michael A. Allen, celebrates the joy and wonder of youth, the heartbreak and challenges that come with unexpected life change ... See full summary »
40. Stranger in the Family (1991 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
Steve Thompson is a sixteen-year-old who seemed to have everything going for him: good looks, friends, and a great personality. But his once bright future is tragically dimmed after a car accident brings all this to a crashing halt.
42. Maid of Salem (1937)
Passed | 86 min | Drama
Young lovers fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its ... See full summary »
43. 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 »
44. They Call Me Macho Woman! (1991)
R | 81 min | Action, Comedy
Tromatic Super Heroine Susan Morris has to learn to fend for herself when she decides to escape from the urban jungle. While looking for a charming house in the country, she falls into the ... See full summary »
45. Somebody Is Waiting (1996)
R | 90 min | Drama
Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.
46. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Janet Leigh makes an impressive debut alongside Van Johnson in this historical romance in which a farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War. ... See full summary »
47. 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.
49. The Danger Element (2017)
100 min | Action
A member of a secret order of knights and his estranged sister take on the mob and a troubled scientist in pursuit of the stolen Danger Element, which they believe has the power to bring their father back from the dead.
50. The Sun Comes Up (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »