Movies about California

Movies about California
List of the best movies about California, selected by visitors to our site: Winchester, There Will Be Blood, The Chumscrubber, East of Eden, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, To Live and Die in L.A., Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Social Network, The World's Fastest Indian, Paris, Texas.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersSerial killers, Widows
PlotOn real events, Money, Earthquake, Death, Curses
PlaceMansions, California
StyleExciting, Philosophical, Gothic

San Jose, California, 1906. Isolated in her labyrinthine mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes that she is being haunted by the souls of those killed by the guns manufactured by her company.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersAlcoholics, Businessmen, Priests
PlotMoney, Obsession, Success, Oil, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Epic, Intellectual

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship
PlaceCalifornia
StyleBlack humor, Depressive

The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. Everyone in town is too self consumed to worry about anything else than themselves. And everybody is on some form of drug just to get through their days.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersNurses, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Money, Success, Jealousy, Birthday
PlaceParty, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, how to get ahead in business and in life, and how to relate to his estranged mother.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
Duration02:26
CharactersHippies, Friends, Celebrities, Actors, Directors
PlotAdventure, Conspiracies
PlaceParty, USA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersLesbians
PlotRobbery, Time travel, Friendship, Experiments, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Fancy

When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersHackers, Programmers, Geniuses, Scientists, Students
PlotLove, On real events, Money, Social Media, Success
PlaceCourt, College, Party, USA, California
StyleSmart, Makes me think, Intellectual

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryNew Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersGood people
PlotOn real events, Racing, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceDeserts
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Fascinating, Touching

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryWest Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily, Mute, Parents
PlotTravel, Lost memory
PlaceDeserts, Texas, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWarriors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Fight
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:11
CharactersSuperhero, Robots, Mafia, Gangsters, Terrorists
PlotLove, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge, Experiments
PlaceMansions, USA, New York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, For men, Disturbing

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Adventure, Money, Chase
StylePopular, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, action, action, thriller
CountryUSA, China
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes

After finding a host body in investigative reporter Eddie Brock, the alien symbiote must face a new enemy, Carnage, the alter ego of serial killer Cletus Kasady.

Duration01:49
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlotMoney, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders, Mystery
PlaceHotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHired assassins, Stewardesses, Lovers
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Cheating
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Tense

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotSkirmishes, Alien invasion, Hypnosis, Conspiracies, Uprising
StyleExciting, Fancy, Serious, Disturbing

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

Duration02:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotLife, Family life
StylePopular, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Friendship
PlaceCollege
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Duration01:43
CharactersPianists, Actors, Singers
PlotDancing, Jealousy, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Cute

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Fear
PlaceNature, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Friends, Trainers, Surfers
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Friendship, Surfing, Shipwreck
PlaceUSSR, Beach, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Serious

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersInvestigators
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Tsunami
StyleSpectacular

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 the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain
Duration02:26
CharactersDogs, Robots, Family, Twins, Friends
PlotLove, War, Artificial Intelligence, Investigation, Revolution
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Tense, Makes me think, Cyberpunk, Depressive

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Family, Businessmen, Investigators
PlotTravel, Contests
StyleFancy

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Loneliness, Death, Mystery
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his friends, Ronnie and Ashley, start to grow more and more interested in what is actually happening within the house of Robert Turner.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Jews, Neighbors
PlotLove, Relationship, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Beach, USA, Night Clubs, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Cute, Atmospheric

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Parents
PlotFriendship, Mystery
StyleTouching

Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two mothers and children start to become attached to each other.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersSerial killers, Writers
PlaceHotels, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.





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