Most Popular Monterey California Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year









































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »






Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Big Little Lies (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 126,559

2. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
72 Metascore

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 37,662

3. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
78 Metascore

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen, Alfred Lutter III

Votes: 19,417 | Gross: $18.60M

4. The Parent Trap (1961)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
73 Metascore

Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

Director: David Swift | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 17,360

5. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
78 Metascore

A brief fling between disc jockey Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) and obsessed female fan Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter) takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman, Tobie Williams (Donna Mills), enters the picture.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 23,703 | Gross: $10.60M

6. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Western

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.

Director: Marlon Brando | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

Votes: 8,960

7. The Sandpiper (1965)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson

Votes: 2,660 | Gross: $15.26M

8. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 3,312 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Tortilla Flat (1942)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,367

10. Julie (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 1,280

11. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,213 | Gross: $1.25M

12. Susan Slade (1961)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Connie Stevens, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 651

13. Seven Cities of Gold (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1769, a Spanish expedition to California seeks to conquer the land and discover its famed gold treasures while missionaries aim to gain new converts and establish a network of Catholic missions.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Richard Egan, Anthony Quinn, Michael Rennie, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 353

14. The Lady Says No (1951)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

Director: Frank Ross | Stars: Joan Caulfield, David Niven, James Robertson Justice, Lenore Lonergan

Votes: 280

15. Chandler (1971)

GP | 85 min | Crime, Drama

4.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

Director: Paul Magwood | Stars: Warren Oates, Leslie Caron, Alex Dreier, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 395

16. Always in My Heart (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his... See full summary »

Director: Jo Graham | Stars: Kay Francis, Walter Huston, Gloria Warren, Patti Hale

Votes: 337

17. Thumb Tripping (1972)

R | 94 min | Drama

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An adventurous couple of hitchhikers decides to accept every ride that is offered to them. no matter how odd the driver might be. They'll get more than they bargained for.

Director: Quentin Masters | Stars: Michael Burns, Meg Foster, Bruce Dern, Michael Conrad

Votes: 82

18. Kit Carson (1940)

Passed | 97 min | Biography, Romance, Western

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Indian fighter, trapper and frontier scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train of settlers from Fort Bridger, along the Oregon Trail through Shoshone territory, to California which plans to secede from Mexico.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews, Harold Huber

Votes: 377

19. The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

Passed | 121 min | Musical, Romance, Western

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A bandit disguises himself as an officer in an attempt to woo a saloon singer.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Walter Pidgeon, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 369

20. Pirates of Monterey (1947)

Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Maria Montez, Rod Cameron, Mikhail Rasumny, Phillip Reed

Votes: 78

21. The Man from Monterey (1933)

Passed | 57 min | Western

5.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A cavalry officer helps save a family's ranch from land grabbers.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Luis Alberni

Votes: 429

22. Gun Battle at Monterey (1957)

Approved | 67 min | Romance, Western

4.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Reno and Turner are partners who robbed the express in Monterey. But when Turner wants to leave the partnership, Reno shoots him and leaves him for dead. But Turner is found by Maria and ... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Franklin Jr., Carl K. Hittleman | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Pamela Duncan, Ted de Corsia, Mary Beth Hughes

Votes: 127

23. Frontier Uprising (1961)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A trail guide leading a wagon train to the West in the 1840s discovers that the U.S. and Mexico are at war.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Jim Davis, Nancy Hadley, Ken Mayer, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 82

24. Window to the Sea (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at the work of four major U.S. aquariums: the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the New England Aquarium in Boston, Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, and the Waikiki Aquarium in Hawaii.

Director: John Grant | Star: Phil Knoerzer

Votes: 12

25. The Spy Ring (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two American-army officers are working on a new type of machine-gun for anti-aircraft warfare, when one of them is murdered. The other vows to get the spies that are after the invention and avenge his friend's death.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: William Hall, Jane Wyman, Esther Ralston, Robert Warwick

Votes: 33

26. The Vigilantes Are Coming (1936)

Approved | 229 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A masked hero called "The Eagle" leads California ranchers in a struggle against Russian Cossacks who are plotting to take over California and turn it into a Russian colony.

Directors: Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright | Stars: Robert Livingston, Kay Hughes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 63

27. Robin Hood of Monterey (1947)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eduardo Belmonte overhears his new step-mother, Maria, and her lover, Don Ricardo Gonzales plotting to take over the Belmonte rancho on the night of the fiesta given by her husband, Don ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Chris-Pin Martin, Evelyn Brent, Jack La Rue

Votes: 41

28. Rose of the Rancho (1914)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance

3.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Esra Kincaid takes land by force and, having taken the Espinoza land, his sights are set on the Castro rancho. US government agent Kearney holds him off till the cavalry shows up and he can... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Bessie Barriscale, Jane Darwell, Dick La Reno, Jack W. Johnston

Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.09M

29. Bells of San Fernando (1947)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, History, Western

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mendoza ruthlessly controls the valley of San Fernando and his men guard the only entrance. When Mendoza announces he will marry Michael's girl friend Maria, Michael plans an escape. He ... See full summary »

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Donald Woods, Gloria Warren, Byron Foulger, Shirley O'Hara

Votes: 50

30. The Canyon of Adventure (1928)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance

4.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Set in the days before California became a state, Steven Bancroft, a young officer in the U. S. Calvary, is given the assignment of ensuring that dirty-work by agents of Spain, Mexico or ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Ken Maynard, Virginia Brown Faire, Eric Mayne, Theodore Lorch

Votes: 10

31. Don Ricardo Returns (1946)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

4.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

After being shanghaied in a plot to have him declared dead and take over his ranchero and other properties, Don Ricardo, disguised as a peon, returns to Old California, and begins the fight... See full summary »

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Fred Coby, Lita Baron, Paul Newlan, Anthony Warde

Votes: 36

32. Stagecoach to Monterey (1944)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Barstow and Stevens are forcing the local printer to print fake silver certificates which they then sell. Treasury Agents Chick Weaver and Throckmorton Snodgrass arrive working under cover.... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Allan Lane, Peggy Stewart, Wally Vernon, Twinkle Watts

Votes: 19

33. Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition (2019)

60 min | Documentary, History, News

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Encouraged by John Steinbeck, a group of women activists confront economic racism against Japanese Americans in 1940s Monterey, California. At a time when the fear of WWII gripped our ... See full summary »

Director: David Schendel | Stars: Allan B. Cruse, Michael Gomes, Boden Kauffman, Emilie Kauffman

34. Rose of the Golden West (1927)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Mary Astor, Gilbert Roland, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Montagu Love

Votes: 6

35. Monterey Shore Diving (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Monterey Shore Diving is video all about SCUBA diving along the beautiful coat of Monterey California. This program features: fourteen of Monterey's most popular shore diving sites, four ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Miller

36. TV ArtScapes: SeaScapes Volume I (2003 Video)

65 min | Music

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a Plot

37. Point Shoot 'n' Eat (2015– )
Episode: 110 - The Shape of the Mind in 4K (2018)

Short, Reality-TV, Talk-Show

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Host Garett Weston Thomas discusses the widest range of topics yet in this vlog entry, first for 2018, on a rainbow spectrum ranging from epileptic status and fried chicken to LGBT indies ... See full summary »

Director: Garett Thomas | Star: Garett Thomas

38. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: California Gold Rush in Reverse (1957)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After gold is discovered in California, Lt. Beale endeavors to be the first to make it back east with a sample of the precious mineral. His travels involve escaping Mexican bandits.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Stanley Lachman, Laurie Mitchell, I. Stanford Jolley, Roy Gordon

Votes: 12

39. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: Coate of Many Colors (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Blake's murder investigation reveals that the victim lived a double-life - that of a ordinary cowhand and a famous artist.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rod Cameron, Amanda Blake, Cliff Ferre, Walter Kingsford

Votes: 6

40. Surface (2005–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2005)

41 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Random underwater encounters raise questions and concerns among scientists, naval officials and civilians.

Directors: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate | Stars: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins, Leighton Meester

Votes: 167

41. Weird or What? (2010– )
Episode: Grim Reapers (2010)

Documentary

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Sean Turrell | Star: William Shatner

Votes: 13

42. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Matter of Honor (1962)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

9.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Lieutenant Benson's fiance likes the finer things in life but an army pay isn't enough to provide them. She tries to persuade Benson to sell military secrets in a scheme to get more money. The officer must decide what is more important.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Vic Morrow, Shirley Ballard, Howard Petrie, Tom Baird

Votes: 8

43. Big Little Lies (2017– )
Episode: Somebody's Dead (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A suspicious death at an elementary school fundraiser draws attention to the frictions among three mothers and their families.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 4,331

44. House Hunters (1999– )
Episode: The Million-Dollar Compromise of School District Vs. Space (2013)

TV-G | 22 min | Reality-TV

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A family makes a million dollar compromise in Carmel, CA.

Star: Andromeda Dunker

45. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)
Episode: Three Parties (2007)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Nora is so happy about her writing class that she decides to ask her teacher out. Kitty must go to Senator McCallister's home town on campaign work, and Sarah joins her for the weekend. Chad tells Kevin he finally wants to come out.

Director: Sandy Smolan | Stars: Dave Annable, Kerris Dorsey, Sally Field, Calista Flockhart

Votes: 96



Recently Viewed