Movies and TV shows based in Sacramento, CA

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Shia LaBeouf in Disney Channel's "Even Stevens"

Our heads exploded when we learned “Even Stevens” was based in Sacramento.

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Take a seat, “Lady Bird. While Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-winning film may be one of the most recent examples of the Farm-to-Fork Capital seen on screen, it definitely isn’t the first. Grab your popcorn, we’ve got five movies + TV shows based in Sacramento.

🎬 “Eight Is Enough” (1977)
This ABC dramedy, based on the life of newspaper columnist Tom Braden, revolves around a husband + wife duo raising their eight children in the City of Trees.
Where to watch: Apple TV

🎬 “Even Stevens” (2000)
The Disney Channel series that gave us Shia LaBeouf also happened to give us this absolute banger of a song.
Where to watch: Disney+

🎬 “The Mentalist” (2008)
A fake psychic joins the California Bureau of Investigation to solve murders from their River City headquarters in this procedural drama — which reminds us of that time CBS Sacramento investigated some fake psychics of their own.
Where to watch: HBO Max

🎬 “The Ugly Truth” (2009)
Gerard Butler + Katherine Heigl star in this romantic comedy as local TV producers in Sacramento who — guess what — despise one another and then fall in love. No, we didn’t see it coming either.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime

🎬 “Other People” (2016)
Sacramentan Chris Kelly made his directorial debut with this semi-autobiographical Sundance hit that explores the theme of family after a struggling writer returns home to care for his sick mom.
Where to watch: Netflix

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