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L.A. Story

Best films set in or about Los Angeles

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Alright swingers! What’s up, boyz and valley girls? It’s the third Showdown devoted to an entire city (after New York and Paris). While the streets outside are quiet and we’re in a lonely place, let’s honor the sunny, sprawling and complex City of Angels. List your ten favorite films set in Los Angeles—and we do mean set in, not just filmed on a lot somewhere within county limits. Whether Hollywood melodrama, sci-fi fantasy, indie comedy, hard-boiled noir or high-speed action flick, Los Angeles has played itself so well over a century of cinema. Training day is over; it’s time to be a player.

Most mentioned

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Mulholland Drive
  • La La Land
  • Chinatown
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Blade Runner
  • Nightcrawler
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Drive
  • Heat
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Boogie Nights
  • The Nice Guys
  • Clueless
  • Her
  • Die Hard
  • Inherent Vice
  • Tangerine

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toastycakes

toastycakes 78 films

Ali Nemutlu

Ali Nemutlu 44 films

Jim Cody

Jim Cody 10 films

Michael Mahoney

Michael Mahoney 40 films

Marija Janeva

Marija Janeva 34 films

Brynjar

Brynjar 10 films

Sarah

Sarah 26 films

SimonLuke

SimonLuke 15 films

julenmp

julenmp 12 films

Kabir M

Kabir M 26 films

Ian Datz

Ian Datz 39 films

lynjan

lynjan 16 films

Ivan

Ivan 10 films

Jenn Valeriu

Jenn Valeriu 44 films

Kyle

Kyle 39 films

Andrew Byrd

Andrew Byrd 34 films

Movie Boy

Movie Boy 171 films

Godard_Knocks

Godard_Knocks 10 films

funnybair

funnybair 10 films

Lady Synth

Lady Synth 10 films

SaurianSpite

SaurianSpite 23 films

Emma Goldstein

Emma Goldstein 10 films

molly_golightly

molly_golightly 10 films

Matthew

Matthew 10 films

Sean Grover

Sean Grover 10 films

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey 10 films

Nick Weaver

Nick Weaver 10 films

Mariner35

Mariner35 68 films

JustRadu

JustRadu 10 films

Falko

Falko 10 films

Simon

Simon 10 films

Brian Bell

Brian Bell 10 films

sophie

sophie 10 films

leekiamo

leekiamo 10 films

TheCityZion

TheCityZion 10 films

Jo Brennan

Jo Brennan 11 films

Ruth Scouller

Ruth Scouller 10 films

JTFX

JTFX 10 films

Jonny G

Jonny G 10 films

DonJohn80

DonJohn80 10 films

Niall Hassett

Niall Hassett 10 films

beatlestw

beatlestw 10 films

Stefan

Stefan 30 films

Quint

Quint 10 films

JACKSON BROWN

JACKSON BROWN 10 films

PokyGem

PokyGem 20 films

miserypop

miserypop 7 films

Michael Hawes

Michael Hawes 8 films

HamiltonJeff51

HamiltonJeff51 5 films

Clearin

Clearin 10 films

Drew_Reviews

Drew_Reviews 15 films

Wallace007

Wallace007 10 films

goodbyesolo

goodbyesolo 18 films

captnspaulding

captnspaulding 40 films

Ilov80s

Ilov80s 10 films

Mack Frew

Mack Frew 10 films

Marc Jameson

Marc Jameson 10 films

bas2804

bas2804 19 films

Brian McGovney

Brian McGovney 10 films

kierstonwoodley

kierstonwoodley 15 films

Devin

Devin 10 films

Davormkd

Davormkd 10 films

Matthias_S

Matthias_S 10 films

Zapken

Zapken 11 films

Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin 10 films

BearsEatBeets

BearsEatBeets 8 films

JJ

JJ 10 films

Robert Shupe

Robert Shupe 10 films

Chris Hormann

Chris Hormann 10 films

Angelo Cordeiro

Angelo Cordeiro 10 films

Dimitri ☀️

Dimitri ☀️ 10 films

Kyle

Kyle 10 films

Erwan Ticheler

Erwan Ticheler 13 films

jakesp8

jakesp8 10 films

David Carroll

David Carroll 10 films

Connor Denney

Connor Denney 10 films

Spanish_Johnny

Spanish_Johnny 16 films

Rod T

Rod T 27 films

paddy hearst

paddy hearst 18 films

brook

brook 10 films

Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson 10 films

Cine&histeria

Cine&histeria 8 films