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The Best Documentaries About Los Angeles

Updated October 13, 2018 66 votes 20 voters 3.6k views8 items

List RulesDocumentaries about the city of Los Angeles, California.

This list of documentaries about Los Angeles has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with independent films. What is the best documentary about Los Angeles? Vote up your favorite documentaries about the City of Angels below.

As you vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about Los Angeles comes out on top. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it along with the titles so that others can vote on it, as well. This list currently includes titles such as Los Angeles Plays Itself and The New Los Angeles: California and the American Dream.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.
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  • Los Angeles Plays Itself1
    Los Angeles Plays Itself is a video essay by Thom Andersen, finished in 2003, exploring the...  more
  • Made in L.A.2
    Made in L.A. is a 2007 documentary film that tells the story of three Latina immigrants as...  more
  • The Garden3
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    The Garden

    Daryl Hannah, Danny Glover

    Released2008

    Directed byScott Hamilton Kennedy

    The Garden is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. It tells...  more
  • The New Los Angeles4
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    The New Los Angeles

    The New Los Angeles paints a portrait of an extraordinary city poised to re-frame America's...
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  • A Visit to Los Angeles5
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    A Visit to Los Angeles

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  • 18th Street Gang6
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    18th Street Gang

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  • Redefining the West7
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    Redefining the West

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  • 8
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    La 92

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