Documentary The Best Documentaries About Los Angeles  

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List Rules Documentaries about the city of Los Angeles, California.

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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 Itself is a video essay by Thom Andersen, finished in 2003, exploring the way Los Angeles has been presented in movies. Consisting entirely of clips from other films with ...more

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La 92 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Los Angeles
Brent Hodge added La 92

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Daryl Hannah, Danny Glover, Joan Baez The Garden is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. It tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los ...more

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The New Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Los Angeles
The New Los Angeles The New Los Angeles paints a portrait of an extraordinary city poised to re-frame America's dialogue about urban political and economic change. This powerful documentary takes the viewer on a ...more

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A Visit to Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Los Angeles
A Visit to Los Angeles

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18th Street Gang

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Redefining the West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Los Angeles
Redefining the West

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Made in L.A. is a 2007 documentary film that tells the story of three Latina immigrants as they wage a battle against their employer, a Los Angeles garment factory. After years of domestic abuse ...more