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The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles  

Ranker Film
155 votes 13 voters 35 items

List Rules The comedy movie must be primarily set in Los Angeles.

The best comedic movies about Los Angeles are almost guaranteed to get you laughing. The city has lots of comedy fodder, thanks to the wackiness of Hollywood, the colorful nature of its citizens, and the unapologetically laid-back lifestyle. Comedy films based in Los Angeles have been around forever, indicating that there's plenty of material to draw from. Some have risen to the status of all-time classics. The funniest L.A. movies take place all over the city, showing every area from Beverly Hills to South Central.

Here's your chance to vote for the best comedies set in Los Angeles. Vote up the funny Los Angeles comedies that make you laugh the hardest. If you don't see your favorite L.A. based comedy on here, add it to the list and let other comedy buffs weigh in on it. 

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long
Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more
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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker
Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more
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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser
Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more
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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe
The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in 1977 Los Angeles, the film focuses on a private eye and a tough enforcer who team up to investigate ...more
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Repo Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton
Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film directed by Alex Cox. It was produced by Jonathan Wacks and Peter McCarthy, with executive producer Michael Nesmith, and stars Harry Dean ...more
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The Player is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg
The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. It is the story of Hollywood studio ...more
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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria
Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A down-on-her-luck Hollywood working girl (Julia Roberts) is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be ...more
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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography
This film is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival. Written by Jon Favreau and ...more
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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid
The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more
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L.A. Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Martin, Patrick Stewart
L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy fantasy satire film, written by and starring Steve Martin, and directed by Mick Jackson. Set in Los Angeles, California, it relates a series of ...more
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's ...more
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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez
White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers. The film was released in ...more
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more
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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Rogen
This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and an adaptation of their 2007 short film Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse. After a series of ...more
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Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer
Dragnet is a 1987 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Tom Mankiewicz in his directorial debut, and starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks. The film is based on the television ...more
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Pam Grier, Charles Napier, Cynthia Myers
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a 1970 American satirical musical melodrama film starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John LaZar, Michael Blodgett and David Gurian. The cult ...more
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The Naked Gun: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more
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Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps
Next Friday is a 2000 American stoner comedy film, and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday. This is the first film to be produced by producer Ice Cube's film production company Cubevision. The ...more
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Bowfinger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham
Bowfinger is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood attempting to make a film on a small budget with a star who does not know that he ...more
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Beverly Hills Cop III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green
Beverly Hills Cop III is a 1994 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, who had previously worked with Murphy on Trading Places and Coming to America. It is the ...more
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Car Wash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin
Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The Art Linson Production was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. Starring Franklyn Ajaye, ...more
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Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams
Friday After Next is a 2002 comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy, starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. It is the third film in the Friday series, and the sequel to the 2000 film Next Friday. As of ...more
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Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried
Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police ...more
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Harley Quinn Smith
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Kevin Smith. After losing the legal rights to their names, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) return to Hollywood ...more
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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend
La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot ...more