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The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles

Updated October 21, 2019 334 votes 15 voters35 items

List RulesThe 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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    Rush Hour
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    Rush Hour

    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1998

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush... more on Wikipedia
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    Friday
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    Friday

    Ice Cube, Meagan Good

    Released1995

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial... more on Wikipedia
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    Beverly Hills Cop
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Repo Man
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    Repo Man

    Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez

    Released1984

    Directed byAlex Cox

    Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film directed by Alex Cox. It was produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Nice Guys
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    The Nice Guys

    Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling

    Released2016

    Directed byShane Black

    The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in... more on Wikipedia
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    The Player
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    The Player

    Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Altman

    The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

    Released2019

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A...
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    Pretty Woman
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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Swingers
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    Swingers

    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn

    Released1996

    Directed byDoug Liman

    This film is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on... more on Wikipedia
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    L.A. Story
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    L.A. Story

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Martin

    Released1991

    Directed byMick Jackson

    L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy fantasy satire film, written by and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    This Is the End
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    This Is the End

    James Franco, Jonah Hill

    Released2013

    Directed byEvan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

    This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan... more on Wikipedia
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    Dragnet
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    Dragnet

    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1987

    Directed byTom Mankiewicz

    Dragnet is a 1987 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Tom Mankiewicz in his... more on Wikipedia
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    Down and Out in Beverly Hills
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    Down and Out in Beverly Hills

    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler

    Released1986

    Directed byPaul Mazursky

    Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy film based on the French play Boudu... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed... more on Wikipedia
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    La La Land
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    La La Land

    Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

    Released2016

    Directed byDamien Chazelle

    La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Big Lebowski
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and... more on Wikipedia
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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    Pam Grier, Charles Napier

    Released1970

    Directed byRuss Meyer

    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a 1970 American satirical musical melodrama film starring... more on Wikipedia
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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    White Men Can't Jump
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    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Shelton

    White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Get Shorty
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    Get Shorty

    John Travolta, John Wayne

    Released1995

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Get Shorty is a 1995 comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name.... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Beverly Hills Cop III
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    Beverly Hills Cop III

    Eddie Murphy, George Lucas

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Beverly Hills Cop III is a 1994 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John... more on Wikipedia
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    Next Friday
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    Next Friday

    Ice Cube, Chris Tucker

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Carr

    Next Friday is a 2000 American stoner comedy film, and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday.... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Bowfinger
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    Bowfinger

    Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank Oz

    Bowfinger is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out... more on Wikipedia
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    Car Wash
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    Car Wash

    Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor

    Released1976

    Directed byMichael Schultz

    Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The Art Linson... more on Wikipedia
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    Friday After Next
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    Friday After Next

    Ice Cube, Terry Crews

    Released2002

    Directed byMarcus Raboy

    Friday After Next is a 2002 comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy, starring Ice Cube and Mike... more on Wikipedia