Entertainment The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles  

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149 votes 9 voters 33 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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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 4 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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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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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Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 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) 9 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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The Player is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Car Wash is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 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 set in Los Angeles. Written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, it stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and features Hector ...more
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L.A. Story is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum
The comedy "This is the End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling ...more
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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 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) 22 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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Down and Out in Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss
Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy film based on the French play Boudu sauvé des eaux, which had previously been adapted on film in 1932 by Jean Renoir. Down and Out ...more
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The Happytime Murders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph
The Happytime Murders is a 2018 American puppet comedy thriller film directed by Brian Henson. In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and ...more
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Los Angeles
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The ...more