Iconic red carpets, a sidewalk dotted with stars in honor of the world’s most famous celebrities, Hollywood, million-dollar homes, designer clothes, sunshine, beautiful beaches, gangs – these are the things that come to mind when we talk about Los Angeles. Located in Southern California, L.A. is the most populous city in the state and the second most populous city in the country (second only to New York City). Home to the film industry, it's no surprise that L.A. often becomes the setting or subject of popular films. This list features the best movies about Los Angeles.
The home of the stars is prominent in some classic, popular movies like L.A. Confidential, Clueless, and Heat. Whether you're craving an action flick, a classic film, a tear-jerker, or a drama that you’re looking for this list is sure to feature a movie to fit your needs! Pretty Woman is a great example of a romantic movie set in Los Angeles.
This list has the best movies about L.A., including: Chinatown, The Long Goodbye, Mulholland Drive, Kiss Me Deadly, Short Cuts, Blade Runner, Die Hard, The Limey, Jackie Brown, Magnolia, Repo Man, The Big Sleep, and Model Shop. There are also several comedy movies set in L.A. like Friday and Rush Hour.
Vote up your favorite film starring the City of Angels or, if your favorite isn't here, add it below.
- 8835Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more
- 8533Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A... more
- 7530Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a... more
- 5721Sunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and... more
- 7035The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and... more
- 4917Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after... more
- 5221Boogie Nights is a 1997 American historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas... more
- 4918Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama film directed by John Singleton. Three young men... more
- 5726L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same... more
- 5021Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann,... more
- 4618Double Indemnity is a 1944 film noir crime drama directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by... more
- 5830Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch... more
- 5025Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de... more
- 4521Training Day is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David... more
- 4826Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It... more
- 3715Body Double is a 1984 American thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Craig... more
- 3615The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond... more
- 4222Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley... more
- 3315Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy film based on the French play Boudu... more
- 3517Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by... more
- 3820Point Break is a 1991 American action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick... more
- 2810La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by... more
- 3721Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring... more
- 3316Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring... more
- 3115Collateral is a 2004 American neo-noir film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written... more