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The Best Romantic Movies Set in Los Angeles

Updated October 2, 2019 74 votes 16 voters 1.0k views20 items

List RulesThe Romantic movie must be primarily set in Los Angeles.

L.A. feels like a place where anything could happen, especially romance. The best romantic movies set in Los Angeles really make you believe love can conquer any obstacle. Some are romcoms, others dramas. There's even a romantic musical or two based in Los Angeles like La La Land and Singin' in the Rain. Whatever the genre, romantic films in Los Angeles have their own particular form of magic.

It's time to determine the romantic films showing Los Angeles in the best light so vote up the romance films that made your heart melt or at least skip a beat. If your favorite isn't on here, please add it, then check back to see how other voters are ranking your choice. 

  • Pretty Woman1
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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
  • L.A. Story2
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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
  • (500) Days of Summer3
    5
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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly

    Released2009

    Directed byMarc Webb

    (500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc... more on Wikipedia
  • La La Land4
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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
  • Valentine's Day5
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    Valentine's Day

    Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift

    Released2010

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The... more on Wikipedia
  • The Holiday6
    3
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz

    Released2006

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia
  • City of Angels7
    2
    1

    City of Angels

    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byBrad Silberling

    City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Crazy/Beautiful8
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    Crazy/Beautiful

    Kirsten Dunst, Taryn Manning

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

    Crazy/Beautiful is a 2001 romantic drama film starring Kirsten Dunst and Jay Hernandez. It is... more on Wikipedia
  • Knocked Up9
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    Knocked Up

    Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes

    Released2007

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd... more on Wikipedia
  • Love & Basketball10
    3
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    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union

    Released2000

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan.... more on Wikipedia
  • Poetic Justice11
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    Poetic Justice

    Janet Jackson, Keanu Reeves

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Poetic Justice is a 1993 drama/romance film starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur with... more on Wikipedia
  • Shopgirl12
    2
    1

    Shopgirl

    Claire Danes, Steve Martin

    Released2005

    Directed byAnand Tucker

    Shopgirl is a 2005 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Anand Tucker and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Singin' in the Rain13
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    Singin' in the Rain

    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

    Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley... more on Wikipedia
  • True Romance14
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.... more on Wikipedia
  • Valley Girl15
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    Valley Girl

    Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily

    Released1983

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    Valley Girl is a 1983 romantic comedy film, starring Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle... more on Wikipedia
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.16
    1
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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

    Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra... more on Wikipedia
  • No Strings Attached17
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    No Strings Attached

    Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2011

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    No Strings Attached is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Artist18
    1
    1

    The Artist

    John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell

    Released2011

    Directed byMichel Hazanavicius

    The Artist is a 2011 French romantic comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent... more on Wikipedia
  • Her19
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Home Again20
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    Home Again

    Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff

    Released2017

    Directed byHallie Meyers-Shyer

    Home Again is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Life for a... more on Wikipedia