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Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

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List Rules The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Los Angeles

List of movies that were filmed in Los Angeles, including trailers of the films when available. Los Angeles has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Los Angeles is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Los Angeles, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

Examples include Greenberg and Taken.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Los Angeles?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Los Angeles?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Los Angeles are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
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Dir. by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (1998), starring Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges & Tara Reid

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by John McTiernan (1988), starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman & Bonnie Bedelia

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by Quentin Tarantino (1992), starring Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi & Tim Roth

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by Todd Phillips (2009), starring Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper & Heather Graham

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Dir. by Randal Kleiser (1978), starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John & Stockard Channing

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams (1980), starring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen & Ethel Merman

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A Nightmare on Elm Stree... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by Kenneth Branagh (2011), starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tom Hiddleston

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by Ruben Fleischer (2009), starring Emma Stone, Amber Heard & Bill Murray

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Dir. by Amy Heckerling (1995), starring Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy & Paul Rudd

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Dir. by John G. Avildsen (1984), starring Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio & Pat Morita

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by Barry Levinson (1988), starring Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman & Valeria Golino

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Dir. by Michael Bay (2007), starring Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf & Odette Annable

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Dir. by Roman Polanski (1974), starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway & Roman Polanski

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Dir. by Martin Brest (1984), starring Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans & Paul Reiser

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Dir. by Paul Haggis (2004), starring Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser & Ludacris

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Dir. by Garry Marshall (1990), starring Julia Roberts, Richard Gere & Hank Azaria

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Dir. by John Singleton (1991), starring Ice Cube, Angela Bassett & Cuba Gooding Jr.

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by Curtis Hanson (1997), starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe & Kim Basinger

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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles
Dir. by David Lynch (2001), starring Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus & Melissa George

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