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Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

Updated December 17, 2020 5.3k views356 items

List RulesThe 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.
  • Pulp Fiction1

    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis


    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Blade Runner2

    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah


    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • The Big Lebowski3

    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • Die Hard4

    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman


    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton


    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi


    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper


    Directed byTodd Phillips

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  • Grease8


    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John


    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen


    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund


    Directed byWes Craven

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    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman


    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard


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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy


    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio


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  • Rain Man15

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman


    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf


    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway


    Directed byRoman Polanski

  • Beverly Hills Cop18

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans


    Directed byMartin Brest

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    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser


    Directed byPaul Haggis

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    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere


    Directed byGarry Marshall

  • Boyz n the Hood21

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    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett


    Directed byJohn Singleton

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    Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka


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    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic


    Directed byDavid Zucker

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    L.A. Confidential

    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe


    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • Mulholland Drive25

    Mulholland Drive

    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus


    Directed byDavid Lynch