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Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

Updated September 24, 2019 5.2k 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.
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  • 1
    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 2
    Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 3
    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 4
    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 5
    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 6
    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 7
    The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    The Hangover

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper

    Released2009

    Directed byTodd Phillips

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  • 8
    Grease is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Grease

    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John

    Released1978

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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  • 9
    Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

  • 10
    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 11
    Thor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Thor

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2011

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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  • 12
    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

  • 13
    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • 14
    The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

  • 15
    Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Rain Man

    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1988

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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  • 16
    Transformers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • 17
    Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Chinatown

    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway

    Released1974

    Directed byRoman Polanski

  • 18
    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

  • 19
    Crash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Haggis

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  • 20
    Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

  • 21
    Boyz n the Hood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • 22
    Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Super 8

    Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka

    Released2011

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • 23
    The Naked Gun: From the Files  is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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  • 24
    L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    L.A. Confidential

    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe

    Released1997

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • 25
    Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

    Mulholland Drive

    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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