Movies about Los Angeles

List of the best movies about Los Angeles, selected by visitors to our site: Passion Play, Oh Lucy!, All Eyez on Me, Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses, Once Upon a Time in Venice, Angie Tribeca, The Gift, Drive, Me Him Her, Notorious.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Passion Play (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CharactersAngels, Musicians, Losers
PlaceDeserts, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fancy

An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

Oh Lucy! (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersFathers, Sisters, Maids, Taxi drivers, Teachers
PlotLove, The escape, Money, Loneliness, Breakup
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Japan, Kitchen, Metro

A lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo falls for her teacher when she decides to take English lessons. When her teacher disappears, she sets out on a journey to find him.

All Eyez on Me (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, Hip Hop
PlacePrison, USA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Tupac rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles

Vietnam vet Frank Vega now runs an East L.A. community center where he trains young boxers to survive in and out of the ring. But when his prize student falls in with the wrong crowd and turns up dead, Frank teams up with his pal Bernie to take matters into their own fists and prove that justice never gets old.

Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, comedy
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Thieves
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Justice
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

Steve Ford is a private detective in Venice Beach, Calif., who's good with the ladies, bad with the punches and wild about his dog Buddy. When local thugs steal Buddy, Ford turns to Spyder, their devious leader, and forges an unlikely alliance. With help from his best friend, Steve pulls out the big guns to retrieve Spyder's stolen cash and cocaine and save Buddy.

Angie Tribeca (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, crime, detective
CharactersPolice, Partners
PlotLove triangle
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating

Lone-wolf detective Angie Tribeca and a squad of committed LAPD detectives investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.

The Gift (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Australia, China
CharactersDogs, Gay, Strong women, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.

Drive (2011)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Chase
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Me Him Her (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Photographers, Actors, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Friendship, Breakup
PlaceParty, Deserts, Beach, Hotels, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating

Three very different people in their twenties try to figure out love, sex, identity and friendship in Los Angeles.

Notorious (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersLawyers, Lawyers
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Follows the professional and personal relationship between a charismatic attorney and a powerhouse television producer as they attempt to control the media, the justice system, and ultimately - each other...

Burton and Taylor (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, On real events, Fight
PlaceParty, USA, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's comedy 'Private Lives', although Elizabeth Taylor has never before performed on stage. Burton soon regrets his agreement, however, when her pill-popping and lack of discipline causes problems already during the rehearsals. The play opens to a critical trashing, but is popular with audiences because they just want to see Taylor. After a two month troubled run, the curtain comes down and Taylor tells Burton she has always loved him and still does. A year later he is dead.

Taken 3 (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, USA
PlotHostage, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer and exact his unique brand of justice.

This Is the End (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy
CharactersMonsters, Giants, Friends, Celebrities, Actors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Friendship
PlaceParty, USA, Los Angeles
StyleBlack humor

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Boundaries (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersDogs, Family, Sisters, Old man, Cats
PlotTravel, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Beach, USA, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.

Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersWriters, Friends, Actors
PlotTime travel, Relationship, Friendship, Success, Divorce
PlaceAircraft, USA, Los Angeles

Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."

A Bag of Hammers (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersThieves, Friends, Criminals, Losers
PlotDancing, Soccer, Fight, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA, Los Angeles

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.

30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersVampire, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After surviving the incidents in Barrow, Alaska, Stella Olemaun relocates to Los Angeles, where she intentionally attracts the attention of the local vampire population in order to avenge the death of her husband, Eben.

A Better Life (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Thieves, Gardeners
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.

From Prada to Nada (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersStudents, Losers
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fancy

A whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora (Camilla Belle), a law student, and Mary (Alexa Vega), an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. Mary has become so "90210" she refuses to admit she is of Mexican decent. When dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down. They discover they have been left penniless and are forced to move into their estranged aunt Aurelia's (Adriana Barraza) modest but lively home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, United Arab Emirates, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Lawyers, Friends
PlotMoney, Investigation, Funeral
PlaceCourt, USA, Canada, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions.