Movies about Los Angeles

Movies about Los Angeles
List of the best movies about Los Angeles, selected by visitors to our site: Skyline, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Constantine, Pulp Fiction, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, To Live and Die in L.A., Hancock, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, The Big Lebowski, Catch Me If You Can.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA, Canada, Indonesia, United Kingdom, China, Singapore
Duration01:28
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, UFO, Abduction, Alien invasion
PlaceFantastic worlds, Spaceships, Party, Los Angeles
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Light, Tense, Serious, For men

When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersGangsters, Thieves, Police, Friends, Brothers
PlotRobbery, Racing, Adventure, Cars, Chase
StyleExciting, Tense

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car chases to relentless cops, the high-octane excitement builds as Randall swerves around more than a few roadblocks to keep Kip alive.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersGods, Demons, Angels, Heroes, Immortals
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Religious, Saving the World
StyleGothic, Serious, Disturbing

John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Boxing, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceHotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Heavy, Smart

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Cyborgs, Terminator
PlotApocalypse, Time travel, End of the world, Artificial Intelligence, Chase
PlaceUSA, Laboratory, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Gloomy, For men, Disturbing

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Immortals
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, For men

Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who's forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he's inflicted during his lifesaving heroics. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits?

Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersCriminals, Stewardesses
PlotWeapon, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Light

A tough cop's seemingly frail mother comes to stay with him and progressively interferes in his life. She buys him an illegal MAC-10 machine pistol and starts poking around in his police cases. Eventually, the film draws to a denouement involving the title of the film and the revelation that even though she seems frail and weak she is capable of strong actions in some circumstances, i.e. when her son is threatened by thugs and she shoots herself in the shoulder.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersHippies, Friends, Veterans
PlotCheating, Debts
StyleFancy, For men

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Adventure, Money, Chase
StylePopular, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Duration02:13
CharactersTerrorists, FBI, Reporters
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Hostage, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersPolice, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Abduction, Pursuit, Vacation
PlaceChina, USA, Asia, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, For men

It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot. The boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella.

Duration02:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotLife, Family life
StylePopular, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotSkirmishes, Alien invasion, Hypnosis, Conspiracies, Uprising
StyleExciting, Fancy, Serious, Disturbing

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority". Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Heroes, FBI, Taxi drivers
PlotDeath, Hostage
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Disturbing

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFamily, Writers
PlotLove, Abduction, Cancer, Art, Divorce
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Tense

Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Artists, Singers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleSerious

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersSerial killers, Writers
PlaceHotels, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:48
CharactersSpecial agents
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Uprising
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, detective-lieutenant Mike Harrigan and his police force set out to capture the creature, ignoring warnings from a mysterious government agent to stay away.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersWitch, Gypsies
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses, Ghosts
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Black humor, Serious, Disturbing

After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersHeroes, Losers
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Baseball
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleLight

When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersJews, Writers, Comedians, Singers
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Tennis, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Philosophical, Intellectual

In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration02:35
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.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:51
CharactersHackers, Mafia, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Racing, Bank robbery, Skirmishes
PlaceMountains, Italy, USA
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious, For men

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Jews, Neighbors
PlotLove, Relationship, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Beach, USA, Night Clubs, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Cute, Atmospheric

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Music, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, For girls, Touching, Sad ones, Good music

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Poland, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersActors
PlotPuzzles, Curses, Debts
PlacePoland, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Creepy

An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends, Difficult teens, Single mothers
PlotFight, Money, Friendship, Chase
PlaceGhetto, Party, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.





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