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Favorite LA based movies?

This has a lot as well and some directors love the locale (Mann).

Probably go with tie with L.A. Confidential and Heat. Cinematography and they were just pure LA during respected time periods. Mann, as we know loves LA and Collateral was visceral as well. For comedy I always like LA Story...
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Heat, LA Confidential, The Karate Kid, Boogie Nights
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Mulholland Drive
Chinatown
Sunset Boulevard
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Ohh yeah, Chinatown is good one.
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To Live and Die in LA
Grand Canyon
Beverly Hills Cop
Jackie Brown
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La La Land
Swingers
Playing By Heart
Speed
Lethal Weapon
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The Player
Short Cuts
Chinatown
LA LA Land
Blade Runner
Heaven Can Wait
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Mildred Pierce
Devil in a Blue Dress
Repo Man
The Terminator
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Grand Canyon
LA Story
Blade Runner
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Re: Favorite LA based movies?

Many that were already mentioned.

I'll also add:

Day of the Locust
The Driver
The Graduate
The Long Goodbye

Many that are on this list:

https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/...-essence-of-la

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Boulevard Nights (1979)
One of the few films depicting Chicano gang life where the characters don't talk like caricatures. None of that "Simoooooon, ese" stuff.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Old L.A. is always fun.

Internal Affairs (1990)
Lesser known Richard Gere/Andy Garcia film. Not great, but definitely good.

The Rocketeer (1991)
I like the way old L.A. looked. I also though this had better story than the original Rocketeer comic.

Mi Vida Loca (1993)
I always liked Sad Girl and it was cool to see her make an appearance in Desperado. Felt very accurate to how teen life was back then.

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Easy Rawlins was a cool, yet everyman-type of detective. The setting and atmosphere were so rich. All the performances were great.
"Siddown, Junior."

Drive (2011)
Gosling's performance could have easily veered off into parody or camp, but everything else fell right into place, especially the film score. I would like to see a version with the original film score though.
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Heat, LA Confidential, The Karate Kid, Boogie Nights
Pretty much my top 3. I'd take out Boogie Nights and add Swingers to my list.
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Maps to the Stars
Nightcrawler
The Neon Demon
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I forgot about Midnight Madness.
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I could make a list of movies I like featuring the Los Angeles River:
Repo Man
Them!
Chinatown
Terminator 2
Point Blank 1967
To Live and Die in L.A.
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Off the Top:

Blade Runner
LA Confidential
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Freeway (1988)
License to Drive
Welcome to L.A.
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To Live and Die in LA
Friday
LA Confidential
Lethal Weapon
Die Hard
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Chinatown
Die Hard
Heat
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Story
To Live and Die in L.A.
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I could make a list of movies I like featuring the Los Angeles River:
Repo Man
Them!
Chinatown
Terminator 2
Point Blank 1967
To Live and Die in L.A.
I forgot about Point Blank. That's the winner. The photography is amazing.
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Heat
Den of Thieves
Collateral
To Live and Die in L.A.
Boyz in the Hood
Menace II Society
Repo Man
Terminator 2
Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Drive
Nightcrawler
Swingers
Boogie Nights
Chinatown
L.A. Confidential
Black Dahlia
Terminator
They Live
Blade Runner & Blade Runner 2049

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