movies mentioned in Los Angeles Plays Itself (take 2)

Movies in order of appearance

  • The Crimson Kimono (1959)
  • Pushover (1954)
  • He Walked by Night (1948)
  • Nocturne (1946)
  • Pushover (1954)
  • The Strip (1951)
  • Out of Bounds (1986)
  • Hickey and Boggs (1972)
  • The Glimmer Man (1996)
  • They Live (1988)
  • Out of Bounds (1986)
  • The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
  • Blade (1998)
  • The New Centurions (1972)
  • Brother (2001)
  • 52 Pick-Up (1986)
  • Blade (1998)
  • The Million Dollar Hotel (2001)
  • Night on Earth (1991)
  • Safe (1995)
  • The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
  • The Glimmer Man (1996)
  • Boyz N the Hood (1991)
  • The Takeover (1994)
  • 2001 filming Swordfish
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • The Music Box (1932)
  • Mr. Blanding Builds His Dreamhouse (1942?)
  • Zabriskie Point (1970)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • L.A. Bounty (1989)
  • Rising Sun (1993)
  • Hollywood Calvalcade (1932)
  • A Muddy Romance (1913)
  • Putting Pants on Philip (1928)
  • What Price Hollywood? (1932)
  • This Gun for Hire (?)
  • The Blue Dahlia (1946)
  • Detour (1945)
  • Safe (1995)
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
  • Escape from L.A. (1996)
  • To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
  • Alien from L.A.
  • L.A. Confidential
  • L.A. Wars
  • L.A. Bounty
  • L.A. Vice
  • L.A. Crackdown
  • Fashionably L.A.
  • L.A. Crackdown II
  • L.A. Story
  • Out of Bounds (1986)
  • Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
  • Hollywood Confidential
  • Volcano

The City as Background

  • A Star Is Born
  • Nobody Lives Forever
  • The Damned Don’t Cry
  • What! No Beer? (1933)
  • Three Smart Girls (1936)
  • Dragon Seed (1944)
  • Babbitt (1934)
  • The Public Enemy (1931)
  • The Street With No Name (1948)
  • China Girl (1943)
  • The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
  • D.O.A. (1950)
  • Indestructible Man
  • Marlowe (1969)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Murder in the First (1995)
  • Wolf (1994)
  • The Replacement Killers (1998)
  • The Karate Kid III
  • Black Rain
  • Female (1933)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1958)
  • Vuelve (1999) music video
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • A Passion to Kill (1994)
  • The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
  • Timestalkers
  • Black Rain (1989)
  • Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • The Terminal Man
  • Blade Runner
  • Timestalkers
  • Bugsy (1991)
  • Nick of Time (1995)
  • To Live and Die in L.A.(1985)
  • Bugsy (1991)
  • Mike’s Murder (1984)
  • The Way We Were (1973)
  • Under the Rainbow (1981)
  • Species (1995)
  • Blade Runner
  • Union Station
  • The Replacements Killers
  • The Morning After (1986)
  • The Net (1995)
  • The Morning After (1986)
  • The Outside Man (1973)
  • The Rookie (1990)
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
  • Miracle Mile
  • Panic in the City (1968)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • The Net
  • Night of the Comet
  • Dead Connection
  • The Glimmer Man
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Heartbreakers (1984)
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Dead Homiez (1997)
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • City of Industry
  • The Learning Curve (2001)
  • Nocturne (1946)
  • Deep Cover (1992)
  • The Limey (1999)
  • Heat (1995)
  • Marlowe (1969)
  • Cobra (1986)
  • Kalifornia
  • Cobra (1986)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Jackie Brown
  • Heat (1995)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • The Damned Don’t Cry
  • The Night Holds Terror (1955)
  • The Replacement Killers
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1998)
  • The Marrying Man (1991)
  • The First Power (1990)
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
  • Twilight (1998)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Body Double (1984)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Rising Sun (1993)
  • Impulse
  • L.A. Bounty
  • Valley Girl
  • The Terminator
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Repo Man
  • Predator 2
  • Nick of Time
  • Anywhere But Here
  • City of Industry
  • Breathless (1983)
  • Clueless (1995)
  • Hickey and Boggs
  • Two Minute Warning (1976)
  • Invisible Invaders (1959)
  • Hollywood Confidential (1997)
  • Demolition Man
  • Escape from L.A.
  • The Great Los Angeles Earthquake
  • Earthquake (1974)
  • The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)
  • The War of the Worlds (1953(
  • Earthquake (1974)
  • Airport (1970)
  • Escape from L.A. (1996)
  • Volcano (1997)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • Earthquake

The City as Character

  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Death Wish II
  • Mildred Pierce (1945)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  • Shadow in the Sky
  • Till the End of Time (1946)
  • Act of Violence (1949)
  • The Next Voice You Hear (1950)
  • Shadow in the Sky (1951)
  • The Next Voice You Hear
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
  • He Walked By Night (1948)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  • The State of Things
  • Targets
  • Little Caesar (1930)
  • Hollywood Canteen (1944)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  • The Exiles (1958)
  • Flareup (1969)
  • Messiah of Evil (1973)
  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
  • Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
  • The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
  • Messiah of Evil (1973)
  • Armored Car Robbery
  • The Atomic City (1952)
  • Johnny Eager
  • Suspense
  • Xanadu (1980)
  • Zabriskie Point (1970)
  • Into the Night (1985)
  • Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
  • Bunker Hill
  • The Glenn Miller Story
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Criss Cross (1949)
  • Shockproof (1949)
  • The Unfaithful (1947)
  • Indestructible Man
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Exiles
  • Omega Man (1971)
  • Night of the Comet (1984)
  • Virtuosity (1995)
  • The Outside Man (1973)
  • 110/220 (1994)
  • Out of Bounds (1986)
  • 110/220 (1994)
  • Out of Bounds (1986)
  • Sudden Impact (1983)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • Saboteur
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Venice/Venice (1992)
  • The Loved One (1965)
  • Point Blank (1967)
  • The Trip (1967)
  • Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
  • Tarzan and Jane Regained… Sort of (1963)
  • L.A. Plays Itself (1972)
  • The Outside Man (1973)
  • Zabriskie Point (1970)
  • Model Shop (1969)
  • Flareup (1969)
  • The Exiles (1958)

The City as Subject

  • Chinatown (1974)
  • There Goes My Baby (1990)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Cutter’s Way (1981)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Freeway (1996)
  • The Outside Man (1973)
  • Midnight Madness (1980)
  • Breathless (1983)
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Falling Down (1993)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
  • Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • Sins of the Night
  • Heartbreakers (1984)
  • Repo Man (1984)
  • American Me (1992)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Dragnet (1954 movie)
  • Dragnet (tv series)
  • Dragnet (1954 movie)
  • Dragnet (tv series)
  • Unlawful Entry (1992)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • The Player (1992)
  • The Choirboys (1977)
  • The Black Marble (1980)
  • The Glitter Dome (1984)
  • The New Centurions
  • The Black Marble
  • The Blue Knight (1975)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Cobra
  • Tango & Cash
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Internal Affairs
  • Heat (1995)
  • Strange Days (1995)
  • Unlawful Entry
  • Falling Down
  • Nails
  • The Glimmer Man (1996)
  • Short Cuts (1993)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • L.A. Story (1991)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
  • Love Streams (1984)
  • Hanging Up (2001)
  • Grand Canyon
  • El Norte (1983)
  • The Exiles
  • Bush Mama (1975)
  • Bless Their Little Hearts (1983)
  • Bush Mama (1975)
  • Killer of Sheep (1977)
  • Bless Their Little Hearts (1983)

8 Responses to “movies mentioned in Los Angeles Plays Itself (take 2)”

  1. the paulinator Says:

    why do you have repeats in same categories? bless your little heart.

  2. cameron Says:

    thanks for this list, I love this film!

  3. babbitt Says:

    I’m loving it, really good work you’ve done here. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing babbitt .

  4. james Says:

    Thank you for the list. I just saw this doc last night in Los Angeles and I wanted to view many of the movies mentioned. I was surprised to find ‘The Exiles’ and “Killer of Sheep” available to stream on Netflix. Can’t wait to watch them.

  5. beeswax Says:

    El Norte is from 1983 (not 1963). Just in case anyone is struggling to find a non-existent movie.

  6. admin Says:

    thanks for catching that. I’ll fix it in the post.

  7. Jt Says:

    Some bits from Collateral (2004) would have finished it off.

  8. Hugh Lilly Says:

    @Jt: see Anderson’s addendum in CinemaScope, which discusses COLLATERAL: http://www.cinema-scope.com/cs20/ar_andersen_collat.htm