Highest Rated Titles With James Ellroy
- Movies or TV
5. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Murder by the Book (2006– )
In 1958 Jean Ellroy, a divorced nurse and closet alcoholic, was strangled and her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy LA suburb. Her killer was never found and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night.
12. Shotgun Freeway: Drives Through Lost L.A. (1995)
91 min | Documentary
A political and social history of Los Angeles, using old stills and news footage, contemporary footage, and commentary. Bert Corona is our guide for East Los Angeles, Buck Henry for ... See full summary »
14. Wonder Boys (2000)
R | 107 min | Drama, Comedy
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
18. Feast of Death (2001)
A documentary about James Ellroy and his fascination with unsolved murder cases, especially those of his mother, and the similar, infamous, Black Dahlia murder.
21. A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential (2008 Video)
25 min | Documentary, Short
Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, David Strathairn and James Cromwell join director Curtis Hanson and others in this free-wheeling look at the incomparable ensemble cast of L.A. Confidential.
24. Street Kings (2008)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.
26. A Night at the Movies: Cops & Robbers and Crime Writers (2013 TV Movie)
55 min | Documentary
Writers of crime fiction and nonfiction discuss influential movies about police officers and the criminal element.
27. Dark Blue (2002)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
28. Breakfast with the Arts (1991– )
Aficionados of the arts can enjoy a full Sunday morning of outstanding music performances and in-depth interviews. Among the special features of Breakfast with the Arts are two weekly ... See full summary »
30. L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen (2008 Video)
22 min | Documentary, Short
Co-screenwriters Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland recount the challenges in bringing James Ellroy's sprawling novel to the silver screen in all its bloody, beautiful glory.
31. Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential' (2008 Video)
30 min | Documentary, Short
In all-new interviews, director Curtis Hanson and his cast and crew discuss the arduous but rewarding process of creating a modern classic.
32. Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential' (2008 Video)
21 min | Documentary, Short
Curtis Hanson and his behind-the-scenes collaborators reveal the secrets of bringing 1950s Los Angeles to life in unforgettable style.
34. Cop (1988)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
36. L.A. Sheriff's Homicide (2003 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 82 min | Drama
It's another night in L.A. County 187 for policeman Walter Drazin and his team, but when they find the corpses of an Asian family in a burned down club, arson and murder come to the fore. ... See full summary »
37. Vakvagany (2002)
Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Mystery
A strange film employing old home movies and newly shot footage in an effort to expose one Hungarian family and their mutiple problems from the 1940s to current. Narrated by James Ellroy, ... See full summary »
Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
Since I Don't Have You
Drama, Crime, Mystery
In this comic noir, fixer-bag-man Buzz Meeks is hired by both of his bosses--the multi-talented Howard Hughes and the gangster Mickey Cohen--to find, oops, the same girl whom they have both fallen madly in love with.
41. Brown's Requiem (1998)
R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named ... See full summary »
42. Rampart (2011)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
44. The Black Dahlia (2006)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
45. Das Bus (2003)
Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Documentary
In the spirit of Waiting for Guffman and Spinal Tap , DAS BUS combines real and staged events alongside archival footage as viewers experience "BUS CULTURE" in the "Bible Belt" metropolis ... See full summary »
47. Bazaar Bizarre (2004)
79 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror
In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business... See full summary »
50. Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– )
30 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
Join Carson Daly as he checks out the coolest places in LA and talks with todays big names in film and television and introduces you to up and coming bands and musicians that rock.