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1. Mobsters (2007– )

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Stars: Michael McGlone, Ernest Volkman, Selwyn Raab, John Lurie

2. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

3. La grande librairie (2008– )

55 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: François Busnel, Jean d'Ormesson, Amélie Nothomb, Erik Orsenna

4. Into the Night with... (2002– )
Episode: James Ellroy und Bruce Wagner (2008)

Documentary

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Director: Hasko Baumann | Stars: James Ellroy, Rose McGowan, Bruce Wagner

5. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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90 Metascore

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.

Writers: James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

6. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

7. Murder by the Book (2006– )
Episode: James Ellroy (2006)

Documentary, Crime

8.3
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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.

Director: Brian Coughlin | Stars: James Ellroy, Frank C. Girardot, Dan Lookabill, DeWalt Mix

8. Into the Night with... (2002– )

Documentary

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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Creator: Hans-Günther Brüske | Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Fatih Akin

9. Sunfax Territory (2009)

Short, Crime

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Writers: James Ellroy, Sam Hough | Director: Sam Hough | Stars: Joe Gariffo, Shaun Paul Costello, Greg Bell

10. Stay Clean (2002)

11 min | Short

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Writer: James Ellroy | Director: Mitch Brian | Stars: Walter Coppage, Race Owen, Greg Kirsch, James Ellroy

11. Murder by the Book (2006– )

Documentary, Crime

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Well-known crime authors talk about some of the most compelling true crime stories that have long captivated them.

Stars: Stephen Young, DeRynn Thompson, Gerald Webb, Les Mahoney

12. Shotgun Freeway: Drives Through Lost L.A. (1995)

91 min | Documentary

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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 »

Writers: Morgan Neville, Harry Pallenberg | Directors: Morgan Neville, Harry Pallenberg | Stars: Nick Beck, Buddy Collette, Bert Corona, Margaret Crawford

13. Che tempo che fa (2003– )

80 min | Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: Fabio Fazio, Massimo Gramellini, Luciana Littizzetto, Filippa Lagerback

14. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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73 Metascore

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.

Writers: Michael Chabon, Steve Kloves | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

15. Just the Facts (2004 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary

7.4
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Writers: Ed Singer, Steven Smith, Kevin Burns | Director: Torrie Rosenzweig | Stars: Gordon Clapp, James Ellroy, Frank Jones, John F. Egan

16. L.A. Confidential (2003 TV Movie)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Writers: James Ellroy, Walon Green | Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Conrad, Josh Hopkins, Pruitt Taylor Vince

17. Shadows of Suspense (2006 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Stars: Drew Casper, Phil Cousineau, Caleb Deschanel, Paul Duncan

18. Feast of Death (2001)

90 min

7.1
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A documentary about James Ellroy and his fascination with unsolved murder cases, especially those of his mother, and the similar, infamous, Black Dahlia murder.

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Mike Berchem, Brian M. Carr, Paul W. Coulter, Louis D. Danoff

19. James Ellroy's L.A.: City of Demons (2011– )

Documentary, History

7.1
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Stars: James Ellroy, Phil LaMarr, Peter Nikkos, Ryan Beard

20. L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... (1998 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Director: Bruce Stuart Greenberg | Stars: Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy, David L. Wolper, Brian Helgeland

21. A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential (2008 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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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.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, David Strathairn

22. James Ellroy: American Dog (2006 Video)

Documentary

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Writers: Clara Kuperberg, Robert Kuperberg | Directors: Clara Kuperberg, Robert Kuperberg | Stars: William Bratton, Dana Delany, Gerald Derloshon, James Ellroy

23. James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction (1998)

91 min | Documentary

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Writers: Reinhard Jud, Wolfgang Lehner | Director: Reinhard Jud | Stars: James Ellroy, Elizabeth Short

24. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

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.

Writers: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss | Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

25. Strada (2008– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Ivan Puopolo, Sanna Stellan, Outi Ahola, Miina Äkkijyrkkä

26. A Night at the Movies: Cops & Robbers and Crime Writers (2013 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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Writers of crime fiction and nonfiction discuss influential movies about police officers and the criminal element.

Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Robert Daley, James Ellroy

27. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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57 Metascore

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Writers: James Ellroy, David Ayer | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

28. Breakfast with the Arts (1991– )

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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 »

Stars: Karina Huber, Colin Firth, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Harold Prince

29. Allez à L.A.! (2008– )

Documentary

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Stars: Clint Catalyst, Antoine de Caunes, Margaret Cho, Lenora Claire

30. L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen (2008 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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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.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Brian Helgeland, James Ellroy, Michael G. Nathanson

31. Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential' (2008 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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In all-new interviews, director Curtis Hanson and his cast and crew discuss the arduous but rewarding process of creating a modern classic.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson

32. Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential' (2008 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Curtis Hanson and his behind-the-scenes collaborators reveal the secrets of bringing 1950s Los Angeles to life in unforgettable style.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Dante Spinotti, Jeannine Oppewall, Kim Basinger

33. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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Stars: Dan Hedaya, Lynette Walden, Peter Gallagher, Patrick Masset

34. Cop (1988)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Writers: James Ellroy, James B. Harris | Director: James B. Harris | Stars: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

35. Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Michel Denisot, Jean-Michel Aphatie, Ariane Massenet, Yann Barthes

36. L.A. Sheriff's Homicide (2003 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

6.3
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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 »

Writer: James Ellroy | Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Richard Bradford, Kevin Dunn, Sy Richardson

37. Vakvagany (2002)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Mystery

6.3
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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 »

Writer: Benjamin Meade | Directors: Benjamin Meade, András Surányi | Stars: James Ellroy, Stan Brakhage, Roy Menninger, Erno Locsei

38. Rankin on the Staircase (2005 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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Director: David Vincent | Stars: James Ellroy, Frances Fyfield, P.D. James, Denise Mina

39. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
Episode: Since I Don't Have You (1993)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

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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.

Writers: James Ellroy, Steven Katz | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Cindy Ambuehl, Dino Anello, Gary Busey, Al Evans

40. Página 2 (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Òscar López, Desirée de Fez, Rosa Montero, Julia Navarro

41. Brown's Requiem (1998)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Jason Freeland, James Ellroy | Director: Jason Freeland | Stars: Michael Rooker, Big Daddy Wayne, Jack Wallace, Will Sasso

42. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

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70 Metascore

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.

Writers: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

43. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

44. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Writers: Josh Friedman, James Ellroy | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

45. Das Bus (2003)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Documentary

5.2
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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 »

Director: Benjamin Meade | Stars: James Ellroy, Zaina Ali, Cynthia Baker, Stanley Banks

46. Ànima (2009– )

News

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Stars: Toni Puntí, Jofre Font, Júlia Bertran, Txe Arana

47. Bazaar Bizarre (2004)

79 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

4.0
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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 »

Director: Benjamin Meade | Stars: James Ellroy, Roger Coleman, Albert Reiderer, Troy Cole

48. Continuarà... (1996–2013)

News

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Stars: Asha Miró, Rosa Gil, Montse Elias, Sergi Amat

49. The O'Reilly Factor (1996– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

3.3
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Fox News Channel news and talk show.

Stars: Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams, Barack Obama

50. Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– )

30 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

2.7
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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.

Stars: Carson Daly, Kip Madsen, Zane Carney, Brian McCarthy