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

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

8.7
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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

Votes: 9

2. Sunfax Territory (2009)

Short, Crime

8.4
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Director: Sam Hough | Stars: Joe Gariffo, Shaun Paul Costello, Greg Bell

Votes: 22

3. 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 - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 458,746 | Gross: $64.62M

4. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

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

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,369

5. Mobsters (1997–2012)

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an in depth look with interviews with former associates, law enforcement officials and others as well as reenactments of their criminal activities to show how each real life mobster made an impact on society individually and as a whole.

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

Votes: 84

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

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

8.2
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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

Votes: 15,243

7. Durch die Nacht mit... (2002– )

Documentary

8.0
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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Till Brönner

Votes: 173

8. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,337

9. La grande librairie (2008– )

55 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: François Busnel, Erik Orsenna, Amélie Nothomb, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Votes: 16

10. Stay Clean (2002)

11 min | Short

7.8
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Director: Mitch Brian | Stars: Walter Coppage, Race Owen, Greg Kirsch, James Ellroy

Votes: 16

11. Durch die Nacht mit... (2002– )
Episode: James Ellroy und Bruce Wagner (2008)

Documentary

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

Votes: 14

12. Murder by the Book (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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Well-known crime authors talk about some of the most compelling true crime stories that have long captivated them.

Stars: Ron McLarty, G. Larry Butler, Kalina Justice, Stephen Young

Votes: 36

13. James Ellroy's L.A.: City of Demons (2011– )
Episode: Dead Women Own Me (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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James Ellroy looks at several murders in the Los Angeles area that have had a great impact on his life. He examines the murder of his mother Jean Hilliker who was killed when he was a young... See full summary »

Directors: Brian Coughlin, Gabe Torres | Stars: James Ellroy, Jennifer Baute, Caroline Burt, Sarah Delpizzo

Votes: 5

14. Shadows of Suspense (2006 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Stars: Drew Casper, Phil Cousineau, Caleb Deschanel, Paul Duncan

Votes: 55

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

91 min | Documentary

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 31

16. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

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

Votes: 57,084 | Gross: $19.39M

17. Un siècle d'écrivains (1995– )

Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Bernard Rapp, Philippe Sollers, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, François Nourissier

Votes: 13

18. Just the Facts (2004 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary

7.4
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About information on people in Hollywood not just actors but directors and producers and other Hollywood people and their life and work.

Director: Torrie Rosenzweig | Stars: Gordon Clapp, James Ellroy, Frank Jones, John F. Egan

Votes: 8

19. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006 Video)

68 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: John Alton, Drew Casper, Roger Deakins, John Debney

Votes: 199

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

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Conrad, Josh Hopkins, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Votes: 618

21. Page to Screen (2002– )

Documentary

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Stars: John Douglas, Jodie Foster, Peter Gallagher, Scott Glenn

Votes: 5

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

Documentary, History

7.1
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Stars: James Ellroy, Phil LaMarr, Jennifer Baute, Ryan Beard

Votes: 53

23. James Ellroy's Feast of Death (2001)

90 min | Documentary

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: James Ellroy, Rick Jackson, Brian M. Carr, Mike Berchem

Votes: 230

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

55 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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Writers of crime fiction and nonfiction discuss influential movies about police officers and the criminal element.

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

Votes: 13

25. Nulle part ailleurs (1987–2001)

120 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.0
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One of the best all time before-prime-time show in France especially the mythical conduction of the couple Antoine de Caune and Philippe Gildas...every night with high level french and ... See full summary »

Stars: Philippe Gildas, Guillaume Durand, Nagui, Thierry Dugeon

Votes: 66

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

91 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Reinhard Jud | Stars: James Ellroy, Elizabeth Short

Votes: 43

27. James Ellroy: American Dog (2006 Video)

Documentary

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

Votes: 28

28. Los Angeles: Cité du Film Noir (2015 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.9
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Directors: Clara Kuperberg, Julia Kuperberg | Stars: James Ellroy, Eddie Muller, Alain Silver

Votes: 37

29. Che tempo che fa (2003– )

80 min | Talk-Show

6.9
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Stars: Fabio Fazio, Massimo Gramellini, Luciana Littizzetto, Filippa Lagerback

Votes: 42

30. 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.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 99,552 | Gross: $26.42M

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

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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An inside look at the now classic film L.A. Confidential (1997), featuring interviews with writer/director Curtis Hanson, his co-writer Brian Helgeland sharing their challenges, concepts ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 72

32. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 705

33. 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

Votes: 15

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

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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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

Votes: 25

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

Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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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.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Cindy Ambuehl, Dino Anello, Gary Busey, Al Evans

Votes: 15

36. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

Votes: 18,478 | Gross: $9.06M

37. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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Fallen Angels is an American neo-noir anthology television series that ran in 1993 and 1995 on Showtime, and was produced by Propaganda Films. No first-run episodes were shown in 1994.

Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Lynette Walden, Dan Hedaya, Bernard Hocke

Votes: 338

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

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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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

Votes: 21

39. Rankin on the Staircase (2005 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: David Vincent | Stars: James Ellroy, Frances Fyfield, P.D. James, Denise Mina

Votes: 13

40. 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.

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

Votes: 3,501 | Gross: $1.88M

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

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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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

Votes: 25

42. Strada (2008– )

Talk-Show

6.4
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Stars: Ivan Puopolo, Sanna Stellan, Outi Ahola, Miina Äkkijyrkkä

Votes: 18

43. Allez à L.A.! (2008– )

Documentary

6.4
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Stars: Clint Catalyst, Antoine de Caunes, Margaret Cho, Lenora Claire

Votes: 10

44. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )
Episode: Craig Ferguson/Octavia Spencer/James Ellroy (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.4
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Craig Ferguson (Celebrity Name Game (2014)); Octavia Spencer (Red Band Society (2014)); author James Ellroy.

Stars: Seth Meyers, James Ellroy, Craig Ferguson, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 5

45. 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 »

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

Votes: 46

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

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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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

Votes: 19

47. Página 2 (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

6.2
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Stars: Òscar López, Desirée de Fez, Rosa Montero, Julia Navarro

Votes: 16

48. Campus, le magazine de l'écrit (2001– )

Documentary

6.2
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Stars: Guillaume Durand, Josyane Savigneau, François Reynaert, Agnès Léglise

Votes: 17

49. Ronald Reagan un président sur mesure (2017)

Documentary

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Directors: Clara Kuperberg, Julia Kuperberg | Stars: James Ellroy, Dennis McDougal, Dan Moldea

Votes: 6

50. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

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

6.1
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Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Amber Ruffin

Votes: 3,531