Beyond the glamour and glitter... The dark and gritty side of L.A.

Take a look at Los Angeles, that's right! a lot of glamour and glitter is to be seen. It's the home of the rich and famous! It has the Hollywood sign! It has stardom!

However... if one would look closer, there is a much more darker side of L.A. that goes beyond the all the make believe that we're so obsessed with. A side of L.A. so dark it's almost unthinkable to outsiders and deniers. Only a few directors dared to descend into that darkness to film whatever there was to be found. Their movies can be seen as the complete stories of events that would have otherwise ended up as easily overlooked small newspaper articles, except for the stories that revolve around mass destruction, good luck covering that up :P

Reality is that for most people in L.A. each day is a struggle to survive. While some are trying to get ahead, others prefer gang-life and engage in dangerous activities, some are illegally employed to do the dirty jobs. Some others just want to get totally wasted to forget about all their problems.

The movies in this list will take you on a journey to a not so pretty L.A. and it will certainly challenge your point of view. Welcome to: THE DARK SIDE OF L.A.!

BE WARNED! Some of these movies are almost a reflexion of reality...
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1.
L.A., I Hate You (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Inspired by true events, L.A., I HATE YOU intertwines three tales of sex, violence, redemption, murder... (93 mins.)
Director: Yvan Gauthier
 
2.
Bang (1995)
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A young woman in L.A. is having a bad day: she's evicted, an audition ends with a producer furious she won't trade sex for the part... (98 mins.)
Director: Ash
 
3.
Los bastardos (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task... (90 mins.)
Director: Amat Escalante
 
4.
Falling Down (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
5.
Valley of Angels (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews...
Director: Jon Rosten
 
6.
Shadow Hours (2000)
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Michael is a recovering alcoholic/drug user. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful... (95 mins.)
Director: Isaac H. Eaton
 
7.
The Streets of L.A. (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The true story of an Anglo woman's venture into the Mexican-American barrio to seek restitution from vandals who slashed her tires. (94 mins.)
 
8.
South Central (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime... (99 mins.)
Director: Steve Anderson
 
9.
Angels of the City (1989 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
College girls dressed as hookers for a sorority initiation ceremony are kidnapped by pimps. (89 mins.)
 
10.
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Even the L.A.P.D. encounters nasty situations within the dark side! ” - Lance_Burton
 
11.
Cobra (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans. (87 mins.)
 
12.
Cop (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him. (110 mins.)
Director: James B. Harris
 
13.
Dark Blue (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics. (118 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
14.
Impulse (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Lottie Mason is a police vice cop who has just the right looks to be a decoy for the whore-mungers on the streets of Los Angeles... (109 mins.)
Director: Sondra Locke
 
15.
L.A. Vice (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Vice detective Jon Chance (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) is in search of a millionaire's daughter and her boyfriend... (80 mins.)
Director: Joseph Merhi
 
16.
L.A. Heat (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
L.A. vice detective dreams of becoming a cowboy hero. (85 mins.)
Director: Joseph Merhi
 
17.
Intent to Kill (1992 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A young policewoman relentlessly tries to bring down a ruthless drug kingpin whom plots his own agenda for his drug distribution empire. (99 mins.)
 
18.
L.A. Crackdown (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A policewoman tries to help two teenage crack addicts. When she doesn't succeed, and the girls die, she goes after the crack dealers. (84 mins.)
Director: Joseph Merhi
 
19.
L.A. Crackdown II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A member of a gang of bank robbers is also cutting the throats of girls he has picked up in a club, so two female cops go on his trail. (83 mins.)
Director: Joseph Merhi
 
20.
Colors (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. (120 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
21.
End of Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
22.
10 to Midnight (1983)
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A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death. (101 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
23.
Relentless (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory. (92 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
 
24.
Dead On: Relentless II (1992 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
 
25.
Relentless 3 (1993 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest. (84 mins.)
Director: James Lemmo
 
26.
Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Sam Dietz is back and must find and stop another serial killer before he kills again. Detective work for Dietz is tough having to juggle two gorgeous women - one his partner, and the other his shrink, who holds the key to the case. (95 mins.)
Director: Oley Sassone
 
27.
Ricochet (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop. (102 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
28.
Nails (1992 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Cop breaks all the rules to go after a gang of drug dealers. (96 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
29.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
30.
L.A. Takedown (1989 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
31.
Deadly Target (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Hong Kong police detective Charles Prince (Gary Daniels) arrives in Los Angeles to extradite a notorious Chinese gangster back to Hong Kong for trial... (100 mins.)
Director: Charla Driver
 
32.
L.A. Sheriff's Homicide (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
It's another night in L.A. County 187 for policeman Walter Drazin and his team, but when they find the... (82 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
 
33.
Cold Steel (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine's father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge... (91 mins.)
 
34.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
35.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
36.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs. (118 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
37.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
38.
Mulholland Falls (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
39.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
40.
L.A. Heat (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The action-packed cases of 2 cops, one white one black, in LA. A wisecracking combination, with plenty of action... (50 mins.)
 
41.
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks. (43 mins.)
 
42.
The Black Dahlia (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation. (121 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
43.
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner. (116 mins.)
 
44.
True Crime: Streets of LA (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Loose cannon cop Nick Kang, suspended from the LAPD, becomes part of an elite police unit and defends the City of Angels from a plot involving the Chinese Triad and the Russian mob.
“ End of the of the L.A.P.D. encounters ” - Lance_Burton
 
45.
Cellular (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next. (94 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
“ The real pigs of the L.A.P.D.! ” - Lance_Burton
 
46.
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A LAPD officer will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
47.
Streets (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Serious, well-made story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes. (85 mins.)
Director: Katt Shea
 
48.
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ End of the pig section ” - Lance_Burton
 
49.
8MM (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not. (123 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ The private eyes! ” - Lance_Burton
 
50.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
51.
The Big Empty (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman hires P.I. Lloyd Meadows to investigate her husband, a respectable social worker. What seemed to be a simple case of adultery turns into an ugly mess fast. (96 mins.)
Director: Jack Perez
 
52.
The Big Fall (1997 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever. (90 mins.)
“ End of the private eyes section ” - Lance_Burton
 
53.
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz... (180 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ The gang related section ” - Lance_Burton
 
54.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
 
55.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
56.
Boulevard Nights (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences... (102 mins.)
 
57.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. (112 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
58.
Street Wars (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A young man takes over as the head of a crack dealing outfit after his brother, the gang's leader, is murdered. (92 mins.)
Director: Jamaa Fanaka
 
59.
Walk Proud (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Collins
 
60.
Angel Town (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Tenant helps landlord fight off local street gang. (102 mins.)
Director: Eric Karson
 
61.
The Zebra Force (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of Vietnam vets, tired of the depredation of the Mafia on their neighborhood, decide to take on the mob on their own terms--but by using a very different twist. (100 mins.)
Director: Joe Tornatore
 
62.
Road Dogz (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Some friends are closer than brothers, for Raymo, Alfonso and Danny that's all they know. Growing up in an L.A... (91 mins.)
Director: Alfredo Ramos
 
63.
King Rikki (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
In life, there's silver, and there's lead, says Rikki Ortega, as he moves to be king of the street in "Ánglio," L.A.'s east side... (91 mins.)
 
64.
Menace II Society (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. (97 mins.)
 
65.
East L.A. Warriors (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Bitter rivalry and endless warfare take over the streets of East L.A. (86 mins.)
Director: Addison Randall
 
66.
Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future... (83 mins.)
Director: Peter George
“ End of the gang related section. ” - Lance_Burton
 
67.
Savage Streets (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend. (93 mins.)
Director: Danny Steinmann
“ Vengeance is mine! ” - Lance_Burton
 
68.
Death Wish II (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
“ Contains a very cool soundtrack by AC/DC specially made for this movie. ” - Lance_Burton
 
69.
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose. (99 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
70.
Crank (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops. (88 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
“ The one man rampage! ” - Lance_Burton
 
71.
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working. (96 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
“ The one man rampage continues! ” - Lance_Burton
 
72.
They Live (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Aliens spotted in L.A. ” - Lance_Burton
 
73.
V (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist. (197 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Johnson
 
74.
V: The Final Battle (1984 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth. (272 mins.)
 
75.
V (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them. (60 mins.)
 
76.
Duke Nukem 3D (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Blonde action hero Duke Nukem takes on murderous aliens and mutated Los Angeles police officers that have taken over Los Angeles.
“ I couldn't help to include one the most creative video games ever made in this list! it's truly a scary yet funny scenario of what fictively happened in L.A. when aliens took over.

I really enjoyed playing this game back in the day when it was all brand new, as much as I enjoy playing it now as a cult treasure. ” - Lance_Burton
 
77.
The Dark (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
An alien mutilator stalks and kills human prey during the night. (92 mins.)
 
78.
The Hidden (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in L.A. A human cop, detective Tom Beck, and an alien cop posing as a young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher both pursue the parasite who frequently changes his human hosts. (96 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
79.
Freeway (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile. (102 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
 
80.
The Wild Angels (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The "Angles", a San Pedro motorcycle gang, parties in the Coachella Valley's Palm Springs Indian Canyons, California, and wreaks havoc with the local police. (93 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
81.
Hard As Nails (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
After being punished for disobedience and arranging an arms deal with Russian mobsters, young member... (83 mins.)
Director: Brian Katkin
 
82.
Latin Dragon (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
In the grand tradition of the lone hero who mysteriously appears in a town desperate for help (think "Shane... (101 mins.)
Director: Scott Thomas
 
83.
Double Dragon (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power. (96 mins.)
Director: James Yukich
 
84.
Ring of Fire (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
L.A.'s Chinatown is disrupted by the cross-town rivalry between two kickboxing clubs, as the competitive sport is catapulted from the ring of a gymnasium to a ring of fire. (100 mins.)
 
85.
Street Crimes (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything to make the neighborhood crime and drug free by taking down the most powerful street lord. (94 mins.)
Director: Stephen Smoke
 
86.
Escape from L.A. (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported. (101 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
87.
Kalifornia (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself. (117 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
 
88.
Collateral (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
89.
Killers (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  
The deal is simple. Buy the stolen drugs for almost nothing, sell them and make a bundle. For Ray and the others... (83 mins.)
 
90.
Higher Learning (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus. (127 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
91.
Death Drug (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A young man in Los Angeles dreams of striking it big as a singer in the music business. One day he gets signed to a big record contract, but along with the fame and money he develops an addiction to the drug PCP. (73 mins.)
Director: Oscar Williams
 
92.
Skyscraper (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
A helicopter charter soon turns deadly when the female pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists... (96 mins.)
Director: Raymond Martino
 
93.
Jackie Brown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
 
94.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
 
95.
Speed (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
 
96.
Body Double (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
97.
Night Tide (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and... (86 mins.)
 
98.
Drive (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
 
99.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
100.
24 (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster. (44 mins.)
“ If it wasn't for this hero and his dedicated CTU. L.A. would have been blown to smithereens. ” - Lance_Burton