Go On Location: The Best Movies & TV Shows Starring Los Angeles

L.A. is ready for its close-up

Union Station ticket concourse
Union Station ticket concourse | Photo courtesy of Candice Montgomery, Discover Los Angeles Flickr pool

New York has Woody Allen and Chicago had John Hughes. It sometimes seems like Los Angeles has yet to find that director who treats the city as his or her primary muse. While many movies and television shows are set in L.A. and countless more have filmed here, only a handful of productions focus as much on the city itself as the characters who live here. Read on for L.A. locations featured in 12 movies and television shows that prominently showcase Los Angeles.

The Academy Award-winning La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in her Best Actress performance, is one of the greatest valentines to L.A. in movie history. Imagine you're Mia and Sebastian and relive the magic of La La Land at these Los Angeles locations.

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8565 Melrose Ave
90069 West Hollywood , CA
7156 Santa Monica Blvd.
90046-5802 West Hollywood , CA
800 N Alameda St
90012 Los Angeles , CA
751 Echo Park Ave.
90026 Los Angeles , CA
4211 Riverside Dr.
91505 Burbank , CA
100 Fishermans Wharf
90277 Redondo Beach , CA
469 Sherman Canal
90291 Venice , CA
1675 E. Altadena Dr.
91001 Altadena , CA
1600 Campus Rd.
90041 Los Angeles , CA
1760 N. Vermont Ave.
90027 Los Angeles , CA