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19 Movies And TV Shows That Are Signed "From LA, With Love"

"Welcome to Hollywood. What's your dream?"

1. Clueless (1995):

Josh and Cher having a cheeky moment in the kitchen
Paramount Pictures

One of the first things I did when I moved to LA was go to Circus Liquors and re-create the "Alaïa" scene. 

What it's about: "A high school teen feels it's her duty to use her popularity for a good cause — like turning a frumpy new girl into a bombshell." 

2. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–96):

NBC

This series is one check in the "West Coast" column for the East Coast vs. West Coast debate. 

What it's about: "Will's mom sends him away from his rough Philadelphia neighborhood to live with wealthy Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian in Bel-Air. Will often has fun at the expense of stuck-up cousins Carlton and Hilary."

3. Entourage (2004–11):

HBO

Urth Caffé owes its entire reputation to this show.

What it's about: "The series follows hot, young actor Vincent Chase and his pals Eric, Turtle, and Drama as they live the dream in Hollywood." 

4. Insecure (2016–present):

HBO

Issa Rae single-handedly is showing that Inglewood and Baldwin Hills deserve just as much love as WeHo and Beverly Hills. 

What it's about: "This comedy series looks at the friendship of two modern-day Black women and all of their tribulations."

5. Vanderpump Rules (2013–present):

Bravo

If it's a Friday night, you BETTER BELIEVE you're going to see me at TomTom!

What it's about: "Restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump oversees a group of staff members who lead drama-filled lives at SUR (Sexy, Unique Restaurant)."

6. Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019):

Sony Pictures

I'll say this once and I'll say it again: I NEEDED MORE SHARON TATE!

What it's about: "Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognize anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate — the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson family." 

7. On My Block (2018–21):

Monsé and Olivia in the lunch line
Netflix

Like Insecure, this teen dramedy showed that there are gems all over Los Angeles, and NOT just in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica. 

What it's about: "In a rough, Los Angeles neighborhood, four smart, funny, and streetwise teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school."

8. Boyz n the Hood (1991):

Shalika and company looking at someone with attitude
Columbia Pictures

See: On My Block and Insecure.

What it's about: "Three friends struggle to survive in South Central Los Angeles, where friendship, pain, danger, and love form a true picture of life in the hood in this critically acclaimed, action-filled story."

9. Pretty Woman (1990):

Buena Vista Pictures

"You work on commission, right? Big mistake! Big! HUGE!" One of the greatest lines in cinema.

What it's about: "A corporate lawyer pays a gorgeous hooker to be his escort for a business week in Beverly Hills."

10. La La Land (2016):

Lionsgate

I've never seen Griffith Observatory get so much love.

What it's about: "A jazz pianist falls in love with an aspiring actress as they both pursue their dreams of stardom."

11. Hollywood (2020):

Netflix

They don't call it the golden age for nothing!

What it's about: "In post–World War II Hollywood, an ambitious group of aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true."

12. Speed (1994):

20th Century Fox

While I've never been on an LA bus, if Sandra Bullock was driving, I'd get on it AND I'd trust her to get me to my destination.

What it's about: "An LA cop trapped on a runaway city bus set to explode if it falls under 50 mph must help one of the terrified passengers steer the bus to safety!"

13. Real Women Have Curves (2002):

Jimmy looking at Ana as they walk down the street
HBO Films

America Ferrera's best role, IMO.

What it's about: "A Mexican American teen struggles to strike a balance between her college ambitions and the pull of her traditional cultural heritage." 

14. (500) Days of Summer (2009):

Fox Searchlight

This movie is specifically a love letter to the Burbank Ikea.

What it's about: "An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her."

15. The Bling Ring (2013):

A24

"Let's go to Paris's." A vibe.

What it's about: "Lured by stardom, a crew of aimless teens breaks into celebrity homes for a string of high-profile robberies and fame by association."

16. Lucifer (2016–21):

Netflix

LA is the City of Angels, and, I mean, technically Lucifer is an angel...

What it's about: "Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and and forms a connection with a homicide detective."

17. BoJack Horseman (2014–20):

Netflix

This show is about a depressed, aged-out actor who's trying to feel something...aka a decent portion of the LA population! 

What it's about: "Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s, 20 years later. He's a curmudgeon with a heart of...not quite gold...but something like gold. Copper?"

18. You're the Worst (2014–19):

Gretchen and Jimmy smiling on the phone with each other
FXX

Jimmy and Gretchen truly, truly, truly found love in a hopeless place. 

What it's about: "Jimmy doesn't believe in relationships, and Gretchen is a self-proclaimed cynic. So when they meet at a wedding, it's only natural that the two of them go home together and, despite their better judgment, begin to find themselves falling for each other."

19. And last: Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000):

Fox

I mean, it's in the title!

What it's about: "Twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh experience a very special kind of culture shock when they move from Minnesota to Beverly Hills and begin their new lives at West Beverly High."