Movies Set in Los Angeles Quiz

Based on the summary, name these movies or TV shows that were set in and around Los Angeles.
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
First submittedOctober 14, 2010
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Description
Movie
Genius billionaire designs awesome, weaponized body suit
Iron Man
A bus will explode if its speed falls below 55 mph!
Speed
Black cop and Asian cop have hilarious cultural differences
Rush Hour
Unfrozen caveman comes to life in modern-day L.A.
Encino Man
A downtown skyscraper is taken hostage by Euro-terrorists
Die Hard
Old man from Okinawa teaches a boy martial arts
The Karate Kid
Former white supremacist must teach his brother about tolerance
American History X
In the year 2019, a bounty-hunter must kill escaped replicants
Blade Runner
She's my sister (slap) She's my daughter (slap). Forget it, Jake, it's ...
Chinatown
White man, despite being an excellent basketball player, can't dunk
White Men Can't Jump
Undercover policeman infiltrates illegal racing circuit
The Fast and the Furious
Incredibly, Los Angeles is struck by shark-filled tornadoes
Sharknado
Moody 1950s youths are out of control, rebelling without any reason to do so!
Rebel Without a Cause
 
 
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TV Show
Man has 3 sons. Woman has 3 daughters. Their families merge
The Brady Bunch
Genius becomes a teenage doctor
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Urban Philadelphia teen moves in with rich California relatives
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son
who had no choice but to keep them all together
Arrested Development
Ex-commandos were framed for a crime they didn't commit, and now use their
military skills to help people in need
The A-Team
Sex-addicted jingle writer helps to raise his brother's son
Two and a Half Men
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Level 85
Jul 23, 2013
Sharknado - proof positive that a movie can be so incredibly awful that it actually swings back around to good again.
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Level 63
Sep 25, 2013
This is one of those movies that will have a cult following for years to come. It received way too much publicity.
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Level 77
May 15, 2014
It can't be as good as Avalanche Sharks...
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Level 80
Nov 3, 2018
Not Sharkalanche?
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Level 36
Jul 27, 2013
Please accept more spellings for Doogie!
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Level 80
Dec 19, 2018
Maybe Hauser?
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Level 49
Jul 28, 2013
#2- I think it was called "the bus that couldn't slow down"...
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Level 79
Sep 25, 2013
Hah!
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Level 50
Aug 26, 2013
Was hoping to see Beverly Hillbillies.
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Level 79
Sep 30, 2014
I didn't even see the box with the TV shows down below. Arrgh!
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Level 65
Aug 27, 2015
I wasted time typing Pulp Fiction and The Big Lobowski before actually reading any clues. Just figured they would be included in this for sure.
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Level 74
Sep 18, 2016
No Mulholland Drive?
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Level 74
Feb 21, 2017
Wasn't Arrested Development set in Newport Beach and/or San Diego? NB is in Orange County, isn't it?
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
It's one solid carpet of urban development to Los Angeles, being very much a part of Greater Los Angeles. Orange County wouldn't just be sitting there with 3 million people jammed between the mountains and the ocean without Los Angeles, Hollywood and the port.
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2018
It doesn't matter if it is a solid carpet of urban development, Newport Beach and/or San Diego are NOT Los Angeles and not even close to the border of LA County. It's an insult to all people not in Los Angeles for them to claim ownership of any area outside of their mess.
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Level 81
Nov 3, 2018
Millions of indepence minded suburbanites wouldn't be there without a central city for them disparage.
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Level 80
Dec 19, 2018
I'm not insulted when people understand what an urban area is.
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Level 48
Dec 6, 2017
Arrested Development = best show in last 20 years! It primarily was set in the Newport Beach area, but took place all over greater Los Angeles.
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Level 72
Oct 2, 2020
great show , well written great acting . sad to see it so low on this quiz . everybody give it a watch you won't be disappointed.
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
Would you accept "most American movies and TV" as an answer? Thanks.
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2018
I saw "undercover police officer infiltrates"...and immediately typed Point Break, then looked at my spelling, then reread the clue about car thieves and then...realized that Keanu Reeves IS AN FBI AGENT! Not a police officer.
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Level 80
Sep 1, 2018
No Collateral?
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Level 65
Sep 16, 2018
No Beverley Hillbillies? (sigh what a world we live in when we forget the Beverely Hillbillies)

You know, a story about a man named Jed, a poor mountaineer trying to keep his family fed.

Then one day he was shooting for some food, up from the ground came a bubblin' crude,

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know old Jed's a millionare, kin folks said "Jed move away from here, Californy is the place you ought to be", so they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverley - Hills that is, swimming pool, movie stars.

(sigh)

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Level 74
Oct 16, 2018
Californication should have been there...
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Level 62
Dec 19, 2018
Great quiz, but the bus in Speed had to stay at or above 50, not 55.
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Level 74
Dec 19, 2018
Seems like this quiz could be expanded quite a bit
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Level 65
Dec 19, 2018
I'd love to see more movies and shows in here. I feel like this could actually do with part 2. Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, La La Land, The Closer, Threes Company, Columbo.
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Level 73
Jan 21, 2019
I also was kind of shocked not to see Columbo in that list!!
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Level 78
Nov 25, 2019
L.A. Confidential.
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Level 84
Dec 7, 2019
Nitpicking, but I believe Die Hard takes place in a skyscraper in Century City, not downtown Los Angeles.