From the tough streets of South Central to the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is what dreams (and traffic jams) are made of. 

The City of Angels has also served as the backdrop to some of Hollywood's most classic cinematic ventures, and we have ranked the top nine L.A.-centric flicks for your list-enjoying pleasure.

Whether its Mark Wahlberg starring as the sex-bomb protagonist in 1997's porn-industry epic Boogie Nights, Ice Cube as a drug-slinging gang member in Boyz n the Hood or even the edgy Hollywood punk inside Nicolas Cage for '80s classic Valley Girl, L.A. has been a supporting character in many a movie-night favorite.

Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman, John Travolta

Miramax Films

If ensemble capers are more your thing, then you'll remember Uma Thurman and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, while action fans were obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984's The Terminator. (So much so, the Governator kept his "I'll be back" promise for more than 30 years and stars in Terminator Genisys, in theaters now.)

Check out the top nine best L.A. movies in the video above. Did your favorite make the cut? Sound off in the comments! 

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