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The Best Movies About New Orleans

Updated May 7, 2021 1.1k votes 155 voters 10.7k views91 items

List RulesMovies about New Orleans, aka The Big Easy. Vote up your favorite New Orleans films.

The horrific events that surrounded Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Saints, Mardi Gras, Cajun cooking, jazz music – these are some of the things that come to mind when we think about the city of New Orleans, Louisiana! This famous city is a major port and happens to be the largest city in the entire state. It’s no wonder so many films have featured this iconic city. But what are the best movies about New Orleans? Vote for the best New Orleans films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list all feature the city of New Orleans and most were actually filmed there. The genres range from comedy, romance, drama, and thriller. There's a New Orleans movie for whatever you're in the mood for.
 
This list features the best movies about New Orleans including, The Princess & The Frog, Synchronic, The Expendables, Déjà vu, Project Power, Hours, Girl's Trip, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Now You See Me, A Streetcar Named Desire, Runaway Jury, and Sinners and Saints. Vote up the best movies about New Orleans below or add a Big Easy film that isn't already on the list.

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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk

    Released2012

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Timur Bekmambetov, based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. The novel's author, Seth...  more
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    Undercover Blues

    Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid

    Released1993

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Undercover Blues is a 1993 comedy film about a family of secret agents, starring Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. The film was written by Ian Abrams and directed by Herbert Ross....  more
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    Hatchet

    Tony Todd, Robert Englund

    Released2006

    Directed byAdam Green

    Hatchet is a 2006 American slasher film written and directed by Adam Green. The film has an all-star horror film cast....  more

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    The Expendables

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone

    Released2010

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason Statham,...  more

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    Hours

    Paul Walker, Génesis Rodríguez

    Released2013

    Directed byEric Heisserer

    Hours is a 2013 American thriller film directed and written by Eric Heisserer. The film stars Paul Walker, Génesis Rodríguez, TJ Hassan, Nick Gomez, and Judd Lormand. The film premiered in America on...  more
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    Last Holiday

    Queen Latifah, LL Cool J

    Released2006

    Directed byWayne Wang

    Last Holiday is a 2006 American comedy film starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang. Latifah plays a humble store assistant, Georgia, who is told that she has a rare brain condition, and...  more

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    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise

    Released1989

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster

    All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the story...  more

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    Runaway Jury

    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2003

    Directed byGary Fleder

    Runaway Jury is a 2003 American thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz. It is an adaptation of John Grisham's novel The Runaway...  more

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    On Hostile Ground

    Brittany Daniel, John Corbett

    Released2000

    Directed byMario Philip Azzopardi

    On Hostile Ground is a 2000 television movie starring John Corbett. Directed by Mario Azzopardi, the film originally aired on TBS on June 11, 2000....  more
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    Sinners and Saints

    Tom Berenger, Method Man

    Released2010

    Directed byWilliam Kaufman

    Sinners and Saints is a 2010 action-thriller film directed by and co-written by William Kaufman. It stars Johnny Strong, Kevin Phillips, Costas Mandylor, Sean Patrick Flanery, Bas Rutten, Method Man,...  more
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    The Chaperone

    Triple H, Ariel Winter

    Released2011

    The Chaperone is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, and also produced by WWE Studios. The film stars Triple H, Yeardley Smith, Ariel Winter, Kevin Corrigan, José Zúñiga, Kevin...  more
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    Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

    Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello

    Released1953

    Directed byCharles Lamont

    Abbott and Costello Go To Mars is a 1953 American science fiction comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film follows the misadventures of...  more
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    The Flame of New Orleans

    Marlene Dietrich, Andy Devine

    Released1941

    Directed byRené Clair

    The Flame of New Orleans is a 1941 comedy film directed by René Clair and starring Marlene Dietrich and Bruce Cabot in his first comedy role. The supporting cast features Roland Young, Andy Devine...  more
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    The Buccaneer

    Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner

    Released1958

    Directed byAnthony Quinn

    The Buccaneer is a 1958 War film, made by Paramount Pictures like the 1938 version, starring Yul Brynner as Jean Lafitte, Charles Boyer and Claire Bloom. Charlton Heston plays a supporting role as...  more
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    New Orleans

    Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong

    Released1947

    Directed byArthur Lubin

    New Orleans is a 1947 musical drama featuring Billie Holiday as a singing maid and Louis Armstrong as a bandleader; supporting players Holiday and Armstrong perform together and portray a couple...  more
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    Ruby Bridges

    Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak

    Released1998

    Directed byEuzhan Palcy

    Ruby Bridges is a 1998 made-for-television movie, written by Toni Ann Johnson and based on the true story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans,...  more
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    Trouble the Water

    Michael Brown, George W. Bush

    Released2008

    Directed byTia Lessin, Carl Deal

    Trouble the Water is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, producers of Fahrenheit 9/11. Trouble the Water is a redemptive tale of a couple surviving failed...  more
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    Albino Alligator

    Viggo Mortensen, Faye Dunaway

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Spacey

    Albino Alligator is a 1997 American crime thriller film the directorial debut of Kevin Spacey, and starred Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway and Gary Sinise. It tells the story of three small-time criminals...  more
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    Always for Pleasure is a 1978 documentary film by Les Blank about social traditions in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film has footage of musical events, Mardi Gras Indians, a funeral with traditional...  more
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    Blaze

    Paul Newman, Richard Jenkins

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Shelton

    Blaze is a 1989 film written and directed by Ron Shelton. Based on the 1974 memoir Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry by Blaze Starr and Huey Perry, the film stars Paul Newman as Earl Long...  more
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    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

    Tony Todd, Veronica Cartwright

    Released1995

    Directed byBill Condon

    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is the 1995 sequel to the horror film Candyman, an adaptation of the Clive Barker short story "The Forbidden". It stars Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill...  more
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    Down by Law

    Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin

    Released1986

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    Down by Law is a 1986 black-and-white independent film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni. The film centers on the arrest, incarceration, and...  more

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    Obsession

    John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Obsession is a 1976 psychological thriller/mystery directed by Brian De Palma, starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, and Stocker Fontelieu. The screenplay was by Paul Schrader,...  more
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    The Buccaneer

    Anthony Quinn, Walter Brennan

    Released1938

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    The Buccaneer is a 1938 American adventure film made by Paramount Pictures based on Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille...  more
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    The Cincinnati Kid

    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen

    Released1965

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 American drama film. It tells the story of Eric "The Kid" Stoner, a young Depression-era poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. This quest...  more

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