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Film The Best Movies About New Orleans  

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List Rules Movies 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, Dracula 2000, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Expendables, Déjà vu, Heat, Hours, Last Holiday, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Now You See Me, A Streetcar Named Desire, 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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A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 American drama film adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name. It is the story of a southern lady, Blanche Dubois, ...more

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The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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The Big Easy John Goodman, Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin The Big Easy is a 1987 American crime drama directed by Jim McBride and written by Daniel Petrie Jr. The film stars Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, and Ned Beatty. The film was both ...more

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The Skeleton Key Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant The Skeleton Key is a 2005 American supernatural horror film starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joy Bryant. The film centers on a young hospice nurse who ...more

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Jezebel Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay Jezebel is a 1938 American romantic drama film released and directed by William Wyler. It stars Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard ...more

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A Love Song for Bobby Long Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht A Love Song for Bobby Long is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Shainee Gabel. The screenplay is based on the novel Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps.

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Undercover Blues Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Dave Chappelle 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.

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The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal crime thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student ...more

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Déjà Vu Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning Déjà Vu is a 2006 American action thriller film with elements of science fiction, directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry ...more

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film ...more

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Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman 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 ...more

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Last Holiday Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt 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, ...more

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Mardi Gras Pat Boone, Dick Sargent, Gary Crosby Mardi Gras is a 1958 musical film directed by Edmund Goulding.

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Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .

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Hours Paul Walker, Génesis Rodríguez, Elton LeBlanc 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 ...more

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A Little Bit of Heaven Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates A Little Bit of Heaven is a 2011 romantic comedy directed by Nicole Kassell and starring Kate Hudson and Gael García Bernal.

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All Dogs Go to Heaven Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback 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 ...more

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Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto Live and Let Die is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Produced by Albert R. ...more

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God's Gift Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Simone Tapsoba Wend Kuuni is a 1983 Burkinabé drama film directed by Gaston Kaboré.

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Dracula 2000 Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion Dracula 2000, also known internationally as Dracula 2001, is a 2000 American action horror film written and directed by Patrick Lussier. The film stars Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny ...more

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Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Assassination Games Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Loredana Groza Assassination Games is a 2011 American action film directed by Ernie Barbarash, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins. The film was released in the United States on July 29, 2011.

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Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Harry Shearer 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 ...more

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The Flame of New Orleans Marlene Dietrich, Andy Devine, Anne Revere 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, ...more

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Vendetta Christopher Walken, Clancy Brown, Edward Herrmann Vendetta is a 1999 HBO original movie based on actual events that took place in New Orleans on March 14, 1891. Eighteen Italian-Americans were falsely accused of the murder of the police chief. ...more

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The Expendables Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis 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 ...more

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson 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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The Chaperone Triple H, Ariel Winter, Annabeth Gish 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 ...more

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On Hostile Ground Brittany Daniel, John Corbett, Jessica Steen 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.

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Sinners and Saints Tom Berenger, Method Man, Jolene Blalock 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 ...more