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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto
This film 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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Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow
The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal 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 Darby ...more

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Pat Boone, Dick Sargent, Gary Crosby
Mardi Gras is a 1958 musical film directed by Edmund Goulding.
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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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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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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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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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Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Simone Tapsoba
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Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates
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Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds
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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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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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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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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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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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Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Harry Shearer
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Loredana Groza
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