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The Best Movies About New Orleans

Updated May 7, 2021 828 votes 150 voters 10.5k 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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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    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 Walt...  more

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    The Skeleton Key

    Kate Hudson, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byIain Softley

    Directed byIain Softley

    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 acquires a...  more

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    #45 of 245 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#132 of 736 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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    A Love Song for Bobby Long

    Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta

    Released2004

    Released2004

    Directed byShainee Gabel

    Directed byShainee Gabel

    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....  more

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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh

    Released1951

    Released1951

    Directed byElia Kazan

    Directed byElia Kazan

    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 Big Easy

    John Goodman, Dennis Quaid

    Released1986

    Released1986

    Directed byJim McBride

    Directed byJim McBride

    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 set and...  more

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    Live and Let Die

    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore

    Released1973

    Released1973

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    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. Broccoli...  more
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    Girls Trip

    Regina Hall, Queen Latifah

    Released2017

    Released2017

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans on a retreat in an effort to reconnect....  more

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    #634 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#948 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    Déjà Vu

    Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byTony Scott

    Directed byTony Scott

    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 Bruckheimer. The film stars...  more

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    Dracula 2000

    Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan

    Released2000

    Released2000

    Directed byPatrick Lussier

    Directed byPatrick Lussier

    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 Lee...  more

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    Jezebel

    Bette Davis, Henry Fonda

    Released1938

    Released1938

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    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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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber

    Released2009

    Released2009

    Directed byGavin Hood

    Directed byGavin Hood

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Gavin Hood, based on the Marvel Comic character. The early years of James Logan (Hugh Jackman), featuring his rivalry with his...  more

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    #294 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#362 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies Of All Time

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    Mardi Gras

    Pat Boone, Dick Sargent

    Released1958

    Released1958

    Directed byEdmund Goulding

    Directed byEdmund Goulding

    Mardi Gras is a 1958 musical film directed by Edmund Goulding....  more
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    The Pelican Brief

    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Released1993

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    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 Shaw...  more

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    Vendetta

    Christopher Walken, Clancy Brown

    Released1999

    Released1999

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

    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. After...  more
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    Undercover Blues

    Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid

    Released1993

    Released1993

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    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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    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise

    Released1989

    Released1989

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster

    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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    Last Holiday

    Queen Latifah, LL Cool J

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byWayne Wang

    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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    #147 of 785 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#18 of 102 The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked

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    A Little Bit of Heaven

    Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2011

    Released2011

    Directed byNicole Kassell

    Directed byNicole Kassell

    A Little Bit of Heaven is a 2011 romantic comedy directed by Nicole Kassell and starring Kate Hudson and Gael García Bernal....  more
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    On Hostile Ground

    Brittany Daniel, John Corbett

    Released2000

    Released2000

    Directed byMario Philip Azzopardi

    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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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk

    Released2012

    Released2012

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

    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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    Runaway Jury

    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2003

    Released2003

    Directed byGary Fleder

    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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    The Expendables

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    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

    Released2013

    Directed byEric Heisserer

    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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    The Chaperone

    Triple H, Ariel Winter

    Released2011

    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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    Sinners and Saints

    Tom Berenger, Method Man

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byWilliam Kaufman

    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