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The Best Movies About New Orleans 

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Updated August 4, 2020 549 votes 126 voters 8.8k views 32 items

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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ron 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 ...more

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Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

Released: 1951

Directed by: Elia 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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Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant

Released: 2005

Directed by: Iain 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 ...more

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John Goodman, Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jim 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 ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht

Released: 2004

Directed by: Shainee 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.

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Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tony 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 ...more

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Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay

Released: 1938

Directed by: William 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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Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

Released: 1993

Directed by: Alan 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 ...more

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Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt

Released: 2006

Directed by: Wayne 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, ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Dave Chappelle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Herbert 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.
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Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

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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Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1973

Directed by: Guy 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. ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gary 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 ...more

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Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2009

Directed by: Gavin 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 ...more

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Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback

Released: 1989

Directed by: Don 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 ...more

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Shameik Moore, T.I., Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Released: 2020

Directed by: RZA

Cut Throat City is a 2020 American action film directed by RZA. Set after Hurricane Katrina, four boyhood friends out of options reluctantly accept an offer to pull off a dangerous heist in the ...more
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Pat Boone, Dick Sargent, Gary Crosby

Released: 1958

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Mardi Gras is a 1958 musical film directed by Edmund Goulding.
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God's Gift Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Simone Tapsoba

Released: 1983

Directed by: Gaston Kaboré

Wend Kuuni is a 1983 Burkinabé drama film directed by Gaston Kaboré.
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Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nicole Kassell

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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Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Mann

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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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About New Orleans
kspencer added Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish

Released: 2017

Directed by: Malcolm 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.

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Hours Paul Walker, Génesis Rodríguez, Elton LeBlanc

Released: 2013

Directed by: Eric 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 ...more
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Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion

Released: 2000

Directed by: Patrick 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 ...more

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Christopher Walken, Clancy Brown, Edward Herrmann

Released: 1999

Directed by: Nicholas 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. ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sylvester 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 ...more

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