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Famous Movies Filmed in New Orleans

Updated January 3, 2021 9.1k views45 items

List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in New Orleans

List of movies that were filmed in New Orleans, including trailers of the films when available. New Orleans has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in New Orleans is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in New Orleans, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

This list below has a variety of movies, like Panic in the Streets and Jezebel, in it.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in New Orleans?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in New Orleans?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in New Orleans are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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  • Gone with the Wind1

    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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  • Meet the Spartans2

    Meet the Spartans

    Carmen Electra, Method Man

    Released2008

    Directed byAaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg

  • Easy Rider3

    Easy Rider

    Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper

    Released1969

    Directed byDennis Hopper

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  • Stay Alive4

    Stay Alive

    Sophia Bush, Frankie Muniz

    Released2006

    Directed byWilliam Brent Bell

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  • Miller's Crossing5

    Miller's Crossing

    Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • Wild at Heart6

    Wild at Heart

    Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe

    Released1990

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • Hard Target7

    Hard Target

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Woo

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  • Down by Law8

    Down by Law

    Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin

    Released1986

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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  • Runaway Jury9

    Runaway Jury

    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2003

    Directed byGary Fleder

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  • Jezebel10

    Jezebel

    Bette Davis, Henry Fonda

    Released1938

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

  • The Skeleton Key11

    The Skeleton Key

    Kate Hudson, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Directed byIain Softley

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  • Panic in the Streets12

    Panic in the Streets

    Jack Palance, Richard Widmark

    Released1950

    Directed byElia Kazan

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  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans13

    Released2009

    Directed byWerner Herzog

  • Mr. 300014

    Mr. 3000

    Carmen Electra, Jay Leno

    Released2004

    Directed byCharles Stone III

  • Pretty Baby15

    Pretty Baby

    Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon

    Released1978

    Directed byLouis Malle

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  • The Cincinnati Kid16

    The Cincinnati Kid

    Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen

    Released1965

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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  • Zandalee17

    Zandalee

    Nicolas Cage, Marisa Tomei

    Released1991

    Directed bySam Pillsbury

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  • Belle of the Nineties18

    Released1934

    Directed byLeo McCarey

  • The Final Destination19

    The Final Destination

    Ali Larter, Krista Allen

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

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    #147 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#149 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Crazy in Alabama20

    Crazy in Alabama

    Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf

    Released1999

    Directed byAntonio Banderas

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  • The Big Easy21

    The Big Easy

    John Goodman, Dennis Quaid

    Released1986

    Directed byJim McBride

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  • A Love Song for Bobby Long22

    A Love Song for Bobby Long

    Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta

    Released2004

    Directed byShainee Gabel

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  • Albino Alligator23

    Albino Alligator

    Viggo Mortensen, Faye Dunaway

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Spacey

  • King Creole24

    King Creole

    Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau

    Released1958

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

  • The Toast of New Orleans25

    The Toast of New Orleans

    David Niven, Rita Moreno

    Released1950

    Directed byNorman Taurog