Movies and TV shows set in louisiana

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in louisiana ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, cult film, weird, clever and unusual plot structure films and TV shows about / with dialogue, swamp, storytelling, mentor, death, catastrophe, runaway, life philosophy, brutality and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
louisiana
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louisiana movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as louisiana: Venom (2005), True Detective (2014), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Southern Comfort (1981), The Reaping (2007), The Waterboy (1998), Blaze (1989), In the Electric Mist (2009), Fletch Lives (1989), Frankenfish (2004).

List of movies set in louisiana

 4.6
 10K
Venom (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Venom is a fright-filled voodoo thriller loaded with a sizzling cast of the screen's hottest young stars. Set deep in the eerie swamps of southern Louisiana - Agnes Bruckner (Murder By Numbers), Jonathan Jackson (Tuck Everlasting) and Meagan ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, monster, snake, voodoo, back from the dead, youth, curses spells and rituals, survival, serial killer, zombie, murder, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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 8.9
 568K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, murder investigation, murderer, crimes, drinking problem, partners, partners against crime, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe – for a time when he’s no ...
Style: surreal, emotional, touching, sad, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: poverty, child protagonist, magic realism, global warming, climate change, father daughter relationship, community, childhood, children, coming of age, flood, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, tokyo
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Southern Comfort (1981)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, gothic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, swamp, backwoods, vietnam war, soldier, murder, jungle, disaster, violence, gunfight, paranoia ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, california, texas, usa, southern usa ...
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 5.6
 44K
The Reaping (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: supernatural, disaster, apocalypse, occult, small town, death, religion, swamp, save the world, curses spells and rituals, investigation, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, egypt, usa
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 6.1
 166K
The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, absurd, parody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, social outcast, sport, bullying, college, american football, underdog, cheerleading, farce, mentor, rags to riches, ridicule ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey, new orleans, southern usa
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 6.0
 4K
Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, light, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: stripper, politics, political corruption, governor, civil rights, forbidden love, eccentricity, writers, gangsters, existentialism, friendship, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, latin america, new jersey, usa ...
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In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, police detective, ghost, uncover truth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, hallucination, gangsters, civil war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, california, usa, texas
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 6.1
 22K
Fletch Lives (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, Fletch becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name. In the ...
Style: humorous, intense, absurd, entertaining, parody ...
Plot: murder, sarcasm, investigation, lawyer, satire, disguise, mansion, inheritance, conspiracy, investigative reporter, blonde, african american ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, los angeles, usa, san francisco
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 4.7
 5K
Frankenfish (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, monster, killer fish, animal attack, dangerous animal, survival, experiment gone awry, genetic engineering, track down, escapades, shark, creature feature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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 3.6
 3K
Creature (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ex-Navy seal (Mehcad Brooks), his girlfriend (Serinda Swan) and their friends head out on a road trip to New Orleans. The group decides to stop at a roadside convenience store owned by Chopper (Sid Haig), who tells them the tale of Lockjaw, a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: swamp, deadly creature, snake, lesbian sex, creature feature, creature, survival, ritual, supernatural, legends and myths, skinny dipping, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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SnakeHead Swamp (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A horrifying hybrid of genetic science and nature has taken over the Louisiana bayou, leaving terror in its wake! In the heat of the summer, what began as an day of boating and bikinis changes drastically when a school of genetically enhanced ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: swamp, survival, deadly creature, youth, dangerous animal, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, stranded, animal attack, sea monster, national park, curse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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Everybody's All-American (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sport, friendship, college, american football, cheerleading, football, ambition, midlife crisis, romance, athlete's life, family problems, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, new jersey
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 7.0
 42K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, boot camp, anti war, recruit, military base, insubordination, basic training, buddies, army, world war two, swamp ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: vietnam, louisiana, usa, kansas
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 7.3
 6K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, clever, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: disability, friendship, physical disability, destiny, solitude, obsession, crime gone awry, suicide attempt, melancholy, bittersweet, ship, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
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 6.2
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay couple, dysfunctional family, child abuse, gay rape, homosexual rape, closeted gay, child sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, small town, women, family relations, friendship, life philosophy, parents and children, loss of daughter, best friends, diabetic, family problems, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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 7.7
 52K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, road movie, art house, meditative ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison escape, pimp, swamp, crimes, fight, character study, gangsters, crime gone awry, escape, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, intense, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, dysfunctional family, playwright, estrangement, american south, women, mother and daughter, relationships, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, music, prison, on the road, dancing, starting over, adventure, buddies, orphan, rivalry, buddy ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, chicago illinois
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Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 19th-century Louisiana's Cajun country, Belizaire (Armand Assante) is the informal spokesman for his citizens, who don't see eye to eye with local racists who wish to eradicate all Cajuns. Complicating matters is the fact that ...
Style: sexy, political, feel good, unusual plot structure, allegory ...
Plot: racism, love, vigilante, swashbuckler, lone hero, mad scientist, stereotypes, women, werewolf, civil war, greed, corporate america ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: louisiana, tokyo, egypt, spain, texas ...
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, disturbing, heartbreaking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: slavery, racism, survival, civil rights, torture, freedom, interracial relations, african american, life is a bitch, separation from family, master and servant, rape ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york state, georgia ...
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 7.2
 10K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: sexy, affectionate, unusual plot structure, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: curse, coming of age, women, dysfunctional family, infidelity, redemption, youth, superstition, magic realism, girl, revenge, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
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Moon of the Wolf (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, deadly creature, small town, monster, wolf, occult, murder, sheriff, mystery, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The third installment in the successful Bad Ass action-comedy franchise. Bad Asses on the Bayou reunites the dynamic duo, Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover), as they travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend ...
Style: exciting, rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vigilantism, partners, confined, heroes, aging, crimes, partners against crime, rivalry, elderly, superhero, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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 4.1
 3K
Red Water (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, shark attack, killer shark, dangerous animal, treasure hunt, hostage, survival, fugitives, rescue, crimes, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, kidnapping, post apocalypse, alien invasion, alien, end of the world, bunker, paranoia, survivalist, bomb shelter, underground bunker, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 4.0
 26K
Shark Night 3D (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: shark, shark attack, killer shark, survival, creature feature, youth, dangerous animal, friends, animal attack, killer animal, eaten alive, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.5
 4K
Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, dog, civil rights, racism, family relations, youth, bittersweet, poverty, courage, depression, camp, education ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.2
 14K
The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: biblical, talky, realistic, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: christian, religion, redemption, small town, radio, preacher, coma, country, runaway, atheism, faith, religious ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, texas, california, usa
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