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, sexy, melancholic, suspenseful and intense films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy, brutality, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash, adaptation and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, West Germany, Germany and other countries.
louisiana
 264
louisiana movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as louisiana: True Detective (2014), Down by Law (1986), The Reaping (2007), SnakeHead Swamp (2014), Hard Times (1975), Shark Night 3D (2011), Frankenfish (2004), Dream Boy (2008), Southern Comfort (1981), Blaze (1989).

List of movies set in louisiana

 8.9
 515K
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, captivating, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, police detective, investigation, murderer, partners, partners against crime, crimes, murder, uncover truth, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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 7.7
 49K
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: atmospheric, humorous, sincere, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, on the road, prison life, unlikely criminals, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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 5.6
 43K
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, suspenseful, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, river, occult, save the world, swamp, miraculous event, curses spells and rituals, small town, sacrifice, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, egypt
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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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: swamp, deadly creature, survival, danger, youth, deadly, dangerous animal, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, gory, stranded, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.3
 10K
Hard Times (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Plot: streetfighting, illegal fistfight, street fighter, boxing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, tough heroes, life is a bitch, beating, fistfight, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, los angeles, ireland
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 4.0
 25K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: shark, shark attack, survival, gory, deadly, danger, youth, dangerous animal, friends, eaten alive, murder, creature feature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: animal horror, experiment gone awry, survival, dangerous animal, escapades, danger, genetic engineering, track down, fish, biologist, monster, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, 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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, homosexual rape, lgbt teen, gay relationship, gay rape, teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, gay sex, gay couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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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: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: swamp, wilderness, survival, soldier, murder, on the run, national guard, killing an animal, cajun, trap, gore, joke ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, texas, california ...
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 6.0
 4K
Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic, serious, political comedy, political ...
Plot: politics, stripper, opposites attract, forbidden love, civil rights, governor, love affair, americana, couples, campaign, injustice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
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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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, murder, werewolf, human becomes animal, pregnancy, small town life, human becoming an animal, stalking, law enforcement, deadly creature, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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 6.1
 20K
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, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Plot: journalist, murder, heroes, chase, mystery, toxic waste, deadly, switching roles, mistaken identity, false accusation, silly humor, arson ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, los angeles, usa, san francisco
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, first love, corporal punishment, love triangle, twins, rain, pregnancy, small town, sibling relationship, skinny dipping, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
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Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crime, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, air disaster, law enforcement, investigation, danger, swamp ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 5.7
 7K
No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, chase, crimes, crime, fighting crime, danger, neo-noir, pursuit, crime boss, death of partner, swamp ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, village, cajun, injustice, life is a bitch, investigation, crimes, on the run, society, dishonesty, social relations, healing power ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: louisiana, usa, tokyo, egypt, texas ...
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 7.4
 5K
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: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, paralysis, friends, strong female presence, profanity, folk, homecoming, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, lawyer, mercenary, ex convict, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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 6.1
 154K
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: humorous, funny, parody, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: football, ridicule, sport, social outcast, misfit, goofy hero, ambition, overprotective parent, athlete's life, low self esteem, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new jersey
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A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, golden years, false accusation, friendship, interracial relations, discrimination, americana, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
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 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, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, voodoo, back from the dead, danger, survival, youth, serial killer, teenage life, monster, zombie, snake, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 7.6
 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: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, school, against the odds, interracial relations, racism, great depression, prisoner of war camp, bittersweet, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
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: talky, realistic, touching, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, forgiveness, jealousy, country, radio, sin, religions or cults, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
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All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Plot: manipulation, politics, blackmail, mistress, fighting the system, political corruption, ambition, journalist, governor, scandal, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, confined, vigilantism, partners, aging, partners against crime, heroes, elderly, crimes, rivalry, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.0
 40K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: boot camp, military, military base, insubordination, recruit, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, stockade, awol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, vietnam, kansas
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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, rough, scary, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, shark attack, killer shark, ocean or sea, hostage, treasure hunt, dangerous animal, gory, survival, crimes, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi
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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, starting over, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, on the road, couple relations, social misfits, unlikely partners, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, family relations, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parents and children, best friends, male objectification, family problems, friendship, social relations, small town life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern 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, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, secret society, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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