Movies and TV shows set in new orleans

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in new orleans ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized and suspense films and TV shows about / with crimes, storytelling, murder, dialogue, mentor, violence, redemption, runaway, vengeance and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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new orleans movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as new orleans: The Princess and the Frog (2009), Midnight Bayou (2009), The Originals (2013), Zandalee (1991), Angel Heart (1987), A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), Heaven's Prisoners (1996), Now You See Me (2013), Dark Tourist (2012), Haunted Hathaways (2013).

List of movies set in new orleans

The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: princess, cinderella story, family, prince, magical, human becomes animal, adventure, love and romance, fall in love, wizards and magicians, transformation, firefly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
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Midnight Bayou (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The new owner of a supposedly haunted New Orleans plantation manor uncovers a shocking secret that has been hidden for over 100 years.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, ghost, couples, romance, love affair, love and romance, estate, grandmother granddaughter relationship, dream, brother brother relationship, wedding party, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 8.2
 107K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, rivalry, dangerous attraction, secret, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 4.4
 3K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, dangerous attraction, family problems, sexual attraction, love, dysfunctional marriage, passion, extramarital affair, manipulations, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 7.3
 74K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, danger, murder, neurosis, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, usa, new york, southern usa, harlem ...
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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, loss of friend, funeral, parents and children, loss of parent, family problems, alcohol abuse, drinking problem, family relations, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
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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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, danger, confession, orphan, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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 7.3
 559K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mind game, cons and scams, scheme, teamwork, perfect crime, manipulations, fbi, outsmarting, mastermind, thief, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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 5.0
 947
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: serious, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, mystery, crimes, anti heroes, deadly, friendship, violence, childhood trauma, killing spree, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Haunted Hathaways (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: "The Haunted Hathaways" follows the adventures of a not-so-typical blended family. When Michelle Hathaway relocates to New Orleans, LA., to open a bakery with her daughters Taylor and Frankie, they quickly learn that life in the “Big ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, captivating, sitcom
Audience: kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family, eccentric family, supernatural, family life, youth, family relations, parents and children, invisibility, siblings relations, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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 5.7
 6K
No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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: suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, chase, crime, fighting crime, danger, crimes, neo-noir, pursuit, crime boss, death of partner, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crime, murder investigation, redemption, drugs/alcohol, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 7.3
 9K
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, boxing, great depression, street fighter, contests and competitions, ambition, tough heroes, life is a bitch, gambling, fistfight, beating ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, los angeles, ireland
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Undercover Blues (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When fun-loving American agents Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are called back from maternity leave for a special assignment in New Orleans, the spy parents decide to skip the sitter and give their bouncing baby girl the adventure of a lifetime. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Plot: espionage, parents and children, family life, married couple, couple relations, working undercover, danger, undercover, agent, vacation, strong female character, arms dealer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa
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A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, serious, touching ...
Plot: abusive husband, sister sister relationship, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, love and romance, obsession, redemption, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
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 6.0
 2K
Macabre (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, necrophilia, dead child, blindness, murder, supernatural, gory, mystery, haunted by the past, mental institution, deadly, refrigerator ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 5.0
 16K
American Heist (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers, both with troubled paths, find themselves in the middle of one last bank job.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, sibling relationship, crime gone awry, going straight, haunted by the past, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, hopes, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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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: bleak, heartbreaking, emotional, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, freedom, interracial relations, torture, civil rights, master and servant, racial slur, blacks and whites, confined, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For three college guys, it’s senior year and the co-ed experience has left them high and dry. Their solution: A road trip to Mardi Gras, where beautiful babes are happy to lift their shirts and open containers are always welcome. But after ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light
Audience: teens
Plot: looking for sex, youth, buddies, teenage life, disorder, campus, lifestyle, college, college life, seduction, spring break, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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 5.7
 27K
Hatchet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, survival, slasher, tour guide, danger, deadly, psychopath, crimes, legends and myths, urban legend, gory, manic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, operation, police, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new orleans, texas, new jersey, los angeles
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 6.6
 98K
Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: entertaining, inspirational, exciting, talky, emotional ...
Plot: cooking, chef, restaurant, kitchen, redemption, career, happy ending, manipulative behavior, abused woman, drug addict, mentor, love ...
Place: new orleans, london
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 7.8
 44K
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, pimp, fight, friendship, partners, on the road, unlikely criminals, prison life, dishonesty, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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The Power of Few (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, escapades, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, crime, society, drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, urban, medicine, vatican
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 2.7
 2K
Arachnoquake (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Giant albino spiders break free from the depths of Earth in New Orleans, making everyone’s worst nightmare a reality.
Style: exciting, not serious, absurd, suspense, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: giant spider, creature feature, panic, asthma, asthma inhaler, supernatural, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, chaos, forces of nature, human versus monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 4.8
 689
Little Murder (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In post-Katrina New Orleans, a disgraced detective encounters the ghost of a murdered woman who wants to help him identify her killer.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mystery, crimes, rivalry, injustice, deadly, police detective, police, mansion, cemetery, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans
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 5.7
 326
Number One (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former football hero cannot accept his career is over. He loses himself in alcohol and women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, ambiguous ending
Plot: sport, midlife crisis, hopes, athlete and trainer, fashion, rivalry, power relations, sport team, infidelity, ego clash, alcohol abuse, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 4.5
 2K
Frankenstein (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America Detective O'Connor is investigating a series of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mad scientist, monster, experiment gone awry, obsession, psychopath, deadly, reincarnation, mutant, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, gothic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, attic, paralysis, black magic, rite, soul transference, suspicion, workplace, supernatural, nurse ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 6.2
 41K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, track down, mercenary, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, danger, gunfight, one against many ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, hong kong
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