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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric and clever films and TV shows about / with storytelling, crimes, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, brutality, culture clash, vengeance and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new orleans: No Mercy (1986), The Originals (2013), Little Murder (2011), Undercover Blues (1993), A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), The Big Easy (1986), Pretty Baby (1978), Tightrope (1984), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Johnny Handsome (1989).

List of movies set in new orleans

 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, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, chase, vengeance, vigilante, violence, neo-noir, hitman, police investigation, crime, swamp, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 8.3
 99K
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, exciting, captivating, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, love and romance, magical, supernatural romance, family relations, rivalry, secret, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 4.8
 667
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, cemetery, forces of nature, ocean or sea, crimes, mystery, deadly, injustice, escapades, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans
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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: surreal, dark humor, offbeat, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug abuse, murder investigation, corruption, police brutality, organized crime, addiction, crime, heroin, promotion, debt, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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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, semi serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: espionage, undercover, babies and infants, married couple, vacation, arms dealer, agent, baby, terrorism, couple relations, parents and children, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a dangerous mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice, Flynn is saved by Simone. But when double-crossed by a respected professor and ambushed by a ruthless gang, Flynn realizes Simone's secret, his true mission and a shocking ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, sexy, ridiculous, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, good versus evil, mythology, danger, supernatural, escapades, heroes, save the world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, russia
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, book, haunted by the past, loss of friend, nervous breakdown, funeral, professor, singer, alcohol abuse, house, alcohol, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
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 6.6
 10K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: clever, sexy, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, murder, neo noir, crime, investigation, police investigation, romance, verbal byplay, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, seaport, california
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 6.6
 8K
Pretty Baby (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, erotic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virginity, innocence lost, photographer, brothel, loss of virginity, prostitute, prostitution, sexuality, girl man relationship, love and romance, child prostitution, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.3
 13K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexual, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, police detective, murder, kidnapping, crime, psychopath, investigation, single parent, mysterious character, obsession, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.
Style: scary, rough, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, murder, serial killer, ghost, hook, gory, vengeance, killer, curse, supernatural, afterlife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: clever, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, buddies, on the road, gangsters, honesty, rich and poor, cons and scams, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi river, california
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, plastic surgery, robbery, new identity, murder, crime, rehabilitation, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sweet, sad, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, heaven, friendship, orphan, adventure, going straight, dog, second chance, friends, animal life, death, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.3
 531K
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, twists and turns, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, manipulations, scheme, fbi, wizards and magicians, teamwork, cons and scams, investigation, mastermind, bank robbery, heist, perfect crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, chicago illinois ...
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, family, family life, sitcom, siblings relations, eccentric family, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, youth, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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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, atmospheric, sexual, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, romance, supernatural ability, voodoo, love affair, mystery, estate, afterlife, love and romance, supernatural, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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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: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, erotic
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, dangerous attraction, family problems, sexual attraction, trophy wife, love, sex, adultery, extramarital affair, passion, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 8.2
 12K
Treme (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and ...
Style: sentimental, talky, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, city life, radio dj, chef, musician, african american, lawyer, realism, musician's life, violence, survival, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 6.5
 1K
K-Ville (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: K-Ville is an American television drama created and executive produced by Jonathan Lisco, centering on policing New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Deran Sarafian directed the pilot. On May 15, 2008, the series was officially canceled.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, crime, murder investigation, police, police investigation, murder, urban, crimes, law enforcement, partners, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 5.7
 26K
Hatchet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, survival, tour guide, swamp, gory, alligator, male friendship, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, down on your luck, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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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, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, blacks and whites, torture, injustice, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, danger, crimes, navy, partners, state affairs, undercover, military, investigation, army investigation, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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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, semi serious, stylized, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, cinderella story, family, human becomes animal, adventure, fall in love, prince, wizards and magicians, african american, jazz, firefly, voodoo ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, mississippi, usa
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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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, stripper, orphan, crime, adoption, police investigation, drug dealing, neo noir, chase, vengeance, survivor ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, 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: gothic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, ghost, attic, suspicion, supernatural, occult, paralysis, nurse, mysterious character, patient, nursing, workplace ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 6.6
 92K
Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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: chef, restaurant, redemption, kitchen, cooking, drug addict, career, revenge, abused woman, manipulative behavior, mentor, love ...
Place: new orleans, london
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 7.3
 71K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: incest, voodoo, private detective, devil, investigation, amnesia, blood, neo noir, murder, fan, demon, church ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, crime, religions or cults, urban, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, escapades, society, medicine, vatican
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 5.5
 310
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: sport, midlife crisis, athlete's life, ego clash, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, golden years, infidelity, alcohol abuse, fashion, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, usa
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