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, atmospheric, sexy and stylized films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, runaway, crimes, life philosophy, mentor, murder, culture clash, police investigation and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
new orleans
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new orleans movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as new orleans: The Originals (2013), Midnight Bayou (2009), The Skeleton Key (2005), A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), The Princess and the Frog (2009), American Horror Story (2011), Angel Heart (1987), Now You See Me (2013), NCIS: New Orleans (2014), Zandalee (1991).

List of movies set in new orleans

 8.3
 131K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, witch, supernatural, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, love and romance, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Midnight Bayou (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, love affair, romance, estate, love and romance, swamp, grandmother granddaughter relationship, dream, wedding, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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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, macabre, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, black magic, ritual, attic, supernatural horror, paralysis, rite, witchcraft, soul transference, mysterious character ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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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: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, loss of friend, funeral, family problems, parents and children, drinking problem, family relations, mentor, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
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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, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, family, cinderella story, prince, talking animals, fall in love, disney, animal life, curses spells and rituals, magical, jazz, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, death, ghost, witch, insanity, nightmare, evil, evil force, nun, coven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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 7.3
 87K
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, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, murder, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neurosis, chase ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, year 1918 ...
Place: new orleans, southern usa, new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.2
 642K
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, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, outsmarting, mind game, perfect crime, cons and scams, teamwork, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, magic trick, fbi, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
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NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, special agents, government agency, crimes, partners, state affairs, undercover, investigation, army investigation, crime investigation, soldier, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 4.3
 4K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, tragic love, family problems, manipulation, dangerous attraction, sexual attraction, love, femme fatale, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 6.5
 11K
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, melancholic, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child prostitution, innocence lost, loss of virginity, brothel, underage sex, virginity, girl man relationship, prostitute, photographer, sexuality, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1917
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, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, abusive husband, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, obsession, redemption ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi
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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, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: swamp, murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, serial killer, baseball, confederate soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
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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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, operation, doctor, girlfriend, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, parents and children, family life, married couple, undercover, working undercover, couple relations, vacation, strong female character, arms dealer, baby, agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK
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, sad, sweet, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, afterlife, orphan, second chance, dog, adventure, friendship, heaven, animals, rescue, disney, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Haunted Hathaways (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, family life, eccentric family, youth, family relations, parents and children, invisibility, haunted, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.7
 51K
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, unlikely criminals, prison life, on the road, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Toys in the Attic (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julian Berniers returns from Illinois with his young bride Lily Prine to the family in New Orleans. His spinster sisters Carrie and Anna welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts. The sisters hope Julian will help with their expenses, and ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, psychological, clever
Plot: family relations, attic, incest, golden years, dishonesty, love and romance, elderly lovers, elderly, family problems, couples, family life, factory ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, tennessee, illinois, usa
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Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: At the Doll House, a 1930’s New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town of Dove Linkhorn, her true love of three years before who ...
Style: sexy, gloomy, atmospheric, sexual, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, innocence lost, rich and poor, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, texas, usa
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 8.3
 15K
Treme (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, social problems, musician, hurricane katrina, realism, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle, life turned upside down, tragic event, interracial relations, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, swamp, air disaster, law enforcement, investigation, alcohol abuse, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, drug abuse, hallucination, blackmail, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, murder investigation, redemption, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 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, fistfight, mafia, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, los angeles, ireland
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The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, 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, psychotronic, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, vampire vs vampire, save the world, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, dracula, supernatural, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new orleans, usa, russia
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 5.8
 3K
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, necrophilia, dead child, blindness, murder, haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, mental institution, accident, perversion, dark humor ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.5
 13K
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: neo noir, sexy, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), police, corruption, investigation, murder, police investigation, romance, crimes, love and romance, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, southern usa, california ...
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 6.3
 18K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, woman in danger, single parent, crimes, manipulation, mind game, mysterious character, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, 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: tense, realistic, clever, stylized, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, card playing, gangsters, friendship, friends, dealer, couples, buddies, dishonesty, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, mississippi, southern usa ...
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 5.7
 8K
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, chase, vengeance, crimes, swamp, fighting crime, death of partner, crime boss, hitman, revenge, vigilante, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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