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, melancholic, suspenseful, sexy and stylized films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, brutality, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway, life philosophy, adaptation, vengeance and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new orleans: A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), The Big Easy (1986), No Mercy (1986), Undercover Blues (1993), Pretty Baby (1978), Tightrope (1984), The Mechanic (2011), The Princess and the Frog (2009), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Cat People (1982).
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA
166 min.
 7.8
The Cincinnati Kid
Drama
USA
102 min.
 7.3
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Lwa: All Saints' Eve
Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
USA
74 min.
Dream House Nightmare
Drama, Thriller
USA
90 min.
 5.2

List of movies set in new orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
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, stylized, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, police corruption, crime, drug abuse, corruption, redemption, police investigation, drugs, drug addiction, heroin, against the rules, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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A Love Song for Bobby Long
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, mentor, storytelling, alcohol abuse, music, life philosophy, coming of age, relationships, depression, loneliness, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey, alabama
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 6.6
 10K
The Big Easy
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, crime, police, corruption, murder, police investigation, investigation, romance, neo noir, verbal byplay, uncover truth, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, seaport
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 5.7
 6K
No Mercy
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: police investigation, chase, neo-noir, crime, vengeance, revenge, investigation, murder, brutality, gangsters, death, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, san francisco, chicago illinois
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Undercover Blues
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, funny ...
Plot: espionage, spy, undercover, babies and infants, spies, undercover cop, terrorism, couple relations, chase, catastrophe, 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
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: semi serious, exciting, sexy, ridiculous, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, adventure, treasure hunt, supernatural, vampire human love, fountain of youth, adventurer, good versus evil, betrayal, chase, danger, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, russia
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 6.6
 8K
Pretty Baby
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, photographer, prostitution, brothel, loss of virginity, sexuality, girl man relationship, innocence lost, adolescence, child prostitution, child abuse, pornography ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.3
 13K
Tightrope
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, sexual, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, investigation, police investigation, obsession, kidnapping, murder mystery, prostitution, surveillance, chase, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
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 6.6
 137K
The Mechanic
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, mentor, revenge, betrayal, car chase, arms dealer, teaching the ways of the world, gunfight, partners, deception, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, colombia
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The Princess and the Frog
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: stylized, fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jazz, firefly, voodoo, adventure, family, dreams, transformation, princess, cinderella story, talking animals, disney, sacrifice ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, mississippi, usa
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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
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, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, murder, vengeance, serial killer, supernatural, violence, ghost, urban legend, blood, afterlife, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Cincinnati Kid
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, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, gangsters, cheating, adultery, on the road, buddies, mentor, period piece, runaway, dialogue driven ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, california, mississippi river
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 6.1
 17K
Cat People
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After years of separation, Irina (Nastassja Kinski) and her minister brother, Paul (Malcolm McDowell), reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: incest, gory, sex, virginity, sexuality, transformation, murder, self discovery, male nudity, sexualized violence, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Welcome to the Rileys
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, runaway, prostitute, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, stripper, family drama, death in the family, marriage, poker, strong sexual content, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey, california ...
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Tune in Tomorrow...
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin’s aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, talky, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, radio, fall in love, writer's life, eccentricity, stylish, revolution, college, opposites attract, storytelling, betrayal, dark hero ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: new orleans, latin america, usa, england
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Heaven's Prisoners
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, crime, revenge, police investigation, chase, vengeance, investigation, drinking, drug dealing, neo noir, nudity (topless - notable), pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, russia, english channel ...
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Johnny Handsome
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, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, heist, murder, revenge, violence, criminal heroes, hitman, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, seaport
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In the Electric Mist
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, serial killer, crime, murder mystery, investigation, special agents, corruption, justice, adaptation, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
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Bullet to the Head
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, assassin, violence, assassination, kidnapping, betrayal, police corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 5.6
 25K
12 Rounds
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, car chase, family, revenge, fbi, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, chase, mind game, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 40K
Stolen
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, crime, heist, chase, fbi, father daughter relationship, bank robbery, robbery, betrayal, race against time, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Albino Alligator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, hostage, heist, police investigation, chase, hostages, neo noir, twists & turns, on the run, kidnapping, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.5
 95K
Homefront
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug dealer, ex law enforcer, father daughter relationship, martial arts, crimes, gunfight, tough heroes, undercover cop, crime, small town, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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All Dogs Go to Heaven
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, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, adventure, dog, talking animals, friendship, heaven, disney, friends, death, orphan, animals, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: new orleans, usa
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Seeking Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: vigilantism, conspiracy, vigilante, surveillance, vengeance, revenge, chase, internet, assassination, kidnapping, car chase, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Killing Them Softly
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: talky, cynical, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, gangsters, gambling, robbery, crime gone awry, poker, murder, organized crime, mafia, gangster, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
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 7.3
 8K
Hard Times
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, atmospheric, serious, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: boxing, gambling, violence, contests and competitions, gunfight, mentor, period piece, depression, drinking, tough heroes, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, louisiana, ireland, usa
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 5.9
 3K
Blaze
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, serious, realistic, dramatic, harsh ...
Plot: politics, opposites attract, political, couple relations, romance, mentor, segregation, destructive relationship, forbidden love, doctors, nudity (topless - notable), small town ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, latin america, new jersey
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 4.9
 30K
Dracula 2000
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, blood, supernatural, dracula, transformation, death, danger, brutality, violence, betrayal, legends and myths ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1790s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, london, europe
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