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, clever, atmospheric and sexy films and TV shows about / with crimes, storytelling, dialogue, life philosophy, police investigation, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, dishonesty and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France 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), Now You See Me (2013), Zandalee (1991), A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), Johnny Handsome (1989), Undercover Blues (1993), Haunted Hathaways (2013), Angel Heart (1987).

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, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, family, cinderella story, transformation, prince, human becomes animal, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, magical, wizards and magicians, imaginary ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: reincarnation, ghost, love affair, couples, romance, estate, love and romance, grandmother granddaughter relationship, dream, wedding party, wedding, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 8.2
 113K
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: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, witch, supernatural, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.3
 585K
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, perfect crime, cons and scams, mind game, scheme, outsmarting, teamwork, illusionist, fbi, manipulations, deception, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, 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, extramarital affair, family problems, sexual attraction, dysfunctional marriage, passion, manipulation, tragic love, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, funeral, loss of friend, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, parents and children, family relations, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, doctor, police, 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, danger, undercover, working undercover, couple relations, agent, vacation, strong female character, baby ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, 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: ghost, haunted house, family, family life, eccentric family, supernatural, parents and children, youth, family relations, invisibility, siblings relations, possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.3
 79K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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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, hallucination, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, crime, murder investigation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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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, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rape, abusive husband, sister sister relationship, mental illness, pregnancy, family problems, family relations, obsession, redemption, love and romance, unfulfillment, infidelity ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi
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 6.5
 11K
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: sexy, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, police, corruption, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, police investigation, romance, crime, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, southern usa, california ...
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 6.3
 15K
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, crime, crimes, manipulation, mysterious character, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles
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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, psychotronic, sexy, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, adventurer, save the world, adventure, supernatural, treasure hunt, danger, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new orleans, usa, russia
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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, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, partners, rivalry, couples, dealer, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, mississippi, mississippi river ...
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Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, urban legend, supernatural, murder, woman in danger, ghost, serial killer, hook, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, southern usa
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, talking animals, second chance, dog, adventure, orphan, friendship, heaven, disney, rescue, friends, german shepherd ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new orleans, 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: suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, chase, neo noir, crime, crimes, fighting crime, danger, neo-noir, death of partner, crime boss, pursuit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 7.8
 47K
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 escape, prison, pimp, escape, fight, friendship, partners, crimes, on the road, unlikely criminals, prison life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, 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: psychological, clever, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: family relations, attic, incest, hospital, americana, adult virgin, family problems, couples, love and romance, elderly, golden years, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, tennessee, usa, illinois
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The Savage Bees (1976)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic
Plot: mardi gras, danger, deadly, chases and races, escapades, catastrophe, dangerous animal, celebration, car, festival, insect, trapped ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
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NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, danger, government agency, state affairs, partners, crimes, military, undercover, navy, investigation, army investigation, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, united states
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 4.8
 714
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, rough, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, supernatural, rivalry, crimes, deadly, injustice, police detective, police, mansion, mental institution, cemetery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, rich and poor, innocence lost, infidelity, destructive relationship, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new orleans, texas, louisiana, usa
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 5.1
 319
I'm Bout It (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: I'm Bout It is a 1997 film by rapper Master P. The plot details his life in a New Orleans uptown ghetto. Master P wrote, directed and acted in the film.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: music, life is a bitch, hopes, rise and fall, going straight, society, social misfits, crime, artists and showbiz, urban ghetto, friends, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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A Streetcar Named Desire (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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: emotional, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, rape, infidelity, down on your luck, introspection, human nature, redemption, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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 8.2
 13K
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, social problems, musician, hurricane katrina, realism, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle, tragic event, life turned upside down, interracial relations, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, 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, macabre, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, attic, black magic, paralysis, soul transference, rite, plot twist, ritual, supernatural, secret room ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 5.7
 28K
Hatchet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, survival, axe, supernatural, tour guide, deadly, crimes, danger, psychopath, trap, manic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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