Films set in Louisiana.

by Mike_Noga | created - 28 May 2012 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

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1. Southern Comfort (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Thriller

During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 13,386 | Gross: $5.00M

2. Louisiana Purchase (1941)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical

A bumbling senator investigating graft in Louisiana is the target of a scheme involving a Viennese beauty.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Zorina, Victor Moore, Irène Bordoni

Votes: 351

3. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 2,931

4. The Apostle (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama

83 Metascore

After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.

Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Robert Duvall, Todd Allen, Paul Bagget, Lenore Banks

Votes: 12,208 | Gross: $20.73M

5. Undercover Blues (1993)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

A wise-cracking husband and wife team of ex-Spies arrive in New Orleans on maternity leave with their baby girl. There they are hassled by muggers, the police and their FBI boss, who wants ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Fiona Shaw, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 6,676 | Gross: $12.42M

6. The Gambler from Natchez (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

In New Orleans, discharged army Captain Vance Colby learns of his father's killing done by three local Creole gents at a card game, and he sets out to punish the killers.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Dale Robertson, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez, Lisa Daniels

Votes: 106

7. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 38,616 | Gross: $83.76M

8. Docks of New Orleans (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After the partners in the LaFontaine Chemical Co. sign a legal agreement leaving their share to the surviving partner(s), two of them are murdered.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Roland Winters, Virginia Dale, Mantan Moreland, John Gallaudet

Votes: 293

9. The Big Easy (1986)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman

Votes: 10,231 | Gross: $17.69M

10. Little Chenier (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama

Deep in the bayou sits a floating town called Little Chenier. It is here that Beaux and his mentally challenged brother, Pemon, run a bait-and-tackle shop. Pemon is accused of a crime, and Beaux chooses to protect his brother at all costs.

Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Frederick Koehler, Tamara Braun, Jeremy Davidson

Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.09M

11. Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

Director: Glen Pitre | Stars: Armand Assante, Gail Youngs, Michael Schoeffling, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 396 | Gross: $1.44M

12. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 95,660 | Gross: $47.81M

13. The Ledge (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

34 Metascore

A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.

Director: Matthew Chapman | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler

Votes: 17,029 | Gross: $0.01M

14. The Drowning Pool (1975)

PG | 108 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

48 Metascore

A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 3,907

15. Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: John Goodman, Matt Craven, Anne Heche, Ann Dowd

Votes: 336

16. The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, the flamboyant and controversial governor of Louisiana.

Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Edward Asner, Nicholas Pryor, Diane Kagan, Fredric Cook

Votes: 19

17. My Louisiana Sky (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

A 12-year-old girl re-evaluates her relationship with her developmentally disabled parents.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Juliette Lewis, Kelsey Keel, Shirley Knight, Amelia Campbell

Votes: 623

18. Fear Is the Key (1972)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon, Dolph Sweet

Votes: 1,061

19. Everybody's All-American (1988)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life's complexities after his college career is over.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman

Votes: 2,611 | Gross: $12.64M

20. In the Electric Mist (2009)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 14,600

21. All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

37 Metascore

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 22,021 | Gross: $7.22M

22. Blaze (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain

Votes: 3,198 | Gross: $19.13M

23. Fletch Lives (1989)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

40 Metascore

After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 16,914 | Gross: $35.15M

24. The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

63 Metascore

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

Votes: 44,301 | Gross: $41.03M

25. The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

41 Metascore

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 130,726 | Gross: $161.49M

26. Hatchet (2006)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

57 Metascore

When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour, find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond, Amara Zaragoza

Votes: 25,361 | Gross: $0.16M

27. Dream Boy (2008)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

Director: James Bolton | Stars: Stephan Bender, Thomas Jay Ryan, Diana Scarwid, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 3,378 | Gross: $0.01M

28. My Forbidden Past (1951)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson

Votes: 742

29. Sinners and Saints (2010)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

In the gritty New Orleans underbelly, beleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and his failed marriage. Facing a probable suspension from the ... See full summary »

Director: William Kaufman | Stars: Johnny Strong, Kevin Phillips, Costas Mandylor, Sean Patrick Flanery

Votes: 4,971

30. The Reaping (2007)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

36 Metascore

A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Idris Elba

Votes: 39,542 | Gross: $25.12M

31. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Kay Harding

Votes: 1,833

32. Son of Dracula (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror

Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 3,654

33. Princess Protection Program (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A princess whose country has been invaded goes into hiding in Louisiana, where she has to learn to act like an ordinary teenager.

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown | Stars: Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Nicholas Braun, Molly Hagan

Votes: 17,422

34. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,438

35. Scorchers (1991)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes off the yun the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her... See full summary »

Director: David Beaird | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliott, James Earl Jones, Emily Lloyd

Votes: 473

36. Moon of the Wolf (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror

After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, John Beradino

Votes: 1,091

37. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

34 Metascore

A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

Votes: 35,803 | Gross: $75.85M

38. Hoodoo for Voodoo (2006)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror

When a group of college kids win a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they soon find themselves on a rollercoaster of survival as bodies drop left and right. When the workers at a local ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Shea | Stars: Brunhilda Zekthi, Chris McDaniel, Sacha Crutchfield, Garrett Harrison

Votes: 71

39. Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow, Matthew Rauch

Votes: 4,467

40. Strange Fruit (2004)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

William Boyals, a successful, black, gay attorney in New York, is drawn back to the small, rural Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a black gay childhood friend.

Director: Kyle Schickner | Stars: Ron Allen, Cornell S. Thomas, Kent Faulcon, Aaron Kleven

Votes: 214

41. Lazy River (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

Three ex-cons help save a mother and daughter's shrimp business from wicked slavers.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Jean Parker, Robert Young, Ted Healy, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 60

42. Crypt of Dark Secrets (1976)

R | 71 min | Crime, Horror

A witch resurrects a murdered Vietnam vet and takes revenge on his killers.

Director: Jack Weis | Stars: Ronald Tanet, Maureen Ridley, Herbert G. Jahncke, Wayne Mack

Votes: 130

43. The Louisiana Hussy (1959)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

Cajun newlyweds must deal with the jealousy of his brother, who also loved her, and the arrival of a mysterious seductress in their bayou backwater.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Nan Peterson, Robert Richards, Peter Coe, Betty Lynn

Votes: 61

44. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

Director: John Landis | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Walter Levine, Tom Davis

Votes: 28,178 | Gross: $13.98M

45. Autopsy (2008)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young woman tries to find her injured boyfriend in a bizzare and dangerous hospital.

Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Ross Kohn, Ross McCall, Ashley Schneider

Votes: 5,736

46. Venom (2005)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

25 Metascore

A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Meagan Good, Bijou Phillips

Votes: 8,660 | Gross: $0.88M

47. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 5,341

48. Cypress Edge (1999)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Reeling from the news of his sister's suicide, Beau McCammon returns home to his family after a long absence. His father, who has just barely won another term as senator, doesn't take ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Rodnunsky | Stars: Damian Chapa, Ashley Laurence, Rod Steiger, Brad Dourif

Votes: 108

49. For Sale by Owner (2009)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A newly married couple buy property that not only has a link to the husband's past but also to the lost colony of Roanoke.

Director: Robert J. Wilson | Stars: Scott Cooper, Rachel Nichols, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 517

50. Evil in the Bayou (2003 Video)

90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Jake Le'Claire has led a miserable existance as a PI ever since he was kicked off the force in New Orleans, LA. Jake encounters mysterious cult murders verses voodoo after Ryan Mason hires ... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Beaton | Stars: Paul Zanone, Stephanie Beaton, Jon Emm, Randal Malone

Votes: 40

51. Gatorbait II: Cajun Justice (1988)

R | 99 min | Action