Films set in Louisiana.by Mike_Noga | created - 28 May 2012 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
Please enjoy the movies list here, which take place entirely or in part, in The Pelican State!
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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.
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 »
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.
7. Steel Magnolias (1989)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
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.
9. The Big Easy (1986)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.
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.
Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.09M
12. The Skeleton Key (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Votes: 95,660 | Gross: $47.81M
13. The Ledge (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 17,029 | Gross: $0.01M
14. The Drowning Pool (1975)
PG | 108 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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.
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.
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 »
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.
21. All the King's Men (2006)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 22,021 | Gross: $7.22M
22. Blaze (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,198 | Gross: $19.13M
23. Fletch Lives (1989)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime
After receiving an inheritance in Louisiana, Los Angeles reporter Irvin Fletcher heads to the Belle Isle plantation where he gets himself into hilarious trouble.
Votes: 16,914 | Gross: $35.15M
26. Hatchet (2006)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 25,361 | Gross: $0.16M
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 »
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 »
30. The Reaping (2007)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
37. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
46. Venom (2005)
R | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
51. Gatorbait II: Cajun Justice (1988)
R | 99 min | Action