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Movies & TV Shows Filmed in New Orleans

Films & TV Shows Set in NOLA.
This city is always ready for her close-up.

When a movie is set in New Orleans, the city steals the show. With more National Historic Districts than any other city in America, NOLA is like one big movie lot, the perfect backdrop for visual storytelling.

Even though Hollywood South (a.k.a. Louisiana’s film and television industry) has experienced a significant downturn since the state put an end to a generous incentive program for filmmakers, New Orleans is still making it onto the big screen. Over the years, movies set or filmed in New Orleans have ranged from classics like “Jezebel,” “Streetcar Named Desire,” “Easy Rider” and “Interview with the Vampire” to more recent films like the Oscar winner for Best Picture “12 Years A Slave” and “Girls Trip,” set during Essence Fest. Disney even set “The Princess and the Frog” in New Orleans. St. Louis Cathedral looks great animated! There always seems to be a TV show set here as well, such as HBO’s “Treme” and “NCIS New Orleans.” See below for a list of NOLA-centric productions. Watch a few to get in the mood before you visit.


2017

  • Shadows Season 1
  • Louisiana Caviar
  • Ruthless
  • Cloak & Dagger (Pilot)
  • The Haunted
  • Preacher Season 2
  • Underwater
  • Claws Season 1
  • Assassination Nation
  • Pitbulls & Parolees Season 9
  • Queen Sugar Season 2
  • Seal Team (Pilot)
  • One Mississippi Season 2

2016

  • Created Equal
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Bad Moms
  • Heart Baby
  • Supercon
  • Girl Trip
  • Juarez
  • Queen Sugar
  • Brothers Blood
  • Scream: Season 2
  • Pitbulls & Parolees Season 8
  • Cut Off
  • Mudbound
  • NCIS New Orleans Season 3
  • When We First Met

2015

  • Elvis & Nixon
  • Ghostly Matters
  • Pitbulls & Parolees Season 7
  • The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Free State of Jones
  • When the Bough Break
  • Zoo Season 1
  • The Big Short
  • Scream Queens Season 1
  • Misconduct
  • Nightwatch Season 2
  • Into the Badlands
  • Keanu
  • Carter & June
  • Roots
  • Rodeo & Juliet
  • LBJ
  • NCIS New Orleans Season 2
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Billionaire Boys Club
  • Quarry
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Chasing Moksha

2014

  • Abattoir (Crone)
  • Adam Devine’s House Party
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • American Ultra
  • Astronaut Wives Club
  • Banshee
  • Black Ink: New Orleans 
  • Cat Run 2
  • Daddy’s Home
  • D-Train
  • Get Hard
  • Geostorm
  • Hot Pursuit (Don’t Mess with Texas)
  • Joe Dirt 2
  • Jurassic World (Ebb Tide)
  • Kickboxer
  • Kidnap
  • Midnight Special
  • Mind Puppets
  • Mississippi Grind
  • Mr. Right
  • NCIS: New Orleans (Pilot)
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Nightwatch
  • NOLA Circus
  • Our Brand is Crisis
  • Pitbulls & Parolees: Season 6
  • Saints & Sinners (Pilot)
  • Saints & Sinners
  • Terminator Genisys
  • The American Project
  • The Best of Me
  • The Magicians
  • The Whole Truth
  • Trumbo
  • Valencia 

2013

  • 22 Jump Street
  • 99 Homes
  • American Heist
  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Black or White
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Dermaphoria
  • Devil’s Due 
  • Focus
  • Grudge Match
  • Heat
  • Home Sweet Hell
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2
  • Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
  • Maggie
  • Now You See Me Reshoots
  • Occult
  • Oxygen
  • Parallel
  • Pitbulls & Parolees: Season 5
  • Ravenwood
  • Reckless
  • Refugio
  • Remember Sunday
  • Return to Sender
  • Star-Crossed
  • Second Sight
  • Selfless
  • The Originals
  • Top Chef: Season 11
  • True Detective
  • Una Vida
  • When The Game Stands Tall

2012

  • 2 Gunz
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 13 Sins (Angry Little God)
  • Aztec Warriors
  • Barefoot
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Boulevard H
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Django Unchained 
  • Elsa & Fred
  • Empire State
  • Ender’s Game
  • Escape Plan (The Tomb)
  • Hateship Loveship
  • Hell Baby
  • Homefront
  • Hours
  • Ladies’ Man: A Made Movie
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Motel
  • Now You See Me
  • Oblivion
  • OldBoy
  • Paradise (Lamb of God)
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Pitbulls & Parolees: Season 4
  • Random (Kristy)
  • Schism
  • The Expendables 2
  • The Host
  • The Last Exorcism Part 2
  • The Lookalike
  • This is the End (The Apocalypse)
  • Tough Love New Orleans
  • Treme: Season 4
  • True Blood: Season 5

2011

  • 21 Jump Street
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Another Dirty Movie
  • Big Easy Brides (Southern Love)
  • Broken City
  • Bullet to the Head (Headshot)  
  • Common Law
  • Contraband
  • Freelancers
  • Fire with Fire
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • Haunted High School
  • Hidden World
  • Hide
  • Hound Dogs (Pilot)
  • Justice for Natalee Holloway
  • Killing Them Softly (Cogan’s Trade)
  • Lay the Favorite
  • Looper
  • Meeting Evil
  • Memphis Beat Season 2
  • Parker
  • Repentance (Vipaka)
  • Ricochet
  • Stolen (Medallion)
  • The Breakout Kings
  • The Campaign (Dog Fight)
  • The Loft
  • The Paperboy
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Treme: Season 3
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Wild Car
  • Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day

2010

  • A Little Bit of Heaven (Earthbound)
  • Bending the Rules (Chasing the Hawk)
  • Brawler 
  • Colombia
  • From the Rough
  • If God is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise
  • Imagination Movers: Season 3
  • Inside Out (Killing Karma)
  • Jeff Who Lives at Home
  • Killer Joe
  • Little Murder (2ns Unit)
  • Love, Wedding, Marriage
  • Memphis Beats: Season 1
  • Mighty Fine
  • On the Road
  • Once Within a Time
  • RED (2nd Unit) 
  • Revenge of the Bridesmaids
  • Seconds Apart (2nd Unit
  • So Undercover
  • Sunday Best: Season 2
  • Texas Killing Fields
  • That’s What I am (Big Red)
  • The Chaperon
  • The Colony: Season 2
  • The Courier
  • The Green Lantern
  • The Lucky One
  • The Power of Few
  • The Real World: Season 24 “Back to New Orleans”
  • Treme: Season 2
  •  (2nd Unit)
  • Worst Prom Ever
  • Young and the Restless

2009

  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 
  • Beauty and the Briefcase 
  • Delta Blues
  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
  • Father of Invention 
  • Imagination Movers: Season 2
  • Jonah Hex
  • Legendary (Brother’s Keeper)
  • Live! With Regis and Kelly
  • Leonie
  • Knucklehead
  • Midnight Bayou
  • Night of the Demons 
  • Pregnancy Pact
  • Seeking Justice (Hungry Rabbit Jumps)
  • Snatched
  • The Expendables
  • The Last Exorcism (Cotton)
  • The Mechanic
  • The Mortician
  • The Road
  • The Somnambulist
  • The Virginity Hit
  • Treme: Pilot
  • Treme: Season 1
  • Welcome to the Rileys
  • Wolverine (2nd Unit)

2008  

  • 12 Rounds 
  • 13: Fear is Real
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant 
  • Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal
  • Hurricane Season (Patriots)
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Iron Ring
  • Mardi Gras: Spring Break
  • My Own Love Song
  • Robosapien: Rebooted
  • Sinners and Saints
  • Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
  • The Family that Preys
  • The Final Destination
  • The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
  • Who Do You Love (Chess)

2007

  • A Whole New Orleans
  • Black Water Transit
  • Bolden
  • College
  • Imagination Movers: Season 1
  • In the Electric Mist
  • K-Ville
  • Live! With Regis and Kelly
  • Meet the Spartans
  • Racing for Time
  • Rivard
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Pool Boys (American Summer)
  • The Reaping
  • The Yellow Handkerchief
  • Walking Madison
  • Welcome to Academia

2008  

  • 12 Rounds 
  • 13: Fear is Real
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant 
  • Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal
  • Hurricane Season (Patriots)
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Iron Ring
  • Mardi Gras: Spring Break
  • My Own Love Song
  • Robosapien: Rebooted
  • Sinners and Saints
  • Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
  • The Family that Preys
  • The Final Destination
  • The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
  • Who Do You Love (Chess)

2006 

  • A Perfect Day
  • Bug
  • Déjà vu
  • Hatchet
  • Hello Siser, Goodbye Life
  • Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
  • Pride
  • Solstice
  • The Riches (aka Low Life)
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in 4 Acts

2005 

  • Big Momma’s House 2
  • Deal
  • Elvis
  • Failure to Launch
  • Faith of My Fathers
  • Flakes
  • For One Night
  • Just My Luck
  • The Last Time
  • The Skeleton Key
  • Vampire Bats

2004

  • All the King’s Men
  • Frankenstein
  • Glory Road
  • Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers
  • Last Holiday
  • Miracle Run (The Unexpected Journey)
  • Now You See It…
  • Odd Girl Out
  • Stuck in the Suburbs
  • The Brooke Ellison Story
  • The Dead Will Tell
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Waiting…

2003

  • A Long Song for Bobby Long
  • Ray
  • Runaway Jury

2002 

  • Crossroads
  • Sonny
  • The Badge

2001

  • Dracula 2000
  • Monster’s Ball
  • Tempted

1999

  • Crazy in Alabama
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Primary Colors

1997

  • Lolita

1996

  • Albino Alligator
  • Dead Man Walking
  • The Big Easy

1995

  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

1994 

  • Exit to Eden
  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
  • The Client

1993

  • Father Hood
  • Hard Target
  • Point of No Return
  • Undercover Blues
  • The Pelican Brief

1992

  • Storyville
  • The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag
  • The Real World: Season 9

1991

  • JFK
  • Zandalee

1990

  • Miller’s Crossing
  • Wild at Heart

1989

  • Blaze
  • Going Overboard
  • Johnny Handsome

1987

  • Angel Heart
  • The Big Easy

1986

  • Down By Law
  • No Mercy

1984

  • Tightrope

1982

  • Cat People

1981

  • The Beyond

1978

  • Child of Glass
  • Obsession
  • Pretty Baby

1938-1975

  • The Drowning Pool (1975) 
  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Family (1970)
  • Easy Rider (1969)
  • Number One (1969)
  • The Cincinnati Kid (1969)
  • Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
  • King Creole (1959)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • Panic in the Streets (1950)
  • New Orleans (1947)
  • The Buccaneer (1938)