|List of the Best Movies Set in New Orleans|
Deja Vu (2006) - Another twisty-turny Tony Scott thriller starring Denzel Washington. Pay attention and keep your head in the game or this one can get away from you.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) - Lester (Bud Abbott) and Orville (Lou Costello) accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Now that's comedy.
Banjo on My Knee (1936) - Barbara Stanwyck, Buddy Ebson, and Joel McCrea star in this classic mystery set in a shantytown in New Orleans.
Belle of the Nineties (1934) - The 1890's, silly. Mae West stars.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) - Fess Parker stars in this film that wasn't all that good necessarily, but it began the era of commercial movie tie-ins. Fans bought up coon-skin caps, weapons and lunchboxes emblazoned with the outdoorsy icon's likeness.
Easy Rider (1969) - The late Dennis Hopper wrote, directed, and starred in this Oscar nominated biker flick that straddled its minuscule budget and rode the hippie counter-culture to the American Film Institute's 84th greatest movie of all time. By the way, Nawlins was the story's destination.
Click images below to see comparison of current day scenes from the film - Peter Fonda acid trip scene in St Louis Cemetery.
Hard Times (1975) - Charles Bronson. Enough said.
King Creole (1958) - The movie that Elvis Presley was filming when Uncle Sam called. He received a 60-day extension from the draft board to finish filming before he was inducted into the U.S. Army.
Click images below to see comparison of current day scenes from the film -Elvis Presley singing Crawfish from French Quarter balcony.
New Orleans (1947) - Not only does its title qualify it for the list, but it's also a damn fine film. Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday star.
Saratoga Trunk (1945) - Gary Cooper and Ingred Bergmen star in this classic romancer about an opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family who join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.