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Best Movies Set in Louisiana

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best movies set in Louisiana.

Louisiana is a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures.

The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.

Best Movies Set in Louisiana

Steel Magnolias
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  • Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine (Actors)

Steel Magnolias

Year: 1989

A wedding is about to take place. The bride is Shelby (Julia Roberts), and her mother, M'Lynn (Sally Field), would do anything for her. Dolly Parton plays Truvy, the owner of the beauty parlor. They provide each other with friendship.

The Waterboy
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  • Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk (Actors)

The Waterboy

Year: 1998

America's favorite wild and zany funnyman, Adam Sandler (50 First Dates, Mr. Deeds, Click), scores big laughs in a smash comedy hit where the laughs never run dry! Just an oddball mama's boy from the back bayous of Louisiana, Bobby Boucher (Sandler) never wanted anything more than to quench the thirst of the dehydrated athletes who treat him like dirt!

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But when Coach Klein (Henry Winkler — Holes, TV's Happy Days) makes the call that allows Bobby to finally stand up for himself, it unleashes a torrent of bottled-up frustration… and exposes a talent for tackling that transforms him from a meek “water distribution engineer” into the hardest hitter ever to roam the gridiron!

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
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  • Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Stephen Rea (Actors)

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Year: 1994

In late 20th-century San Francisco, a 200-year-old vampire tells his story–of desire, love, yearning, grief, terror, ecstasy–to a young reporter, weaving the history that has come to be known as Interview With The Vampire. Based on the blockbuster novel by Anne Rice.

A Streetcar Named Desire
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  • Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter (Actors)

A Streetcar Named Desire

Year: 1951

Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, this renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), and her husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando), in New Orleans.

Blanche's flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household.

Southern Comfort
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  • Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward (Actors)

Southern Comfort

Year: 1981

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During the Vietnam War, a squad of National Guardsmen — including Hardin (Powers Boothe), a no-nonsense Texan; Reece (Fred Ward), a hunter; and Spencer (Keith Carradine), a sensible private — take part in a military training exercise in the swamps of Louisiana.

After attempting to steal several canoes and firing blanks at a Cajun, the group members find themselves being hunted by the locals. Scared and unfamiliar with the territory, the men must scramble to escape.

Now that you've completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Movies Set in All 50 States.

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