They don't call us 'Hollywood of the South' for nothing! Louisiana has become an important destination for the film industry, and you can see television and film crews all over the state on just about any given day. It is just as important as our tourism industry, as far as bring dollars into the state.

There are many famous movies that have been filmed here in the Bayou State, and the folks at Louisiana Travel have reminded me of some of my most favorite movies and television shows that used Louisiana as a backdrop. Check out a list below, which is not nearly a complete directory, and remember, you can visit some of these locations as well.


  • 'Streetcar Named Desire' - French Quarter New Orleans 1951
  • 'Tarzan of the Apes' - Morgan City 1918
  • 'Steel Magnolias' - Natchitoches 1989
  • 'Interview with the Vampire' - Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie 1994
  • 'Easy Rider' - St Louis Cemetery #1 New Orleans 1969
  • 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' - Nolan House New Orleans  2008
  • 'The Big Easy' - Tipitinas New Orleans 1986
  • 'Secretariat' - Lafayette 2010
  • 'The Apostle' - Lafayette 1997
  • 'Undercover Blues' Lafayette, New Iberia 1993
  • 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins' - Shreveport 2008
  • 'TheTwilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt 2' - Baton Rouge 2012
  • 'Belizaire the Cajun' - Lafayette 1986
  • 'Monster's Ball' - LaPlace and Angola State Prison 2001
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild - New Orleans, Terrebonne Parish, Montegut 2012

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