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1. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 1,093,842 | Gross: $136.80M

2. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

Votes: 117,943 | Gross: $104.40M

3. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 77,335 | Gross: $17.19M

4. The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

6.1
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41 Metascore

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 144,370 | Gross: $161.49M

5. Double Jeopardy (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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40 Metascore

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Benjamin Weir

Votes: 69,690 | Gross: $116.74M

6. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 88,587 | Gross: $49.44M

7. Southern Comfort (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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63 Metascore

During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 15,602 | Gross: $5.00M

8. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 46,194 | Gross: $1.44M

9. The Big Easy (1986)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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77 Metascore

A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman

Votes: 11,269 | Gross: $17.69M

10. No Mercy (1986)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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54 Metascore

A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé, George Dzundza

Votes: 6,579 | Gross: $12.30M

11. The Drowning Pool (1975)

PG | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 4,575

12. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.1
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Zombified chickens attempt to kill the fast-food workers that cook them in a restaurant built on an ancient burial ground.

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff, Robin L. Watkins

Votes: 7,531 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Swamp People (2010– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Reality-TV

6.3
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Welcome to one of America's last frontiers: the wild swamplands of Southern Louisiana, a place whose history stretches back to the 17th century. It's the start of the most exciting-and ... See full summary »

Stars: Troy Landry, Junior Edwards, R.J. Molinere, Liz Cavalier

Votes: 2,051

14. 'Gator Bait (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch ... See full summary »

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Claudia Jennings, Sam Gilman, Douglas Dirkson, Clyde Ventura

Votes: 694

15. Resurrection (1999)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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Chicago homicide detectives Prudhome and Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a murder. Both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Mike Anscombe, Jeff J.J. Authors, Patrick Chilvers

Votes: 8,769

16. The Gambler from Natchez (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.9
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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.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Dale Robertson, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez, Lisa Daniels

Votes: 167

17. Left 4 Dead 2 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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Four new survivors must make their way across the American South while surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Erik Johnson | Stars: Chad L. Coleman, Hugh Dillon, Eric Ladin, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 5,430

18. Eliminators (1986)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.7
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A former pilot rebels against his creator, teaming up with the scientist responsible for android technology, her pet robot Spot, a rough-and-tumble riverboat guide, and a martial arts warrior.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds, Conan Lee

Votes: 1,798 | Gross: $4.60M

19. Cat Run 2 (2014)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy

4.4
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Two quirky NYC PIs head to New Orleans for a cooking contest and to clear a cousin's name in a shootout on a military base. Who are the strippers/spies/assassins?

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Alphonso McAuley, Winter Ave Zoli, Vanessa Branch

Votes: 1,162

20. Strange Weather (2016)

R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

5.9
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57 Metascore

A poignant, lyrical drama about a mother (Hunter), who, in an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son, travels the back roads of the deep south to settle a score. A story of... See full summary »

Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Kim Coates, Choppy Guillotte

Votes: 987

21. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama

7.9
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Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Richard Dysart, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 1,593

22. Moon of the Wolf (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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After several locals are viciously murdered, a Louisiana sheriff starts to suspect he may be dealing with a werewolf.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, John Beradino

Votes: 1,302

23. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

Votes: 3,721 | Gross: $0.90M

24. Hot Spell (1958)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

6.9
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A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.

Directors: Daniel Mann, George Cukor | Stars: Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine, Earl Holliman

Votes: 396

25. Casey's Shadow (1978)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.2
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Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 512

26. GatorBait II: Cajun Justice (1988 Video)

R | 99 min | Action

4.2
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A sweet city girl initiated into the rugged ways of the Louisiana swamp by her good-natured Cajun husband "Big T". She ends up putting her newly acquired survival skills to good use when ... See full summary »

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Jan Sebastian, Tray Loren, Paul Muzzcat, Brad Koepenick

Votes: 261

27. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Kay Harding

Votes: 2,416

28. Sanctuary (1961)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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William Faulkner's steamy tale set in the South in the 1920s. Governer's daughter is seduced and raped by a Cajun who returns after she's married to cause her further trouble.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Lee Remick, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, Harry Townes

Votes: 257

29. Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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67 Metascore

Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.

Director: Michael Schorr | Stars: Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller, Ursula Schucht

Votes: 3,543 | Gross: $0.59M

30. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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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.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,662

31. Belizaire the Cajun (1986)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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A Cajun man attempts to save his town.

Director: Glen Pitre | Stars: Armand Assante, Gail Youngs, Michael Schoeffling, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 414 | Gross: $1.44M

32. The Dangerous (1995)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

4.2
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Brother and sister Ninja warriors get revenge for their sister's death by killing the drug dealers in New Orleans. The police enlist the help of a biker warrior to solve the crime. The head... See full summary »

Directors: Rod Hewitt, David Winters | Stars: Robert Davi, Michael Paré, John Savage, Joel Grey

Votes: 196

33. Louisiana Story (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy

Votes: 1,615

34. Dixiana (1930)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 315

35. Louisiana Cookin' (1982– )

Reality-TV

8.6
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PBS Cajun cooking show hosted by Justin Wilson.

Star: Justin Wilson

Votes: 56

36. A Gathering of Old Men (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark, Holly Hunter, Joe Seneca

Votes: 637

37. American Empire (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Western

5.4
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Two men join forces to build a cattle empire, battle rustlers, bad weather and each other.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford

Votes: 226

38. Little Chenier (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Frederick Koehler, Tamara Braun, Jeremy Davidson

Votes: 551 | Gross: $0.09M

39. My Red Neck Neighbor

89 min | Comedy | Pre-production

An Asian / Chinese Woman living on a busy hillside road suddenly finds herself being bombarded by "Swamp People" moving in next door.

Stars: Cat Ling, Stephen Chang

40. Nightmare Honeymoon (1974)

PG | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

4.2
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Sadistic low-budget thriller about newlyweds Dack Rambo and Rebecca Danna Smith who are pursued and terrorized by a pair of rural killer rapists. One of the psychos is John Beck from the '... See full summary »

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Dack Rambo, Rebecca Dianna Smith, John Beck, Pat Hingle

Votes: 237

41. The Louisiana Hussy (1959)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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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.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Nan Peterson, Robert Richards, Peter Coe, Betty Lynn

Votes: 78

42. Duel on the Mississippi (1955)

Approved | 72 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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In 1820 Louisiana, river pirates tangle with plantation owners while gambling-ship pirate queen Lili Scarlet falls in-love with planter André Tulane to the dismay of rival Hugo Marat, leader of the river pirates.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Lex Barker, Patricia Medina, Warren Stevens, Craig Stevens

Votes: 85

43. Mystery of the River Boat (1944)

Passed | 218 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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"The Mystery of the Riverboat" while ending each chapter with a cliffhanger is more episodic in nature than the usual Universal serial and somewhat similar to Universal's 1934 "Tailspin ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Robert Lowery, Eddie Quillan, Marion Martin, Marjorie Clements

Votes: 44

44. Lazy River (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Three ex-cons help save a mother and daughter's shrimp business from wicked slavers.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Jean Parker, Robert Young, Ted Healy, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 90

45. LA-308 Assassin Redemption (2009)

111 min | Drama

5.0
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Paul Matthews was the perfect candidate for military black ops...loyal, tough, no relatives, and the best marksman in the history of the military. A mission to Cajun country on the Louisiana coast coincides with his emotional unraveling.

Director: Jason Furrate | Stars: Damon Lipari, Jerry Leggio, Lisa Wilde, Jeff Routier

Votes: 20

46. Swamp Fire (1946)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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In the delta county of Louisiana, Johnny Duval is haunted by recurring nightmares of his wartime experiences.

Director: William H. Pine | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, Buster Crabbe, Carol Thurston

Votes: 195

47. The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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52 Metascore

THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wolff | Stars: Charles Maddox, Tommy Dietsch, Ed Herlihy, George Roth

Votes: 499 | Gross: $0.00M

48. Hot Pepper (1973)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Documentary about noted Zydeco artist Clifton Chenier. Based out of New Orleans, Chenier was the self-crowned "King" of Zydeco (a New Orleans musical hybrid containing elements of blues, ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Clifton Chenier, Felix James Benit, Cleveland Chenier, Charles Goodman

Votes: 210

49. WCW Halloween Havoc (2000 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Action, Sport

5.5
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WCW World Champ Booker T vs. Scott Steiner. Goldberg vs Kronic in a handicap match. Sting vs Jeff Jarrett. US Title handicap match Gen. Rection vs Lance Storm & Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Mike ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Adams, Mike Alfonso, Charles Ashenoff, Marcus Bagwell

Votes: 32

50. Spend It All (1972)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.3
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Portrait of the Cajun lifestyle in Southwest Louisiana.

Directors: Les Blank, Skip Gerson | Stars: Nathan Abshire, Glenn Allensan, Savy Augustine, Dewey Balfa

Votes: 283



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