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1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 544,593 | Gross: $127.51M

2. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

Votes: 71,306 | Gross: $1.70M

3. The Omen (2006)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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43 Metascore

An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, David Thewlis

Votes: 54,028 | Gross: $54.61M

4. Hours (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Eric Heisserer | Stars: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave, Shane Jacobsen

Votes: 26,595

5. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,800 | Gross: $23.81M

6. I've Loved You So Long (2008)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Director: Philippe Claudel | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 19,120 | Gross: $3.17M

7. American Hero (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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42 Metascore

Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs - until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin, Luis Da Silva Jr., Christopher Berry

Votes: 3,679

8. My Own Love Song (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A wheelchair-bound former singer and her best friend embark on a road trip from Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Madeline Zima, Forest Whitaker, Elias Koteas

Votes: 1,434

9. Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Shad Moss, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 2,545

10. Streets of Blood (2009 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.4
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A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.

Director: Charles Winkler | Stars: Val Kilmer, 50 Cent, Sharon Stone, Michael Biehn

Votes: 3,685

11. The Age of Stupid (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News

7.0
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A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

Director: Franny Armstrong | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Jehangir Wadia, Alvin DuVernay, Layefa Malini

Votes: 4,051

12. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.5
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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 3,983

13. Trouble the Water (2008)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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83 Metascore

A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.

Directors: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin | Stars: Michael Brown, George W. Bush, Julie Chen Moonves, Ray Nagin

Votes: 1,853 | Gross: $0.52M

14. Human Lampshade: A Holocaust Mystery (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary

3.6
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The examination of a lampshade that might be made of the skin of Holocaust death camp victims is followed.

Director: Steven Hoggard | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Michael Berenbaum, Mark Jacobson, David Dominici

Votes: 73

15. Beyoncé: Formation (2016 Video)

5 min | Short, Music, Musical

8.2
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A promotional video for Beyonce's 2016 single "Formation."

Director: Melina Matsoukas | Stars: Beyoncé, China Taylor

Votes: 320

16. The One Percent (2006)

Documentary

6.8
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In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Johnson | Stars: Nicole Buffet, Chuck Collins, Steve Forbes, Cody Franchetti

Votes: 991

17. Waters Rising (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

3.3
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Two Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Desire Projects in New Orleans who both end up in Houston after the storm. The storm twists the fates of these two men. The first, Jay Dee, was a ... See full summary »

Directors: Greg Carter, Shawn McElveen | Stars: Michael Anthony Jackson, Karen Yelverton, Andrae Noel, Dirt

Votes: 108

18. Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital (2014)

60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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The death of America's oldest continuously operating hospital, New Orleans' Big Charity.

Director: Alexander Glustrom | Stars: Peter Deblieux, Larry Hollier, Goldie Huguenel

Votes: 51

19. Superstorm (2007– )

177 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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Superstorm is a three-part British docudrama miniseries written and directed by Julian Simpson, about a group of scientists that try to divert and weaken hurricanes using cloud seeding. ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicola Stephenson, Tom Sizemore, Chris Potter, JR Bourne

Votes: 448

20. Pudor (2007)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

5.9
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Pudor is about intimacy, desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who ... See full summary »

Directors: David Ulloa, Tristán Ulloa | Stars: María Florentina Antón, Celso Bugallo, Joaquín Climent, Héctor Colomé

Votes: 326

21. Refuge of Last Resort (2006 Video)

72 min | Documentary

8.4
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This no holds documentary chronicles the days before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. Told from the viewpoint of several families stuck in New Orleans, this moving and unflinching story... See full summary »

Director: James L. Bills | Stars: James L. Bills, Tracey Bills, Gabriel Black, Ariel Pietrello

Votes: 36

22. Hurricane Strip (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

5.8
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When a prim and proper 21-year-old law student suddenly loses everything in Hurricane Katrina, she turns to the last job she ever pictured herself doing - dancing nude on New Orleans' legendary Bourbon Street.

Directors: Brian Daniel Boyd, Michael J. Butler | Stars: Nichol Devereaux, Mindy Lovelace, Amy St. Germaine

Votes: 12

23. The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.8
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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: 111 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Wade in the Water, Children (2007)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

6.0
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Through a passionate mixture of private videos, uncensored interviews and school-day adventures, the children of New Orleans' notoriously violent Central City neighborhood have created a ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Nussbaum, Elizabeth Wood | Stars: Wilie Batiste, Avis Brock, Jonathon Brookin, Alfred Cobbins

Votes: 20

25. The End of America (2008)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

Votes: 762

26. Are We Changing Planet Earth? (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Sir David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet. The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by him asking the question: What is the future for our world?

Directors: Nicolas Brown, Stephen Cooter | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 140

27. Walking on Dead Fish (2008)

PG-13 | Documentary

8.9
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In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the tiny town of LaPlace was overrun with thousands of displaced New Orleans residents. Their already bursting-at-the-seams high school, East St. John,... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Martin | Star: Terry Bradshaw

Votes: 22 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Katrina Diary (2006)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

8.7
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While residents along the Southeastern United States boarded their homes and evacuated for Hurricane Katrina, one Mississippi resident saw an opportunity to use his recently purchased video... See full summary »

Director: Justin Pearce | Stars: Justin Pearce, Errol White, Micah Tyler, Erin Redmond

Votes: 15

29. The Waters: Phase One (2012)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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Hurricane Katrina has ravaged the Gulf Coast and a mysterious virus has taken over the city of New Orleans, leaving its population infected and ravenous. Rookie reporter, Carly Etland, ... See full summary »

Director: Roxanne Marchand | Stars: Terrie Batson, Scott Parks, Madison Moss, Shannon Hand

Votes: 22

30. Forgotten on the Bayou: Rockey's Mission to the White House (2007)

84 min | Documentary

8.4
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On August 29, 2005, Rockey Vaccarella rode out Hurricane Katrina on his roof by holding on to a rope for 4 hours. Rockey and his family lost everything but he refused to give up. Nearly one... See full summary »

Director: Steven Scaffidi | Stars: George W. Bush, Hurricane Katrina, Richard Remppel, Rockey Vaccarella

Votes: 23

31. Mine (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.7
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MINE is the powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals told against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. MINE explores how tragedy ... See full summary »

Director: Geralyn Pezanoski | Star: Karen O'Toole

Votes: 235 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Everything's Cool (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.8
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54 Metascore

For the past two decades researchers, activists, scientists, and progressive politicians have struggled to rouse the public and the federal government to take action on global warming. ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand | Stars: Daniel B. Gold, Ross Gelbspan, Bill McKibben, John 'Bish' Neuhauser

Votes: 199

33. After Katrina: Rebuilding St. Bernard Parish (2006)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Months after Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans, the reality of what returning residents are facing is tremendously misreported. This documentary focuses on the challenges and ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Finberg

34. One More River to Cross

Drama | Announced

The injustices of the Civil Rights movement are linked to the injustices of Hurricane Katrina through a protester who experienced both.

Director: T.D. Antoine | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Lynn Whitfield

35. Eyes of the Storm (2008)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Tells the story of The Times-Picayune newspaper photographers who stayed behind and covered the devastation of New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Danny Bourque | Stars: Kathy Anderson, Alex Brandon, Brett Duke, David Grunfeld

36. Dark Water Rising: Survival Stories of Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescues (2006)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary

6.3
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A dedicated and compassionate group of volunteer rescuers and animal welfare groups from around the world risked their lives to sledgehammer down doors and brave toxic floodwaters in a truly heroic effort to save nearly 10,000 animals.

Director: Mike Shiley | Stars: Aaron Minjares, Larry Roberts, Kim Upham

Votes: 25

37. The Price of Flowers (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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The story begins when Red goes off on his usual daily hustle of selling carnations to strangers passing by on the streets of New Orleans, but after this particular day, Red will never be the same.

Director: Ashley Charbonnet | Stars: Lance E. Nichols, Justin Scalise, Henry Griffin, Nyoki McKeith

Votes: 10

38. In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Just a few decades ago, owing more money than you had in your bank account was the exception, not the rule.

Directors: Danny Schechter, Joel Sucher | Stars: Nina Adams, David Aguilar, Roy Barnes, Steve Barnett

Votes: 343

39. The Axe in the Attic (2007)

110 min | Documentary

7.0
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Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, filmmakers Lucia Small and Ed Pincus embark upon a sixty-day road trip traveling from their native New England to Louisiana. On their journey they encounter... See full summary »

Directors: Ed Pincus, Lucia Small

Votes: 27

40. Paratus 14:50 (2015)

90 min | Documentary

8.8
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On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck the United States gulf coast, which left southern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in ruins and 80% of New Orleans underwater. With all the ... See full summary »

Director: Kaitlin Smith | Stars: Thad Allen, Bruce Jones, Kaitlin Smith

Votes: 11

41. New Orleans Music in Exile (2006)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary

6.9
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Documentary about the many well-known New Orleans musicians who were forced to leave the city by Hurricane Katrina, where they wound up, how (and if) they plan to return to the city. Also ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Jim Taylor, Lewis Setliff III, Dr. John, Jan Ramsey

Votes: 30

42. THE 7th WARD (2019– )

Drama | Announced

This is a story about a man running away from his past after, his parents are murdered in the wake of hurricane Katrina, by the "Don" of the 7th Ward.

Star: Godwin Asamoah Obeng

43. Aftermath of Katrina (2005 Video)

55 min | Documentary

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Filmmaker Larry Wayne Warren hosts an improvised trek through New Orleans in September 2005 to survey the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Scott Kanarek, Larry Wayne Warren

44. Who We Are: Hurricane Katrina (2015 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary, Drama, History | Completed

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UNSEEN footage of three New Orleaneans rescuing Hurricane Katrina survivors and hearing UNTOLD stories

Stars: Christopher Mercadel Jr., Michael Chachere Sr., Christopher Mercadel Sr.

45. As for Me & My House (2008– )

30 min | Comedy

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A television sit-com about a blended Houston family coping with life after Hurricane Katrina, "As For Me and My House" follows the lives of single-parent sisters, Nicole and Michelle, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Jermany, Jalene Mack, Curtis Von, Anthony Bellard

46. A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005 TV Special)

60 min | Music, News

5.1
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A Hurricane Katrina relief concert. After Louisiana was destroyed by Katrina, famous stars all came together and put on this concert, which aired on over 20 television stations, including ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr., Claire Danes, Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 28

47. No Cross, No Crown (2009)

Documentary, Music

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"NO Cross, NO Crown" is a timely and engaging feature documentary that explores New Orleans, a town that contributed to the fabric of American identity, yet only after it was hit by one of ... See full summary »

Director: A.M. Peters | Stars: Topsy Chapman, Alfred Doucette, William R. Ferris, Ray Fransen

48. An American Opera (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

8.4
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, America suffered the worst domestic animal crisis in its history. Tens of thousands of house pets were left to perish in neighborhoods all across the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McPhee | Stars: Tom McPhee, Jane Garrison, Lamonte Chenevert, Susan Benezeck

Votes: 34

49. Breaking News, Breaking Down (2009)

36 min | Short

5.5
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This film traces the lives of journalists who have covered some of the most dramatic stories of our time. It also examines how those stories have impacted the journalists. It follows Mike ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Walter | Star: Mike Walter

Votes: 6

50. Burn on the Bayou (2008)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

8.9
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Burn on the Bayou follows a group of volunteers as they do relief work in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Matt Leonard | Stars: Martha Bryant, Kim Jones, Buzzy Knowles, George Ladner

Votes: 10



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