Netflix was founded on August 29, 1997 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular streaming service. Why not celebrate by watching these movies shot in and around Shreveport?
Starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and directed by Frank Darabont, this 2007 sci-fi horror film based on Stephen King’s novel is about a brutal storm that hits a small town and the residents discover a malevolent mist looming. over their homes killing anyone. who stays out
Filming locations: Tom’s Market in Vivian, Stageworks Studio in Shreveport, and various other locations throughout Shreveport and Minden.
Olympus has fallen
Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and directed by Antoine Fuqua, this 2013 action-adventure film follows a former Secret Service agent on a mission to rescue the president when the White House is attacked.
Filming locations: Bossier City, Shreveport, various other locations in Louisiana.
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Starring Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates and directed by John Lee Hancock, this 2019 Netflix original crime drama follows two steely former Texas Rangers tasked with tracking down and killing infamous criminals Bonnie and Clyde.
Filming locations: Caddo Parish Courthouse in Shreveport, Laurel Valley Plantation in Thibodaux, Covington, and various other locations in Louisiana.
battle los angeles
Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ne-Yo and directed by Jonathan Liebesman, this 2013 sci-fi action-adventure film is the story of a platoon of brave marines led by their skilled sergeant who fight to protect all of humanity. of the mighty aliens.
Filming locations: Barksdale Air Force Base and Millennium Studios in Shreveport, Ryan Airport, City Park and Raleigh Studios in Baton Rouge, and various other locations in Louisiana.
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Keke Palmer and directed by Renny Harlin, this 2007 thriller follows former detective Tom, who runs a business specializing in cleaning up crime scenes, but a new job at a posh house reveals a possible cover.
Filming locations: Various locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.
rise of the Guardians
Starring Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman and directed by Peter Ramsey, this feel-good movie for kids and families sees Jack Frost teaming up with Santa, the Tooth Fairy and others to battle against a malicious spirit determined to destroy the innocent beliefs of children.
While this animated film was not made in Northwest Louisiana, it is based on Shreveport native William Joyce. the guardians of childhood series of books.
Starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon and directed by Mennan Yapo, this 2007 Mystery Thriller film follows a woman who learns her husband has died suddenly in a car accident, only to reappear the next day as if nothing had happened.
Filming locations: Various locations in Minden and Shreveport.
Starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts and directed by Herbert Ross, this classic 1989 film is about six women in a small southern town who share gossip, solve problems at the local beauty salon and support each other through the ups and downs. of the life.
Filming locations: Filmed primarily in Natchitoches and other locations in Louisiana.
Bonus: He is all that.
Starring Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard and directed by Mark Waters, this remake of the ’90s classic “She’s All That” follows an influential person tasked with transforming an unpopular classmate into king. from the prom.
While this movie wasn’t actually filmed in Louisiana, the main star, Addison Rae, was born in Lafayette, went to high school in Bossier City, and attended LSU before dropping out to focus on her growing TikTok career.
Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite and email her at [email protected]