Movies and TV shows set in phoenix arizona

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in phoenix arizona ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with arizona desert, crimes, murder, runaway, pornography, desert, mentor, dialogue, redemption and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as phoenix arizona: The Phoenix Incident (2015), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), A Fire in the Sky (1978), Foxcatcher (2014), God's Not Dead 2 (2016), Skinwalkers (2002), Love and Bullets (1979), The Lying Game (2011), Clarence (2013), The Grifters (1990).

List of movies set in phoenix arizona

The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A number of 'missing person' cases are reported in Phoenix, Arizona when an unexplained light appears in the sky one night in 1997.
Style: tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: ufo, alien, desert, military, conspiracy, found footage, camera, missing person, missing, danger, investigation, death ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, usa, mexico
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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, poltergeist, haunted house, clergy, rescue, good versus evil, ghost, kidnapping, shaman, alternate dimension, supernatural, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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A Fire in the Sky (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, disaster movie ...
Plot: astronomer, catastrophe, forces of nature, apocalypse, rivalry, space and aliens, save the world, evil alien, alien encounter, celebrity culture, kidnapping, collision ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, diner, single parent, self discovery, starting over, on the road, unemployment, waitress, singer, widow, road trip, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
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 7.0
 132K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, destructive relationship, athlete's life, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, teacher, lawsuit, faith, manipulation, prayer, courtroom drama, religious persecution, school, high school, christianity, protest ...
Place: phoenix arizona
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 7.3
 918
Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, police investigation, supernatural ability, americana, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah, arizona, phoenix arizona
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Love and Bullets (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Bronson is out for revenge in this action drama. Jackie Pruit (Jill Ireland) is the girlfriend of notorious gangster Joe Bomposa (Rod Steiger). When it looks as if Jackie's life is being threatened by Bomposa's goons, the FBI moves ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, police investigation, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police detective, tough heroes, fall in love, track down, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, phoenix arizona, arizona, alps
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 7.3
 18K
The Lying Game (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who can't catch a break, finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who - unlike Emma - was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, investigation, youth, murder, lifestyle, twin sister, amateur detective, foster child, impersonating, crimes, missing person, twins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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 6.6
 7K
Clarence (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The adventures of a young boy named Clarence, who is optimistic about everything, and his two best friends Jeff and Sumo.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, mischievous children, family relations, friends, parents and children, male friendship, friendship between men, disorder, overweight, adventure, youth, boy ...
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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 6.9
 25K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, crime, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
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Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, alcohol abuse, marital problem, midlife crisis, addiction, down on your luck, goodhearted, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new jersey
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Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, romance, best friends, love and romance, looking for love, thirtysomething life, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, offbeat, witty, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: radio, rebellion, boss, teenager, suburbs, high school, suicide, misfit, repression, confession, anti conformity, radio dj ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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 5.2
 3K
Held Up (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, mistaken identity, small town, nothing goes right, save the day, crime gone awry, rescue, misfit, partners, on the run, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, yuma arizona, phoenix arizona, arizona
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 3.7
 639
Droid Gunner (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the future, the threat of global takeover by cyborg units has forced Earth to outlaw their use. But when four female androids are smuggled to Earth, Jack Ford is assigned to track them down. An adventurous chase takes him from the mean streets of ...
Plot: androids, cyborgs, dark future, stripper, spy, brothel, strip club, breasts, bare breasts, gunfight, exploitation, female nudity ...
Time: near future, future
Place: phoenix arizona
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 6.4
 430
Night Drive (1977)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him a murder a highway patrol officer.
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalker, psychopath, stalking, on the road, murder, witness, crimes, witnessing a crime, deadly, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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 5.7
 6K
Arizona (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, the life of Cassie Fowler, a single mother and struggling realtor, goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.
Style: ironic, satirical, dark humor, suspense
Plot: realtor, murder, single mother, arizona territory, hostage, revenge, hostages, criminal, blood, debt, desert, territory ...
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
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Area 51 Confidential (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: People from various walks of life find themselves held captive in a desolate area surrounding a secret government installation rumored to contain extraterrestrial life
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: captivity, danger, alien encounter, military, extraterrestrial, experiment, government, desert, survival, supernatural, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
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 6.2
 2K
The Rounders (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben (Glenn Ford) and Marion (Henry Fonda) are two cowboys who make a meager living breaking wild horses. Their frequent employer Jim (Chill Wills), who always gets the better of them, talks them into taking a nondescript horse in lieu of some of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, buddy comedy, buddy movie
Plot: horse, animal life, contests and competitions, buddies, workplace, partners, ambition, hopes, on the road, friends, animal training, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, nevada, arizona, phoenix arizona
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Buzzfeed Unsolved - Supernatural (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: Ryan Bergara (a believer in the supernatural) and Shane Madej (a skeptic) travel to alleged haunted locations to investigate paranormal activity.
Style: dark humor, bleak, scary, captivating, light
Plot: supernatural, skeptic, spirit, ghost hunting, supernatural power, disappearance, paranormal phenomena, demon, exorcism, ghost, paranormal, arizona territory ...
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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 8.6
 194K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, conspiracy, special agents, alien contact, top secret, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
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 7.5
 103
The Outcasts (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Outcasts is an American Western genre television series, appearing on ABC in the 1968-69 season. The series stars Don Murray and Otis Young. It is most notable for being the first television Western with an African American co-star.
Plot: photograph, conversation, posse, bigotry, belt, comanche indian, gunrunner, american civil war, bathhouse, apache, ambush, gold ...
Place: sonora, phoenix arizona, arizona, new mexico, shanghai ...
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 8.0
 3K
The Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a doctor who is falsely convicted of his ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, chase, on the run, manhunt, murder, escape, uncover truth, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, death sentence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: indiana, california, arizona, new mexico, tucson arizona ...
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 6.8
 49K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, desert, money, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
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Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A female aerobic instructor is possessed by an evil spirit of a fallen ninja when coming to his aid. The spirit seeks revenge on those who killed him and uses the female instructor's body to carry out his mission. The only way the spirit will ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, supernatural, danger, one man army, revenge, vengeance, ghost, good versus evil, crimes, fighting crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
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 6.0
 3K
100 Rifles (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When half-breed Indian Yaqui Joe robs an Arizona bank, he is pursued by dogged lawman Lyedecker. Fleeing to Mexico, Joe is imprisoned by General Verdugo, who is waging a war against the Yaqui Indians. When Lyedecker attempts to intervene, he is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, bank, battles, tough heroes, gory, injustice, righting the wronged, chases and races, heroes, social differences, kidnapping, vigilantism ...
Time: 60s, 1910s
Place: mexico, arizona, latin america, usa, sonora ...
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 5.8
 685
Touching Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: redemption, parents and children, introspection, family problems, estrangement, small town, addiction, dream, baseball, twins, sport, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, quarry
Place: usa, colorado, phoenix arizona, arizona
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 7.0
 3K
Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california, hawaii
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 7.0
 132K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holiday, christmas, anti heroes, cons and scams, antisocial behavior, profanity, anti hero, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, heist, thief, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, miami, phoenix arizona, milwaukee wisconsin
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