Movies and TV shows set in new mexico

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in new mexico ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, visually appealing and clever films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief), desert, runaway, mentor, death and gun plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Western genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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new mexico movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as new mexico: Breaking Bad (2008), Better Call Saul (2015), The Missing (2003), The Stalking Moon (1968), The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), Blind Horizon (2003), Manhattan (2014), Sweetwater (2013), In Your Eyes (2014), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989).

List of movies set in new mexico

 9.4
 1.6M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, drug lord, master criminal, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, double life, unlikely partners, success ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, witty, stylized, tense ...
Plot: dark humor, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, private investigator, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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 6.5
 35K
The Missing (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, disturbing, suspense, intense ...
Plot: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, rescue, reconciliation, family relations, parents and children, rebellion, crimes, track down, rebelliousness, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico
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The Stalking Moon (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even knowing the child's father is a feared and murderous Apache ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, escapades, rescue, danger, heroes, tough heroes, farm, left to die, track down, interracial relations, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, water, farm, police, racism, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, texas, england, mexico
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Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, political conspiracy, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
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 7.8
 8K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, laboratory, ambition, inventions and discoveries, military, race against time, power relations, relationship vs career, workplace ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
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 6.2
 6K
Sweetwater (2013)
Genre: Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, vengeance, life turned upside down, investigation, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, rivalry, crimes, deadly, danger, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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 7.0
 31K
In Your Eyes (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other's experiences, creating a bond that apparently can't be broken.
Style: sentimental, touching, twists and turns, enigmatic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, telepathy, loneliness, magic realism, romance, solitude, happy ending, life philosophy, twists & turns, crimes, crime, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, new hampshire, usa
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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, military, scientific research, physicist, scientist, death, u.s. military, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
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Buffalo Soldiers (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: They've ridden dusty miles without end and fought fierce battles. Yet when these brave African-American cavalrymen enter a scraggly frontier town, they must walk through it instead of ride. The town dishonors them but the soldiers' ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: racism, battles, military, interracial relations, u.s. cavalry, soldier, against humanity, media satire, military life, anti war, americana, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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 6.9
 58K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: cowboy, billy the kid, old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, anti hero, anti heroes, small town, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska, arizona, mexico ...
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 6.5
 34K
Young Guns II (1990)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: native american, old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, anti heroes, outlaw, bounty hunter, sheriff, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new mexico, arkansas, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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 5.6
 42K
The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, gas station, psychopath, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
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This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: touching, surreal, tragicomedy, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, reconciliation, obsessive quest, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, michigan, usa, ireland, new york ...
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 6.2
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new orleans
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The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher killer, mutant, raped by monster, desert, survival, cave, cannibal, supernatural, rescue, escape attempt, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa
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Charley Varrick (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, clever, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hitman, bank robbery, heist, chase, mafia, small town, one last job, on the run, suicide, sheriff, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, betrayal, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, laboratory, science, race against time, survival, chases and races, deadly virus, cure, heroic mission, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 50s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
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 5.8
 1K
Undocumented (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A documentary crew accompany a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: immigrants, filmmaking, crimes, society, gang, brutality, murder, racism, held captive, film producer, torture, video camera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
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 6.7
 8K
Major Dundee (1965)
Genre: Adventure, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, military, rescue, soldier, american civil war, village, raid, heroes, adventure, leadership, survival, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, texas, latin america ...
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Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, stylized
Plot: farm, family relations, family problems, rivalry, old west, siblings relations, family life, mine, civil war, mining, long range rifle, brother
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa
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 5.4
 7K
The Big Bang (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian Boxer, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, private investigator, crimes, crime, mystery, private detective, danger, murder, track down, strip club, bad cop, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, los angeles, usa
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The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, cattle ranch, love triangle, cowboy, pickup truck, human nature, homecoming, introspection, truck, gunfight, desert ...
Time: post world war two
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
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 6.1
 18K
Swing Vote (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a remarkable turn of events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching, entertaining ...
Plot: politics, political campaign, presidential election, election, small town, parents and children, state affairs, single father, father daughter relationship, campaign, media, u.s. president ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, california, mexico
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 6.9
 9K
Chisum (1970)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, cattle, aging, elderly, dishonesty, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, cons and scams, heroes, billy the kid, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona, santa fe new mexico ...
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Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet ...
Style: humorous, road movie, witty, not serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, family relations, couple relations, self discovery, uncover truth, on the road, parents and children, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new mexico, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
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 5.8
 19K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vigilantism, police investigation, profiler, law enforcement, crimes, crime, deadly, investigation, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, oklahoma ...
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The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, mercenary, government agent, border patrol, swat team, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, drug dealing, master criminal, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
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