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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense, clever and harsh films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality, runaway, redemption, death, desert and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Western genres shot in USA, Italy, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as new mexico: Contact (1997), Roswell (1999), The Missing (2003), Charley Varrick (1973), Gas, Food Lodging (1992), The Hills Have Eyes II (2007), Sweetwater (2013), Blind Horizon (2003), Infinity (1996), Buffalo Soldiers (1997).
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Western
Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
161 min.
 8.9
Charley Varrick (1973)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
111 min.
 7.5
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Western
USA
133 min.
 7.4
Hostiles (2017)
Adventure, Drama, Western
USA
134 min.
 7.2

List of movies set in new mexico

 7.4
 228K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, talky, captivating, serious ...
Plot: alien encounter, scientist, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries, benign alien, nasa, wormhole, science, space travel, contact, alien contact, fanatic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
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 7.5
 24K
Roswell (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, offbeat, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, alien, hidden identity, alien encounter, interspecies romance, small town, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, youth, space and aliens, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
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 6.5
 30K
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, redemption, rescue, apache, frontier, cowboy, reconciliation, native americans, track down, daughter, criminal, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, arizona
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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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, desert, mafia, small town, heist, chase, on the run, suicide, sheriff, crime, one last job, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, waitress, single mother, desert, parents and children, teenage life, parent child relationship, teenage daughter, sibling relationship, unwanted pregnancy, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
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The Hills Have Eyes II (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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, survival, slasher, desert, gory, strong sexual content, soldier, danger, deadly, escapades, army investigation, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa, mine
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 6.2
 5K
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, revenge, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, old west, vengeance, love, religious fanatic, vigilantism, farm, good versus evil, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: assassination attempt, amnesia, memory loss, hitman, investigation, mystery, race against time, desert, small town, uncover truth, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
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 6.1
 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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: tuberculosis, mathematics, terminal illness, romance, young lovers, hopes, atomic bomb, wedding, love of one's life, love and romance, college, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
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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: serious, tense, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: racism, u.s. cavalry, military, lone wolves, soldier, obsessive quest, interracial relations, war, anti war, culture clash, media satire, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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 7.1
 28K
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: talky, sentimental, offbeat, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, love and romance, telepathy, magic realism, romance, supernatural romance, solitude, supernatural, fall in love, unfulfillment, cold relationship, woman in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, new hampshire, usa
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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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, old west, chases and races, danger, escapades, desert, rivalry, farm, chase, obsessive quest, rescue, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
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This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: 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: surreal, stylized, tragicomedy, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: rock, surrealism, on the road, teen suicide, stock exchange, hebrew, self discovery, redemption, parent child relationship, unfulfillment, aging, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, new mexico, ireland, usa, new york ...
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, cons and scams, lone wolves, good versus evil, gold, american civil war, outlaw, heroes, greed, gunfight, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
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The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Genre: 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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: science, laboratory, plague, race against time, epilepsy, nuclear threat, small town, nasa, satellite, laser, survival, biology ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: new mexico, usa
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, slasher, survival, cannibalism, kidnapping, danger, victim, escape attempt, family in danger, trapped, fear, genetically altered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
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 7.8
 7K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: dark humor, stylized, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, workplace situations, legal, lawyer, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, on the road, violence, hostage, robbery, crime gone awry, criminal, maniac, racism, crime, on the run, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
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 5.5
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: private investigator, strip club, boxing match, handcuffed, missing person, private detective, mystery, investigation, sex, track down, crime, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: witty, tense, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, track down, gunfight, beard, pot smoking, right hand man, sombrero, death, sidekick, piano, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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 7.1
 104K
Let Me In (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, loneliness, bully, friendship, gory, fall in love, vampire human love, small town, transformation, unlikely friendships, blood, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
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 5.9
 107K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, awkwardness, friendship, adventure, dentist, bankruptcy, makeover, gas station, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, pacific ocean, cincinnati ohio, california
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 6.1
 16K
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, realistic, satirical, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, election, parents and children, small town, campaign, usa president, disorder, single parent, working class, media, society ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, albuquerque new mexico, mexico ...
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 5.6
 38K
The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, hitchhiker, serial killer, on the road, murder, desert, gory, psychopath, car chase, mind game, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
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 6.3
 7K
First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: salesman, desert, destiny, betrayal, manic, psychic power, couple relations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
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 6.9
 48K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, 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, entertaining, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, friendship, street shootout, vigilantism, adventure, brutality, outlaw, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gore, destiny, aging, sheriff, on the run, old west, crimes, old friends, lawlessness, billy the kid ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
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 7.2
 3K
Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: depression, desert, coming of age, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, celebrity culture, eccentric family, love and romance, youth, hippie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, korea, san diego california, albuquerque new mexico ...
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Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, redemption, van, bus, parents and children, father, grandfather, family relations, dealing with death, human nature, self discovery, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, albuquerque new mexico, arizona
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