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, suspenseful, tense, visually appealing and clever films and TV shows about / with desert, death, crimes, gun, nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe, storytelling, redemption, dialogue and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime 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), The Missing (2003), The Stalking Moon (1968), Blind Horizon (2003), Better Call Saul (2015), Manhattan (2014), Sweetwater (2013), In Your Eyes (2014), Buffalo Soldiers (1997), The Hitcher (2007).

List of movies set in new mexico

 9.5
 1.4M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
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: clever, captivating, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, master criminal, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crimes, family problems, unlikely partners, teacher, drug cartel, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 6.5
 33K
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, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, rescue, reconciliation, family relations, parents and children, crimes, rebellion, track down, rebelliousness, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, escapades, rescue, left to die, tough heroes, farm, heroes, danger, track down, interracial relations, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
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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: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, political conspiracy, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
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, captivating, stylized, realistic, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, workplace situations, family relations, private investigator, crimes, legal, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.8
 8K
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: serious, clever, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, laboratory, ambition, military, race against time, power relations, workplace, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944
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, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, investigation, life turned upside down, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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 7.0
 30K
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, atmospheric, sincere, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: telepathy, love and romance, loneliness, magic realism, romance, solitude, happy ending, life philosophy, twists & turns, crimes, crime, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, new hampshire, usa
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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, realistic, tense, disturbing, rough
Plot: racism, battles, military, interracial relations, u.s. cavalry, oracle, injustice, americana, anti war, media satire, military life, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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 5.6
 40K
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, serial killer, gas station, psychopath, slasher, gory, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, 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: touching, tragicomedy, surreal, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, reconciliation, obsessive quest, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, new mexico, 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, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new 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: sadistic, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, survival, raped by monster, desert, slasher, cave, gory, pregnant woman nude, deadly creature, escapades, rivalry, army investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, sheriff, suicide, 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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, satellite, family relations, couples, map, social relations, racism ...
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, science, laboratory, race against time, survival, chases and races, cure, deadly virus, heroic mission, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: new mexico, usa
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 6.7
 7K
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: military, battles, american civil war, village, rescue, soldier, raid, apache, heroes, adventure, leadership, survival ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, texas, latin america ...
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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, tense, serious, 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, truck, cowboy, pickup truck, homecoming, introspection, human nature, gunfight, desert ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, disturbing
Plot: friendship, village, introspection, war, youth, elderly, village life, human nature, good versus evil, coming of age, fight, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
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 5.6
 3K
Shalako (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sean Connery is Shalako, a guide in the old West who has to rescue an aristocratic British hunting party from Indians and bandits.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, rescue, survival, opposites attract, tough heroes, adventure, hostage, crimes, hostages, danger, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona
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 5.8
 113K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, feel good, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, midlife crisis, motorcycle gang, on the road, self discovery, friendship, motorcycle, adventure, buddies, motorcycle chase, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
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 6.7
 2K
Save Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, sex addict, self discovery, drug abuse, haunted by the past, society, love and romance, hopes, gender, religions or cults, self loathing, sexual attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
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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, crimes, dishonesty, elderly, corrupt law enforcer, cons and scams, heroes, billy the kid, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, yuma arizona, arizona, tucson arizona ...
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 5.2
 118
Refuge (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The shimmering New Mexico sun bleaches the earth and reflects off towering thunderheads. From inside an RV nestled among the desert brush just off a barely-paved road, the middle-of-nowhere silence is broken by one quick and alarming gunshot. ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, desert, on the run, crimes, spouse killer, disorder, road trip, female protagonist, revenge, fall in love, kidnapping, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
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Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, dishonesty, prostitute, investigation, unlikely criminals, small town life, desert, deadly, clergy, buddies, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, mexico, texas
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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, family relations, disorder, couple relations, self discovery, parents and children, track down, on the road, partners, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, new york, michigan, usa, san diego california ...
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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, captivating, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, police, farm, racism, water, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, england
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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, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, investigation, profiler, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, colorado, missouri ...
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 5.6
 6K
The Shepherd (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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, border patrol, police investigation, drug dealing, partners against crime, partners, police corruption, tough law enforcer, master criminal, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
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