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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in arizona ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, harsh and talky films and TV shows about / with desert, small town, violence, vengeance, dialogue, crimes, redemption, storytelling, mentor and danger plots mostly in Western, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as arizona: Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Arizona Raiders (1965), Raising Arizona (1987), Arizona Dream (1993), Pump Up the Volume (1990), Junior Bonner (1972), Red Sun (1971), The Wraith (1986), The Second Time Around (1961), Dark Mountain (2013).
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Raising Arizona
Comedy, Crime
USA
94 min.
 7.4
Arizona Dream
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA, France
142 min.
 7.4
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Miss Arizona
Comedy, Drama
USA
94 min.
Mister Sadpants
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
USA

List of movies set in arizona

Cowboys & Aliens
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, alien invasion, monster, native americans, desert, chase, amnesia, evil alien, ufo, aliens, sheriff, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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, road movie, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, single parent, on the road, character study, starting over, loneliness, dreams, gangsters, relationships, romance, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, arizona, usa, new jersey, phoenix arizona
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Arizona Raiders
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, old west, fugitives, desert, adventure, gang, small town, lone wolves, lovers on the run, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Place: arizona, tucson arizona
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 7.4
 112K
Raising Arizona
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, not serious, dark humor ...
Plot: screwball, crime, cult, kidnapping, chase, prison escape, parenthood, adoption, deadpan, surrealism, apocalypse, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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 7.4
 37K
Arizona Dream
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, art house ...
Plot: desert, surrealism, love, pets, on the road, obsession, dreams, obsessive quest, relationships, romance, self discovery, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
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Pump Up the Volume
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, witty, serious, gloomy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: rebellion, radio, high school, teenager, suicide, loneliness, depression, social misfits, rock, teenagers, adolescence, race issues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, california
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Junior Bonner
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.
Style: sentimental, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, father son relationship, hospital, violence, gunfight, small town, parents and children, old west, family, hopes, childhood, brothers ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, california, usa, texas, australia ...
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 7.0
 6K
Red Sun
Genre: Action, Western
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ancient Japanese sword is robbed by gangsters from the Japanese ambassador while he is traveling through west America. The embassador's bodyguard, a samurai, goes after them with the help of one of the gang leaders who was betrayed by his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, fish out of water, adventure, gang, lone wolves, odd couple, obsessive quest, vengeance, culture clash, heist, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, new mexico
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 5.9
 12K
The Wraith
Genre: Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can 'win' their vehicles. After Walsh beats the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death after finding him with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, ghost, reincarnation, supernatural ability, desert, small town, chase, vengeance, afterlife, car race, motorcycle, cemetery ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa
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How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, romance, store, best friends, feminism, countryside, innocence lost, looking for love, teenage love, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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The Second Time Around
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: vigilantism, single parent, starting over, farm, family, love triangle, gambling, criminal heroes, widow, americana, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, new york
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 4.4
 621
Dark Mountain
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In March of 2011, three filmmakers disappeared in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona while documenting their search for the Lost Dutchman mine. Their bodies were never found... but their camera was.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, stylized, based on supposedly true story
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, supernatural, danger, inventions and discoveries, mountain, escapades, imaginary, blood on mouth, jealous boyfriend, folklore ...
Time: 20th century, year 2011
Place: arizona, los angeles, mine
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 1.7
 3K
Werewolf
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A team of archaeologists with unplaceable accents unearth a skeleton at a dig in an Arizona quarry. The Native Americans on the dig instantly recognize it as the remains of a werewolf, so the team leaders immediately take it to their lab and stare ...
Style: bleak, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: deadly creature, dangerous attraction, desert, curses spells and rituals, danger, small town, deadly, imaginary, archaeologist, werewolf, skeleton, native american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.0
 355
Riot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, adventure, captivity, prison, prison life, chases and races, confined, partners, rebellion, criminal heroes, fugitives, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, minnesota, usa
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Arizona Bushwhackers
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During the Civil War, a Confederate spy takes a job as marshal of a small western town as a cover for his espionage activities. However, he soon finds out that a local businessman is selling weapons to a band of rampaging Indians.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, aging, small town, uninhibited rivalry, bar, americana, heroes, espionage, starting over, moral dilemma, love triangle, anti war ...
Place: arizona
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 4.1
 611
Deadfall Trail
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, Julian and Paul enter the Kaibab National Forest for a three-week survival trip and peyote vision quest. The only items they take with them are a knife, a bottle of water and a garbage bag each. A week into their journey a disastrous turn of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, human nature, moral dilemma, in the woods, isolation, danger, friendship, tough heroes, confined, escapades, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.1
 342
The Scare Hole
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, mummy, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, cafe, isolation, mystery, woman in danger, torture, danger, domestic disturbance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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A Distant Trumpet
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1883, US Cavalry lieutenant Matthew Hazard, newly graduated from West Point, is assigned to isolated Fort Delivery on the Mexican border of Arizona, where he meets commanding officer Teddy Mainwarring's wife Kitty, whom he later rescues from ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: soldier, military life, battles, battle zone, americana, military, power relations, fort, reluctant partners, interracial relations, love triangle, officers and cadets ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa
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7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old Chinese man rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.
Style: semi serious, feel good, surreal, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: mysterious character, superhuman powers, adventure, small town, family, ancient mystery, rescue, save the day, heroic mission, circus, magic, small town life ...
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.5
 79K
Piranha 3D
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Each year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria, Arizona explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 residents for the annual Spring Break celebration. But then, an earthquake opens an underwater chasm, releasing an enormous swarm of ancient Piranha that have ...
Style: sexy, scary, humorous, not serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gory, fish, gore, pornography, male nudity, violence, blood, dangerous animal, monster, rescue, splatter, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.8
 108K
Tombstone
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, friendship, violence, chase, brutality, against the odds, old west, dialogue, guns, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california, tucson arizona
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 7.4
 116K
Thelma & Louise
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: emotional, road movie, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: road trip, friendship, chase, rape, destiny, murder, suicide, redemption, freedom, violence, on the road, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa, arizona, california, southern usa ...
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 6.8
 45K
U Turn
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, dark humor, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, small town, murder, violence, desert, infidelity, neo noir, assassination, neo-noir, twists & turns, greed, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, las vegas, phoenix arizona
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How the West Was Won
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: adventure, family, gunfight, civil war, american civil war, culture clash, crimes, indians, native americans, destiny, old west, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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 6.5
 13K
Coogan's Bluff
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coogan (Clint Eastwood) an Arizona deputy sheriff goes to New York to pick up a prisoner. While escorting the prisoner to the airport he escapes and Coogan heads into the City to recapture him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime, culture clash, police, fish out of water, violence, gunfight, motorcycle, police corruption, police investigation, chases and races, mentor ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, arizona, usa, san francisco, texas ...
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The Last Hard Men
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: fugitives, on the run, kidnapping, prison, mistaken identity, chases and races, confined, gang, crimes, danger, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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The High Chaparral
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David ...
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: family life, family relations, old west, single parent, farm, crumbling marriage, starting over, parents and children, ranch, siblings relations, family business, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
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 6.1
 658
Genesis II
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, thought provoking
Plot: save the world, adventure, apocalypse, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, political unrest, technology gone awry, escapades, imaginary, rebellion, space and aliens, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: arizona, new mexico
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 7.7
 260K
3:10 to Yuma
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, race against time, heroic mission, morality, righting the wronged, chases and races, violence, civil war, justice, gang, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
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 7.2
 34K
The Savages
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, sentimental, clever, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, depression, family, childhood, mental illness, guilt, aging, death, dysfunctional family, hospital, drinking, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, poland, usa, new york, new york state ...
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974
7.4
A Fire in the Sky 1978
6.1
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5.1
100 Rifles 1969
6.0
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native american
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The Revenant 2015
8.0
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 2007
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Slow West 2015
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desert
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6.4
Legion 2010
5.2
Tracks 2013
7.2
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6.4
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8.4
A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014
6.1
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1993
6.7
The Revenant 2015
8.0
The Hateful Eight 2015
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grand canyon
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6.1
Grand Canyon 1991
6.9
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7.4
Knights 1993
5.2
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The Gauntlet 1977
6.4
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7.6
Dallas Buyers Club 2013
8.0
Boss Nigger 1975
6.8
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4.4
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cowboy
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Brokeback Mountain 2005
7.7
Blazing Saddles 1974
7.8
Shanghai Noon 2000
6.6
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
8.1
Trinity Is STILL My Name! 1971
7.3
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7.2
A Time For Dying 1969
6.2
The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988
7.4
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6.1
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