Movies and TV shows set in arizona

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in arizona ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, talky, interesting and harsh films and TV shows about / with desert, small town, dialogue, violence, redemption, storytelling, arizona territory, crimes, vengeance and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Western and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as arizona: Last Stand at Saber River (1997), Junior Bonner (1972), Tombstone (1993), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Bless the Beasts & Children (1971), Werewolf (1995), The Scare Hole (2004), Raising Arizona (1987), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Arizona Dream (1993).

List of movies set in arizona

Last Stand at Saber River (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate soldier who returns from the war to reclaim his Arizona ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, soldier, rivalry, military, moral dilemma, introspection, battles, homecoming, hopes, adventure, heroes ...
Place: arizona, usa, texas, mexico
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Junior Bonner (1972)
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, psychological, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: bar fight, truck, jeep, womanizer, redemption, old west, family relations, hopes, parents and children, father son relationship, hospital, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, california, dallas texas, nevada ...
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 7.8
 117K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gunfight, sheriff, vengeance, cowboy, dying, murder, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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 7.7
 272K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, heroic mission, old west, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, race against time, righting the wronged, sheriff, chases and races, morality, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, mine, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
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Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Six children at a summer camp embark on a mission to save a buffalo herd from slaughter.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, road movie
Plot: summer camp, rescue, teenage life, obsessive quest, environmentalism, friendship, animal life, coming of age, buffalo, youth, road trip, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 1.7
 3K
Werewolf (1995)
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, bleak, semi serious ...
Plot: werewolf, desert, archaeologist, skeleton, danger, deadly creature, rescue, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, transformation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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 4.6
 353
The Scare Hole (2004)
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: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, family problems, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, mysterious character, woman in danger, danger, family relations, missing person, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.3
 118K
Raising Arizona (1987)
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, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, ex convict, blackmail, redemption, policewoman, baby, crime, couple relations, missing child, human nature, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, spacecraft, evil alien, sheriff, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, abduction, alien, catastrophe, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.4
 39K
Arizona Dream (1993)
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, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, nervous breakdown, self discovery, fall in love, coming of age, family relations, eccentric family, love and romance, on the road, american dream, love triangle, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, alaska
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South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900's. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the ...
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, outlaw, haunted by the past, gang, old west, crimes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, family relations, small town, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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Arizona Raiders (1965)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, confined, uninhibited rivalry, lovers on the run, chases and races, fugitives, criminal heroes, crimes, adventure, rivalry, vigilantism, danger ...
Place: arizona, mexico, tucson arizona
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The Second Time Around (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, 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, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: gambling, widow, rivalry, family relations, friends, love triangle, vigilantism, single parent, farm, starting over, society, americana ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: arizona, new york, usa
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 4.4
 669
Dark Mountain (2013)
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, stylized, atmospheric, serious, based on supposedly true story
Plot: supernatural, mountain, inventions and discoveries, danger, ghost, legends and myths, imaginary, escapades, curses spells and rituals, folklore, jealous boyfriend, supernatural power ...
Time: 20th century, year 2011
Place: arizona, mine, los angeles
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Dying Room Only (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room. He never returns and the wife begins to suspect serious foul play.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing person, desert, sheriff, missing husband, murder, crimes, mystery, confined, deadly, hotel, cafe, motel ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.0
 13K
The Wraith (1986)
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, road movie, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, gang, reincarnation, righting the wronged, crimes, danger, supernatural ability, afterlife, violence, small town, revenge, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, hopes, society, odd couple, farm ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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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, witty, captivating, gloomy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: radio, rebellion, teenager, high school, suicide, radio dj, anti conformity, misfit, repression, confession, freedom, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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 6.8
 47K
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: small town, mechanic, betrayal, murder, desert, drifter, neo noir, police officer, money, robbery, car breakdown, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
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How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
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: feel good, touching, sexy, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, romance, parents and children, human nature, family life, teenage life, lifestyle, society, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, starting over, on the road, unemployment, single parent, widow, singer, waitress, road trip, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
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 5.9
 391
Riot (1969)
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, friends, partners, buddies, friendship, rebellion, captivity, rebelliousness, crimes, confined, fugitives ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, minnesota, usa
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Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, self discovery, desert, friendship, love, sex, salesman, road trip, highway, midlife crisis, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
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Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town life, dishonesty, love triangle, police corruption, espionage, bar, rivalry, chases and races, heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission ...
Place: arizona
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 4.1
 637
Deadfall Trail (2009)
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, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, human nature, moral dilemma, escapades, confined, deathtrap, off the road, tough heroes, friends, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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A Distant Trumpet (1964)
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, fort, u.s. cavalry, battles, battle zone, americana, society, military life, love triangle, officers and cadets, reluctant partners, wartime life ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.1
 35K
The Savages (2007)
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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, dying, family, mental illness, neighbor, nursing, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
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 4.4
 3K
Route 666 (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just before a group of hitmen can manage to silence him for good. In ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hitman, supernatural, desert, zombie, afterlife, special agents, uncover truth, law enforcement, gory, danger, vietnam veteran, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.9
 5K
Goats (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, eccentric family, fall in love, youth, roommate, boy girl relationship, father son relationship, divorced parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.1
 114K
Evolution (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: save the world, evil alien, heroic mission, nothing goes right, dragon, space and aliens, disorder, danger, race against time, asteroids and comets, desert, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
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