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, exciting and rough films and TV shows about / with desert, small town, arizona desert, crimes, violence, arizona territory, gun, family relations, dialogue and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Western genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as arizona: Bless the Beasts & Children (1971), Last Stand at Saber River (1997), Junior Bonner (1972), Tombstone (1993), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Werewolf (1995), Deadfall Trail (2009), The Scare Hole (2004), Raising Arizona (1987), Cowboys & Aliens (2011).

List of movies set in arizona

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, environmentalism, obsessive quest, teenage life, friendship, animal life, coming of age, buffalo, youth, killing an animal, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, usa, albuquerque new mexico, los angeles
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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: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: american civil war, battles, confederate soldier, territory, homecoming, adventure, vengeance, moral dilemma, introspection, politics, military, rivalry ...
Place: arizona, usa, mexico, texas
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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, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: bar fight, family relations, jeep, womanizer, truck, redemption, bittersweet, hopes, parents and children, old west, father son relationship, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, california, nevada, phoenix arizona ...
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 7.8
 122K
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, vengeance, sheriff, cowboy, dying, murder, gang, crimes, against the odds, criminal, historical figure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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 7.7
 283K
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: tense, psychological, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, heroic mission, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, race against time, righting the wronged, sheriff, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mexico, tucson arizona, yuma arizona ...
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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, bleak, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: werewolf, desert, archaeologist, skeleton, deadly creature, danger, rescue, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, dangerous attraction, transformation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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 4.1
 652
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: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, human nature, isolation, friendship, moral dilemma, confined, danger, hiking, desert, forest, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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 4.7
 355
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, diner, psychopath, crimes, mystery, family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, woman in danger, danger, missing person, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.3
 124K
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: witty, humorous, surreal, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, ex convict, policewoman, blackmail, redemption, baby, crimes, crime, couple relations, missing child, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, spacecraft, catastrophe, abduction, sheriff, cowboy, alien, escape, small town, chaos, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.3
 40K
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, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, destructive relationship, nervous breakdown, fall in love, coming of age, eccentric family, love and romance, family relations, on the road, american dream, love triangle, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska, papua new guinea
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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: serious, rough, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, outlaw, criminal, crimes, haunted by the past, old west, gang, law enforcement, deadly, family relations, tough heroes, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.
Style: serious, tense, emotional, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: human trafficking, lone hero, justice, vengeance, one man army, post traumatic stress disorder, violence, death, vigilante, rescue, blood, brutality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, mexico, sonora
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, chases and races, escapades, confined, fugitives, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, partners, old west ...
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, mexico
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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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: gambling, widow, single parent, friends, family relations, farm, vigilantism, americana, starting over, society, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: arizona, new york, usa
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 4.6
 742
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, psychotronic ...
Plot: mountain, supernatural, ghost, mine, danger, legends and myths, escapades, inventions and discoveries, curses spells and rituals, unsolved mystery, supernatural power, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, year 2011
Place: arizona, 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: diner, missing person, missing husband, sheriff, desert, murder, confined, crimes, mystery, deadly, hotel, phone booth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.0
 14K
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, scary, serious, cult film, road movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, gang, reincarnation, righting the wronged, crimes, danger, supernatural ability, chases and races, afterlife, violence, small town, revenge ...
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, uplifting, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, farm, odd couple, society, small town life, selflessness, self fulfillment ...
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, serious, gloomy, offbeat, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: radio, rebellion, boss, teenager, suburbs, high school, suicide, repression, misfit, anti conformity, radio dj, confession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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 6.8
 48K
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, serious, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, desert, money, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, sexy, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, looking for love, human nature, romance, parents and children, teenage life, family life, lifestyle, family in crisis, society, loneliness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, starting over, self discovery, single parent, diner, unemployment, waitress, singer, widow, road trip, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
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 5.9
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prisoner, rebelliousness, captivity, prison life, friendship, friends, graphic violence, partners, buddies, adventure ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa, minnesota
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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, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, self discovery, desert, love, highway, salesman, road trip, twentysomething life, lifestyle, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, las vegas, tucson arizona, california ...
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, chase, bar, chases and races, celebrity culture, heroes, love triangle, police corruption, small town life, dishonesty, espionage, captivity ...
Place: arizona
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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: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: cave, battles, soldier, fort, u.s. cavalry, battle zone, power relations, wartime life, reluctant partners, interracial relations, officers and cadets, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa
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The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
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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, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, parents and children, siblings relations, nursing, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, new york state ...
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 5.1
 1K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, supernatural, desert, murder, family relations, uncover truth, dark secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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