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, interesting, exciting and talky films and TV shows about / with desert, small town, violence, dialogue, crimes, mentor, storytelling, vengeance, redemption and catastrophe plots mostly in Western, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as arizona: Cowboys & Aliens (2011), U Turn (1997), Arizona Raiders (1965), The Second Time Around (1961), Arizona Bushwhackers (1968), Raising Arizona (1987), Arizona Dream (1993), Pump Up the Volume (1990), Lilies of the Field (1963), Junior Bonner (1972).

List of movies set in arizona

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: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, alien, spacecraft, escape, cowboy, outlaw, small town, danger, gunfight, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.8
 46K
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, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: small town, betrayal, desert, mechanic, neo noir, murder, police officer, robbery, car breakdown, money, drifter, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
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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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, on the road, friendship, widow, waitress, starting over, singer, self discovery, unemployment, road trip, character study, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, criminal heroes, fugitives, desert, ranger, adventure, gang, small town, lone wolves, lovers on the run, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Place: arizona, mexico, tucson arizona
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The Second Time Around (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: widow, gambling, vigilantism, single parent, starting over, farm, love triangle, family, criminal heroes, americana, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, new york
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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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, small town, aging, uninhibited rivalry, bar, americana, heroes, espionage, starting over, moral dilemma, love triangle, anti war ...
Place: arizona
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 7.4
 115K
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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: screwball, kidnapping, baby, supermarket, crime, redemption, cult, reward, blackmail, ex convict, policewoman, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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 7.4
 38K
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, offbeat ...
Plot: flying, destructive relationship, fish, suicide attempt, nervous breakdown, fan, actor, suicide, on the road, obsessive quest, car dealer, american dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
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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, serious, gloomy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: radio, rebellion, teenager, high school, suicide, rock, freedom, dj, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, radio dj, repression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, chapel, construction worker, convent, clergy, friendship, odd couple, racism, homelessness, human spirit, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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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: serious, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: truck, jeep, womanizer, redemption, bar fight, parents and children, old west, hopes, family relations, father son relationship, hospital, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, california, dallas texas, nevada ...
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 7.0
 7K
Red Sun (1971)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, fish out of water, gang, adventure, sword, lone wolves, odd couple, obsessive quest, vengeance, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, new mexico
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 5.9
 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, psychotronic, road movie
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, ghost, reincarnation, crimes, righting the wronged, small town, chase, supernatural ability, danger, car chase, motorcycle, sheriff ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa
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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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, family life, latinx lead, best friends, romance, store, feminism, countryside, innocence lost, looking for love, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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 4.4
 660
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, based on supposedly true story
Plot: mountain, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, danger, inventions and discoveries, escapades, imaginary, folklore, gold mine, museum ...
Time: 20th century, year 2011
Place: arizona, mine, los angeles
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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: semi serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: skeleton, native american, werewolf, archaeologist, desert, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, curses spells and rituals, small town, danger, deadly, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.0
 380
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, buddies, prison riot, adventure, captivity, prison life, chases and races, confined, partners, rebellion, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, minnesota, usa
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 4.1
 629
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, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, human nature, forest, moral dilemma, isolation, in the woods, danger, friendship, tough heroes, confined, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.1
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, mummy, torture, psychopath, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, cafe, isolation, mystery, woman in danger, danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, fort, military life, cavalry, battles, battle zone, americana, military, power relations, reluctant partners, interracial relations, love triangle ...
Time: 60s
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, humorous, realistic, light
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations, youth, fall in love, roommate, father son relationship, divorced parents, boy girl relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
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: magic, circus, small town, mysterious character, superhuman powers, adventure, chinese man, yeti, ancient mystery, family, rescue, save the day ...
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.4
 81K
Piranha 3D (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
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: scary, not serious, suspense, brutal, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, piranha, gory, deadly creature, violence, death, blood, brutality, killer animal, animal attack, spring break, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
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Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, police, friendship, false accusation, danger, abduction, murder, alien encounter, mystery, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.5
 14K
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, chase, escape, culture clash, extradition, crime, chases and races, law enforcement, nothing goes right, urban, fugitives, lovers on the run ...
Time: 1960s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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 7.8
 113K
Tombstone (1993)
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: gunfight, old west, vengeance, murder, cowboy, sheriff, dying, friendship, retirement, historical figure, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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 7.4
 120K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
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, uplifting, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: feminism, road trip, friendship, housewife, female friendship, escapades, free spirited, on the run, robbery, fugitives, chase, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa, southern usa, arizona, new mexico ...
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 7.4
 10K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: apache, journey, stagecoach, outlaw, racism, cowboy, embezzlement, hostages, native americans, old west, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, mine, usa
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How the West Was Won (1962)
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, serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: native american, settler, outlaw, river, frontier, adventure, small town, family, wilderness, attempted murder, gold, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1880s, 1860s, 1870s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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The Last Hard Men (1976)
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: kidnapping, prison, gang, rescue, fugitives, on the run, mistaken identity, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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