Movies and TV shows set in utah

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in utah ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, humorous, tense and bleak films and TV shows about / with mormon, vengeance, crimes, dialogue, deadly, storytelling, danger, runaway, mentor and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as utah: The Executioner's Song (1982), Dumb & Dumber (1994), The World's Fastest Indian (2005), Red Canyon (2008), The Avenging Angel (1995), 127 Hours (2010), Joe Hill (1971), September Dawn (2007), Big Love (2006), The 19th Wife (2010).

List of movies set in utah

The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: realistic, rough, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, crime, confined, crimes, going straight, legal, journalism ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
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 7.3
 326K
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: odd couple, stupidity, friendship, dimwit, social misfits, parakeet, gas station, adventure, misfit, buddies, prank, road trip ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, connecticut, colorado ...
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The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: New Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human spirit, motorcycle race, against the odds, hitchhiker, adventure, follow your dream, motorcycle, optimism, obstacle, journey, obsessive quest, supportive friend ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: new zealand, utah, california, usa, salt lake city utah ...
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 3.8
 677
Red Canyon (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Red Canyon, Regina and Devon return to their family home in the badlands of Utah to face the memory of a brutal attack - and put it behind them. But in coming home they awaken a killing rage in a town where everyone has ties that bind.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: cave, meth lab, drug dealer, small town sheriff, bound and gagged, marijuana, haunted by the past, violence spree, crimes, gory, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah
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The Avenging Angel (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.
Style: captivating, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, mormon, latter day saints, orphan, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, rivalry, religions or cults, old west, rescue, church ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
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 7.6
 320K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, desert, human spirit, adventure, courage, extreme sport, loneliness, peril, climbing, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: utah, usa, seattle
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 7.4
 596
Joe Hill (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy going on. He becomes active ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, immigrants, rebellion, impossible love, society, rise and fall, ambition, fighting the system, leadership, false accusation, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa, california, san diego california
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September Dawn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: bishop, murder, heroes, small town life, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, deadly, leadership, small town, society, young lovers ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1870s, 1840s
Place: utah, usa, arkansas, salt lake city utah
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 7.6
 19K
Big Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Bill Henrickson and his life in suburban Salt Lake City, balancing the needs of his three wives -- Barb, Nicki and Margene-- their seven kids, three new houses and the opening of his newest hardware store. When disturbing news arrives ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: marriage, pregnancy, polygamy, mormon, working class, housewife, family secret, couples, owner, family values, eccentric family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, usa
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 5.8
 627
The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: crimes, protagonist as suspect, religions or cults, righting the wronged, dishonesty, deadly, oracle, estrangement, on the run, false accusation, law enforcement, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
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Electrick Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Electrick Children tells the story of Rachel, a rambunctious girl from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: pregnancy, arranged marriage, society, nobody believes, parents and children, protective parent, unsupportive parent, family relations, innocence lost, lifestyle, skating, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: nevada, utah, usa, las vegas
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 7.1
 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, crimes, special agents, social relations, law enforcement, human nature, bishop ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
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 6.0
 85K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, gunfight, terrorism, military, betrayal, explosion, escapades, chases and races, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, mine, hong kong
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The Great Silence (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, sheriff, winter, gunslinger, vengeance, greed, lone wolves, crimes, righting the wronged, rivalry, storm, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: utah, italy
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 7.5
 24K
SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rebelliousness, friendship, rebellion, self destructing, individualism, college graduate, heavy metal, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, antisocial behavior, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: utah, north dakota, england, salt lake city utah, florida ...
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 7.8
 70K
The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: baseball, dog, sport, childhood, coming of age, friendship, team, fence, chased by a dog, family, small town, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
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 6.0
 706
The R.M. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jared Phelps (Kirby Heyborne) has completed two years of full-time missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission president has promised him that he will be blessed for his service, and he thinks he has it all ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, innocence lost, couples, nothing goes right, family relations, change of luck, down on your luck, video camera, cinema, missionary, latter day saints, bad luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
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Pride and Prejudice (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy is a 2003 independent film adaptation/updating of Jane Austen's novel, set in modern-day Provo, Utah, at Brigham Young University. The characters are Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: college, mormon, unlikely couple, love and romance, couple relations, romance, wooing, couples, fall in love, looking for love, university, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, usa, england
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 4.3
 1K
My 5 Wives (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A three times divorced real estate tycoon, who thought he was through with love. Gets more then he bargained for when he invests in some property for a ski resort in Utah.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, culture clash, religions or cults, americana, couple relations, save the day, sexual relations, down on your luck, farce, couples, small town life, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, california, los angeles, las vegas, usa
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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, scary ...
Plot: zombie, ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, mystery, mysterious character, stalking, woman in danger, danger, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
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 7.3
 2K
Rubin and Ed (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's desert where they have run-ins with Ed'd ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, desert, salesman, road trip, partners, obsessive quest, disorder, buddies, on the road, goofy hero, friends, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, california, usa
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Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost treasure of the legendary bank robber in 1950s Utah. A modern gang of outlaws wants to grab the loot, too, and soon the intrepid heroes are fleeing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: escapades, family, adventure, friends, teenage life, family life, heroes, good versus evil, friendship, rivalry, outlaw, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 1900s, 1950s
Place: utah, usa, bolivia
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 7.3
 877
Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, who done it, curses spells and rituals, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, police investigation, deadly, supernatural ability, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, usa
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Passage to Zarahemla (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two teens from L.A. make their way to Utah to hide with distant Mormon relatives from their troubled pasts. An earthquake opens up a time rift, drawing them and their pursuers into an ancient mesoamerican war.
Plot: mormon, relatives, criminal, power failure, earthquake, orphan, brother sister relationship, gang, hostage, death of mother, car theft, alternate dimension ...
Place: utah
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Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: stripper, strip club, wedding, divorce, courtroom, redemption, working class, americana, american dream, hopes, rich and poor, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa, california
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Convict Stage (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A cowboy whose sister has been murdered by a gang of vicious outlaws seeks his revenge. But a venerable old lawman is about to teach the vigilante a lesson about taking the law into one's own hands.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, stagecoach, held at gunpoint, prison, heroes, gangsters, partners, rivalry, danger, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: utah, arizona, usa
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Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: found footage, supernatural, investigation, deadly creature, danger, missing child
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
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Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Australia, Germany, UK, USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, plague, one man army, infected, experiment gone awry, danger, fate of humanity, scientist, survival, threat, monster ...
Time: future
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, las vegas, alaska
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 6.6
 1K
Dark Blood (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: captivity, radiation, desert, on the road, isolation, danger, contamination, couples, dangerous attraction, off the road, under the surface
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: utah, arizona, usa
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