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Famous Movies Filmed in Arizona

Updated September 23, 2019 4.0k views208 items

List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Arizona

List of movies that were filmed in Arizona, including trailers of the films when available. Arizona has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Arizona is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Arizona, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

List features movies like Psycho and Boys on the Side.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Arizona?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Arizona?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Arizona are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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  • 1
    Psycho

    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 2
    Casablanca

    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

  • 3
    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1983

    Directed byRichard Marquand

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  • 4
    Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

  • 5
    Spaceballs

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

  • 6
    Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston

    Released2006

    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

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  • 7
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1989

  • 8
    Wayne's World

    Wayne's World

    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers

    Released1992

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

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  • 9
    Tombstone

    Tombstone

    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell

    Released1993

    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

  • 10
    3:10 to Yuma

    3:10 to Yuma

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Mangold

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  • 11
    ¡Three Amigos!

    ¡Three Amigos!

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Landis

  • 12
    Can't Buy Me Love

    Can't Buy Me Love

    Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey

    Released1987

    Directed bySteve Rash

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  • 13
    Days of Thunder

    Days of Thunder

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1990

    Directed byTony Scott

  • 14
    Stagecoach

    Stagecoach

    John Wayne, John Carradine

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn Ford

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  • 15
    Stargate

    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader

    Released1994

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 16
    Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Brest

  • 17
    Starman

    Starman

    Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • 18
    Maverick

    Maverick

    Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Donner

  • 19
    The Cannonball Run

    The Cannonball Run

    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw

    Released1981

    Directed byHal Needham

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  • 20
    Poltergeist II: The Other Side

    Poltergeist II: The Other Side

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

    Released1986

    Directed byBrian Gibson

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  • 21
    Rounders

    Rounders

    Matt Damon, Edward Norton

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Dahl

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  • 22
    Rambo III

    Rambo III

    Sylvester Stallone, Omar Sharif

    Released1988

    Directed byPeter MacDonald

  • 23
    The Quick and the Dead

    The Quick and the Dead

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone

    Released1995

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 24
    Over the Top

    Over the Top

    Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk

    Released1987

    Directed byMenahem Golan

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  • 25
    The Kingdom

    The Kingdom

    Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Berg