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Famous Movies Filmed in Arizona

Updated September 23, 2019 4.2k 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.
  • Psycho1


    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • Casablanca2


    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart


    Directed byMichael Curtiz

  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi3

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher


    Directed byRichard Marquand

  • Raising Arizona4

    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman


    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

  • Spaceballs5


    Joan Rivers, John Hurt


    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Little Miss Sunshine6

    Little Miss Sunshine

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston


    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin


    Directed byStephen Herek

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    Wayne's World

    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers


    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

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    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell


    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

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    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe


    Directed byJames Mangold

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    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin


    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey


    Directed bySteve Rash

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    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman


    Directed byTony Scott

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    John Wayne, John Carradine


    Directed byJohn Ford

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    Kurt Russell, James Spader


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

  • Midnight Run16

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    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin


    Directed byMartin Brest

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    Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter


    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster


    Directed byRichard Donner

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    The Cannonball Run

    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw


    Directed byHal Needham

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    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams


    Directed byBrian Gibson

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    Matt Damon, Edward Norton


    Directed byJohn Dahl

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    Sylvester Stallone, Omar Sharif


    Directed byPeter MacDonald

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  • The Quick and the Dead23

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone


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    Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk


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  • The Kingdom25

    The Kingdom

    Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly


    Directed byPeter Berg