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Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

Updated October 30, 2019 13.3k views145 items

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

List of movies that were filmed in Texas, including trailers of the films when available. Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

List is made up of many different movies, including Crazy Heart and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Texas are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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  • 1
    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

  • 2
    Office Space is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

  • 3
    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

  • 4
    Sin City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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  • 5
    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

  • 6
    The Outlaw Josey Wales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke

    Released1976

    Directed byClint Eastwood

  • 7
    There Will Be Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    There Will Be Blood

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

  • 8
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released1993

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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  • 9
    Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Old Yeller

    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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  • 10
    The Tree of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    The Tree of Life

    Brad Pitt, Sean Penn

    Released2011

    Directed byTerrence Malick

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  • 11
    The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • 12
    Varsity Blues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Varsity Blues

    Ali Larter, Paul Walker

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Robbins

  • 13
    Pee-wee's Big Adventure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild

    Released1985

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 14
    Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Road Trip

    Amy Smart, Andy Dick

    Released2000

    Directed byTodd Phillips

  • 15
    Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

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  • 16
    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Friday the 13th

    Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker

    Released2009

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

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  • 17
    Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Death Proof

    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson

    Released2007

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 18
    Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Idiocracy

    Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • 19
    Glory Road is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Glory Road

    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight

    Released2006

    Directed byJames Gartner

  • 20
    Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

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  • 21
    Blood Simple is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Blood Simple

    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand

    Released1984

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 22
    The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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  • 23
    Machete is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Machete

    Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis

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  • 24
    Waiting for Guffman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    Waiting for Guffman

    David Cross, Parker Posey

    Released1997

    Directed byChristopher Guest

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  • 25
    The Last Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in Texas

    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

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