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How many movies with desert in the title can you name? This list ranks the best movies with desert in the name, whether they're documentaries, dramas, horror movies, or any other genre of film. Do you have a favorite movie with desert in the title? Categorizing movies by words in their titles is kind of uncommon, but that's a big part of why this list is so fun to scroll through. There's probably one movie with desert in the title you think of right away, but you might be shocked to see how many others exist as well.

Notable films with desert in the title include The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Lion of the Desert, and White Sun of the Desert, although there are many more examples on this list. This poll is interactive, meaning you can vote the desert movies up or down depending on how much you like them.
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The Living Desert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Living Desert is a 1953 American nature documentary film that shows the everyday lives of the animals of the desert of the southwestern United States. The movie was written by James Algar, ...more
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more
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Red Desert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Richard Harris, Monica Vitti, Xenia Valderi
Red Desert is a 1964 Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Monica Vitti with Richard Harris. Written by Antonioni and Tonino Guerra, the film is about a woman trying to ...more
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Sons of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Robert Cummings
Sons of the Desert is a 1933 American film starring Laurel and Hardy, and directed by William A. Seiter. It was first released in the United States on December 29, 1933 and is regarded as one of ...more
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The Desert Fox: The Story of R... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll
The Desert Fox is a 1951 biographical film about Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the later stages of World War II. It stars James Mason in the title role, was directed by Henry Hathaway, and was ...more
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Lion of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Oliver Reed, John Gielgud, Anthony Quinn
Lion of the Desert is a 1981 Libyan historical action film starring Anthony Quinn as Libyan tribal leader Omar Mukhtar, a Bedouin leader fighting the Italian army in the years leading up to ...more
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Desert Victory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Desert Victory is a 1943 film produced by the British Ministry of Information, documenting the Allies' North African campaign against Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and the Afrika Korps. This ...more
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The Heritage of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Bebe Daniels, Ernest Torrence, Noah Beery
Heritage of the Desert is a Western film based on the novel by Zane Grey, and starring Bebe Daniels, Ernest Torrence, and Noah Beery. The film was released by Paramount Pictures with sequences ...more
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Desert Flower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, Liya Kebede
"From the desert to the catwalk: In order to avoid an arranged marriage, 13-year-old Waris Dirie fled her village in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and made her way to London with the help ...more
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Sword in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Dana Andrews, Jeff Chandler, Märta Torén
Sword in the Desert is a 1949 American war film directed by George Sherman. It was the first American film to deal with the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine and marked the first ...more
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The Painted Desert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Clark Gable, William Boyd, William Farnum
The Painted Desert is a film released by RKO Radio Pictures, produced by E. B. Derr, it was directed by Howard Higgin, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Tom Buckingham. It starred low-budget ...more
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Castle in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Douglass Dumbrille, Henry Daniell, Lucien Littlefield
Castle in the Desert is a 1942 film featuring the Asian detective Charlie Chan. It was the eleventh film to feature Sidney Toler as the title character, and the last made by 20th Century Fox. ...more
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The Desert Trail is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
John Wayne, Paul Fix, Lafe McKee
The Desert Trail is a 1935 Western film starring John Wayne and directed by Cullin Lewis. The movie also features Eddy Chandler, Mary Kornman, and Paul Fix.
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Queen of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson
Queen of the Desert is a 2015 epic biographical drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and is based on the life of British traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and ...more
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Desert Command is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
John Wayne, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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White Sun of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Anatoly Borisovich Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze
White Sun of the Desert is a classic 'Eastern' or Ostern film of the Soviet Union. The film is one of the most popular Russian films of all time. Its blend of action, comedy, music and drama, as ...more
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Desert Dancer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Freida Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen
Desert Dancer is an upcoming biographical film directed by Richard Raymond. Desert dancer tells a true story of a young, self-taught dancer in Iran, Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for ...more
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The Desert Song is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Myrna Loy, John Boles, Louise Fazenda
The Desert Song is a 1929 American operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Carlotta King and Myrna Loy. It was photographed partly in two-color Technicolor, the first ...more
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Simon of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook, Antonio Bravo
Simon of the Desert is a 1965 film directed by Luis Buñuel. It is loosely based on the story of the ascetic 5th-century Syrian saint Simeon Stylites, who lived for 39 years on top of a ...more
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Desert Hell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Brian Keith, Barbara Hale
Desert Hell is a 1958 film directed by Charles Marquis Warren.
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In Desert and Wilderness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Monika Rosca, Tomasz Mędrzak, Edmund Fetting
Desert and Wilderness is a 1973 Polish film directed by Władysław Ślesicki. Adapted from the 1911 novel In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz, it tells the story of two kids, Staś ...more
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Desert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Lars Rudolph, Stefan Rudolf, Kathleen Morgeneyer
Desert is a 2009 short film written and directed by Mia Grau.
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Desert Phantom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Johnny Mack Brown, Karl Hackett, Ted Adams
Desert Phantom is a 1936 American film directed by S. Roy Luby.
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Lost in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Jamie Uys
Lost in the Desert, initially released as Dirkie, is a South African film from 1969/1970, written, produced and directed by Jamie Uys under the name of Jamie Hayes. Uys himself plays Anton De ...more
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Desert Sands is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
J. Carrol Naish, John Smith, Ralph Meeker
Desert Sands is a 1955 film directed by Lesley Selander.