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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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White Sun of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
White Sun of the Desert 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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The Living Desert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Living Desert 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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Sons of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Sons of the Desert 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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Lion of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Lion of the Desert 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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The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 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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Sword in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Sword in the Desert 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 Desert Fox: The Story of R... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 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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Red Desert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Red Desert 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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Desert Dancer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Dancer 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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Two Men of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Two Men of the Desert Blanche Sweet Two Men of the Desert was a 1913 American silent Western short film written and directed by D. W. Griffith. Based on a story by Jack London, the film was shot on location in Death Valley. Two ...more

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Castle in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Castle in the Desert 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 Song is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Desert Song 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) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Simon of the Desert 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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Queen of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Queen of the Desert 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 Flower is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Flower 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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The Desert Rats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Desert Rats Richard Burton, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas The Desert Rats is a 1953 American war film about the World War II siege of Tobruk. It stars Richard Burton and was directed by Robert Wise.

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Sunset on the Desert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Sunset on the Desert Roy Rogers, Frank M. Thomas, George "Gabby" Hayes Sunset on the Desert is a 1942 American film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers.

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Desert Bloom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Bloom Jon Voight, Ellen Barkin, JoBeth Williams Desert Bloom is a 1986 American drama film directed by Eugene Corr and starring an ensemble cast led by Jon Voight and JoBeth Williams. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the ...more

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Desert Victory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Victory 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 Painted Desert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Painted Desert 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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Desert Hearts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Hearts Jeffrey Tambor, Audra Lindley, Denise Crosby Desert Hearts is a 1985 lesbian-themed romantic drama film loosely based on the Jane Rule novel Desert of the Heart. Directed by Donna Deitch, the film stars Helen Shaver and Patricia ...more

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The Heritage of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Heritage of the Desert 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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John Lautner, The Desert Hot S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
John Lautner, The Desert Hot Springs Motel John Lautner, The Desert Hot Springs Motel is a 2007 documentary and short film directed by Sasha Pirker.

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The Roses of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Roses of the Desert Moran Atias, Michele Placido, Alessandro Haber The Roses of the Desert is an Italian film released in 2006. It was directed by Mario Monicelli and was loosely inspired by the romance Il deserto della Libia of Mario Tobino.

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Captive of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Captive of the Desert Sandrine Bonnaire, Mohamed Ixa, Daki Koré Captive of the Desert is a 1990 French drama film directed by Raymond Depardon. It was entered into the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. It was based in part on the experiences of Françoise ...more

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Desert West Berlin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert West Berlin Wüste Westberlin is a 1995 documentary film written and directed by Helmut Wietz.

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Devil of the Desert Against th... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules Howard Ross, Giacomo Furia, Pietro Tordi Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules is a 1964 Italian/French/Spanish international co-production filmed in Algeria and directed by Antonio Margheriti.

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Desert Command is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Command John Wayne, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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Desert Sands is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Sands J. Carrol Naish, John Smith, Ralph Meeker Desert Sands is a 1955 film directed by Lesley Selander.

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Fugitive Nights: Danger in the... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert Sam Elliott Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert is a film directed by Gary Nelson released on November 19, 1993.

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Madonna of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Madonna of the Desert Madonna of the Desert is a film directed by George Blair released on February 23, 1948.

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Desert Saints is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Saints Kiefer Sutherland, Rachel Ticotin, Beth Grant Desert Saints is a 2002 crime thriller film starring Kiefer Sutherland as a hitman named Arthur Banks, alongside Melora Walters as Agent Bennie Harper.

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In Desert and Wilderness is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
In Desert and Wilderness 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 Phantom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Phantom Johnny Mack Brown, Karl Hackett, Ted Adams Desert Phantom is a 1936 American film directed by S. Roy Luby.

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Desert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Lars Rudolph, Stefan Rudolf, Kathleen Morgeneyer Desert is a 2009 short film written and directed by Mia Grau.

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The Desert Song is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Desert Song Kathryn Grayson, Raymond Massey, William Conrad The Desert Song is a 1953 film version in Technicolor of Sigmund Romberg's operetta. It is the third film version of the operetta, the third made by Warner Brothers, and the second in full ...more

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Heritage of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Heritage of the Desert Paul Fix, Willard Robertson, Donald Woods Heritage of the Desert is a 1939 film directed by Lesley Selander.

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Lost in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Lost in the Desert 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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The Desert Trail is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
The Desert Trail 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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Desert Bayou is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Bayou In the wake of one of the worst natural and humanitarian disasters ever to visit American shores, nearly 600 African-Americans were airlifted to the almost entirely white state of Utah... ...more

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Desert Winds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Winds Heather Graham, Nick Searcy, Jack Kehler

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Passion in the Desert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Passion in the Desert Michel Piccoli, Ben Daniels, Paul Meston Passion in the Desert, or Simoom: A Passion in the Desert, is a 1998 film from director Lavinia Currier based on the short story A Passion in the Desert by Honoré de Balzac. The film ...more

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Desert Moon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Moon Maho Toyota, Hiroshi Mikami, Shuji Kashiwabara Desert Moon is a 2001 Japanese drama film written, directed and edited by Shinji Aoyama, starring Hiroshi Mikami. It was in competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

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Desert Fury is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Fury Burt Lancaster, Mary Astor, Lizabeth Scott Desert Fury is a 1947 Paramount Pictures color film noir drama directed by Lewis Allen and featuring Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak and Burt Lancaster, with Mary Astor and Wendell Corey. The story ...more

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Desert Patrol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Patrol Bob Steele, Jack Ingram, Budd Buster Desert Patrol is a 1938 action adventure film written by Fred Myton and directed by Sam Newfield.

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Desert Passage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Passage Clayton Moore, Denver Pyle, John Dehner Desert Passage is a 1952 western film written by Norman Houston and directed by Lesley Selander.

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Desert Mice is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Mice Sid James, Liz Fraser, Dora Bryan Desert Mice is a 1959 British comedy film featuring Alfred Marks, Sid James, Dora Bryan, Irene Handl, John Le Mesurier and Liz Fraser. A group of ENSA entertainers with the British army in the ...more

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Desert Legion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Desert Legion Alan Ladd, Arlene Dahl, Akim Tamiroff Desert Legion is a 1953 American action film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Alan Ladd, Arlene Dahl, Richard Conte and Akim Tamiroff.

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Painted Desert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Painted Desert Laraine Day, George O'Brien, Lloyd Ingraham Painted Desert is a 1938 romance western film based on the story by Jack Cunningham, written by John Rathmell and Oliver Drake and directed by David Howard.

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Tuareg: The Desert Warrior is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With Desert in the Title
Tuareg: The Desert Warrior Mark Harmon, Antonio Sabàto, Sr. Tuareg – Il guerriero del deserto is a 1984 Italian adventure-action film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. The film is based on a novel with the same name written by Alberto ...more