Films set in Arizona

by Mike_Noga | created - 24 May 2012 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

Like the title says, this is a list of films set at least partially in Arizona!

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1. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Votes: 118,441 | Gross: $22.85M

2. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Western

The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 19,798

3. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 24,797 | Gross: $11.54M

4. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The Dead End Kids, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 1,830

5. Detour (1945)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

Votes: 13,188 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Western

Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

Votes: 3,597

7. Away We Go (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 49,985 | Gross: $9.45M

8. Dying Room Only (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room. He never returns and the wife begins to suspect serious foul ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Ross Martin, Ned Beatty, Dana Elcar

Votes: 417

9. Grand Canyon (1991)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their sympathy of each other faces multiple differences in their lifestyles.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 14,171 | Gross: $33.24M

10. Arizona Stage Coach (1942)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Range Busters help a young man framed as the leader of an outlaw gang that has been holding up stage coaches.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Ray Corrigan, John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Elmer

Votes: 110

11. Riders in the Sky (1949)

Passed | 69 min | Western

When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gloria Henry, Mary Beth Hughes

Votes: 107

12. The Gay Cavalier (1946)

Not Rated | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The Cisco Kid (Gilbert Roland) sets out on a double mission of rescuing a girl from forsaking her true love by marrying a supposedly wealthy suitor to save the old family hacienda, and he ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Martin Garralaga, Nacho Galindo, Ramsay Ames

Votes: 49

13. Everything Must Go (2010)

R | 97 min | Drama

65 Metascore

When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.

Director: Dan Rush | Stars: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Michael Peña

Votes: 46,245 | Gross: $2.71M

14. The Gauntlet (1977)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

59 Metascore

A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince

Votes: 19,542 | Gross: $35.40M

15. Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg

Votes: 19,676 | Gross: $20.10M

16. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 198,095 | Gross: $100.24M

17. Shotgun (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Western

When vengeful Ben Thompson ambushes and kills Marshal Mark Fletcher with a shotgun Deputy Marshal Clay Hardin pursues the Thompson gang.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Yvonne De Carlo, Zachary Scott, Guy Prescott

Votes: 230

18. A Man Alone (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Romance, Western

A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr

Votes: 736

19. Sunset Pass (1946)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A young outlaw gets involved with a gang of crooks. When he tells them he is breaking away, they threaten to pin a false murder charge on him. But he is rescued and reformed by his sister, and an undercover agent for the express company.

Director: William Berke | Stars: James Warren, Nan Leslie, John Laurenz, Jane Greer

Votes: 74

20. Menagerie of Space (2007)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

The average everyday people of Casa Grande, Arizona are put into a trance and led to a couple of space aliens who plan to use them as specimens in a zoo.

Director: Mack Duncan | Stars: Jacque Arend, Tommy Cannon, Ken Ferguson, Jon Jahrmarkt

Votes: 9

21. The Last Hard Men (1976)

R | 98 min | Western

In 1909 Arizona, retired lawman Sam Burgade's life is thrown upside-down when his old enemy Zach Provo and six other convicts escape a chain-gang in the Yuma Territorial Prison and come gunning for Burgade.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey, Jorge Rivero

Votes: 1,730

22. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 16,208 | Gross: $4.88M

23. How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.

Director: Georgina Garcia Riedel | Stars: Elizabeth Peña, America Ferrera, Lucy Gallardo, Jorge Cervera Jr.

Votes: 571 | Gross: $0.09M

24. Piranha 3D (2010)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

53 Metascore

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Votes: 82,491 | Gross: $25.00M

25. Arizona Raiders (1965)

Approved | 97 min | Western

When Quantrill's (Quantrell) gang is almost destroyed two of the captured members agree to join the Arizona Rangers to help finish the job.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Ben Cooper, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 816

26. The Cyclone Ranger (1935)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A trio of former cattle rustlers try to go straight, but find that they can't shake off their reputations and trouble follows them.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Bill Cody, Nina Quartero, Eddie Gribbon, Soledad Jiménez

Votes: 26

27. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 921

28. Apache Territory (1958)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Western

A no-nonsense drifter leads a ragtag collective surrounded by a deadly tribe of Apaches.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Barbara Bates, John Dehner, Carolyn Craig

Votes: 363

29. Harlem Rides the Range (1939)

56 min | Western

A cowboy and his sidekick try to help a homesteader from being cheated out of his property.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, F.E. Miller, Artie Young

Votes: 121

30. Nightkill (1980)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A woman's lover poisons her cruel husband, a rich businessman, in front of her. She becomes more terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A police detective suddenly shows up at her door.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jaclyn Smith, Mike Connors, James Franciscus

Votes: 554

31. The Wraith (1986)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Horror, Romance

39 Metascore

After a young man is murdered by a road-racing gang of motor-heads, a mysterious fast-driving spirit descends from the sky to take revenge.

Director: Mike Marvin | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid

Votes: 13,464 | Gross: $3.50M

32. O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Daniel Jenkins, Neill Barry, Jane Curtin, Paul Dooley

Votes: 1,152 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Gunfire at Indian Gap (1957)

Approved | 70 min | Romance, Western

A Thrilling and Romantic Story of the Great West!

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Vera Ralston, Anthony George, George Macready, Barry Kelley

Votes: 34

34. Arizona Gang Busters (1940)

Approved | 60 min | Western

Schmidt is the head of a group of spies building an arsenal along the border. Tim from the American side and Gringo from the Mexican side have been sent to investigate. But when they arrive... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Tim McCoy, Pauline Haddon, Lou Fulton, Forrest Taylor

Votes: 10

35. Rough Riders' Round-up (1939)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Now that the Spanish-American war is over, Roy and other Rough Riders become border patrolmen. Their goal is to stop outlaws who are stealing gold from stage coaches and express offices.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Lynne Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 173

36. Code of the Cactus (1939)

Approved | 56 min | Western

When Blackton outbids Bill Carson. Bill suspects he will have to rustle cattle to fulfill the contract. So Bill arrives posing as an Mexican. When he rustles the cattle from the rustlers, ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Tim McCoy, Ben Corbett, Dorothy Short, Ted Adams

Votes: 56

37. Yankee Fakir (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

"Yankee" Davis and his partner,"Shaggy" Hartley, a couple of carny-type traveling (usually just ahead of the law) pitchmen with their own tent to pitch from, arrive in a small Arizona town,... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Douglas Fowley, Joan Woodbury, Clem Bevans, Ransom M. Sherman

Votes: 60

38. The Cowboy Millionaire (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Englishwoman falls for dude ranch cowboy but goes back to England when she thinks he's only pretending. But he follows her to England.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: George O'Brien, Evalyn Bostock, Edgar Kennedy, Maude Allen

Votes: 54

39. The Christmas Kid (1967)

90 min | Western

A corrupt sheriff, who was born on Christmas Day, decides to change his ways and go against the powerful man who runs the gambling establishments in town.

Director: Sidney W. Pink | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Louis Hayward, Gustavo Rojo, Perla Cristal

Votes: 42

40. Geronimo (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Biography, History

In 1880s Arizona, General Crook and his troops are trying to subdue the last tribe of Apache led by Geronimo.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 936

41. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History, Western

The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Wes Studi

Votes: 8,187 | Gross: $18.64M

42. War Drums (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The friendship between a white man and an Apache chief is tested when they fall in love with the same woman during a time of frontier conflict.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson, Larry Chance

Votes: 225

43. Never Been Thawed (2005)

R | 87 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

Shawn is the founder of the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Club. He has inspired this group of fanatical collectors to attempt to host the world's first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention... See full summary »

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Greg Behrendt, Kent Voss, Sean Anders, Mike Gordon

Votes: 349 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Little Athens (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Zuber | Stars: John Patrick Amedori, Jack Anthony, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Joshua Moore

Votes: 910

45. Raise Your Voice (2004)

PG | 103 min | Family, Music, Musical

33 Metascore

A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Hilary Duff, John Corbett, Rebecca De Mornay, Oliver James

Votes: 25,769 | Gross: $10.41M

46. Tickle Me (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 1,289 | Gross: $7.41M

47. View from the Top (2003)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

27 Metascore

A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 24,271 | Gross: $15.59M

48. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama