Filming Location Matching "Mojave Desert, Arizona, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.0
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 226,594

2. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 495,898 | Gross: $306.17M

3. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 235,945 | Gross: $100.92M

4. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 46,835

5. The Big Country (1958)

Passed | 166 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 13,985

6. Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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20 Metascore

In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry

Votes: 40,410 | Gross: $36.43M

7. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.2
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98 Metascore

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 103,624 | Gross: $5.01M

8. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

Votes: 1,450

9. Lord of Illusions (1995)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, J. Trevor Edmond, Daniel von Bargen

Votes: 13,360 | Gross: $13.29M

10. Coogan's Bluff (1968)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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An Arizona deputy sheriff is sent to New York City to escort an escaped fugitive back for trial.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 14,174

11. Man of the West (1958)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,912

12. The Rat Patrol (1966–1968)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.

Stars: Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden, Lawrence P. Casey

Votes: 1,196

13. In the Army Now (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, War

4.9
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Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Pauly Shore, Lori Petty, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier

Votes: 11,854 | Gross: $28.86M

14. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

Votes: 6,683 | Gross: $9.96M

15. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 17,431

16. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

Votes: 5,162

17. Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP | 99 min | Drama, War

5.6
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In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 1,848

18. Along the Great Divide (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.8
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A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,448

19. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates

Votes: 3,540

20. Sahara (I) (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 7,278

21. Tobruk (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 2,541

22. The Terror Within (1989)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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When a chemical warfare leaves the world barren and filled with mutated monsters, a band of survivors in a underground complex battles one of the creatures who was able to break in.

Director: Thierry Notz | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy, Terri Treas

Votes: 1,167 | Gross: $0.86M

23. Mojave Moon (1996)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

5.2
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Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman (Ellie) who is looking for a ride from the city out into the Mojave Desert, where her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dowling | Stars: Danny Aiello, Anne Archer, Michael Biehn, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 2,248

24. Hondo (1967)

60 min | Western

7.5
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Hondo, an embittered former Rebel officer, travels Arizona Territory in the 1870s with his dog Sam. Often clashing with the local cavalry, who he holds responsible for the death of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Noah Beery Jr., Gary Clarke

Votes: 128

25. The Desert Rats (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

Votes: 4,258

26. The Lonely Man (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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Aging gunslinger Jacob Wade hopes to settle down with his estranged son, but his old enemies have other plans for him.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Jack Palance, Anthony Perkins, Neville Brand, Robert Middleton

Votes: 575

27. Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Thriller, War

7.4
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During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in five excavations across Egypt.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 4,489

28. The Story of Ruth (1960)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Inspired by the scriptural tale. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 890

29. Sundown (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

5.8
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In 1941, a mysterious Somaliland native woman helps the British against the Nazis.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders, Harry Carey

Votes: 637

30. Waterhole #3 (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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After a professional gambler kills a Confederate soldier, he finds a map pinpointing the location in the desert where stolen army gold bullion is buried and he plans to retrieve it but others are searching for it too.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Margaret Blye, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,143

31. Rocketship X-M (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

4.9
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An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 1,920

32. Wavelength (1983)

PG | 87 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Gray | Stars: Robert Carradine, Cherie Currie, Keenan Wynn, Cal Bowman

Votes: 641

33. Terror at London Bridge (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

5.1
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London Bridge, London, England, 1888. Jack the Ripper dies in the Thames river. London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona, 1985. The last original stone used to rebuild the London Bridge is laid,... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Stepfanie Kramer, Randolph Mantooth, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 426

34. Destination Gobi (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.3
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In 1944, US Navy specialists run a weather station in the Gobi desert where they are harassed by Japanese warplanes but aided by local Mongol nomads.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Max Showalter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 744

35. Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.4
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Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Zach Galligan, Khrystyne Haje, Richard Lynch, Andrew Bryniarski

Votes: 669

36. Trooper Hook (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.7
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When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman, Edward Andrews

Votes: 583

37. The Hanged Man (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Western

5.6
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Miraculously still alive after his hanging, gunfighter James Devlin defends a young widow's farm from a vicious land grabber.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Steve Forrest, Dean Jagger, Will Geer, Sharon Acker

Votes: 252

38. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

8.0
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A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity.

Stars: Robert Horton, Gregory Walcott, John Cliff, James Griffith

Votes: 140

39. The Last Resort (I) (2009)

R | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

3.1
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A Bachelorette weekend goes awry when the girls are robbed, stranded, and forced to take shelter in a deserted Mexican resort that is haunted by the unspeakable atrocities of past.

Director: Brandon Nutt | Stars: America Olivo, Paulie Rojas Redding, Marissa Tait, Sita Young

Votes: 1,234

40. In Old Arizona (1928)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Western

5.7
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A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess, Henry Armetta

Votes: 791

41. Sword in the Desert (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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In 1947, with only months remaining until the partition of British-administered Palestine, an American freighter captain smuggles European Jewish refugees ashore under the nose of the British authorities.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Märta Torén, Stephen McNally, Jeff Chandler

Votes: 144

42. Hawmps! (1976)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Family, Western

5.2
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50 Metascore

In 1854, at Fort Val Verde, Texas, the U.S. Cavalry is experimenting the novel idea of using camels rather than horses as a means of transportation.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: James Hampton, Christopher Connelly, Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle

Votes: 286

43. Immortal Sergeant (1943)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

6.7
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During a WW2 patrol in the North-African desert, a Canadian corporal reminisces about his sweetheart and must lead his platoon when the sergeant gets wounded.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Mitchell, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 714

44. Last of the Comanches (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.4
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The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 540

45. Prison Planet (1992)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

2.3
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Blaine now a 'Freeedom fighter' is forced to rescue a man and kill an evil tyrant.

Director: Armand Gazarian | Stars: James Phillips, Michael M. Foley, Deborah Thompson Duda, Dave Bean

Votes: 259

46. Desert Sands (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Romance

5.8
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The French Foreign Legion battles rebellious Arabs in North Africa.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Marla English, J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine

Votes: 234

47. Master Casters (2018)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Timothy Patrick | Stars: Sucklord, David Healey, Dov Kelemer, Peter Goral

48. PlanetBrande Travel Series: Mojave Desert (2018)

Short, Adventure

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Director: Brandee Sanders | Star: Brandee Sanders


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