Films set in Arizonaby Mike_Noga | created - 24 May 2012 | updated - 5 months 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
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.
Votes: 120,137 | Gross: $22.85M
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.
7. Away We Go (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 50,431 | 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 »
9. Grand Canyon (1991)
R | 134 min | Crime, Drama
The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their sympathy of each other faces multiple differences in their lifestyles.
Votes: 14,290 | Gross: $33.24M
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 »
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 »
13. Everything Must Go (2010)
R | 97 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 46,615 | Gross: $2.71M
14. The Gauntlet (1977)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 19,884 | 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.
Votes: 20,092 | Gross: $20.10M
16. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 200,695 | Gross: $100.24M
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.
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.
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.
22. Hamlet 2 (2008)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Music
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.
Votes: 16,277 | 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.
Votes: 574 | Gross: $0.09M
24. Piranha 3D (2010)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 83,431 | Gross: $25.00M
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.
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.
31. The Wraith (1986)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Horror, Romance
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.
Votes: 13,732 | 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.
Votes: 1,163 | Gross: $0.03M
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 »
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.
36. Code of the Cactus (1939)
Approved | 56 min | Action, 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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 8,356 | 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.
43. Never Been Thawed (2005)
R | 87 min | Comedy
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 »
Votes: 350 | Gross: $0.05M
44. Little Athens (2005)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jimmy takes his dead drug dealer's cash and must unload it and dodge his associates. At a massive house party in the heart of Little Athens, everyone is about to face the consequences of their reckless pursuit of sex, money and acceptance.
45. Raise Your Voice (2004)
PG | 103 min | Family, Music, Musical