Considering that this isn't New York or Hollywood, Arizona has had its fair share of movies filmed here, if not in whole, at least in part. The unique environment of the Desert Southwest makes Arizona a popular state for movie production. If a film involves sand, cowboys, the Grand Canyon, Wyatt Earp or red rock country you can pretty much assume that Arizona will be involved in the filming! Here are some movies that have been filmed in Arizona. How many have you seen? Can you tell which parts of these movies were filmed in Arizona?
Movies Filmed in Arizona, Released Between 1997 and Present
A Home at the End of the World
A dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different. Stars Andrew Chalmers, Ryan Donowho. 2004. Rated R.
A high school boy is given the chance to write a story about a rock band as he accompanies it on a concert tour. Stars Billy Crudup and Frances McDormand. 2000. Rated R.
Away We Go
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Stars John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels. 2009. Rated R.
Blue Collar Comedy Tour
The comedic stylings of four funnymen in this documentary. Stars Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Heidi Klum. 2003. Rated R.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
The Angels investigate a series of murders that occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database. Stars Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac. 2003. Rated PG-13.
A man must avenge his father's murder to receive $3 million. Also known as "The Day October Died." Stars Tom Arnold. 1999.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris. Stars Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore. 2002. Rated R.
Dr. Ellie Arroway finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. Stars Jodie Foster. 1997. Rated PG.
Eight Legged Freaks
Name changed from "Arac Attacks." A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical which causes them to grow. Stars David Arquette. 2001. Rated PG-13.
An alien organism has been rapidly evolving ever since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. Stars David Duchovny, Julianne Moore. 2001. Rated PG-13.
A young man battles vampires. 2001. Rated R.
Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
The Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas. Stars Mark Addy and Stephen Baldwin. 2000. Rated PG.
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship. Stars Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight. 2006. Rated PG.
While they're on vacation in the Southwest, woman finds out her man spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. Stars Jamie Foxx, Nia Long. 2000. Rated PG-13.
A dark, comedic thriller about fraud, bank robbers and a search for love. Stars Lou Gossett, Jr. 1999. Rated R.
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. Stars Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Sam Elliott. 2003. Rated PG-13.
An engineer creates the ultimate weapon in a battle against aliens. Gary Sinise, Madeline Stowe. 2002. Rated PG-13.
It began as a wish, became an adventure, and ended as the ultimate road trip. Stars Gary Oldman. 2002.
Into the Wild
After graduating from Emory University, a young man abandons his possessions, gives his entire savings to charity and goes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Stars Emile Hirsch, Marsha Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone. 2007. Rated R.
Based on a former Marine's best-selling book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and fighting in Kuwait. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaimie Foxx. 2005. Rated R.
A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East. Stars Jaimie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner. 2007. Rated R.
Little Miss Sunshine
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in a VW bus. Stars Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette. 2006. Rated R.
Comedy spoof about organized crime. Stars Lloyd Bridges, Christina Applegate. 1998. Rated PG-13.
Mona Lisa Smile
A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 50's Wellesley girls to question their traditional societal roles. Stars Julia Roberts, Katherine Ann Watson, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal. 2003. Rated PG-13.
A French Foreign Legion soldier, who on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens the Mummy. Stars Brendan Fraser. 1999. Rated PG-13.
Some movie annotations provided by The Internet Movie Database