Films set in New Mexicoby Mike_Noga | created - 28 May 2012 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
All the films in this list are set at least in part in the great state of New Mexico
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1. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,932 | Gross: $1.35M
2. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Votes: 63,592 | Gross: $6.78M
3. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 85,904 | Gross: $9.45M
4. Sundown in Santa Fe (1948)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A dagger has been left in every robbery by Walter Durant, fugitive leader of the President Lincoln murder ring. Rocky is sent to Santa Fe to find Durant and arrest him and the gang of ... See full summary »
5. Appaloosa (2008)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Votes: 53,548 | Gross: $20.21M
6. Salt of the Earth (1954)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
8. Off the Map (2003)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.
Votes: 3,085 | Gross: $1.31M
9. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 606,822 | Gross: $181.03M
10. Four Faces West (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Western
In New Mexico, a cowpoke forces a banker at gunpoint to give him a loan without collateral, in exchange for an IOU but the marshal and his posse chase after him.
11. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,344 | Gross: $13.83M
Secret History (1991– )
The Roswell Incident
50 min | Documentary, History
A documentary made on the alleged crash of an alien spacecraft in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, after the now infamous footage of an autopsy of an alien was published.
14. The Missing (I) (2003)
R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western
In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.
Votes: 29,548 | Gross: $26.90M
16. Santa Fe (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Paul Thomas is an ex-cop who happened to be the sole survivor of a mass cult suicide in Wyoming. He returns to his home town of Santa Fe in order to put his life back together. However, ... See full summary »
17. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.
18. The Deadly Companions (1961)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Western
An ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son and tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.
21. Sons of New Mexico (1949)
71 min | Western
In addition to his duties as executor of an estate Gene must keep a juvenile delinquent from the clutches gambler Feeney who hopes to get at the money through the kid.
22. American Waitress, New Mexico (2002)
Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary
This documentary examines a cross-section of women working in the food-service industry, exploring their lives on-the-job and off.
23. The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico (1945)
Approved | 62 min | Western
The Cisco Kid and Pancho hold up a stagecoach and kidnap Ellen Roth. They take the girl, who is wanted on a murder charge, to the mission where Padre Angelo will look after her. She tells ... See full summary »
42 min | Documentary, Short, History
RECLAIMING Their VOICE documents ways in which Native Americans have been disenfranchised over centuries, and are now becoming politically active. We meet Native Americans who are stepping ... See full summary »
25. Made in New Mexico (2012)
52 min | Documentary
An inside look at the film and media industry in New Mexico today, this documentary explores economic impact, political debate, educational opportunities and the creative work of filmmakers in the Land of Enchantment.
26. Susan Hero (2007)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Accompanied by her illegal immigrant companion, a woman desperate to clone her deceased child steals cash and heads across country in search of a maverick animal cloning expert who says he can help her.
27. Where Are All the UFO's? (1996 TV Movie)
100 min | Documentary
The modern myth of the UFO begins with a 1938 radio broadcast and continues through two major 1947 sightings, the "contactee" movement, abduction stories and crop circles.
28. Alien Autopsy (2006)
PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947.
29. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them.
32. Taos (2008)
89 min | Drama
A young attorney works round-the-clock to meet his fiancée's desires and avoid his own. When an unexpected detour throws a wrench in his non-stop schedule, old wounds are unearthed as new ... See full summary »
34. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.
Votes: 64,236 | Gross: $12.06M
39. Love Lies Bleeding (2008 Video)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A struggling young couple stumbles upon a cache of dirty money after a shootout in their apartment building. With hopes of a better life they flee with the money -- provoking the fury of a ... See full summary »
40. Crazy Heart (2009)
R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.
Votes: 74,821 | Gross: $39.46M
41. The Painted Stallion (1937)
Approved | 212 min | Western
The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive ... See full summary »
42. Cinderellas of Sante Fe (2006)
77 min | Documentary
CINDERELLAS OF SANTA FE is a documentary film that follows people who are highly educated and/or extremely creative and have been, or continue to be, recognized in their fields. However, ... See full summary »
45. Billy Jack (1971)
GP | 114 min | Action, Drama
Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
Votes: 4,803 | Gross: $98.00M
46. The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)
PG | 170 min | Action, Drama, Music
After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The... See full summary »
Votes: 1,043 | Gross: $89.00M
47. The Tao of Steve (2000)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.
Votes: 6,994 | Gross: $4.34M
49. The Man from New Mexico (1932)
Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
The cattle on the Langton Ranch are mysteriously dying and cowhands are disappearing or being shot. Two Langton riders bring a wounded rider they found wounded and hung up in a barbed-wire ... See full summary »
51. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
Votes: 22,144 | Gross: $3.97M
52. Dinosaurs Alive (2007)
Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short
This program presents some of the more recent ideas about dinosaurs that are gaining acceptance while following paleontologists searching for fossils over the decades in the Gobi Desert and New Mexico.
Votes: 292 | Gross: $43.97M
54. Around the Bend (2004)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
In Los Angeles, Jason Lair is recently separated, living with his grandfather and his son; he's a banker, tense, with a limp. Grandfather Henry, an archaeologist, wants to take the family ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,940 | Gross: $0.19M
55. Casey's Shadow (1978)
PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.
57. War on Everyone (2016)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy
Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are.