Films set in New Mexico

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)
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In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi... (101 mins.)
Director: Allison Anders
 
2.
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
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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. (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
3.
High Noon (1952)
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A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
4.
Sundown in Santa Fe (1948)
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A dagger has been left in every robbery by Walter Durant, fugitive leader of the President Lincoln murder ring... (60 mins.)
 
5.
Appaloosa (2008)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
6.
Salt of the Earth (1954)
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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. (94 mins.)
 
7.
Hondo (1953)
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector. (83 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
8.
Off the Map (2003)
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An 11-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. (105 mins.)
Director: Campbell Scott
 
9.
Thor (2011)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
10.
Four Faces West (1948)
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Cowboy Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for a loan of $2000. When the banker asks about securing a loan that large... (89 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
11.
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
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In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development... (117 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
12.
Secret History (1991 TV Series)
Episode: The Roswell Incident (1995)
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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.
 
13.
Chisum (1970)
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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war. (111 mins.)
 
14.
The Missing (2003)
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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. (137 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
15.
Santa Fe (1951)
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After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown. (87 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
16.
Santa Fe (1997)
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Paul Thomas is an ex-cop who happened to be the sole survivor of a mass cult suicide in Wyoming. He... (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Shea
 
17.
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
18.
The Deadly Companions (1961)
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Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory. (93 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
19.
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
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Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers. (77 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
20.
Perry Como's Christmas in New Mexico (1979 TV Special)
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(60 mins.)
 
21.
Sons of New Mexico (1949)
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In addition to his duties as executor of an estate Gene must keep a juvenile delinquent from the clutches... (71 mins.)
Director: John English
 
22.
American Waitress, New Mexico (2002 Documentary)
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This documentary examines a cross-section of women working in the food-service industry, exploring their lives on-the-job and off. (66 mins.)
Director: Vanessa Vassar
 
23.
The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico (1945)
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The Cisco Kid and Pancho hold up a stagecoach and kidnap Ellen Roth. They take the girl, who is wanted on a murder charge... (62 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
24.
RECLAIMING Their VOICE: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond (2009 Documentary)
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RECLAIMING Their VOICE documents ways in which Native Americans have been disenfranchised over centuries... (42 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
 
25.
Made in New Mexico (2012 Documentary)
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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. (52 mins.)
 
26.
Susan Hero (2007)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Jason Rosette
 
27.
Where Are All the UFO's? (1996 Documentary)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Scott Paddor
 
28.
Alien Autopsy (2006)
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Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947. (95 mins.)
Director: Jonny Campbell
 
29.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
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A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (110 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
30.
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 TV Movie)
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Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. (89 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
31.
Georgia O'Keeffe (1977 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
 
32.
Taos (2008)
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A young attorney works round-the-clock to meet his fiancée's desires and avoid his own. When an unexpected... (89 mins.)
Director: Brandon Schmid
 
33.
Rat Race (2001)
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A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money. (112 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
 
34.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Christine Jeffs
 
35.
Albuquerque (1948)
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Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival. (90 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
36.
$5 a Day (2008)
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The son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road. (98 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
37.
Infinity (1996)
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Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. (119 mins.)
 
38.
Swing Vote (2008)
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In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote. (120 mins.)
 
39.
Love Lies Bleeding (2008 Video)
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A struggling young couple stumbles upon a cache of dirty money after a shootout in their apartment building... (94 mins.)
Director: Keith Samples
 
40.
Crazy Heart (2009)
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A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. (112 mins.)
Director: Scott Cooper
 
41.
The Painted Stallion (1937)
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The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power... (212 mins.)
 
42.
Cinderellas of Sante Fe (2006 Documentary)
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CINDERELLAS OF SANTA FE is a documentary film that follows people who are highly educated and/or extremely creative and have been... (77 mins.)
Director: Vanessa Vassar
 
43.
Cattle Drive (1951)
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The spoilt young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere... (77 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
44.
The Silencers (1966)
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In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner... (102 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
45.
Billy Jack (1971)
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Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway. (114 mins.)
Director: T.C. Frank
 
46.
The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)
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After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film... (170 mins.)
Director: Frank Laughlin
 
47.
The Tao of Steve (2000)
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Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction. (87 mins.)
 
48.
American Lumber Mill, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1912 Documentary)
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49.
The Man from New Mexico (1932)
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The cattle on the Langton Ranch are mysteriously dying and cowhands are disappearing or being shot.... (54 mins.)
Director: J.P. McGowan
 
50.
The Left Handed Gun (1958)
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After his employer is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy vows revenge on the murderers, (102 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
51.
Ace in the Hole (1951)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
52.
Dinosaurs Alive (2007 Documentary)
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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. (40 mins.)
 
53.
Cowboys (2004 Short Film)
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Madrid, New Mexico, 1959. Monte, 8 and Leroy,8 1/2 brush with life and death when their dream of being real cowboys comes true. (14 mins.)
Director: Betsy Burke
 
54.
Around the Bend (2004)
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In LA, Jason Lair is recently separated, living with his grandfather and his son; he's a banker, tense... (85 mins.)
Director: Jordan Roberts
 
55.
Casey's Shadow (1978)
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Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow"... (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
56.
Silverado (1985)
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A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. (133 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
57.
War on Everyone (2016)
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Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he? (98 mins.)