Movies set in Utah

by Mike_Noga | created - 10 May 2012 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

Here's a list of all the movies I can think of that are at least partially set in Utah.

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1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 650,773 | Gross: $197.17M

2. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 331,065 | Gross: $18.34M

3. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 262,568 | Gross: $101.12M

4. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 184,035 | Gross: $44.07M

5. The Hitchhiker (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

Four young women driving across the desert to Las Vegas have their road trip turned upside-down when they pick up a handsome, seemingly-friendly hitchhiker. When their car breaks down near a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere, they find themselves trapped with a woman-hating, masochistic killer.

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Jeff Denton, Sarah Lieving, Shaley Scott, Sarah Hall

Votes: 928

6. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 73,570 | Gross: $32.42M

7. Red Canyon (2008)

R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

In Red Canyon, Regina and Devon return to their family home in the badlands of Utah to face the memory of a brutal attack - and put it behind them. But in coming home they awaken a killing ... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Rodriguez | Stars: Christine Lakin, Tim Draxl, Katie Maguire, Norman Reedus

Votes: 693

8. Carnival of Souls (1962)

PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 18,648

9. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 87,130 | Gross: $70.77M

10. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger

Votes: 25,310

11. 6 Angels (2002)

100 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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Director: Makoto Kobayashi | Stars: Mayumi Asano, Katsumi Chô, Banjô Ginga, Akira Ishida

Votes: 15

12. Breakheart Pass (1975)

PG | 95 min | Mystery, Western

John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

Votes: 6,103

13. The Executioner's Song (1982 TV Movie)

Unrated | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,554

14. Follow the Prophet (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

A young girl escaping from a Polygamist cult is aided by an Army Colonel and a renegade female sheriff who join forces to expose the truth that lies hidden in a town in Utah.

Director: Drew Ann Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Chimento, Diane Venora, Annie Burgstede, John Diehl

Votes: 701

15. Coyote Summer (1996)

G | 93 min | Action, Adventure

Callie Carpenter's mom must travel to England for work, and she decides that it would be best for her hard-to-handle daughter Callie to spend the summer at her aunt and uncles horse ranch, rather than travel abroad with her.

Director: Matias Alvarez | Stars: Vinessa Shaw, Adam Beach, Bruce Weitz, Cindy Pickett

Votes: 162

16. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

35 Metascore

Upon being fired, a desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss. Two angels are sent to Earth to check if love is possible in this case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 33,283 | Gross: $4.27M

17. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006 Video)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of teenagers in Colorado find themselves being stalked and killed one by one by a mysterious figure with a hook, exactly one year after they covered up a friend's accidental death.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Brooke Nevin, David Paetkau, Torrey DeVitto, Ben Easter

Votes: 9,619

18. Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

Kirk Redgrave and Flint Weaver met only three weeks ago. But that hasn't stopped them from becoming the greatest pirates the Great Salt Lake has ever known. Still, pirate life isn't all ... See full summary »

Director: E.R. Nelson | Stars: Kirby Heyborne, Trenton James, Larry Bagby, Emily Dunn

Votes: 350

19. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

55 Metascore

An aging cowboy movie star deserts a film set and tries to reconnect with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in thirty years, only to learn that he has a child he never knew about.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

Votes: 6,984 | Gross: $0.44M

20. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Romance

25 Metascore

A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

Votes: 2,813 | Gross: $1.07M

21. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

50 Metascore

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 24,822 | Gross: $0.30M

22. Warlock (1959)

Passed | 121 min | Drama, Western

A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang's rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 4,990 | Gross: $3.71M

23. Bundy (2002)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

The story of serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Julianna McCarthy, Jennifer Tisdale

Votes: 6,977 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Denizen (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A Creature terrorizes a small town and it is up to a small group of scientists to stop it.

Director: J.A. Steel | Stars: Julie Corgill, Glen Jensen, Ben Bayless, Jody Mullins

Votes: 86

25. Bonneville (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter.

Director: Christopher N. Rowley | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Robert Conder

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $0.49M

26. Brigham City (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

62 Metascore

The sheriff of a small Utah community searches for a serial killer.

Director: Richard Dutcher | Stars: Richard Dutcher, Wilford Brimley, Matthew A. Brown, Carrie Morgan

Votes: 1,217 | Gross: $0.85M

27. Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy (2006)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Western

Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost treasure of the legendary bank robber in 1950s Utah. A modern gang of outlaws wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Brian Wimmer, Arielle Kebbel, Michael Van Wagenen, Brock Ricardos

Votes: 507

29. The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians (1978)

98 min | Comedy, Western

Two peasants from Transylvania go to America in order to meet their brother who had left Romania ten years earlier. They meet a prophet in the American state of Utah and eventually help the... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu | Stars: Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan, Mircea Diaconu, Victor Rebengiuc

Votes: 494

30. Latter Days (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

Votes: 16,392 | Gross: $0.82M

31. Christmas in the Clouds (2001)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

56 Metascore

A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Montgomery | Stars: Timothy Vahle, Sam Vlahos, Mariana Tosca, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 667

32. Utah Wagon Train (1951)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Music, Western

Rancher Rex Allen (Rex Allen) receives a summons from his uncle (Forrest Taylor), an old time frontiersman, that he is in trouble. The uncle has been hired to lead a modern-day band of ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Penny Edwards, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 13

33. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen, to return the briefcase to its owner.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 335,874 | Gross: $127.18M

34. Brigham City (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

62 Metascore

The sheriff of a small Utah community searches for a serial killer.

Director: Richard Dutcher | Stars: Richard Dutcher, Wilford Brimley, Matthew A. Brown, Carrie Morgan

Votes: 1,217 | Gross: $0.85M

35. Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979 TV Short)

G | 29 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A mischievous kitten named Banjo runs away from home and soon realizes he may have made a mistake.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Scatman Crothers, Beah Richards, Sparky Marcus, Jerry Harper

Votes: 285

36. Skinwalkers (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Adam Beach, Saginaw Grant

Votes: 901

37. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 102,608 | Gross: $67.82M

38. Fort Courageous (1965)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Western

An ex-cavalry sergeant, being escorted to prison after being convicted of a crime he didn't commit, finds himself leading the remnants of a unit that has been under Indian attack at a fort.... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Fred Beir, Don 'Red' Barry, Hanna Landy, Harry Lauter

Votes: 103

39. Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Romance, Western

A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack on a remote fort.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Tony Martin, Peggie Castle, John Bromfield, John Smith

Votes: 133

40. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 65,126 | Gross: $80.04M

41. The Electric Horseman (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A rodeo star past his prime steals his company's horse and rides into the desert, with a feisty reporter accompanying him.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson

Votes: 6,988 | Gross: $61.80M

42. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Votes: 33,260 | Gross: $0.58M

43. Sons of Provo (2004)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Music

Will, Kirby, and Danny are the hottest new sensation in Mormon pop music! Will is an aerobics instructor, Danny is a student of eastern philosophy, and Kirby is a scrapbooking specialist. ... See full summary »

Director: Will Swenson | Stars: Will Swenson, Kirby Heyborne, Danny Tarasevich, Jennifer Erekson

Votes: 348 | Gross: $0.12M

44. Pride and Prejudice (2003)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

Jane Austen's classic is transplanted to modern-day Utah. While her college roommates search for love, aspiring writer Elizabeth Bennet focuses on her career but constantly finds herself fighting haughty businessman Will Darcy.

Director: Andrew Black | Stars: Kam Heskin, Orlando Seale, Lucila Solá, Benjamin Gourley

Votes: 2,347 | Gross: $0.38M

45. The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A party girl is murdered, and everyone at a Utah motel is a suspect.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, Mamie Van Doren, Ron Randell

Votes: 576

46. The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG