Feature Films & Television

Feature Films & Television

Arizona has a rich and diverse film history from Sci-Fi and Action Adventures to Comedies and Westerns. For filmmakers, Arizona truly is America's Backlot!

Check out some of your favorites movies below that have filmed some or all of its production in Arizona.

 (Don't worry, we have many more to upload.)

Do you recognize any of the film locations? Were you involved in any of these productions? We are always looking to confirm film location information with those directly involved in the production, so we encourage you to share details with us about movie locations, production photos or just tidbits of awesome movie nostalgia! Just send us an email at info@GoFilmAZ.com!

(Sources: IMDB, IMDBPro, Media Reports)  

Transformers: The Last Knight


(2017) Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi | Michael Bay IMDB 
Locations: Luke Airforce Base 

The Covenant

(2017) Horror | Robert Conway | IMDB

Locations: Globe/Miami



Is Genesis History?

(2017) Documentary | Thomas Purifoy | IMDB

Locations: Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff (Meteor Crater), Sedona, Chino Valley(Night Sky, Van Andel Creation Research Center)


Hell or High Water

(2016) Crime, Drama, Thriller |David Mackenzie | IMDB

Locations: Safford and Thatcher

TV Series West World

(2016) Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | IMDB

Locations: Kayenta, Agathla Peak, Monument Valley(Riding scenes) 

The Magnificent Seven


(2016) Action, Adventure, Western | IMDB | Antoine Fuqua
On Location: San Francisco Peaks, Coconino National Forest  

Bad Santa 2

(2016) Comedy | IMDB 

Mark Waters 

On Location: Phoenix


How to Be Single

(2016) Comedy, Drama, Romance | IMDB 

Christian Ditter

On Location: Grand Canyon National Park 

Maximum Ride

(2016) Action, Adventure, Comedy | IMDB | Jay Martin

On Location: Phoenix

The Revenant

(2015) Action, Adventure, Drama | IMDB | Alejandro González Iñárritu 

On Location: White Mountains, San Francisco Peaks 


(2015) Adventure, Comedy | IMDB | John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

On Location: Historic Navajo Bridge - Highway 89A, Marble Canyon 

Furious 7

(2015) Action, Crime, Thriller | IMDB | James Wan 

Location: Cars dropped from a Lockheed C-130 Hercules high above the Arizona desert over Eloy. 

Cartel Land

(2015) Documentary | IMDB | Matthew Heineman 

Locations: Phoenix, Altar Valley, Nogales, Tucson, Sasabe (vigilante patrols) 

Transformers: Age of Extinction

(2014)  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | IMDB | Michael Bay

Location: Kayenta  

A Million Ways to Die in the West

(2014) Romance, Comedy | IMDB | Seth MacFarlane 

Location: Mexican Water, Monument Valley 

The Homesman


(2014) | IMDB | Tommy Lee Jones

Location: Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arivaca


The Kingdom

(2007)  Action, Drama, Thriller | IMDb | Peter Berg

On Location: Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa (ASU Polytechnic Campus)

Universal Soldier

(1992) | IMDB | Roland Emmerich

Locations: Multiple

Can't Buy Me Love


(1987) | IMDB | Steve Rash

Location: Tucson (Multiple)


Rio Bravo

Action, Drama, Western (1959) | IMDb

Warner Bros. | Howard Hanks

On-Location - Tucson, Sonoran Desert, Sierrita & Tucson Mountains, Ironwood Forest National Monument, Picacho Peak State Park, Old Tucson Studios