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Arizona On The Silver Screen 1990-1999 (Part 6)

Here’s Part 6 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1990-1999.

  • A Home at the End of the World 1990 Phoenix
  • Days of Thunder 1990 Phoenix
  • Fire Birds 1990 Tucson
  • Madhouse 1990 Phoenix, Tucson
  • The Grifters 1990 Phoenix
  • Young Guns II 1990 Tucson
  • Grand Canyon 1991 Grand Canyon
  • Thelma and Louise 1991 Grand Canyon
  • Baraka 1992 Mesa, Phoenix, Tucson
  • Beyond the Law 1992 Phoenix, Scottsdale
  • Nemesis 1992 Tucson
  • Stay Tuned 1992 Tucson
  • The Vagrant 1992 Phoenix
  • Universal Soldier 1992 Prescott, Sedona
  • Wayne’s World 1992 Mesa, Scottsdale
  • Arizona Dream 1993 Douglas
  • Benefit of the Doubt 1993 Camp Verde
  • Forrest Gump 1993 Flagstaff
  • Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 Tucson
  • Suture 1993 Phoenix
  • Tombstone 1993 Tucson
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame 1994 Scottsdale
  • Blind Justice 1994 Apache Junction
  • Boys on the Side 1994 Tucson
  • Clear and Present Danger 1994 Fort Huachuca
  • In the Army Now 1994 Yuma
  • Lightning Jack 1994 Tucson
  • Maverick 1994 Grand Canyon, Page
  • Natural Born Killers 1994 Holbrook, Winslow
  • Pontiac Moon 1994 Cochise County
  • Speechless 1994 Williams
  • Star Trek: Generations 1994 Green Valley
  • Stargate 1994 Yuma
  • Terminal Velocity 1994 Douglas, Phoenix, Tucson
  • The Getaway 1994 Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma
  • The Quick and the Dead 1994 Sedona, Tucson
  • The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Yuma
  • Dead Man 1995 Flagstaff, Sedona
  • The Fantasticks 1995 Arizona
  • The Prophecy 1995 Superior
  • Waiting to Exhale 1995 Fountain Hills, Phoenix
  • Broken Arrow 1996 Tucson, Page, Sedona Flirting with Disaster 1996 Carefree
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1996 Tucson
  • Jerry Maguire 1996 Arizona State University, Phoenix, Tempe
  • Mars Attacks 1996 Kingman
  • Ruby Jean and Joe 1996 Bisbee
  • Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Green Valley
  • Tin Cup 1996 Tucson
  • Anastasia 1997 Phoenix
  • Breakdown 1997 Sedona
  • Contact 1997 Canyon de Chelly
  • Fools Rush In 1997 Grand Canyon
  • Los Locos 1997 Benson, Tucson
  • Perdita Durango (Dance with the Devil) 1997 Nogales, Tucson
  • U Turn 1997 Superior
  • Vegas Vacation 1997 Mesa
  • Wild America 1997 Sedona
  • Arizona Summer 1998 Prescott
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 Kingman
  • Jane Austen’s Mafia 1998 Yuma
  • No Code of Conduct 1998 Goodyear
  • Psycho 1998 Phoenix
  • Three Kings 1998 Casa Grande
  • Dill Scallion 1999 Grand Canyon
  • Held Up 1999 Grand Canyon
  • Jesus’ Son 1999 Tucson
  • Seven Girlfriends 1999 Flagstaff, Page, Phoenix
  • The Mummy 1999 Glen Canyon
  • Wild Wild West 1999 Canyon de Chelly
  • Photo of a man on a horse on the edge of a butte

    Arizona on the Silverscreen 1927-49 (Part 1)

    Many films have been shot in Arizona because of its movie-making friendly weather. Arizona also has a wide range of geographical zones that allow for such extreme differences, such as Old Tucson for Westerns to the Imperial Sand Dunes near Yuma for such films as “Star Wars” and “Jarhead,” as well as Route 66 in the North for movies such as “Roadhouse 66″ and “Natural Born Killers.”

    In fact, a snowstorm prevented Flagstaff from becoming the center of the motion picture industry in 1911. Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Laskey had decided to relocate their New York-based motion picture company to an area with access to more bright, sunny landscapes for outdoor filming.

    When their train arrived in Flagstaff, the sky was a deep blue. The movie moguls were surrounded by the majestic pines, and the snow capped San Francisco Peaks made an awe-inspiring backdrop. Unfortunately, two days after their arrival a storm brought high winds, icy rain and snow that soon turned the town into a winter wonderland, unsuitable for film making.

    Regardless, Arizona has had its fair share of limelight. Below is a list of the films shot in Arizona from 1927-1949 with many more to come.

    • Wings 1927 Tucson
    • The Painted Desert 1931 Tuba City
    • Lost Horizon 1933 Tucson
    • The Garden of Allah 1936 Yuma
    • Gunga Din 1939 Yuma
    • Stagecoach 1939 Mesa
    • Arizona 1940 Tucson
    • The Grapes of Wrath 1940 Topock
    • The Thief of Bagdad 1940 Grand Canyon
    • The Westerner 1940 Tucson
    • Casablanca 1942 Flagstaff
    • Flying Tigers 1942 Flagstaff
    • Road to Morocco 1942 Yuma
    • The Outlaw 1943 Yuma
    • The Uninvited 1944 Phoenix
    • Along Came Jones 1945 Nogales
    • Leave Her to Heaven 1945 Prescott, Sedona
    • The Bells of St. Mary’s 1945 Tucson
    • Duel in the Sun 1946 Tucson, Yuma
    • Song of the South 1946 Phoenix
    • Angel and the Badman 1947 Sedona
    • The Sea of Grass 1947 Canyon de Chelly
    • Blood on the Moon 1948 Sedona
    • Red River 1948 Tucson
    • Lust for Gold 1949 Superstition Mountains