Movies set in Utahby Mike_Noga | created - 10 May 2012 | updated - 03 Jan 2016 | 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, Fantasy
When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.
Votes: 581,784 | Gross: $197.17M
2. 127 Hours (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Votes: 305,830 | Gross: $18.34M
3. Con Air (1997)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
Votes: 243,421 | Gross: $101.12M
4. 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.
5. 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 »
6. Broken Arrow (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
Votes: 82,182 | Gross: $70.77M
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in Los Angeles, who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels", who are in charge of human relationships ... See full summary »
Votes: 31,820 | Gross: $4.27M
13. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006 Video)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
14. 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 »
15. Don't Come Knocking (2005)
R | 122 min | Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 6,756 | Gross: $0.44M
18. Warlock (1959)
Approved | 122 min | 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.
Votes: 4,204 | Gross: $3.71M
21. Bonneville (2006)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 2,342 | Gross: $0.49M
23. 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 »
25. 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 »
27. Vanishing Point (1971)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.
29. Christmas in the Clouds (2001)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
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 »
30. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 64,870 | Gross: $32.42M
31. 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 »
34. Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979 TV Short)
29 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Banjo is a curious and rebellious kitten who is always getting into trouble. When he decides to jump off a roof of a chicken coup to see if he can land on his feet, he is ordered to "fetch ... See full summary »
35. 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.
37. 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 »
39. Footloose (1984)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 58,735 | Gross: $80.04M
40. The Electric Horseman (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.
Votes: 6,313 | Gross: $61.80M
42. 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 »
Votes: 327 | Gross: $0.12M
43. 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.
Votes: 2,187 | Gross: $0.38M
45. The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth Smart,in June 2002, by two people, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
46. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Votes: 47,138 | Gross: $5.13M
47. The Avenging Angel (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Western
Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.
49. The Man from Utah (1934)
Approved | 55 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance
In a horse-riding rodeo contest bad guys want John Weston to lose. When he doesn't go along they add some insurance: a poisoned needle just under his saddle.
50. Wild Wild West (1999)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain.
Votes: 138,802 | Gross: $113.81M
52. Convict Stage (1965)
Approved | 71 min | Western
Ben has been after the Sims brothers since they gunned down his sister. His wife, threatening to leave him, sees his chance to get her back and get his revenge when the brothers are ... See full summary »
54. Sergeants 3 (1962)
Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Western
In this retelling of Gunga Din (1939) transplanted to the 1870's American West, three cavalry officers and a bugler work together to thwart a Native American chief intent on uniting local tribes against the white man.
56. Revolt at Fort Laramie (1956)
Approved | 73 min | Western
It's just prior to the Civil War and Fort Laramie's problem is the Sioux Indians. When it is announced that war has been declared the fort becomes divided between northerners and ... See full summary »
57. Frozen (I) (2010)
R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Votes: 58,635 | Gross: $0.24M
58. Fletch (1985)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.
Votes: 40,875 | Gross: $50.61M
59. Waiting for NESARA (2005)
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, War
Shot on location in Utah in the months between September 11th, 2001 and the start of the war in Iraq, WAITING FOR NESARA documents the true story of The Open Mind Forum, a messianic group ... See full summary »
Director: Zeb Haradon
60. Kick Like a Girl (2008)
G | 25 min | Short, Sport
The story of what happens when "The Mighty Cheetahs," an undefeated all-girls soccer team, competes in the boys division. With humor and candor this documentary gets at the heart of the ... See full summary »
62. Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is ... See full summary »
63. Out of the Past (1998)
R | 97 min | Documentary
In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities in interspersed with looks back at the ... See full summary »
Votes: 160 | Gross: $0.01M
64. Brigham Young (1940)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History
In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.
67. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005 Video)
R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
69. Getting There (2002 Video)
G | 90 min | Comedy, Family
This film is about Mary-Kate and Ashley turning sixteen years old and going on a road trip without parents. They are headed to Utah for the Olympics and arrive late. There are also scenes ... See full summary »
70. Whiffs (1975)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
A private applies to be a test subject for the military's new chemical weapons program. After many tests he decides to use his knowledge on chemical warfare to rob banks. He will need a partner, though.
72. Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, History
By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company. Based on a true story.