Movies Filmed in Utah {Updated 2023}

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51 Movies Filmed in Utah


It’s not a secret that there are many movies filmed in Utah. Besides the Sundance Film Festival, which brings in thousands of people each year, Utah is known for several other film companies including Disney. Is there a movie made in Utah that you don’t see on our list? Let us know!

Utah has actually been used for films since before WWII, and it continues to be an amazing location for upcoming films. Here are the best films that were made in Utah.


List of Films Made in Utah

1. Stagecoach (1939)

Utah locations: Monument Valley

2. Billy the Kid (1941)

Utah locations: Kanab Movie Ranch, Paria Canyon, Monument Valley

3. Fort Apache (1948)

Utah locations: Goulding’s Lodge and Trading Post in Monument Valley, Monument Valley, Kanab, Moab, Arches National Park

4. She wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Utah locations: Kanab Movie Fort, Kanab, Mexican Hat, Monument Valley, Moab

5. Wagon master (1950)

Utah locations: Colorado River, Hittle Bottom and Professor Valley near Moab; Monument Valley; Spanish Valley

6. Rio Grande (1950)

Utah locations: Colorado River, Ida Gulch, Professor Valley, Onion Creek Narrows and White’s Ranch in Moab; Monument Valley

7. The Searchers (1956)

Utah locations: Monument Valley

8. The Conqueror (1956)

Utah locations: Escalante Desert, Hurricane, Snow Canyon State Park, St. George

9. How the West Was Won (1962)

Utah locations: Cedar Mountain, Duck Creek Village, Monument Valley

10. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Utah locations: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Moab

11. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Utah locations: Monument Valley

Utah was used for the opening scenes

12. Planet of the Apes (1968)

Utah locations: Glen Canyon, Lake Powell

13. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Utah locations: Grafton, Snow Canyon, St. George, Zion National Park

And so Robert Redford fell in love with Utah.

14. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

Utah locations: Alpine Loop and Mt. Timpanogos, Ashley National Forest, Leeds, Snow Canyon, St. George, Sundance, Uinta National Forest, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Zion National Park

15. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Utah locations: Glen Canyon

Utah welcomes British starts Michael Caine and Sean Connary.

16. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Utah locations: Glen Canyon, Paria, Kanab Movie Ranch

17. The Electric Horseman (1979)

Utah locations: Grafton, St. George, Zion National Park

18. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)

Utah locations: Moab, Monument Valley

19. Footloose (1984)

Utah locations: American Fork, Lehi, Orem, Provo, Payson

20. Better Off Dead… (1985)

Utah locations: Alta, Brighton, Snowbird

21. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Utah locations: Arches National Park, Moab

22. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Utah locations: Monument Valley

23. Thelma & Louise (1991)

Utah locations: Canyonlands National Park, Cisco, Dead Horse Point State Park, La Sal Mountains, Thompson Springs, Mexican Hat, West Valley City, Moab

24. The Sandlot (1993)

Utah locations: Ogden, Rose Park, Glendale, Midvale, American Fork

25. Forrest Gump (1994)

Utah locations: Monument Valley, Mexican Hat

26. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Utah locations: Lakepoint, Provo, Orem, Park City, Sandy, Salt Lake City

27. Maverick (1994)

Utah locations: Glen Canyon, Lake Powell

28. Independence Day (1996)

Utah locations: Bonneville Salt Flats, Lakepoint, Skull Valley, Tooele, Wendover

29. Con Air (1997)

Utah locations: Bonneville Salt Flats, Moab, Mill Canyon, Ogden Airport, Salt Lake City, Wendover

30. Drive Me Crazy (1999)

Utah locations: Salt Lake City, Ogden, South Towne Center in Sandy

31. Galaxy Quest (1999)

Utah locations: Goblin Valley State Park

32. Mission Impossible II (2000)

Utah locations: Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Monument Valley

33. Planet of the Apes (2001)

Utah locations: Lake Powell

34. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Utah locations: Moab

35. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde (2003)

Utah locations: Salt Lake City

36. Hulk (2003)

Utah locations: Arches National Park, Clive, Wendover

37. Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

Utah locations: Ogden, Salt Lake City

38. National Treasure (2004)

Utah locations: Strawberry Reservoir

39. The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)

Utah locations: Echo, Salt Lake City, Tooele, Wendover, Skull Valley, Bonneville Salt Flats

40. Bonneville (2006)

Utah locations: Bonneville Salt Flats, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Skull Valley, Salt Lake City

41. High School Musical (2006)

Utah locations: East High School in Salt Lake City, Murray High School, Jon M. Huntsman Center at the University of Utah, Snow Canyon Country Club, Murray, St. George, Midvale

42. Big Love (2006-11)

Utah locations: Salt Lake City, Sandy

43. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Utah locations: Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover

44. Daddy Day Camp (2007)

Utah locations: Park City, Provo

45. Star Trek (2009)

Utah locations: San Rafael Swell

46. 127 Hours (2010)

Utah locations: Moab, Salt Lake City

47. Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (2011)

Utah locations: Moab, Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Lake Powell

48. The Tree of Life (2011)

Utah locations: Bonneville Salt Flats, Goblin Valley State Park

49. John Carter (2012)

Utah locations: Moab, Big Water, Millard County

50. The Lone Ranger (2013)

Utah locations: Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Monument Valley

51. Gravity (2013)

Lake Powell


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