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Best Movies Set in New Mexico

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best movies set in New Mexico. While you're at it, check out the best books set in New Mexico, too.

New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern United States. It is one of the Mountain States of the southern Rocky Mountains, sharing the Four Corners region of the western U.S. with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona, and bordering Texas to the east and southeast, Oklahoma to the northeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora to the south.

Best Movies Set in New Mexico

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  • Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins (Actors)


Year: 2011

As the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of the Norse gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will soon inherit the throne of Asgard from his aging father. However, on the day that he is to be crowned, Thor reacts with brutality when the gods' enemies, the Frost Giants, enter the palace in violation of their treaty.
As punishment, Odin banishes Thor to Earth. While Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor's brother, plots mischief in Asgard, Thor, now stripped of his powers, faces his greatest threat.
Crazy Heart
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  • Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall (Actors)

Crazy Heart 

Year: 2009

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Jeff Bridges won an Academy Award for his role as the richly comedic, semi-tragic, romantic anti-hero, Bad Blake, in the debut feature film, Crazy Heart, from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road, and one too many drinks way too many times.

In the Valley of Elah
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, James Franco (Actors)

In the Valley of Elah

Year: 2007

“In the Valley of Elah” tells the story of a war veteran (Tommy Lee Jones), his wife (Susan Sarandon) and the search for their son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq but has mysteriously gone missing, and the police detective (Charlize Theron) who helps in the investigation.

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High Noon

Year: 1952

In the greatest showdown in the history of cinema, Cooper stands to lose not only the town but his new wife, Grace Kelly. The film also stars one of Hollywood’s most beloved and prolific actors, Lloyd Bridges, and marks the first starring role for a beautiful young actress and internationally adored screen legend Grace Kelly.

Off the Map [DVD]
  • Joan Allen, Amy Brenneman, Sam Elliott (Actors)
  • Campbell Scott (Director) - Campbell Scott (Producer)

Off the Map

Year: 2003

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An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.

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