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Most People Don’t Know These 15 Movies Were Filmed In New Mexico

More than one hundred movies have been shot in New Mexico, making the state an important filming destination. Over the course of four years (starting midway through 2010) the film industry created $1.5 billion in total economic output for New Mexico. So, we’re fans—not just of the movies, but of the jobs that come with them. These 15 movies are just a sample of those filmed here.

  1. Indian Day School (1898)

 

Okay, unless you’re really up on your film history, you probably haven’t heard of this Thomas Edison creation. At under a minute, this silent movie is definitely a short. It was filmed at the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico.

Which of these movies is your favorite? Can you tell which scenes were shot in New Mexico? Let us know in the comments.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.