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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
  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.