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. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them 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.