Movies with the main filming locations in New Mexico

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New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern United States; its capital is Santa Fe, which was founded in 1610 as the capital of Nuevo México (itself established as a province of New Spain in 1598), while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States of the Southern Rocky Mountains and shares the Four Corners region of the Western U.S. with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. New Mexico is also bordered by the state of Texas to the east-southeast, Oklahoma to the northeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest. 

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a 2009 American romantic comedy thriller film directed and written by Marc Lawrence. Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker portray the film's protagonists, Paul and Meryl Morgan, a recently separated New York power couple on the verge of divorce until they witness the murder of Meryl's client. They are forced to enter into temporary witness protection, given new identities, and relocated to a small Wyoming town (the fictional Ray, Wyoming, 45 minutes out of Cody). Supporting roles are played by Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, and Wilford Brimley. It is the second collaboration of Grant and Parker, following the 1996 film Extreme Measures.

Filming locations in New Mexico:

  • Roy, New Mexico, USA
  • 325 Chicosa St, Roy, New Mexico, USA
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • Pecos, New Mexico, USA
  • Galisteo, New Mexico, USA
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Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

Cowboys & Aliens is a 2011 American science fiction Western film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. The film is based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same name created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. The plot revolves around an amnesiac outlaw (Craig), a wealthy cattleman (Ford), and a mysterious traveler (Wilde) who must ally to save a group of townspeople abducted by aliens. The screenplay was written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby, based on a screen story by the latter two along with Steve Oedekerk. The film was produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Kurtzman, Orci, and Rosenberg, with Steven Spielberg and Favreau serving as executive producers.

Filming locations in New Mexico:

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA
  • Bonanza Creek Ranch - 15 Bonanza Creek Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Cowboys and Aliens/ Wikipedia

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-Western crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel of the same name.

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin, the film is set in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. The film revisits the themes of fate, conscience, and circumstance that the Coen brothers had explored in the films Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), and Fargo (1996).

The film follows three main characters: Llewelyn Moss (Brolin), a Vietnam War veteran and welder who stumbles upon a large sum of money in the desert; Anton Chigurh (Bardem), a mysterious hitman who is tasked with recovering the money; and Ed Tom Bell (Jones), a local sheriff investigating the crime. The film also stars Kelly Macdonald as Moss's wife Carla Jean, and Woody Harrelson as a bounty hunter seeking Moss and the return of the $2 million.

Filming locations in New Mexico:

  • Desert Sands Motor Hotel - 5000 Central Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
  • El Camino Motel & Restaurant - 1152 North Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Garson Studios, College of Santa Fe - 1600 Saint Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Regal Motel, 1809 N. Grand Ave., Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
  • Historic Plaza Hotel - 230 Plaza Park, Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
No Country for Old Men/ Wikipedia

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