Hollywood Agrees Utah's a great place to film Movies

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Hollywood Agrees Utah's a great place to film Movies.  Who would have ever guessed so many well known films were filmed here or partially filmed here.  I was fascinated to learn about all the fun movies.  Now I have a list of "to watch" movies all over again. Utah is a beautiful state with incredible scenery.  Hollywood even agrees. Here is a list to name a few popular movies that have filmed portions of their movies or all of their movies in Utah.


2001 Space Odyssey  1968                                           Monument Valley 

American Mall  2008                                                       Provo

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002                          Moab

Back to the Future Part III  1990                              Monument Valley

Better off Dead  1985                                                    Snowbird Ski Resort

Bonneville 2006                                                               Salt Flats, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, Skull Valley, SLC

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  1969             Snow Canyon, Zion National State Park

City Slickers II: The legend of Curly's Gold              Moab, Goblin Valley State Park

Con Air 1997                                                                     Salt Lake City, Ogden, Wendover

Daddy Day Camp 2007                                                  Park City, Provo, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Heber City

Dr. Suess How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000     Solitude Ski Resort

Dumb and Dumber 1994                                               Salt Lake City, Park City, Provo

Easy Rider 1969                                                              Monument Valley

Electric Horseman 1979                                                St. George

Everwood 2002-2006                                                    Salt Lake City, Ogden, Pleasant Grove

Fletch 1985                                                                      Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo

Footloose 1984                                                               Lehi, American Fork

Forever Strong 2007                                                     South Salt Lake City, Provo, Grantsville

Forest Gump 1994                                                         Monument Valley

Galaxy Quest 1999                                                        Goblin Valley State Park

Geronimo: An American Legend                                Moab

Gunsmoke                                                                       Kanab

High School Musical 1,2, and 3                                   Salt Lake City, St. George

How the West Was Won                                             Monument Valley

Hulk 2003                                                                       Arches National Park, Moab, Wendover

Independence Day 1996                                            Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989             Arches National Park

Jeremiah Johnson 1972                                              Vernal, Provo Canyon, Snow Canyon State Park

Legally Blonde 2:red, White and Blonde                Salt Lake City

Maverick 1994                                                               Lake Powell

Mission Impossible 2                                                   Dead Horse Point State Park

National Treasure 2004                                              Strawberry Reservoir

Outlaw Josey Wales,                                                  Kanab

Pirates of the Caribbean:at worlds end                 Bonneville Salt Flats

Plane of the Apes                                                       Lake Powell, Kanab

Romancing the Stone                                                 Snow Canyon State Park

The Sandlot                                                                   Salt Lake City, Midvale, Ogden

Stagecoach                                                                   Kanab, Monument Valley

Thelma and Louise                                                       Moab, Arches, Dead Horse Point

Touched by an Angel                                                  Salt Lake City, Ogden, Midvale, Magna, Moab, Heber

The Way of the Gun                                                   Salt Lake City, Delle , Tooele


Utah is also famous for the Sundance Film Festival: Sundance began in 1978 and became part of the Sundance Institution in 1985.  Held every January for 10 days.  Sundance usually attracts close to 50,000 film industry "people" from all over the world. 

Utah first gained its recognition in 1939 when John Wayne filmed in the Moab and Monument Valley areas.  His films *Stagecoach, Fort Aparch, Rio Grande and The Searchers helped Hollywood realize what great scenery Utah has to offer.  we all know LOCATION IS KEY


*Looks like I have some places to visit too.  I've never been to Monument Valley, Goblin Valley or Snow Canyon to name a few.  I thought this list was fun, I hope you did too.

Best wishes and happy Sunday



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Michael Setunsky
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Kim, this was really interesting. I visited Salt Lake City once and I can see why the movie studios choose Utah. Thanks.

Nov 01, 2009 01:04 AM #1
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Don't forget the Andromeda Strain.

Nov 01, 2009 01:18 AM #2
Debbie Aldrich
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Kim, great post.  In the 20 + years   lived in Utah I have visited most of these sights, I'd be happy to show you around.  'Touch by an Angel'  was filmed here as well and many oher made for tv movies and series, I use to see the sets around town and not far from my house. Many years a go I did a bit part in 'Crime Solvers'.  Movie makers Like Utah because it is cheaper to film here, great back drops, great neighborhoods and a great pool of talent.   Utah is known for it's great talent.  Have a great Sunday!

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