Filming Location Matching "Death Valley National Park, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,192,025 | Gross: $322.74M

2. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 917,985 | Gross: $309.13M

3. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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55 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 92,544 | Gross: $61.40M

4. The Tree of Life (2011)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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85 Metascore

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

Votes: 163,645 | Gross: $13.30M

5. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 120,134 | Gross: $30.00M

6. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Votes: 125,815 | Gross: $3.80M

7. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 218,335 | Gross: $146.88M

8. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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45 Metascore

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 237,482 | Gross: $70.09M

9. Dinosaur (2000)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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56 Metascore

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 51,162 | Gross: $137.75M

10. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 81,415 | Gross: $35.18M

11. Knight of Cups (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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53 Metascore

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 23,898 | Gross: $0.56M

12. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

Votes: 100,383 | Gross: $118.91M

13. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 8,805 | Gross: $15.47M

14. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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32 Metascore

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitchhiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 42,070 | Gross: $5.84M

15. The Professionals (1966)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.3
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75 Metascore

An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode

Votes: 13,439 | Gross: $19.54M

16. Seraphim Falls (2006)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott

Votes: 28,740 | Gross: $0.42M

17. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 15,512 | Gross: $25.33M

18. Cherry 2000 (1987)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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59 Metascore

In 2017, a successful businessman travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. He hires a sexy renegade tracker to find an exact duplicate of his android wife.

Director: Steve De Jarnatt | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Pamela Gidley, Jennifer Balgobin

Votes: 8,505

19. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 18,429

20. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Western

6.7
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During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Apaches and the pursuing Union troops.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest

Votes: 2,288 | Gross: $1.45M

21. Winter Kills (1979)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed U.S. President Timothy Kegan (John Warner) in 1960, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nineteen years later a dying man confesses to be the real shooter hired to kill him. Kegan's brother and filthy rich father investigate.

Director: William Richert | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

Votes: 2,175 | Gross: $1.08M

22. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 17,498 | Gross: $0.24M

23. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,970

24. The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black (2000 TV Movie)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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After the events of Pitch Black, a contractor is hired to locate Riddick, dead or alive. He reviews available information on him and the events of Pitch Black. Terrified, he hires a female cyberpunk merc to do the job for him.

Director: M. David Melvin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Brian Gant, Lisa Saum, Robert W. Richards

Votes: 2,218

25. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

8.1
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 8,723 | Gross: $0.16M

26. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.3
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 10,567

27. The Gunfighter (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Western

7.7
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94 Metascore

Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker

Votes: 9,108

28. High Sierra (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 14,398

29. Scenic Route (2013)

R | 82 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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34 Metascore

Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Miracle Laurie, Christie Burson

Votes: 10,065

30. The Egyptian (1954)

Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

Votes: 3,413

31. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, The Woolly Monkey

Votes: 5,943

32. King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Passed | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.8
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Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Directors: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas

Votes: 5,472

33. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 4,348

34. Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Western

7.4
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A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur

Votes: 4,197

35. Six-String Samurai (1998)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai on his way to Lost Vegas takes a young orphan boy under his protection as Death and his metalhead Horsemen chase after them.

Director: Lance Mungia | Stars: Jeffrey Falcon, Justin McGuire, Kim De Angelo, Stephane Gauger

Votes: 6,611 | Gross: $0.12M

36. Rocketship X-M (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

4.9
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An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 2,024

37. Valley of Love (2015)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

6.0
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59 Metascore

Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Dan Warner, Aurélia Thiérrée

Votes: 1,853 | Gross: $0.03M

38. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

G | 120 min | Drama, Family

6.0
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A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd

Votes: 1,783 | Gross: $1.60M

39. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton

Votes: 2,052

40. Death Valley (1982)

R | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks, Stephen McHattie, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 1,327

41. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 2,842

42. Homer and Eddie (1989)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.3
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A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters, Robert Glaudini

Votes: 1,632

43. The Glory Stompers (1967)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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Chino is the tough leader of a motorcycle gang who starts off a war when he abducts and mistreats the leader of the enemy biker gang, Darryl, and his girlfriend Chris. Things get violent when Darryl comes back for revenge.

Director: Anthony M. Lanza | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jody McCrea, Chris Noel, Jock Mahoney

Votes: 409

44. The Lively Set (1964)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.1
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Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Joanie Sommers

Votes: 183

45. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.3
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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 892

46. Tarzan's Peril (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lex Barker, Virginia Huston, George Macready, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 468

47. Cattle Drive (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Western

6.5
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A cowboy finds the spoiled son of a railroad magnate lost in the deserted hills and teaches him survival skills and hard work values.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills, Leon Ames

Votes: 504

48. Wind River (2000)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.4
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The 1854 Wyoming historical drama is based on Tom Shell's adaptation of the true life memoirs of Pony Express rider Nick Wilson.

Director: Tom Shell | Stars: Blake Heron, A Martinez, Russell Means, Wes Studi

Votes: 333

49. Money Fight (2012)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Drama

4.0
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This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption.

Directors: Adam Boster, Kenneth Chamitoff | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Ving Rhames, John Savage, George Takei

Votes: 497

50. Delusion (1991)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert | Stars: Jim Metzler, Jennifer Rubin, Kyle Secor, Jerry Orbach

Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.23M


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