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MOVIES MADE IN COLORADO

From Chaplin to Tarantino, notorious filmmakers have utilized Colorado’s endless variety of scenic filming locations throughout the years!

Below is a partial list of the more popular movies that have been filmed in Colorado in chronological order. Note that there are hundreds of other low budget movies, documentaries and short films that have been made in Colorado, that we were not able to include on this list. To see all of the film & video productions that have used Colorado as one of their locations, please visit IMDB’s list of Colorado films.


hateful_eightThe Hateful Eight (2015)

Filming Location in Colorado: Telluride

The 8th feature film by Tarantino follows the story of several bounty hunters who are trying to survive during a terrible blizzard in 1870’s post Civil War Wyoming. The cast of “The Hateful Eight” includes Tarantino go to favorites Samuel Jackson (“Pulp Fiction”) Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as well as Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum, Tim Roth and Jennifer Jason Leigh.


furious_7

Furious 7 (2015)

Filming Location in Colorado: Woodland Park, Pikes Peak Mtn.

This film marks the final appearance of actor Paul Walker as he stars together with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham in the sequel to the Fast and Furious 6. Though filming was delayed midway through, Walker’s brothers were used as stand=ins and the film was successfully completed. After defeating competitors abroad in Tokyo Drift, Walker and Diesel return to the United States to face more challenges, dangers, and high voltage chase scenes.


Cop Car (2015)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs

A small town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride. Cast members include Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim.


Table 47 (2015)

Filming Location in Colorado: Castle Rock, Greenwood Village, Franktown

Directed by Jeff Kingery and written by Michael Brody, Table 47 is the first feature for Double Play Films, a Colorado company, and boasts an all Colorado cast and crew.  In Table 47, a bar owner falls for a married woman with an abusive husband and plans to murder him, but soon discovers he’s the victim of an elaborate con…one he may not survive.


out_westOut West (2014)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado

When discovering that her family has gone broke and must sell their Colorado ranch, Prissy Alcott must leave her posh life in Reno and return home in hopes of helping to rescue her family. Prissy enlists the help of her three gay friends, and with a little creative ingenuity converts the family’s Colorado home into a dude ranch to raise the much needed revenue.


an_american_terrorAn American Terror (2014)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

After being bullied mercilessly, a group of friends devise a plot to seek revenge on their bullies. The plot quickly takes a turn when the group happens upon an underground torture chamber, where they become trapped by a madman. Together they must use their strength and wiles to escape his sick confines in hopes of survival.


frameThe Frame (2014)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Two strangers find their lives colliding in an impossible way. Alex is a methodical cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel. Sam is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past.


dear_eleanorDear Eleanor (2014)

Filming Location in Colorado: Commerce City, Lyons, Niwot, Hygiene, Longmont, Denver

This coming of age story is about two teenage girls who travel across America in 1962 with the hope of meeting Eleanor Roosevelt during the Cuban missile crisis. The film was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.


identity_thiefIdentity Thief (2013)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

•• Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy’s identity.


lone_rangerThe Lone Ranger (2013)

Filming Location in Colorado: Creede

A Disney blockbuster film starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, “The Lone Ranger” is the story of John Reid and Tonto, who join forces to find the infamous Butch Cavendish and bring him to justice. The story is told through the eyes of Tonto, who describes the adventures to a young boy throughout the story.


beer_taleA Beer Tale (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

This is the story of twin brothers who inherit their family’s brewery and seek to finish creating their family beer recipe. Despite family complications, the brothers continue in their quest, finding love and discovering who they truly wish to be as adults.


16_love16-Love (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

When Ally “Smash” Mash, the top junior tennis player in the United States, twists her ankle, her dreams of going pro take a turn for the worst. But when Ally meets an intriguing rival, their relationship changes her perspective and opens her heart to the prospect of love.


broken_roadsBroken Roads (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Brighton, Denver

When a teenager involved in a horrible car accident loses his mother, he must move to a tiny town to live with his estranged grandmother. While the two process their feelings of loss, they must learn to cope and mend their past by creating a new relationship together.


darling_companionDarling Companion (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Telluride

“Darling Companion” stars Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, and Dianne Wiest. This is the story of Beth, whose husband, Joseph, loses her beloved dog. Beth is determined to find it, though, and with the help of family and friends, she embarks on a journey to find her lost pet, discovering new relationships and mending old ones along the way.


last_ounce_of_courageLast Ounce of Courage (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


frozenThe Frozen (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Snowmass, Carbondale

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


perfect_human_dietThe Perfect Human Diet (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Fort Collins

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


minds_eyeMind’s Eye (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Mind’s Eye is a psychological thriller, a mind-bending film about Mattie Carver, a young high school musician who finds that space and time are collapsing around her, triggered by the resonant sound of her violin. Mattie is further confounded by the mysterious appearance of two shadowy men in black, who attempt to instruct her on the shifting nature of her perceptions.


gathering_of_heroesGathering of Heroes (2012)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Morrison, Blackhawk, Colorado Springs

In the mystical realm of Ryntia, the forces of the underworld are aligning to unleash a plague of evil upon the surface. The deadly bat-like Blood Reavers, the Saurian Maurauders, the Orcish Warmongers and the feline Shadow-cat mercenaries have pledged their respective clans to the service of Bre’Gwen, queen of the deep elves. Together they seek to destroy the human and Elven kingdoms and rule all of Ryntia in the name of evil.


atlas_shruggedAtlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

Filming Location in Colorado: Royal Gorge

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


cougar_huntingCougar Hunting (2011)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen

Three friends in their 20’s decide to travel to Aspen, Colorado to start dating the legendary “Cougars”- the sexy older women who have the money and power to fawn over younger men. Stars: Matt Prokop, Randy Wayne and Jillian Murray.


fiveThe Five (2010)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Littleton

Two different groups of kids – one group from the desert, and the other from the Colorado foothills, band together when they discover their lives are imitating the character from one of their favorite mythological books. On their adventure, they are pursued by a dark force that they are unaware of.


fat_sick_nearly_deadFat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


away_we_goAway We Go (2009)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado

•• A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover “home” on their own terms for the first time.


inkInk (2009)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Crested Butte, Evergreen, Morrison

In a classic battle of good versus evil, two forces battle through peoples’ dreams, either providing optimism and happiness through good dreams or horror and sadness through nightmares. A father and his daughter are at the center of this battle, which they must win in order to save the daughter’s soul from an infinite nightmare.


imagine_thatImagine That (2009)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Eddie Murphy stars as a corporate executive who is at the end of his rope until his young daughter’s imaginary world provides him with the inspiration he needs to manage his career woes. With Eddie Murphy and Thomas Haden Church.


city_of_your_final_destinationThe City of Your Final Destination (2009)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder – University of Colorado

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


plastic_planetPlastic Planet (2009)

Filming Location in Colorado: Paonia

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


lucky_onesThe Lucky Ones (2008)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Grand Junction

This tale follows three Iraqi War veterans who return to the United States and embark on a road trip across the country. As the former soldiers bond, they also learn about themselves and the many obstacles that await them now that they’ve returned to their former lives. Starring: Rachel McAdams and Tim Robbins.


enlighten_upEnlighten Up! (2008)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


senseiThe Sensei (2008)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Sterling

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


lodgeThe Lodge (2008)

Filming Location in Colorado: Breckenridge

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


sickoSicko (2007)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

“Sicko” is Michael Moore’s documentary concerning the health care industry around the world. It displays the greed and corruption within various health care systems, while also showing successful examples of other systems. Dir: Michael Moore.


resurrecting_the_champResurrecting the Champ (2007)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver – Denver Coliseum, Elway’s Restaurant

A young sports reporter (Josh Hartnett) helps a homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) and discovers that he was a former heavy weight boxer with the nickname “Champ”. The reporter tries to bring Champ’s story to light as he also examines his own life and his relationship with his family.


blades_of_gloryBlades of Glory (2007)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver- Pepsi Center

Will Ferrel and “Napoleon Dynamite’s” Jon Heder star as dueling figure skating champions who have been banned from men’s individual figure skating. When they discover a loophole in the system, the two join together as partners to compete as the first male/male figure skating team. Starring: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler


shadow_walkersThe Shadow Walkers (2007)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Shadow Walkers is a highly suspenseful story of a group of lab technicians and military personnel who awaken in a subterranean laboratory with no memory of who they are. They quickly discover that they are sealed in, with only one way to get out alive. They must travel deeper into the underground facility to an escape tunnel that leads to the surface. Hindered by the fact there is only limited electrical power, they struggle through the darkness where they uncover a hive of genetically mutated creatures that stalk them from the shadows.


last_of_the_romanticsLast of the Romantics (2007)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


skills_like_thisSkills Like This (2007)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder, Arvada, Denver

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


return_of_the_ghostbustersReturn of the Ghostbusters (2007)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


surfer_kingThe Surfer King (2006)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Water World

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


jesus_campJesus Camp (2006)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


fast_food_nationFast Food Nation (2006)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs

As the marketing director of Mickey’s fast food restaurant chain’s, Don Anderson goes to a slaughterhouse in Colorado in order to examine the accusation that there is cow feces in his burgers. Through his investigation he discovers how corrupt the fast food industry really can be. Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis.


catch_and_releaseCatch and Release (2006)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder – Pearl Street Mall

Jennifer Garner stars as a woman whose husband dies unexpectedly and must piece her life back together with the help of her friends. Along the way she gets to know her husband’s childhood friend Fritz, a womanizer, but as she gets to know Fritz more and more, she finds herself strangely falling for him. Starring: Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant and Kevin Smith.


prestigeThe Prestige (2006)

Filming Location in Colorado: Telluride, Durango – Silverton Railway Line

Robert Angier is a magician in London whose wife, Julia, dies accidentally by being his assistant in a performance. Robert blames his assistant Alfred Borden for her death and the two become enemies who attempt to sabatoge one another’s performances. Starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson.


mr_mrs_smithMr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Filming Location in Colorado: Glenwood Canyon

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie star as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, two secret assassins who are unaware of each other’s occupation until they suddenly become the target of one another.


backslashBack Slash (2005)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Longmont

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


silver_citySilver City (2004)

Filming Location in Colorado: Idaho Springs, Sedalia, Leadville, Denver

Candidate Dicky Pilager becomes involved in discovering a corpse while he is taping an environmental political ad for his campaign. Pilager hires detective Danny O’Brien to investigate the situation, and Danny soon learns that Pilager is involved in a complicated web of deceit. Dir: John Sayles – With: Chris Cooper, Thora Birch and Maria Bello.


winter_breakWinter Break (2003)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


laramie_projectThe Laramie Project (2002)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Golden

This is the story of Matthew Shepard, a high school student who was brutally murdered in a small Wyoming town for being homosexual. Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda.


bowling_for_columbineBowling for Columbine (2002)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Littleton

Michael Moore directs this documentary that explores the widespread gun ownership in the United States and its violent results. Dir: Michael Moore – Starring: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson.


about_schmidtAbout Schmidt (2002)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder, Denver

Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) is a man who faces retirement and must come to terms with the relationships in his life. He goes on a journey across the Midwest in an RV to attend his estranged daughter’s wedding in Denver and finds humor and many realizations about himself along the way. Starring: Jack Nicholson and Hope Davis.


dragon_and_the_hawkDragon and the Hawk (2001)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Korean martial arts master teams up with US police detective to solve the mystery of his missing sister. Their search leads to a sinister underworld organization that they must battle their way through.


claimThe Claim (2000)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

••• A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming back to haunt him. A surveyor and his crew scout the town as a location for a new railroad line and a young woman suddenly appears in the town and is evidently the man’s daughter.


rideRide (2000)

Filming Location in Colorado: Breckenridge, Keystone, Steamboat Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


nurse_bettyNurse Betty (2000)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango

Renee Zellweger stars as a waitress who becomes delusional after seeing her husband murdered. She starts to believe that she is the former fiance of a soap opera star and goes to LA to find him. As she makes her journey her husband’s murderer’s pursue her, and Morgan Freeman joins in tracking her down. Starring: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock.


raising_the_stakesRaising the Stakes (1999)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


fiftyFifty (1999)

Filming Location in Colorado: Breckenridge, Vail

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


for_love_of_the_gameFor Love of the Game (1999)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen, Glenwood Springs

•• A washed up pitcher flashes through his career.


strangelandStrangeland (1998)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs, Denver

When Genevive Gage and her best friend Tiana Moore get involved with a fellow teenager they meet through the internet, they decide to accept his invitation to a party at his house. But their new internet friend, Captain Howdy, has dark intentions for the pair of teenage girls. Genevive’s father, Mike Gage, is a local cop who tries to find his daughter and her friend before it is too late.


3_ninjas_high_noonThree Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by evil Medusa, who wants to take over the park and hold the owners for ransom. Kids and retired TV star Dave Dragon, who made his farewell appearance at the park at the time the ninjas appeared, have to break Medusa’s vicious plans.


phantomsPhantoms (1998)

Filming Location in Colorado: Georgetown, Denver

In this strange thriller, 150 people have been killed and 350 people are missing in the small mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado. A group of people set out to destroy the evil force that has decimated their population.


freeridersFreeriders (1998)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


hi_lo_countryThe Hi-Lo Country (1998)

Filming Location in Colorado: Pritchett

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


everestEverest (1998)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado

••• An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, and a deadly blizzard.


snowriders_2Snowriders II (1997)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Winter Park

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


switchbackSwitchback (1997)

Filming Location in Colorado: Pinecliffe

F.B.I agent Frank LaCrosse finds himself desperately pursuing the killer of his son’s babysitter who also kidnapped his son. The murder matches those of a serial killer who has been killing victims for almost two years. Frank must find this killer before he murders another victim or Frank loses his son forever.


shiningThe Shining – TV Mini-Series (1997)

Filming Location in Colorado: Arvada, Denver, Estes Park – Stanley Hotel

Stephen King wrote both the novel and the teleplay for this creepy film where a writer/professor who is also a recovering alcoholic agrees to become the caretaker of a Colorado hotel in the dead of winter. Though he is joined by his wife and son, the family soon finds itself becoming more and more isolated, and the professor seems to be dealing with some evil forces that he is helpless to protect himself or his family against.


asteroidAsteroid – TV Movie (1997)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

This film follows several characters as they prepare themselves for the inevitable fate that awaits them when an incoming asteroid threatens to destroy their lives.


larger_than_lifeLarger Than Life (1996)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

When Jack Corcoran’s father passes away, he leaves Jack with an unconventional inheritance; an elephant. Jack’s father was a circus performer, and the elephant was his pride and joy. Now Jack finds himself on a journey across the country with this elephant, and the experience changes Jack’s life forever.


fanThe Fan (1996)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver – Coors Field

When Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes) joins the San Francisco Giants, his obsessive fan (Robert DeNiro) is thrilled. But when Rayburn plays the worst season of his baseball career, his life soon takes a turn for the worse when his fan attempts to help him.


independence_dayIndependence Day (1996)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs – Peterson Air Force Base

When a large alien spacecraft destroys New York, Los Angeles, and Washington on July 3rd, the survivors come up with a plan to fight back against the aliens. On July 4th the remaining humans use their best efforts to destroy these aliens in an effort to save the human race.


sunchaserThe Sunchaser (1996)

Filming Location in Colorado: Ouray

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


tall_taleTall Tale (1995)

Filming Location in Colorado: Carbondale, Glenwood Springs

•••A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family’s farm and destroy their idyllic community. Legends such as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Calamity Jane battle together in this flick.


things_to_do_in_denverThings to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver- Union Station

When Jimmy the Saints business of videotaping people who are near death give advice to their survivors begins to fail, he turns towards some loan sharks for help. Jimmy soon learns that this is a mistake that might cost his fortune as well as his life.


under_siege_2Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Pinecliffe

When Casey Ryback takes his niece of a trip from Denver to Los Angeles, the train is taken hostage by Dane, who uses the train as a control center to take over a super weapon he designed for the government before he was fired.


standThe Stand – Mini-Series (1994)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder, Colorado Springs – Garden of the Gods

Only a few survivors remain after most of the world is destroyed by a government made deadly virus. The survivors, who band together, begin having dreams about two forces representing good and evil and find themselves forced to make a decision on which side they will stand up for and who they will fight against.


dumb_and_dumberDumb & Dumber (1994)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Estes Park

Jim Carrey and Jeff Danels play Harry and Lloyd, two extremely stupid friends who travel across the country in an attempt to return a suitcase full of money to its rightful owner.


wyatt_earpWyatt Earp (1994)

Filming Location in Colorado: Antonito

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


lightning_jackLightning Jack (1994)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City – Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


white_fang_2White Fang 2 (1994)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


in_the_line_of_fireIn the Line of Fire (1993)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver – Civic Center Park

Clint Eastwood stars as Frank Horrigan, a secret service agent who was in charge of protecting President Kennedy when he was assassinated. Now, years later, a clever and dangerous former CIA assassin (John Malkovich) is threatening to kill the current president. Will Horrigan be able to protect the President now that he has a second chance?


cannibal_the_musicalCannibal, The Musical (1993)

Filming Location in Colorado: Lake City, Gunnison, Boulder, Canon City, Ouray

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


aspen_extremeAspen Extreme (1993)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


cliffhangerCliffhanger (1993)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango, Rocky Mountains

Gabe (Sylvester Stallone) is plagued by the memory of his friend’s death, who literally slips out of his hands and to falls to the ground while they are crossing a ledge. But a year later, Gabe finds himself being asked to rescue a group of lost people in the mountains and must face his fears and his memories. John Lithgow plays the villain in this adrenaline filled, suspenseful film.


arizona_dreamArizona Dream (1992)

Filming Location in Colorado: Gunnison

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


barakaBaraka (1992)

Filming Location in Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


ladybugsLadybugs (1992)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Littleton

In order to impress his boss and move upward in his company, Chester Lee (Rodney Dangerfield) decides to coach his employee daughters soccer team. He uses his fiance’s son in order to ensure the success of his new soccer team.


thelma_and_louiseThelma & Louise (1991)

Filming Location in Colorado: Gateway, Bedrock

In this film about friendship and loyalty, Louise (Susan Sarandon) and Thelma (Geena Davis) decide to take a road trip in order to escape from their dull and challenging lives. But when a man threatens to rape Thelma, Louise kills him, and before they know it, the pair find themselves being hunted by the police.


city_slickersCity Slickers (1991)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango

Billy Crystal plays a middle aged salesman who is facing a mid life crisis along with his friends Ed and Phil. The group decides to take a trip to the west to drive cattle from New Mexico to Colorado, and along the way they meet Curly (Jack Palance, who earned an Academy Award for his role in the film) who teaches them many important life lessons.


fast_getawayFast Getaway (1991)

Filming Location in Colorado: Royal Gorge

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


conagherConagher (1991)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City – Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


flashbackFlashback (1990)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Glenwood Springs

John Buckner is an FBI agent who brings Huey Walker to jail for crimes committed in the 60’s. But when Walker tricks Buckner on a train, the pair fall into the hands of refugees who they must escape from together.


die_hard2Die Hard 2 (1990)

Filming Location in Colorado: Breckenridge, Mead, Denver – Stapleton Airport

John McClane (Bruce Willis) finds himself in another horrifying situation in which a group of terrorists are holding an entire airport hostage. The terrorists take control of the airplanes, as well, so that no runway lights are working, therefore forcing airplanes with limited fuel to remain in the air.


adventures_of_ford_fairlaneThe Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

Filming Location in Colorado: Morrison

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


big_bad_johnBig Bad John (1990)

Filming Location in Colorado: Trinidad

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


indiana_jonesIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Filming Location in Colorado: Alamosa, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Cumbres & Toltec Railroad in Antonito

Indiana Jones embarks on an adventure to find both “The Holy Grail” and his father, Dr. Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery), who is also searching for the Grail. Together, the two fight the Nazis as well as many other obstacles in order to reach it.


forgotten_oneThe Forgotten One (1989)

Filming Location in Colorado: Echo Lake

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


elvesElves (1989)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


christmas_vacationChristmas Vacation (1989)

Filming Location in Colorado: Breckenridge

Chevy Chase stars again as Clark Griswold, whose family Christmas Celebration turns into a disaster as he tries to entertain and accomadate his challenging family guests.


messenger_of_deathMessenger of Death (1988)

Filming Location in Colorado: Fruita, Glenwood Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


everybodys_all_americanEverybody’s All-American (1988)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver – Mile High Stadium

•• A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life’s complexities after his college career is over.


action_jacksonAction Jackson (1988)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


over_the_topOver the Top (1987)

Filming Location in Colorado: Ouray

Sylvester Stallone stars as Lincoln Hawk, a trucker who attempts to amend his relationship with his estranged teenage son after his mother dies. Together the pair embark on a journey across the United States to Las Vegas, where Hawk signs up to be a part of an arm wrestling competition with very high stakes.


legend_of_billie_jeanThe Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

Filming Location in Colorado: Copper Mountain, Curtain Ponds

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


american_flyersAmerican Flyers (1985)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder, Grand Junction

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


philadelphia_experimentThe Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

A United States Navy Destroyer Escort in 1943 disappears from the Philadelphia Harbor only to find himself launched into the future in 1984. This film is based off of an event that took place during World War II.


starmanStarman (1984)

Filming Location in Colorado: Friuta, Denver

John Carpenter directs this film about Jenny Hayden, a young widow whose life takes an interesting turn when she encounters an alien, named Starman, who takes the form of her deceased husband and then kidnaps her.


war_gamesWarGames (1983)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs – Cheyenne Mountain Complex

A teenager, played by Matthew Broderick, is a computer game afficianado who accidentally taps into a top secret super-computer that controls the U.S nuclear arsenal. The teen becomes involved in a game between the United States and Russia that could lead to World War 3.


fire_and_iceFire and Ice (1983)

Filming Location in Colorado: Great Sand Dunes, Aspen

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


vacationNational Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Filming Location in Colorado: Pueblo, Alamosa, Durango

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


copper_mountainCopper Mountain (1983)

Filming Location in Colorado: White River National Forest

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


continental_divideContinental Divide (1981)

Filming Location in Colorado: Custer

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


frisco_kidFrisco Kid (1979)

Filming Location in Colorado: Greeley

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


over_the_edgeOver the Edge (1979)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Greeley

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


mork_mindyMork & Mindy – TV Series (1978 -1982)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder

Robin Williams plays Mork, an alien who is sent to Earth in order to gather data for his home planet. Mork moves in with Mindy, and he is constantly perplexed by human behavior. The show provides a unique glimpse into Williams’ unique and talented skills in acting and comedy at the beginning of his career.


ice_castlesIce Castles (1978)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


comes_a_horsemanComes a Horseman (1978)

Filming Location in Colorado: Westcliffe, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


centennialCentennial (1978)

Filming Location in Colorado: Orchard

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


every_which_way_but_looseEvery Which Way But Loose (1978)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Georgetown

Philo Beddoe is a trucker and fist fighter who has two best friends; Orville and Clyde, an orangutan he won in a bet. Together they travel the San Fernando valley in search of fights, but when Philo encounters a singer who captures his heart, he’s stopped cold in his tracks. Along their journey the threesome are pursued by a gang of bikers.


white_buffaloWhite Buffalo (1977)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City – Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


one_on_oneOne on One (1977)

Filming Location in Colorado: Fort Collins

One on One is a 1977 drama film starring Robby Benson and Annette O’Toole. It was written by Benson and Jerry Segal (Robby’s father), and shot on location in 1976 at Colorado State University. The film features songs from Seals and Crofts and was directed by Lamont Johnson.


duchess_dirtwater_foxThe Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)

Filming Location in Colorado: Central City, Canon City

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


adventures_wilderness_familyThe Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)

Filming Location in Colorado: Rocky Mountains

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


mr_majestykMr. Majestyk (1974)

Filming Location in Colorado: Rocky Ford, Canon City, La Junta, Manzanola

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


badlandsBadlands (1973)

Filming Location in Colorado: Delhi, La Junta, Las Animas, Pueblo, Rocky Ford

“Badlands” is based off of the true story of Charles Starweather and Caril-Ann Fugate, who murdered Fugues family and went on a killing spree shortly afterward. Kit Carruthers (Martin Sheen) sweeps Holly Sargis (Sissy Spacek) off of her feet with his James Dean-like charm. When Holly’s family criticizes their relationship, the two kill her family and then set out towards the Badlands of Montana, where they continue to murder anyone who crosses their path.


brothers_otooleThe Brothers O’Toole (1973)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City – Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


scarecrowScarecrow (1973)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City, Denver

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


sleeperSleeper (1973)

Filming Location in Colorado: Golden, Denver Botanic Gardens, Boulder, Genesee, Greenwood Village, Lakewood

In this classic film by Woody Allen, featuring both Allen and Diane Keaton, a health food store owner is frozen and brought into the future in order to help a group of radicals overthrow the government.


cowboysThe Cowboys (1972)

Filming Location in Colorado: Castle Rock, Canon City, Pagosa Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


support_your_local_gunfighterSupport Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


vanishing_pointVanishing Point (1971)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver, Glenwood Springs, Rifle

In this cult hit from the early 70’s, a car delivery man named Kowalski gets involved in a bet that he can take a 1970 Dodge Challenger from Colorado to San Francisco in less than 15 hours. Along the way he encounters a blind DJ and the two are chased by the highway patrol. The film’s adventurous and odd characters make it an interesting, must-see classic.


barqueroBarquero (1970)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


butch_cassidy_sundance_kidButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango, Telluride, Silverton

In this classic film, Butch (played by Paul Newman) and Sundance (played by Robert Redford) are a pair of Western robbers as well as best friends. The two are followed through the West by a special posse who seem to lurk around every corner.


true_gritTrue Grit (1969)

Filming Location in Colorado: Cañon City, Castle Rock, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, Ridgway

After her father is brutally murdered, Mattie Ross vows to avenge her fathers death by hiring a rough and tumble marshal “Rooster” Cogburn, played by John Wayne who won an Academy Award for the role in 1970. Throughout their journey they encounter a Texas Ranger who is searching for the same man, and Mattie and Cogburn form a strong and unlikely bond.


happy_endingThe Happy Ending (1969)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver – City Park

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


downhill_racerDownhill Racer (1969)

Filming Location in Colorado: Idaho Springs, Boulder, Durango

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


cat_ballouCat Ballou (1965)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City, Pueblo, Denver, Carbondale

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


sons_of_katie_elderThe Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

Filming Location in Colorado: Antonito, Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


cheyenne_autumnCheyenne Autumn (1964)

Filming Location in Colorado: Gunnison

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


unsinkable_molly_brownThe Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

Filming Location in Colorado: Black Canyon / Gunnison, Crawford

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


pressure_pointPressure Point (1962)

Filming Location in Colorado: Glenwood Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


how_the_west_was_wonHow the West Was Won (1962)

Filming Location in Colorado: La Junta, Bent’s Old Fort, Durango, Montrose, Silverton

This film follows the ups and downs of the Prescott family, followed through four generations from the Erie Canal to their settled home in the West. Along the way they encounter several challenges, including pirates, drowning, and losing a fortune in California.


sheepmanThe Sheepman (1958)

Filming Location in Colorado: Montrose

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


night_passageNight Passage (1957)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


maverick_queenThe Maverick Queen (1956)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango, Silverton, Royal Gorge

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


searchersThe Searchers (1956)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen, Gunnison

John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards who returns home after the Civil War only to be raided by a Comanche. Ethan sets out on a year-long journey with his nephew Martin in order to find his niece, who was kidnapped by the Indians.


around_the_worldAround the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango, Silverton

Phileas Fogg believes that his new steamships and railways can make a trip around the world in eighty days. Traveling by train, then by air balloon, he rescues an Indian princess and is also followed by a detective who thinks Phileas is responsible for a large theft.


strategic_air_commandStrategic Air Command (1955)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver – Lowry Air Force Base

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


glenn_miller_storyThe Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Filming Location in Colorado: Boulder , Denver – Lowry Air Force Base

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


naked_spurThe Naked Spur (1953)

Filming Location in Colorado: Silverton

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


denver_and_rio_grandeDenver and Rio Grande (1952)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango – Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


on_dangerous_groundOn Dangerous Ground (1952)

Filming Location in Colorado: Granby, Grand Lake, Tabernash

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


viva_zapataViva Zapata (1952)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango – Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


one_minute_to_zeroOne Minute to Zero (1952)

Filming Location in Colorado: Fort Carson Army Base – Colorado Springs

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


vengeance_valleyVengeance Valley (1951)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


across_the_wide_missouriAcross the Wide Missouri (1951)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango, Ouray, Silverton

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


devils_doorwayDevil’s Doorway (1950)

Filming Location in Colorado: Aspen, Grand Junction

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


colorado_territoryColorado Territory (1949)

Filming Location in Colorado: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


razors_edgeThe Razor’s Edge (1946)

Filming Location in Colorado: Denver

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


stagecoachStagecoach (1939)

Filming Location in Colorado: Canon City

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


trail_of_98Trail of ’98 (1928)

Filming Location in Colorado: Corona

Portions of this film were shot in Colorado. A short description of this movie is coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


great_ka_train_robberyThe Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

Filming Location in Colorado: Glenwood Springs – Shoshone Dam, Glenwood Canyon, The Royal Gorge

In order to stop the robberies on his railroad, Cullen has hired Tom, who works undercover in order to bring in the gang responsible for these robberies.


gold_rushThe Gold Rush (1925)

Filming Location in Colorado: Colorado, USA

Charlie Chaplin plays a lonely gold digger in search of his fortune in the Alaskan wilderness. Along his adventures he comes across some tough looking characters, as well as a woman who attracts all of his love and attention. Written, directed and starred in by Charles Chaplin, some say this was the film he most wanted to be remembered for.


 

To see the complete list of movies that have used Colorado as a location, please visit IMDB’s list of Colorado films.