Top 7 Movies filmed in Utah by US Box Office

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Lights, Camera, Utah – Action Awaits!

Lights, camera, Utah! Unleash your inner movie buff and dive into the captivating world of films shot in the breathtaking state of Utah. Time to buckle up and embark on a journey like no other.

Get ready for action-packed adventures, heart-wrenching dramas, and side-splitting comedies, all on the silver screen…right here in Utah!

Key Takeaways:

  • Lights, camera, action! Explore the exhilarating world of movie-making by visiting the actual filming locations in Utah.
  • Get a taste of Tinseltown magic and step into the shoes of your favorite movie characters as you walk the streets where they once stood.
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes that have captured the imagination of filmmakers. You’ll be in awe of the natural beauty showcased on the big screen.

Now, you may be wondering, why visit movie filming locations, especially in Utah? Well, my movie-loving friend, let me tell you why… It’s not just about satisfying your wanderlust, but also about experiencing a one-of-a-kind adventure that will leave you with stories to share and memories to cherish.

Imagine strolling down the very street where Robert Redford once graced the screen, or standing atop a majestic cliff where breathtaking scenes from your favorite blockbuster were filmed.

Utah’s diverse landscapes have served as the canvas for countless cinematic masterpieces, and now it’s your turn to be a part of the action.

Soak up the Old West vibes of Monument Valley, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Bryce Canyon, or feel the thrill of adventure in the mighty canyons of Zion National Park. As you visit these iconic locations, you’ll find yourself reliving iconic movie moments and discovering hidden gems that will take your breath away.

Utah isn’t just a movie backdrop; it’s a playground of exciting activities and unforgettable experiences. Take a hike in the footsteps of your favorite characters, snap Insta-worthy photos against stunning backdrops, or even catch a glimpse of a film crew at work. Who knows, you might even find yourself inspired to create your own movie masterpiece!

So, gear up, grab a bag of popcorn, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through time and the silver screen. Roam the streets, hike the trails, and unravel the secrets behind your favorite movies filmed right here in Utah. Lights, camera, adventure!

Ready to dive into the reel world? Check out the listicle below and unleash your inner movie fanatic.

Lights, camera, action! Explore the captivating world of movies filmed in Utah by visiting the filming locations showcased in our listicle below.

Let the magic of the silver screen come to life as you step into the footprints of your favorite characters. Grab your camera and embark on an unforgettable adventure through time and cinematic wonderland!

Dumb and Dumber – US Box Office: USD 127.18 million

Director: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly

Main Cast:

Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr, Karen Duffy, Charles Rocket, Victoria Rowell, Joe Baker, Hank Brandt, Teri Garr, Brady Bluhm, Cam Neely,
Felton Perry, Brad Lockerman, Rob Moran, Kathryn Frick, Zen Gesner, Lawrence Kopp

Release Date: 16 December 1994

Filming Locations: Stanley Hotel – 333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado, USA; Salt Lake International Airport – 776 N. Terminal Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Providence, Rhode Island, USA; Park City, Utah, USA

Main Plot: Dumb and Dumber is a comedy film about two best friends and their trip to Aspen to return a briefcase left by a woman at the terminal. Harry and Lloyd are two good friends who happen to be dumb. The two then set up a trip from Providence to Aspen, Colorado, to return a briefcase with a lot of money to its owner. The owner was a beautiful lady named Mary Swanson.  Little did they know, the suitcase was ransom money for Mary’s husband, and she purposely left it as a payment for kidnappers to release her husband. While on the trip, they discover the cash inside, and their friendship is tested. They are not aware of how dangerous the situation they are in is. After a long trip, the duo finally made it to Aspen. Will they live happily with all those money, or will they face the anger of the kidnappers and the FBI?

Famous quotes:

Lloyd Christmas: We got no food, we got no jobs… our PETS’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!

Harry Dunne: [after Lloyd trades the van in for a moped] You know, Lloyd, just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!

Harry Dunne: [a large bus full of gorgeous women in bikinis pull up beside them and three step out]

Bikini Girl: Hi, guys. We’re going on a national bikini tour, and we’re looking for two oil boys who can grease us off before each competition.

Harry Dunne: You are in luck! There’s a town about three miles that way. I’m sure you’ll find a couple guys there.

Bikini Girl: [baffled] Okay, thanks.

[the doors close and the bus drives off. After a second, Lloyd turns to Harry]

Lloyd Christmas: Do you realize what you’ve done?

[they run after the bus]

Lloyd Christmas: HEY! HEY!

Harry Dunne: Lloyd! Lloyd!

[the bus stops and opens the doors]

Lloyd Christmas: [panting] You’ll have to excuse my friend. He’s a little slow. The town is back *that* way.

Harry Dunne: I can’t believe we drove around all day, and there’s not a single job in this town. There is nothing, nada, zip!

Lloyd Christmas: Yeah! Unless you wanna work forty hours a week.
Harry Dunne: According to the map, we’ve only gone 4 inches.

Sequel: Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd; Dumb and Dumber To

Fun Fact about Dumb and Dumber:

  • When Harry and Lloyd are in the car, Lloyd asks if Harry wants to hear the most annoying sound in the world. This was not originally in the script (you can tell by the look on Jeff Daniels’ face).

Con Air – US Box Office: USD 101.12 million

Director: Simon West

Main Cast: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, Nick Chinlund, Renoly Santiago, Ving Rhames, Dave Chappelle, Rachel Ticotin, Steve Eastin, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, M.C. Gainey, Landry Allbright, Monica Potter, Brendan Kelly, Jesse Borrego

Release Date: 6 June 1997

Filming Locations: Ogden Airport – 3909 Airport Road, Ogden, Utah, USA; Wendover, Utah, USA; Determination Towers, Mill Canyon, Utah, USA; Ogden, Utah, USA; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Main Plot: Con Air is an action crime movie about an ex-con and a former US Ranger, Cameron. Newly paroled ex-con and former US Ranger Cameron Poe find himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers take control. Cameron Poe, after serving seven years in prison for accidentally killing a drunk man whom he accidentally run into when he visits his wife in the bar she works. And now he is free and ready to return to his wife and daughter. Unfortunately, Cameron needs to share a plane with the most criminals in the country. He then finds himself acting as one of these criminals who plan to hijack the plane and escape. He needs to find a way to stop them, and US Marshal Vince Larkin is trying to help him get free and prevent the criminal’s plan.

Famous quotes:

Cameron Poe: [to Billy] Put… the bunny… back… in the box.

[“Sweet Home Alabama” plays in background, to Poe and Baby-O]

Garland Greene: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.

Cameron Poe: [sarcastically to Baby-O and Guard Sally Bishop, upon seeing Malloy’s Corvette Stingray attached to the flying plane] On any other day, that might seem strange.

Garland Greene: [talking about Billy Bedlam to Poe and Baby-O] He’s a font of misplaced rage. Name your cliché; mother held him too much or not enough, last picked at kickball, late night sneaky uncle, whatever. Now he’s so angry moments of levity actually cause him pain; gives him headaches. Happiness, for that gentleman, hurts.

Little Girl: [siting in front of her at her children’s tea party table] Are you sick?

Garland Greene: Why do you ask?

Little Girl: You look sick.

Garland Greene: I am sick.

Little Girl: Do you take medicine?

Garland Greene: There is no medicine for what I have.

Sequel: Con Air 2

Fun Fact about Con Air:

  • John Malkovich was unhappy during production because the script was being rewritten virtually every day, and he had no idea how his character would turn out.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year – US Box Office: USD 90.56 million

Director: Kenny Ortega

Main Cast:

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu,
Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren, Ryne Sanborn, KayCee Stroh, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Jemma McKenzie-Brown, Leslie Wing, Socorro Herrera, David Reivers

Release Date: 24 October 2008

Filming Locations: East High School – 840 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Murray High School – 5440 S. State Street, Murray, Utah, USA; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

Main Plot: High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a movie about seniors high and how they will face the world outside their comfort zone. As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the thought of them being separated as the end of the year approaches. They spend as much time as they can before they go their separate ways. Slowly accepting the facts, Troy wants to attend the close University of Albuquerque next year on a basketball scholarship, but Gabriella wants to attend Standford University in California. A shallow and spoiled rich girl, Sharpay plans the school’s final musical show to help cope with the nearing school year-end. With all this hard reality fast approaching, along with other Wildcats, they present a spring musical to express their experiences, hopes, and fears about their future.

Famous quotes:

Chad Danforth: [Embarrassed about asking Taylor to prom in the middle of the lunchroom. Practically whispering] So, uh, hey. I was kinda wondering if you’d maybe go with me.

Taylor McKessie: Oh, hey Chad. They have tuna surprise on the menu. It’s good. Really good.

Chad Danforth: [to Troy] Dude.

[Troy shrugs]

Chad Danforth: Taylor, hey, I’m, I’m asking you to prom.

Taylor McKessie: Oh, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you ’cause it’s so loud in here.

[to Kelsi]

Taylor McKessie: Did you hear something?

Kelsi Nielsen: No.

Martha Cox: Neither did I.

Chad Danforth: [to Troy] Dude.

Troy Bolton: Okay, uh,

[to the students in the lunchroom]

Troy Bolton: excuse me. Excuse me, everybody.

Chad Danforth: What are you…

Troy Bolton: Uh,


Troy Bolton: *yo*!

[Everyone quiets down and looks at them]

Chad Danforth: [In shock that he has everyone’s attention] Oh.

Troy Bolton: My friend has something to say.

Chad Danforth: [Climbs up on a table] Taylor McKessie, will you *please* be my date to the Senior Prom?

Taylor McKessie: [Leans in with Gabriella, Kelsi and Martha, talking quietly. After a moment, she stands] I’d be honored!

[Hugs him, then starts talking excitedly with the girls]

Chad Danforth: [to Troy as they’re walking away] Dude, I need to go shoot some hoops, or something.

Troy Bolton: [Claps him on the back] You nailed it, man!

Sharpay Evans: How can you be thinking of food at a time like this?

Ryan Evans: Maybe cuz its lunch time?

Troy Bolton: East High is a place where teachers encouraged us to break the status quo and define ourselves as we choose. Where a jock can cook up a mean crème brulee, and a brainiac can break it down on the dance floor. It’s a place where one person, if it’s the right person, changes us all. East High is having friends we’ll keep for the rest of our lives, and that means we really are ‘all in this together’. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!

Troy Bolton: My prom is wherever you are.

Coach Jack Bolton: [Troy and Chad are shooting hoops in the gym] Danforth! Bolton! You get out there and get onstage!

Troy Bolton: Never thought I’d hear my dad say that…

Sequel: High School Musical, High School Musical 2

Fun Fact about High School Musical 3: Senior Year:

  • Zac Efron injured his wrist while filming the spinning corridor scene featured in the song “Scream.”

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde – US Box Office: USD 90.19 million

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

Main Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Dana Ivey, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jessica Cauffiel, Alanna Ubach, J Barton, Stanley Anderson, Bruce Thomas, Luke Wilson, Ruth Williamson, Jack McGee, Amir Talai, Gregorio

Release Date: 2 July 2003 

Filming Locations: Springfield, Illinois, USA; Illinois, USA; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Massachusetts, USA; California State University Northridge – 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA

Main Plot: Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, is a Harvard lawyer who goes to Washington, D.C., to alter the law on animal testing. She made her way into the political system, the U.S. Congress. Luckily, she meets a doorman, Sidney, played by Bob Newhart, who shows her how the system works to get a bill passed. She writes `The Bruiser Bill’ and puts it in the hopper of Congress. Elle needs 218 signatures to get her bill to be voted on. She gets some unlikely support from several members of Congress she befriends. To get more support, Elle has a Million Dog March in Washington.

Famous quotes:

Paulette: Ooh… the bend and snap! I did that last night naked. I broke a window though.

Emmett: You know what I thought when I first met you?

Elle: God, that woman wears a lot of pink?

Dog Spa receptionist: Your dogs are gay!

Elle: Hi everyone!

Timothy McGinn: Look, it’s Capitol Barbie.

Reena: She’s so shiny.

Paulette: You look like the Fourth of July! Makes me want a hot dog real bad!

Fun Fact about Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde:

  • Reese Witherspoon was pregnant during filming.

Resident Evil: Afterlife – US Box Office: USD 60.13 million

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Main Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, Sienna Guillory, Kacey Clarke, Norman Yeung, Fulvio Cecere, Bola Olubowale, Christopher Kano, Tatsuya Goke, Nobuya Shimamoto, Peter Kosaka, Denis Akiyama

Release Date: 10 Septermber 2010

Filming Locations: Oshawa Municipal Airport, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto-Scarborough Campus, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Main Plot: In a world shattered by a viral infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to look for more survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive, thousands of Undead overrun the city – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a new deadly trap.

Famous quotes:

Albert Wesker: [During Alice Clone battle] Tell security to flood the the main entrance with nerve gas.

Umbrella Sergeant: Sir, our men are still up there.

Albert Wesker: [Wesker shoots the Japanese Umbrella employee in the head] Any more questions?

Luther West: Nice landing.

Alice: I think technically it’s called crashing.

Alice: Umbrella.

Claire Redfield: Of course. I remember them coming for us.

Alice: This whole thing, Arcadia, was a lie.

Claire Redfield: No, it’s worse than that. It’s a trap.

Claire Redfield: Alice, you were my friend?

Alice: I like to think so.

Claire Redfield: Was I a good person?

Alice: Why would you ask that?

Claire Redfield: I don’t know, I just, I have this feeling that I let people down.

Alice: You’re not the only one.

Claire Redfield: What do you mean?

Alice: We struggle, we fight, we watch our friends die. Survival is a bitch.

Albert Wesker: [Upon expecting Alice to enter his chamber] Well, this is a pleasant surprise.

Fun Fact about Resident Evil: Afterlife:

  • During filming, Milla Jovovich accidentally shot out a $100,000 camera.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later – US Box Office: USD 55.04 million

Director: Michael Pressman

Main Cast: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Release Date: August 9, 1991 

Filming Locations: New York, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina, USA; Castle Hayne, North Carolina, USA

Main Plot: Twenty years after Michael Myers’ massacre in Haddonfield, Laurie Strode faked her own death, traveled to California, and took on the identity of Keri Tate. Michael discovers Laurie’s new identity and travels to California to murder his sister. Laurie must now take on her brother with her son’s life at risk.

Famous quotes:

Tony: Hasn’t anyone ever told you that second-hand smoke kills?

Nurse Marion: Yeah, but they’re all dead.

[During the opening credits, Dr. Sam Loomis can be heard saying a line from the original “Halloween”]

Dr. Samuel ‘Sam’ Loomis: I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding, even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil.

Laurie Strode: [it’s just her and Michael left at the school] MICHAEEEEL!

Norma Watson: Oh. Miss Tate. I didn’t mean to make you jump. It’s Halloween. I guess everyone’s entitled to one good scare.

Laurie Strode: I’ve had my share.

Laurie Strode: My brother killed my sister.

Will Brennan: How did he do that?

Laurie Strode: With a really big, sharp kitchen knife.

Fun Fact about Halloween H20: 20 Years Later:

  • During the scene where Norma is leaving, she stands in front of the car from Psycho (1960). The music playing in the background at this part is also from Psycho. Janet Leigh, who plays Norma, played Marion in Psycho. The license plate on the car is also the same as the second car Marion buys in Psycho, NFB 418, which are Norman Bates’ initials, and lastly, Norma is the first name of Norman Bates’ Mother from Psycho.

Resident Evil: Extinction – US Box Office: USD 50.65 million

Director: Russell Mulcahy

Main Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr, Iain Glen, Ashanti, Christopher Egan, Spencer Locke, Matthew Marsden, Linden Ashby, Jason O’Mara, Mike Epps, Joe Hursley, John Eric Bentley, James Tumminia, Kirk B.R. Woller, Rick Cramer, Madeline Carroll, Peter O’Meara

Release Date: 21 September 2007

Filming Locations: Laguna Salada, Mexicali, Baja California Norte, Mexico; Rumorosa Pass, Mexicali, Baja California Norte, Mexico; San Felipe, Baja California Norte, Mexico; Estudios Churubusco – C. Atletas 2, Country Club Churubusco, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Main Plot: The Turtles live at April O’Neil’s new apartment with Master Splinter while they are between homes following their rooftop battle with the Foot Clan. They are also relying on pizza delivery from “Roy’s” Pizza. Splinter recognizes the initials from the canister of mutagen that caused them all to become mutants, as April reports on the cleanup effort being carried out in the city by TGRI. The Shredder is still alive and well, has taken back control of the Foot, and seeks vengeance on Splinter and his pupils. He kidnaps Professor David Perry of the TGRI. He forces him to help create two aggressive mutants to serve as his own students after finding that the ooze can alter animals into minions.

Famous quotes:

Alice: [to White Queen] I knew your sister. She was a homicidal bitch.

Alice: [from trailer] We fought the infection. We survived the apocalypse. And now, we face extinction.

L.J.: [referring to the lack of cigarettes and marijuana] It really is the end of the world.

White Queen: Alice. Good luck.

Chase: Climb the Eiffel Tower with a high-powered rifle. A few years ago, that would’ve caused a stir. Well… Let the good times roll!

Fun Fact about Resident Evil: Extinction:

  • There were unused scenes from the original script where Alice managed to hack into the files of Umbrella. It is revealed that her real name is not Alice Abernathy but Janice Prospero.

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