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As far back as 1926, Colorado's film reputation started with westerns, railroad robber flicks, and other various outdoor adventure movies set back in the wild west.

John Wayne starred in numerous westerns that were Filmed in Colorado.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Filmed in Colorado

Indiana 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.


Christmas Vacation - Filmed in Colorado

Christmas 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.


Over the Top - Filmed in Colorado

Over 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.


The Philadelphia Experiment - Filmed in Colorado

The 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.


Starman - Filmed in Colorado

Starman
(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.


WarGames - Filmed in Colorado

WarGames
(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.


Mork & Mindy - Filmed in Colorado

Mork & Mindy
(1978 -1982) - TV Series

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.


Every Which Way But Loose - Filmed in Colorado

Every 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.


One on One - Filmed in Colorado

One 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.


Badlands - Filmed in Colorado

Badlands
(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.


Sleeper - Filmed in Colorado

Sleeper
(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.


Vanishing Point - Filmed in Colorado

Vanishing 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.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Filmed in Colorado

Butch 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 Grit - Filmed in Colorado

True 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.


How the West Was Won - Filmed in Colorado

How 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.


The Searchers - Filmed in Colorado

The 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 World in Eighty Days - Filmed in Colorado

Around 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.


The Great K & A Train Robbery - Filmed in Colorado

The 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.


The Gold Rush - Filmed in Colorado

The 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.


 

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