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Movies Filmed on National Park Lands

There is a good chance that the scenery was located in a national park. Starting in 1910 with "The Immortal Alamo", filmmakers have been coming to national parks year after year to capture majestic scenery for their productions. Take a look at the following alphabetical list. You will find some of your favorite movies, you will learn where that beautiful scenery is located, and hopefully it will inspire you to go there for a visit.A large portion of the information listed below is provided courtesy of the National Park Service. Click on a letter below to browse a specific section of the table.

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Movie or Production Title Cast Year NPS Site State
A Matter of Principle Alan Arkin, Barbara Dana 1983 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC IL
Abraham Lincolnn/a1989 Lincoln Boyhood NMem IN
Adam and Even/a 1918 Channel Islands NP CA
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The n/a 1992 Natchez Trace Parkway MS
Again a Love Story n/a 1969 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Against A Crooked Sky Richard Boone 1974 Arches NP UT
Air Mail, Then/a 1925 Death Valley NP CA
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, The n/a 1993 Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS PA
America's Story n/a 1988 Lincoln Boyhood NMem IN
American Flyers Kevin Costner, Rae Dawn Chong 1984 Colorado NM CO
Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Tim Conway, Don Knotts 1978 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Apple Pie n/a 1991 Mount Rushmore NMem SD
Arizona Kid, The Warner Baxter 1930 Zion NP UT
Armageddon Bruce Willis 1998 Badlands NP SD
Arrogant, The Gary Graham, Sylvis Kristel 1986 Lake Mead NRA NV
Babe, The John Goodman 1991 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC IL
Back to Hannibal n/a 1990 Jefferson National Expansion Mem MO
Bad Bascomb n/a 1940s Grand Teton NP WY
Bad Boys Sean Penn 1982 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC IL
Bandolero James Stewart, Dean Martin 1967 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Baraka n/a 1992 Arches NP UT
Baraka n/a 1992 Canyonlands NP UT
Battle At Apache Pass n/a 1952 Arches NPUT
Battle of Heartsn/a 1918 Channel Islands NP CA
Beastmaster II Marc Singer 1990 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Beethoven's 2nd Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt 1993 Glacier NP MT
Benefit of the Doubt n/a 1992 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Betrayed Debra Winger, Tom Berenger 1987 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC IL
Big Country, The Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston 1957 Canyon de Chelly NM AZ
Big Trail, The John Wayne 1930 Sequoia NP CA
Bite the Bullet Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen 1974 White Sands NM NM
Black Widow Theresa Russell, Debra Winger 1987 Hawaii Volcanoes NP HI
Blaze Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich 1989 Great Smoky Mountains NP TN
Blow Out John Travolta, Nancy Allen 1980 Independence NHP PA
Blues Brothers, The Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi 1978 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHCIL
Brainstorm Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood 1983 Wright Brothers NM NC
Bride Came C.O.D., The James Cagney, Bette Davis 1941 Death Valley NP CA
Broadcast News Holly Hunter, William Hurt 1986 National Capital Region DC
Brute, Then/a 1927 Death Valley NP CA
Buffalo Soldiers Barbara Hale, Caeser Romero 1971 Fort Davis NHS TX
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford 1969 Zion NP UT
Butcher's Wife, The Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels 1991 Cape Lookout NS NC
Call of the Wild, The Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert unknown Lake Chelan NRA WA
Caine Mutiny, The Humphrey Bogart 1954 Yosemite NP CA
Camilla n/a 1993 Fort Pulaski NM GA
Canyons of the Sun n/a 1940s Great Sand Dunes NM UT
Captain Ron Kurt Russell 1992 San Juan NHS PR
Car, The James Brolin 1976 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Car, The James Brolin 1976 Zion NP UT
Cattle Drive Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell 1959 Death Valley NP CA
Cattle Queen of Montana Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan 1954 Glacier NP MT
Cave of the Outlaws n/a 1951 Carlsbad Caverns NP NM
Centennial n/a 1978 Bent's Old Fort NHS CO
Centennial n/a 1977 Grand Teton NP WY
Charles Manson Superstar n/a 1989 Death Valley NP CA
Cherry 2000 Melanie Griffith, Harry Carey Jr. 1988 Death Valley NP CA
Cheyenne Autumn Richard Widmark, Karl Malden 1963 Arches NP UT
Chief Crazy Horse Victor Mature 1955 Badlands NP SD
Chinese Parrot n/a n/a Death Valley NP CA
Chisholms, The n/a 1979 Bent's Old Fort NHS CO
Christy n/a 1993 Great Smoky Mountains NP TN
City Slickers II Billy Crystal 1993 Arches NP UT
Clean and Sober Michael Keaton, Morgan Freeman 1987 Independence NHP PA
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dryfuss, Teri Garr 1977 Devils Tower NM WY
Code of Silence Chuck Norris 1984 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC IL
Confessions of a Hitman James Remar, Michael Wright 1994 Death Valley NP CA
Contact Jodie Foster 1997 Gros Morne NP NF
Continental Divide John Belushi, Blair Brown 1980 Glacier NP MT
Convoy K. Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw 1977 White Sands NMNM
Count of Monte Cristo, Then/a 1922 Channel Islands NPCA
Covered Wagon, The Alan Hale Sr., J. Warren Kerrigan 1923 Great Basin NP NV
Crisis, The n/a 1916 Vicksburg NMP MS
Cry of a Stranger n/a 1984 Ebey's Landing NHRWA
Cupid Angling Ruth Roland 1918 Yellowstone NP WY
Cupid Angling Ruth Roland 1918 Yosemite NP CA
Curse II: The Bite Jill Schoelen 1988 White Sands NM NM
Damnation Alley Jan-Michael Vincent 1976 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Dances With Wolves Kevin Costner, Graham Greene 1990 Badlands NP SD
Dangerous Mission William Bendix, Victor Mature 1958 Glacier NP MT
Dave Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver 1992 National Capital Region DC
Death Valley Carroll Nye, Sam Wells 1928 Death Valley NP CA
Death Valley Paul LeMat, Catherine Hicks 1982 Death Valley NP CA
Deer Hunter, The Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep 1977 Lake Chelan NRA WA
Dennis the Menace Walter Mattheau 1992 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC IL
Desert Hell Brian Keith, Barbara Hale 1958 Death Valley NP CA
Desert Song n/a 1942 Canyon de Chelly NM AZ
Desperate Hours n/a 1991 Zion NP UT
Devil Master, The Janet Gaynor, George O'Brien 1926 Channel Islands NP CA
Diamond From My Heart n/a 1915 Channel Islands NPCA
Distant Drums Gary Cooper 1951 Castillo de San Marcos NM FL
Doll Maker, The Jane Fonda, Geraldine Page 1983 Great Smoky Mountains NP TN
Donner Party, The n/a 1978 Pipe Spring NM AZ
Doors, The Val Kilmer, Kevin Dillon 1991 Death Valley NP CA
Double Cross n/a 1991 San Juan NHS PR
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour 1992 Santa Monica Mountains NRA CA
Dragon Fight n/a 1990 Glen Canyon NRA UT
Dream West n/a 1986 Bent's Old Fort NHS CO
Dream West n/a 1986 Grand Teton NP WY
Dummy n/a 1978 Illinois & Michigan Canal NHC IL

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