Movies with Utah as the Setting 

What is your favorite movie that takes place in Utah? I’m not talking about movies that were filmed in the beehive state, but the setting was Utah no matter where it was filmed? 

The site CNTraveler looked at each state and what their favorite movie was that had its setting there. So, Arizona was “Raising Arizona. Their favorite for California was “Clueless”. There are a lot more options for California than Utah as you can imagine. 

What Movies Take Place in Utah? 

There are many movies that have a small part take place in Utah. “Mission Impossible 2”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Forest Gump” are just some of these. There are also many films made for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that take place here.

For me, I think “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” would be the best one that takes place in Utah. I know there was much of it in Bolivia, but the Utah setting where Butch and his gang began is integral to the story. This isn’t the movie they chose, however.  

What is the Favorite Film that was Set in Utah? 

They chose the movie “127 Hours” starring James Franco in the true story of Aron Raston. He was the man who was hiking through one of Utah’s canyons and had a boulder fall on his arm. He ended up cutting his own arm off to get free. 

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This is an alright choice, I guess. It certainly took place predominately in Utah. 

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