Movies filmed in Las Vegas

Many silent Western films were made in and around Las Vegas, especially in the years 1913-1915, including a number that starred Tom Mix. In the 1969 the movie Easy Rider, Las Vegas, NM is the town where the two bikers ride behind a parade, are arrested for "parading without a permit," and meet Jack Nicholson's character in jail. The town name can be seen in the background in one scene during this part of the movie.

Las Vegas was the filming location for parts of the 1978 movie Convoy, a film about truck drivers inspired by the 1975 song of the same name. Parts of the 1982 made-for-TV film The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez were filmed in and around Las Vegas.

Las Vegas was the real-world town used to represent a fictional setting of Calumet, Colorado in John Milius' 1984 film Red Dawn. As of 2005, many of the buildings and structures seen in the film remain.

Parts of the 1994 movie Speechless, with Geena Davis and Michael Keaton, about a fictional New Mexico senatorial campaign, were filmed in Las Vegas.

Several scenes in the 1998 film John Carpenter's Vampires were filmed on the plaza. The Hi-Lo Country and All the Pretty Horses (film), released in 1998 and 2000 respectively, were almost entirely shot here. In the 2001 documentary Freedom Downtime, a cross-country road trip to Las Vegas, Nevada ends up in Las Vegas, New Mexico by mistake.

In 2006, the film Fanboys used Las Vegas as one of its film locations. The film is about a dying Star Wars fan and will be released in 2008. The 2006 movie The Astronaut Farmer was also filmed here.

Most Recently the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men (film) (2007), was filmed here.

The 2010 film Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifinakis was partly filmed in Las Vegas, and was used as a fake border crossing into Mexico.

Scenes for the 2011 film Paul starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Seth Rogan, Joe Lo Truglio and Sigourney Weaver, were filmed in and around Las Vegas.

The 2012 A&E TV Series Longmire starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff and set in Wyoming is being filmed in Las Vegas.[11]

Source *1 Cited from Wikipedia ,


Here is a list of the last 4 years Filmed In New Mexico from the New Mexico Film Commission Shows and moview in production:(updated 12/29/14)

in production: 
The Last Stand 
(new Arnold Schwarzenegger  movie)
Tin Star 
Roswell FM 
Odd Thomas 

Done in 2011:
The Avengers

The Comic book adaptation combining the likes of Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man and more! Should be a big blockbuster
The Banshee Chapter , Longmire , The Deception 
The Boys of Abu Ghraib , Just Like a Woman , Gambit , Game Change , Breaking Bad Season 4 (The Tv series at its peak).,
As Cool As I Am 


Below Is a wonderful 10 minute YouTube clip that highlights some of the films shot in the past!

Movies shot in New Mexico:

(By Release Date updated April 2015)
In most cases a film will come out a year after its shot here, in some cases 2. For example Batman Vs Superman may have shot in Deming during 2014 but it is not slated for release until Marrch of 2016


Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Better Call Saul - TV Series, Season 1
Blood Father
Burning Bodhi
Captain Fantastic
Dogs of War, Season 1
Good Kill - Feature
In A Valley of Violence
Kepler's Dream
Longmire TV Series Season 3
Manhattan Television Series, Season 1
Midnight Special
Outlaw Prophet
Stanistan, TV Pilot
The Comdemned 2
The Messengers - TV Pilot
The Messengers, Season 1
The X Species


500 MPH Storm
A Million Ways to Die in the West
After Hours (Pilot)
After the Fall
Big Sky
COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey
Dirty Weekend
Drunktown's Finest
Enemy Way
Force of Execution
Homesman, The
Jane Got A Gun
Killer Women
Longmire TV Series Season 2
Search Party
Sixth Gun, The (Pilot)
Spare Parts
Sun Belt Express
The Guest
The Night Shift
The Reach
The Signal

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2 Guns
50 to 1
72 Hours
An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky
Biggest Story Problem, The
Company You Keep, The
Dead Man's Burden
Death Row: The Final 24 Hours
Home Sweet Home
Host, The
In Plain Sight Season 5
Last Stand, The
Lone Ranger, The
Lone Survivor
Longmire (Pilot)
Longmire TV Series Season 1
Missing You
Odd Way Home, The
Rambler, The
Rooted Lands
SEAL Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
Serpent in the Bottle
Shepard and Dark
Space Dive
Sun Never Sets, The
We're The Millers
Without Borders
Young Ancestors, The


A Bird of the Air
As Cool As I Am
Avengers, The
Bad Posture
Banshee Chapter, The
Beyond the Blackboard
Bigfoot Election, The
Blaze You Out
Bless Me Ultima
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
Bomb Squad
Boys of Abu Ghraib, The
Breaking Bad Season 4
Game Change
Hot Coffee
House I Live In, The
I Heart U
In Plain Sight Season 4
Ink: A Tale of Captivity
Just Like A Woman
Lying Game, The
MMA Fight Pit: Genesis
Odd Thomas
Passion Play
Proving Grounds, The
Resident, The
Roswell FM
Ten Years
Tin Star, The
Truth Be Told
Warrior Woman


5 Shells, A Nightmare in Las Cruces
Adventures of a 7th Grade Dragon Slayer
Aurora Experiment, The, Before We Say Goodbye
Black Experience in New Mexico: 1974-1980
Bless Me, Ultima, Blood Brothers
Breaking Bad Season 3, Due Date
Fright Night, Gunfight at La Mesa
Haywire, In Plain Sight Season 3
Inhale, Iron Man 2
Last Stop, Legion
Let Me In, Love Ranch
MacGruber, Odds, The
Refuge, Scoundrels
Stargate Universe: Malice
The Pit: Rebirth of a Legend
This Must Be the Place
Tiger Eyes, True Grit


A Lonely Place for Dying
Book of Eli, The , Breaking Bad Season 2
Brothers, Carriers
Cody, Coyote County Loser
Crash Season 1, Crash Season 2
Crazy Heart, Dark Country
Deadly Impact, Did You Hear About The Morgans?
Doc West, Dry Land, The
Easier With Practice
El Corazón De Santa Fe
Friendship!, Gamer
Georgia O’Keefe
Great American Road Trip
Homeland Nation, In Plain Sight Season 2
Jordan, Keeper, The
Killer Inside Me, The
Lonely Street, Loop, The
Men Who Stare At Goats, The
My One and Only, Not Forgotten
Observe and Report, Saint John of Las Vegas
Split Estate, Stargate Universe
Terminator Salvation, Undocumented, War Boys, The


Afterwards, Appaloosa
Becoming Eduardo
Beer for My Horses, Black Blizzard
Breaking Bad, Breaking Bad/Season 1
Burning Plain, The, Comanche Moon
Easy Money, Eye, The
Fanboys, Felon
Hamlet 2, Horror in the Wind
Husband for Hire, In Plain Sight Season 1
In Plain Sight/Pilot
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Kit Carson, Kites
Klown Kamp Massacre , Long Gun of New Mexico
Love Lies Bleeding, Love N’ Dancing
Man vs. Cartoon, Night and Day
Sex & Lies in Sin City, Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do With It)
Spoken Word
Spy Next Door, The
Sunshine Cleaning, Swing Vote
Taos, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles/TV Pilot
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Wildfire Season 4, Year One

Visit The New mexico Film Office to learn more about films shot in New Mexico!


Film Incentives

New Mexico has a Crazy amount of Film Incentives which is why so many films are shot here! (athough, sadly, this may change thanks to the Current Governor's policy changes 2011)



New Mexico offers a 25% tax rebate on all production expenditures (including New Mexico labor) that are subject to taxation by the State of New Mexico. This is a refund, not a credit.

New Mexico offers a loan, with participation in lieu of interest, up to $15 million per project, (which can represent 100% of the budget) for qualifying feature films or television projects. Terms are negotiated and budget must be at least $2 million.

Not to be used in conjunction with the 25% tax rebate.s
Type 16 Nontaxable Transaction Certificates (NTTCs) work much like grocery-store coupons. A certificate is presented at the point of sale and no gross receipts tax (sales tax) is charged. (Used primarily for commercials & PSAs)

New Mexico offers a 50% reimbursement of wages for on-the-job training of New Mexico residents in advanced below-the-line crew positions. New Mexican Supervisors and Keys have the opportunity to hire and mentor qualifying NM crew in advanced positions for this program.

Learn More at the official Site Here!