10 Movies Every Arizonan Should See

If you were a teenager in Phoenix, you definitely have to see this Christian Slater flick.
If you were a teenager in Phoenix, you definitely have to see this Christian Slater flick.
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There are some movies out there that just feel like Arizona. While some were shot in the state or take place in the state, other films get that Grand Canyon touch from the local talent who made them. Here are 10 movies every self-respecting Arizonan should watch to feel some local love on the silver screen.

See also: 10 Movies You Didn't Know Were Filmed in Arizona

Tombstone

When you tell people, especially people who live in other countries, that you're from Arizona, they almost always revert to the Wild West depiction of the state. Instead of getting bogged down by that assumption of what life here is actually like, study up. There are plenty of great Arizona gunfighter and outlaw flicks, and Tombstone is a great summary of infamous historical events like the gun fight at the O.K. Corral and the stories of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. After watching, you can wow foreign friends with your cowboy know-how and even tell them how you've visited Tombstone in real life. Plus, Sam Elliott is the best.


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