Sunday, September 02, 2018

Atlas of Albuquerque Filming Locations

Link to Top-Level Map






[First posted September 2, 2018. Last updated August 18, 2019. Tracking 381 films, 121 of which have been scanned.]

Here is the entrance page for my newest project, an "Atlas of Albuquerque Filming Locations." My emphasis at the moment is noting easy-to-identify filming locations, leaving the harder ones for later.

Since New Mexico's famous tax credit went into effect in the 1990s (which lowered costs for film crews), filming has proliferated throughout the state. Many projects have filmed in the vicinity of Albuquerque. There have been some summaries published regarding these film projects, but there is a need for a more geographic approach, in order to map filming locations. That's what I hope to do here.

My first task has been to quickly scan a whole bunch of films that have little to do with each other except for having been filmed in the Albuquerque area. I have an ability - one of my few real talents - to associate random images obtained in the Albuquerque area with their physical locations. Over the last eight years, I have used that ability to explore the "Breaking Bad" universe in depth. Most of the locations listed here will be determined by carefully inspecting images from the films, and not relying on any other knowledge about the films.

At least at this stage, I will concentrate on Albuquerque and points west, north, and south, avoiding the many movies (mostly Westerns) that have been filmed east of the Sandia Mountains, near and around the Eaves Movie Ranch, Bonanza Creek Ranch, and Cerro Pelon Ranch, south of Santa Fe. Since I'm generally unfamiliar with areas east of the Sandia Mountains, movies filmed out there will generally be passed over. Maybe later, when this project matures, I'll add some of these movies.

At this stage, I will present addresses of private residences (but will withhold addresses upon request).

I cribbed most of the movie summaries from the Albuquerque Public Library's excellent summary of Albuquerque filming projects.

I welcome any input on this project, particularly additions, corrections, tips, or other knowledge. (Send information to Marc Valdez at valdezmarc56@gmail.com)

Title links are given below. Links that are not yet operative are in italics.

"Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" filming-location links are listed in the blog sidebar.

This comprehensive database of currently-available NM filming locations is very useful.

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Movies

Abe Makes a Movie (2015)
Absent (2010)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Adobe Angels (1991)
Adventures of a 7th Grade Dragonslayer (2010)
After the Fall (2014)
Afterwards (2008)
American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
American Waitress, New Mexico (2002)
Animal Behavior (1989)
The Arc (1991)
Arizona (2018)
Army of the Dead (2008 Video)
Around the Bend (2004)
Artists of New Mexico (1989)
As Cool As I Am (2011)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
At the End of the Santa Fe Trail (TV Movie)
The Aurora Experiment (2010)
The Avengers (2011)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (TV mini-series, 2017)
Banshee Chapter (2013)
Bare (2015)
Beerfest (2006)
Before We Say Goodbye (2010)
Believe in Me (2006)
Best Served Cold (2008)
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Big Mistake (2014)
Big Sky (2015)
Billy Jack (1971)
Biomass (2012)
Black (IV) (2008)
The Black Connection (1974)
Blood Father (2014)
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)
Bombardier (1943)
The Book of Eli (2010)
Bordertown (2006)
Born Innocent (1974)
Bottom of the World (2017)
Breathing Room (I) (2006)
The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)
Brugato (2014)
Buffalo Girls (1995– )
Bunny O’Hare (1971)
Burning Bodhi (2015)
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
By Lantern Light (2017)
Captain Fantastic (2015)
Carriers (2009)
Catchfire (1990)
Cents (2014)
Chicks, Man (2000)
Child of the Earth (2014)
The City (1971 TV Movie)
Clockers (1995)
Colors of Courage: Sons of New Mexico, Prisoners of Japan (2002)
The Comedy Jesus Show (2009)
Committing Poetry in Times of War (2007 Video)
The Condemned 2 (2015)
Convoy (1978)
Counselor at Crime (1973)
Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
Coyote Waits (2003)
Crazy Heart (2009)
Cruel World (2005)
Cycles South (1971)
Dancing from the Heart (2004)
Dandy Kids Documentary (2008)
Dark Country (2007 production, 2009 release)
Dark Games (2011)
Dead Billy (2016)
Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Deadly Impact (2010)
Dear Pen Pal (2011)
Death Hunt (1981)
Death Valley (2004)
Defective Man! (2009)
Descansos (2009)
Desert Rain (2011)
Destressed (2014)
Detour to Terror (1980 TV Movie)
Dirty Weekend (2015)
Disaster Movie (2008)
Do It!: A Documentary (2008)
Do It for Uncle Graham (2004)
Dominion: The Last Star Warrior (2015)
The Donor Conspiracy (2007)
Dreamland (2004)
The Dry Land (2010)
Due Date (2010)
Easier with Practice (2009)
Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)
Employee of the Month (2006)
The Endless Flight (2017)
Enemy Way (2015)
Este Does Not Make a Movie (2014)
Every Which Way but Loose (1978)
The Eye (2008)
The Face of Joe the Killer (2005 Video)
The Faithful and the Foul (2006)
Fanboys (2008)
Far from Ascencion (2011 Video)
Fast Color (2018)
Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders (2010)
Felon (2008)
Fifth World (2005)
Fifty to One (2014)
First Snow (2006)
Five Days From Home (1978)
Five Dollars a Day (2008)
Five-O (2016)
Flamenco School (2010)
Flap (1970)
Fleisch (1979)
The Flock (2007)
Force of Execution (2013)
Formosa (2003)
The Fortune (1975)
The Founder (2016)
Frank (2014)
Friendship! (2010)
Fright Night (2011)
Frontera (2012 production, 2014 release)
Fugue State (2008)
Furthest Witness (2017)
Gambit (2012)
Gamer (2009)
The Garden (III) (2017)
Gas-s-s-s (1970)
Get Shorty (2017– )
Ghost Bike
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Ginger in the Morning (1974)
The Girl Called Hatter Fox (1977)
The Glass Castle (2017)
Goats (2012)
Gold (2016)
The Goldfinch (2019)
The Good Kill (2014)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath: We Shall Overcome (2015)
Gutter Punk Massacre (2014)
The Half-Life of Genius Physicist Raemer Schreiber (2017)
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008)
Hellbent (2016)
Hell or High Water (2015)
Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
Highway (2018)
The Hitcher (2007)
The Host (2013)
House Made of Dawn (1972)
House of Flying Squirrels (2013)
How Far We've Come (II) (2013)
How We Met (2016)
Husband for Hire (2008 TV Movie)
I Heart U (2014)
Icebox (2018)
Imitation Girl (2017)
In a Valley of Violence (2015)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
In from the Night (TV movie, 2006)
In The Valley Of Elah (2007)
In Trouble (2010)
Inside the Revolution (2009 TV Movie)
JENNi20 Countdown (2012– )
Jerome's Razor (2002)
Joel-Peter Witkin: An Objective Eye
Just Like a Woman (2012)
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Kepler's Dream (2015)
Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1993)
Kilroy and the Boy Soldier (2019)
Kites (2010)
Klown Kamp Massacre (2008)
La Trinchera Luminosa del President Gonzalo (2007)
Land of Entrapment (2007)
The Last Stand (2013)
Learning Curve (1990)
Left for Dead (2014)
The Lengths (2014)
Let Me In (2010)
The Life After Death Project 2: Personal Encounters (2013 Video)
The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo (2014)
Linewatch (2008)
Living Hell (2008)
La Llorona (1992)
Lemonade Mouth (2011)
Lockdown (2000)
Logan (2017)
Lonely Are The Brave (1962)
A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Lonely Are The Brave (1962)
Lonely Street (2008)
The Long Dumb Road (2018)
The Long Ride Home: Run for the Wall (2007 Video)
The Longest Yard (2005)
Love (I) (2014)
Love Lies Bleeding (2008)
Love N' Dancing (2008)
Love Ranch (2010)
The Lying Game (TV pilot, 2011)
MacGruber (2010)
Made in New Mexico (2012)
Made in U.S.A. (1987)
Making It (1971)
51/50 Mall Cop (2005)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
The Man With Icy Eyes (1971)
"Mars Project" (TV movie, 2016 production)
Marta's Sex Tape (2006)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Meinrad Craighead: Praying with Images (2009)
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
The Merry Maids of Madness (2016)
The Miller Prediction (2016)
Mirage Men (2013)
Missing You (2012)
Mission Control (TV series pilot, 2017)
Money Is King (2018 Video)
Monstroid (1980)
Monsters of God (2017 TV Movie)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
My One and Only (2009)
My Way (I) (2012)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was (2016)
Necroville (2007)
New Eden (1994)
New Mexico (1951)
Night and Day (2010 TV Movie)
Nightwing (1979)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Not Forgotten (2009)
Nothing but Life (2004)
Nowhere Street (2006)
Observe and Report (2009)
Odd Thomas (2011)
Odd Way Home (2013)
Off the Map (2003 production, 2005 release)
One/One Thousandth (2011)
One Small Indiscretion (2017)
Outlaws and Angels (2016)
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Passion Play (2010 production, 2012 release)
Paul (2011)
Persecuted (2014)
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
The Player (2015)
Policewoman Centerfold (1983)
Power (1986)
The Price of the American Dream II (2008)
Priceless (II) (2016)
Private Lessons (1981)
Prodigal Planet (1983)
Project Eliminator (1991)
Proud American (2008)
The Proving Grounds (2011 production, 2013 release)
Punk Band (2018)
The Quest for Suki (2015)
Reluctant Hitman (2001)
Renewal (2008)
Rent (2005)
The Resident (2011)
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)
The Reunion (2011)
Revenge of Bath Salts a Manson Musical (2015)
Revenge on the Highway (1992)
The Revolution (2006)
Riding Tall (1972)
The Righteous and the Wicked (2011)
Ripped-Off (1972)
Romeo (2018)
Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead (2009)
The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence (2002 TV Movie)
Rotgut (2012)
Route 66 Road Trip (2004)
Route 66: Main Street America (2000 TV Movie)
Running with the Devil (2018)
Rx (2003 production, 2005 release)
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Santee (1973)
Search Party (2014)
Serpent in the Bottle (2013)
Sex & Lies in Sin City (2008)
A Shining Season (1979)
Short Grass (1950)
The Short History of the Long Road (2019)
Shot Caller (2016)
Showdown (1973)
Sicario (2015)
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Sidewinder 1 (1977)
Siempre Flamenco (2015)
The Signal (2014)
Silkwood (1983)
Sin Temer la Noche 2011 (2011 TV Movie)
Skyjacked (1972)
Slacker Uprising (2007)
Social Guidance (2005)
Soundman (1998)
The Space Between Us (2016)
The Spanish Room (2010)
Spare Parts (2014)
Sparks: The Price of Passion (1990)
Special Olympics (1978 TV Movie)
Speechless (1994)
The Spirit (2008)
Sp!t (2006)
Split Estate (2009)
SpOILed (2011)
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Spy School (2005 production, 2007 release)
Squares (1972)
Stalked By My Ex (2017 TV Movie)
Stiffed (2010)
The Stink of Flesh (2005 Video)
Store (2006)
The Story of The Church of Beethoven (2009)
The Striking Truth 3D (2010)
Sun Belt Express (2014)
Lost in New Mexico: The Strange Tale of Susan Hero (2007)
Sunshine Cleaning (2009)
Suspect Zero (2003)
Swing Vote (2008)
The Take (1974)
Temptation (II) (2015)
Ten Years (2011)
Terminator Salvation (2008)
Thicker Than Water (2002)
A Thief of Time (2004)
Three Wise Guys (2005)
Through the Same Lens (2012)
Tiger Eyes (2010)
Time Has Come (The Film) (2004)
Track of the Moon Beast (1976)
Trade (2007)
The Trailblazer (1997)
Transcendence (2014)
Transformers: The Movie (2007)
Tremors (2018 TV Movie)
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Video)
True Warrior (2013)
Truth Be Told (2011)
12 Strong (2018)
21 Grams (2003)
Two Days in April (2007)
Two Guns (2013)
Two Men in Town (2015)
Undocumented (2010)
Unknown Rockstar (2011)
Urban Justice (2007)
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)
Voice of the Unknown: A Paranormal Investigation (2011)
The Vortex (2007)
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Walkout (2006 TV Movie)
The War Boys (2009)
The War Zone (2011)
War on Everyone (2016)
Warrior Woman (2011)
Wastelands Scout (2018)
We’re The Millers (2013)
A West Texas Children's Story (2007)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2015)
Wild Hogs (2007)
Willa (2018 TV Movie)
Wisdom (1986)
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
With the Wind (2015)
Woman Walks Ahead (2016)
Working Class (II) (2011)
The Wrath (I) (2015)
Wrong is Right (1982)
Year One (2009)
The Young Ancestors (2012)


TV Shows

Better Call Saul (2014-present) - see sidebar
Breaking Bad (2008-2013) - see sidebar

Crash (2008-2009)
Dig (2013)
Dogs of War (2014)
Easy Money (2008)
The Fire Next Time (1993)
Flock (2011)
Graves (2016-17)
Hieroglyph (2014)
In Plain Sight (2008-2012)
Killer Women (2014)
Longmire (2012 - )
The Lost Room (2006)
The Messengers (2015)
Midnight, Texas (2017)
Nakia (pilot and TV series, 1974)
Night and Day (TV pilot, 2008 production, 2010 release)
The Night Shift (2014-2016)
The Odds (television pilot, 2011)
Powderkeg (TV pilot, 1971)
Preacher (2016)
Roswell (2019)
Scoundrels (2010)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009)
Too Old to Die Young (TV series, 2018)
Wildfire (TV series, 2005-2008)




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Top-10 Movie Lists

Favorites

Of the movies I've seen, the ones that are my favorites, in order from best to worst:

Sunshine Cleaning (2009)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Lonely Are The Brave (1962)
Dreamland (2004)
Hamlet 2 (2008)
The Man With Icy Eyes (1971)
Spare Parts (2014)
Fifty to One (2014)
In The Valley Of Elah (2007)
Let Me In (2010)
Believe in Me (2006)
Love N' Dancing (2008)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Odd Thomas (2011)
After the Fall (2014)
Captain Fantastic (2015)
Swing Vote (2008)
Love Lies Bleeding (2008)
Tiger Eyes (2010)
Shot Caller (2016)
Wild Hogs (2007)
First Snow (2006)
Hell or High Water (2015)
Rent (2005)
The Last Stand (2013)
Passion Play (2010 production, 2012 release)
My One and Only (2009)
Around the Bend (2004)
Crazy Heart (2009)
Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)
The Space Between Us (2016)
Ten Years (2011)
Lonely Street (2008)
Carriers (2009)
Frank (2014)
Big Sky (2015)
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Billy Jack (1971)
Gold (2016)
Rx (2003 production, 2005 release)
Two Men in Town (2015)
The Host (2013)
Soundman (1998)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Not Forgotten (2009)
Paul (2011)
Speechless (1994)
Fright Night (2011)
Dark Country (2007 production, 2009 release)
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Five Dollars a Day (2008)
Deadly Impact (2010)
Sex & Lies in Sin City (2008)
Transcendence (2014)
Convoy (1978)
The Flock (2007)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2015)
Lemonade Mouth (2011)
The Dry Land (2010)
Bordertown (2006)
Power (1986)
Linewatch (2008)
Gamer (2009)
The Founder (2016)
Born Innocent (1974)
The Hitcher (2007)
The Signal (2014)
Terminator Salvation (2008)
The Book of Eli (2010)
Blood Father (2014)
Suspect Zero (2003)
The Reunion (2011)
Logan (2017)
Ripped-Off (1972)
Spy School (2005 production, 2007 release)
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado (2018)
We’re The Millers (2013)
Love Ranch (2010)
The Longest Yard (2005)
The Eye (2008)
American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
In a Valley of Violence (2015)
The Condemned 2 (2015)
Three Wise Guys (2005)
Observe and Report (2009)
Off the Map (2003 production, 2005 release)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
The Avengers (2011)
Dominion: The Last Star Warrior (2015)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Sicario (2015)
MacGruber (2010)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Lone Survivor (2013)
The Condemned 2 (2015)
Truth Be Told (2011)
Employee of the Month (2006)
Army of the Dead (2008 Video)
The Spirit (2008)
Urban Justice (2007)
Beerfest (2006)
Cruel World (2005)
Fanboys (2008)
Persecuted (2014)


Best use of Albuquerque filming locations

Of the movies I've seen, the ones that best seem to use Albuquerque-area filming locations, in order from best to worst:

Love Lies Bleeding (2008)
Sunshine Cleaning (2009)
Deadly Impact (2010)
In The Valley Of Elah (2007)
The Man With Icy Eyes (1971)
Convoy (1978)
Spare Parts (2014)
After the Fall (2014)
First Snow (2006)
Dreamland (2004)
Hamlet 2 (2008)
The Flock (2007)
Lonely Are The Brave (1962)
Around the Bend (2004)
Lonely Street (2008)
Linewatch (2008)
The Last Stand (2013)
The Condemned 2 (2015)
Odd Thomas (2011)
Let Me In (2010)
Swing Vote (2008)
Carriers (2009)
Three Wise Guys (2005)
Captain Fantastic (2015)
Shot Caller (2016)
Frank (2014)
Ten Years (2011)
Big Sky (2015)
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
Sex & Lies in Sin City (2008)
Hell or High Water (2015)
The Space Between Us (2016)
The Signal (2014)
Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Gold (2016)
Rx (2003 production, 2005 release)
Transcendence (2014)
Tiger Eyes (2010)
Gamer (2009)
Love N' Dancing (2008)
Lemonade Mouth (2011)
Passion Play (2010 production, 2012 release)
Not Forgotten (2009)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Suspect Zero (2003)
Born Innocent (1974)
Sicario (2015)
Soundman (1998)
The Reunion (2011)
Ripped-Off (1972)
Two Men in Town (2015)
Five Dollars a Day (2008)
Love Ranch (2010)
Fifty to One (2014)
Fright Night (2011)
The Host (2013)
Logan (2017)
Crazy Heart (2009)
Spy School (2005 production, 2007 release)
Terminator Salvation (2008)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Paul (2011)
My One and Only (2009)
Bordertown (2006)
Blood Father (2014)
Wild Hogs (2007)
We’re The Millers (2013)
The Hitcher (2007)
The Eye (2008)
Billy Jack (1971)
Truth Be Told (2011)
Speechless (1994)
The Dry Land (2010)
Dominion: The Last Star Warrior (2015)
Off the Map (2003 production, 2005 release)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
The Longest Yard (2005)
Beerfest (2006)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
The Founder (2016)
MacGruber (2010)
Urban Justice (2007)
Power (1986)
Army of the Dead (2008 Video)
Observe and Report (2009)
In a Valley of Violence (2015)
Persecuted (2014)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2015)
Cruel World (2005)
Believe in Me (2006)
American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
The Avengers (2011)
Fanboys (2008)
Employee of the Month (2006)
Dark Country (2007 production, 2009 release)
Rent (2005)




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Zia Motor Lodge sign, 4611 Central Ave. NE; Central Ave. & Madison St.


After The Fall


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1 comment:

  1. It could be interesting to suggest movie tours; choose a few movies to watch and the path you would take to see the different sites...you could potentially have them around different themes...

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