Utah Video Production Blog 13: Five popular movies filmed in Utah

Did you know that more than 900 films have been shot in Utah? Here are several examples of popular films that have been shot in the great beehive state. 

“Dumb and Dumber” (1994):


Filmed in:

Park City, UT (House on Main Street) (The bike ride through “Aspen”)

Salt Lake International Airport (As “Providence” Airport)

Sandy, Utah (Mary’s home in Lloyd’s dream)

Bear Mountain Chalet in Heber City, UT (Where Harry and Lloyd stay)

Lakepoint, UT (truckstop)

Orem, UT

Provo, UT

“Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde” (2003):


The Utah State Capital was portrayed as the United States Capital in Washington, D.C.

“Hulk” (2003): 


Part of the scenes in the Hulk were shot at Arches National Park in Utah.

“National Treasure” (2004): 


Instead of traveling to the far north for the arctic scenes, the cast and crew traveled to the frozen over Strawberry Reservoir in Utah.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007):


The scene where Captain Jack Sparrow is carrying the “Black Pearl” was filmed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.


Other notable films shot in Utah:

– “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)

– “Planet of the Apes” (1968)

– “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969)

– “Footloose” (1984)

– “Better Off Dead” (1985)

– “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989)

– “Back to the Future: Part III” (1990)

– “The Sandlot” (1993)

– “Forrest Gump” (1994)

– “Independence Day” (1996)

– “Galaxy Quest” (1999)

– “Mission Impossible II” (2000)

– “Planet of the Apes” (2001)

– “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002)

– “High School Musical” (2006)

– “Daddy Day Camp” (2007)

– “Star Trek” (2009)