11 Movies That Celebrate Our Amazing Planet for Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day with our must-see list of the greatest movies that showcase the majesty of our planet and the fierce power and beauty of nature itself.
This famous John Wayne western is one of many film classics to showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of Monument Valley—a landscape near the Arizona-Utah border known for its grand buttes and valleys. It was filmed in widescreen VistaVision to show off the scale and scope of the American West. Wayne’s gritty cowboy journeys across the plains on his desperate search, but the movie is as much about the tremendous power of the frontier and all it represents. In true Hollywood fashion, a few of the outdoor scenes are filmed on a soundstage, but nothing matches the visual splendor when Monument Valley is the backdrop. Watch these other films that capture the spirit of U.S. states.