I had no idea that these films were filmed in Idaho.

I was reading an article that came out from Reader's Digest "The 20 Best Western Movies That Are Anything But Dusty" and that sparked the question, I wonder if any westerns were filmed in Idaho? After looking I discovered there were a ton of movies filmed in Idaho and some really good ones.

After discovering what I could and looking back at the list I didn't see one single western filmed in Idaho on the list and feel robbed.

Check out some of these amazing movies filmed in Idaho: 

  • Dante's Peak (1997)
  • Bus Stop (1956)
  • Heaven's Gate (1980)
  • Napolean Dynamite (2004)
  • Breakfast of Champions (1999)

That's only a couple from a long list I found. You can scroll down to see more. 

Okay, so back to the Reader's Digest article, which included "the greatest Westerns ever made", but does it. They left off two amazing movies that I'm sure most people have seen and continue to watch to this day.

This first movie they left off the list. Bronco Billy (1980)

It was directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, and Geoffrey Lewis. It has action, adventure, and comedy. Bronco Billy McCoy played by Clint Eastwood who's a stuntman and performs in front of small crowds in "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show". If you haven't seen it, I don't want to spoil anything because it's a must-see! It was filmed in two months with sets around the Boise, Idaho area.

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This second movie they left off the list. Wild Wild West (1999)

The movie was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starred Will Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kenneth Branagh. I loved the song when it came out and if I have a little too much to drink I think I can rap the entire song, but I can not. The movie is a steampunk Western film in which Will Smith and Kevin Kline are U.S. Secret services agents assigned to protect U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.


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