Top Ten Movies Set Primarily in the Desert

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1Bitter Victory

Nicholas Ray ’s bleak masterpiece Bitter Victory is one of the most searingly pessimistic, a tale of breakdown and cowardice under the Saharan sun. It is set during the Western Desert Campaign of the second world war - LightningBlade

2The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
3GreedV1 Comment
4Ice Cold in Alex

Shot in Libyan parts of the Sahara, the film bears comparison with the French truck-driving thriller The Wages of Fear (1953) in its use of inhospitable locations to ratchet up the tension. Particularly memorable moments include the group’s nail-biting traversal of a minefield, peril by quicksand, and the iconic final scene of the survivors sharing a cold beer in Alexandria possibly the most thirst-quenching drinks in cinema. - LightningBlade

5Woman of the Dunes

Though Japan isn’t known for its deserts, 37-year-old director Hiroshi Teshigahara filmed in the rolling dunes of the Tottori prefecture in the west of the country the terrain that inspired Kobo Abe ’s celebrated source novel. - LightningBlade

6Fata Morgana
7Walkabout
8Gerry
9Daratt
10Hidalgo

Three or four days race in desert. one of the longest running horse races. great movie. should get more than just 6.7 on IMDB. - zxm

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The Contenders

11Zabriskie Point
12The Lone RangerV1 Comment
13Mad Max: Fury Road

The whole world becomes desert. - zxm

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