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The Best PG-13 Western Movies 

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List of PG-13 western movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 western movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 western movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 western movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 western movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 western films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 western film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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Kevin Costner and Robert Redford are among the directors that have worked on a Western PG-13 film.

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Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson

Released: 1968

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more

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Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

Released: 1990

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough ...more

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Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

The Alamo is a 2004 American film about the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. The film was directed by Texan John Lee Hancock, produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Mark ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ted Post

Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written by Leonard Freeman. It stars Clint Eastwood as Jed Cooper, Inger Stevens as a widow who helps him, ...more

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John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

Released: 1971

Directed by: George Sherman

Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink, produced by Michael Wayne, edited by Harry Gerstad, starring John Wayne, Richard Boone ...more

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Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman, Laura San Giacomo

Released: 1990

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Quigley Down Under is a 1990 Australian western film. Starring Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman and Laura San Giacomo, it was directed by Simon Wincer.

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Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay was written by Kasdan and his brother Mark. It features an ensemble cast, including Kevin ...more

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Carole Androsky, Robert Little Star, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1970

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Little Big Man (Lakota: Wičháša Tȟáŋkala), or Charging Bear, was an Oglala Lakota, or Oglala Sioux, who was a fearless and respected warrior who fought under, and was rivals with, ...more

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Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

Released: 1966

Directed by: Richard Brooks

The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, and Woody Strode. The supporting cast includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy ...more

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Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

Released: 1993

Directed by: Walter Hill

Geronimo: An American Legend is a 1993 film, directed by Walter Hill from a screenplay by John Milius and starring Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall and Matt Damon. It was ...more

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Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni

Released: 1994

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. It stars Kevin Costner in the title role as lawman Wyatt Earp, and ...more

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#54 of 394 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #258 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and his mustang Hidalgo. It recounts Hopkins' racing his horse in Arabia in 1891 against Bedouins riding ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas

Released: 1998

Directed by: Martin Campbell

The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Crystal, Danielle Harris

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ron Underwood

City Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, ...more

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Gabrielle Anwar, Don Johnson, Rod Steiger

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ken Olin

In Pursuit of Honor is a 1995 made-for-cable movie directed by Ken Olin. Don Johnson stars as a member of a United States Cavalry detachment refusing to slaughter its horses after being ordered ...more
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Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten

Released: 1973

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Westworld is a 1973 science fiction western-thriller film written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton and produced by Paul Lazarus III about amusement park robots that become evil after a ...more

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Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

Released: 1965

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, and James Coburn. Written by Harry Julian Fink, the film is about a Union ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg

Released: 1969

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 Western musical film starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The film was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon by Lerner and ...more

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Burt Lancaster, Héctor Elizondo, Sylvia Poggioli

Released: 1971

Directed by: Edwin Sherin

Valdez Is Coming is a 1971 American western film starring Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Richard Jordan and Jon Cypher. The film is based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name.

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Billy Crystal, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance

Released: 1994

Directed by: Paul Weiland

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a 1994 comedy film directed by Paul Weiland. It is the sequel to City Slickers and stars Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Jon Lovitz and Daniel Stern. ...more

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James Arness, Geoffrey Lewis, Hugh O'Brian

Released: 1990

Directed by: Charles Correll

Gunsmoke: The Last Apache is a 1990 film directed by Charles Correll.
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Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Robert Redford

Released: 1998

Directed by: Robert Redford

The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented ...more

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Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Cowboys & Aliens is a 2011 American science fiction Western film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. The film is based on the 2006 graphic ...more

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