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The Best R-Rated Western Movies

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List of R-Rated western movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated western movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated western movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated 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 R-Rated 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 R-Rated western films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated western film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Examples include No Country for Old Men and True Grit.

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  • Unforgiven1


    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman


    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a...  more
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  • Tom Horn2

    Tom Horn

    Steve McQueen, Linda Evans


    Directed byWilliam Wiard

    Tom Horn is a 1980 Western film about the legendary lawman, outlaw, and gunfighter. It starred...  more
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  • A Fistful of Dollars3

    A Fistful of Dollars

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté


    Directed bySergio Leone

    A Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film...  more
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  • High Plains Drifter4

    High Plains Drifter

    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis


    Directed byClint Eastwood

    High Plains Drifter is a 1973 American film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, written...  more
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  • Tombstone5


    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell


    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

    Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin...  more
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  • Legends of the Fall6

    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins


    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring...  more
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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly7

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach


    Directed bySergio Leone

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by...  more
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  • Open Range8

    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall


    Directed byKevin Costner

    Open Range is a 2003 American western film directed and co-produced by Kevin Costner, starring...  more
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  • For a Few Dollars More9

    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef


    Directed bySergio Leone

    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and...  more
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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller10

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Warren Beatty, Julie Christie


    Directed byRobert Altman

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 1971 American Western film starring Warren Beatty and Julie...  more
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  • Pale Rider11

    Pale Rider

    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn


    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also...  more
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  • True Grit12

    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon


    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on...  more
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  • A Man Called Horse13

    A Man Called Horse

    Richard Harris, Judith Anderson


    Directed byElliot Silverstein

    A Man Called Horse is a 1970 American Western film starring Richard Harris and directed by...  more
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  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue14

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue

    Stella Stevens, Jason Robards Jr.


    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a 1970 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Jason...  more
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  • A Man Called Sledge15

    A Man Called Sledge

    James Garner, Dennis Weaver


    Directed byVic Morrow, Giorgio Gentili

    A Man Called Sledge is a 1970 spaghetti western starring James Garner in an extremely offbeat...  more
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  • Lone Star16

    Lone Star

    Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson


    Directed byJohn Sayles

    Lone Star is a 1996 drama, mystery, romance film written and directed by John Sayles....  more
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  • The Book of Eli17

    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis


    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

    The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by...  more
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  • 3:10 to Yuma18

    3:10 to Yuma

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe


    Directed byJames Mangold

    3:10 to Yuma is a 2007 western film directed by James Mangold and produced by Cathy Konrad,...  more
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    3:10 to Yuma

    Glenn Ford, Van Heflin


    Directed byDelmer Daves

    3:10 to Yuma is a 1957 American western film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and directed...  more
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  • No Country for Old Men20

    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones


    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel...  more
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  • The Wild Bunch21

    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine


    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging...  more
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  • The Proposition22

    The Proposition

    John Hurt, Ray Winstone


    Directed byJohn Hillcoat

    The Proposition is a 2005 Australian western film directed by John Hillcoat and written by...  more
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  • Ulzana's Raid23

    Ulzana's Raid

    Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison


    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Ulzana's Raid is a 1972 revisionist Western starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Jaeckel, Bruce...  more
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  • Dead Man24

    Dead Man

    Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi


    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    This film is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars...  more
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  • Ride with the Devil25

    Ride with the Devil

    Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire


    Directed byAng Lee

    Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American film directed by Ang Lee. The storyline was conceived...  more
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