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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
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    Unforgiven

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released1992

    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
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    Tom Horn

    Steve McQueen, Linda Evans

    Released1980

    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
    105
    21

    A Fistful of Dollars

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté

    Released1964

    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
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    13

    High Plains Drifter

    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released1973

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    High Plains Drifter is a 1973 American film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, written...  more
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  • Tombstone5
    101
    25

    Tombstone

    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell

    Released1993

    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
    95
    22

    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1994

    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
    148
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    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
    72
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    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall

    Released2003

    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
    95
    29

    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1965

    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
    70
    12

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Altman

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 1971 American Western film starring Warren Beatty and Julie...  more
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  • Pale Rider11
    77
    18

    Pale Rider

    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn

    Released1985

    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
    76
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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    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
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    A Man Called Horse

    Richard Harris, Judith Anderson

    Released1970

    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
    60
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    The Ballad of Cable Hogue

    Stella Stevens, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1970

    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
    50
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    A Man Called Sledge

    James Garner, Dennis Weaver

    Released1970

    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
    55
    17

    Lone Star

    Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1996

    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
    56
    19

    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    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
    66
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    3:10 to Yuma

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    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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    46
    12

    3:10 to Yuma

    Glenn Ford, Van Heflin

    Released1957

    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
    60
    25

    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    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
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    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1969

    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
    45
    12

    The Proposition

    John Hurt, Ray Winstone

    Released2005

    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
    48
    18

    Ulzana's Raid

    Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison

    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Ulzana's Raid is a 1972 revisionist Western starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Jaeckel, Bruce...  more
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  • Dead Man24
    40
    11

    Dead Man

    Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    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
    36
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    Ride with the Devil

    Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire

    Released1999

    Directed byAng Lee

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