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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.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated western movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated western movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Tom Horn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    High Plains Drifter

    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released1973

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Pale Rider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Open Range is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    The Mountain Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    The Mountain Men

    Charlton Heston, Brian Keith

    Released1980

    Directed byRichard Lang

    The Mountain Men is a 1980 adventure/Western film starring Charlton Heston and Brian Keith.amazon buy button
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    The Proposition is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Death Rides a Horse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    Death Rides a Horse

    Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law

    Released1967

    Directed byGiulio Petroni

    This film is a 1967 Spaghetti Western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Young Guns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    Young Guns

    Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1988

    Directed byChristopher Cain

    Young Guns is a 1988 Western action film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Long Riders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    The Long Riders

    Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid

    Released1980

    Directed byWalter Hill

    The Long Riders is a 1980 western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    There Was a Crooked Man... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    There Was a Crooked Man...

    Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

    Released1970

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    This film is a 1970 western starring Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda and directed by Joseph L.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    Django Unchained

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

    Released2012

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sunset is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    Sunset

    Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell

    Released1988

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Sunset is a 1988 American action comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Desperado is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Western Movies
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    Desperado

    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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