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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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  • For a Few Dollars More1
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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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  • Unforgiven2
    113
    22

    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
  • Tom Horn3
    93
    11

    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 Dollars4
    110
    22

    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
  • High Plains Drifter5
    90
    14

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Tombstone6
    104
    26

    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
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly7
    152
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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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  • The Wild Bunch8
    81
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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
  • Pale Rider9
    79
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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
  • True Grit10
    78
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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 Range11
    74
    29

    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 Mexico12
    65
    23

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 American action film written, produced, edited,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue13
    61
    22

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3:10 to Yuma14
    48
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • No Country for Old Men15
    63
    26

    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 Yuma16
    67
    31

    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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  • The Proposition17
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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
  • The Mountain Men18
    43
    10

    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
  • There Was a Crooked Man...19
    37
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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
  • Young Guns20
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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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  • Bad Girls21
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    Bad Girls

    Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell

    Released1994

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Bad Girls is a 1994 western film starring Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Blazing Saddles22
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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
  • Death Rides a Horse23
    33
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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
  • The Long Riders24
    37
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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
  • Django Unchained25
    48
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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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