The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah

List of all movies directed by Sam Peckinpah ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Sam Peckinpah are listed here and include movie posters and Sam Peckinpah movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Sam Peckinpah as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Sam Peckinpah movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Sam Peckinpah film is can be factored into this list.

From Sam Peckinpah's studio films to Sam Peckinpah's independent films, this Sam Peckinpah filmography keeps tabs on all Sam Peckinpah movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

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Sam Peckinpah was fortunate enough to work with talented actors, including Charlton Heston and Marlon Brando. If you're a fan of Sam Peckinpah's movies, you might also like movies by John Ford and John Huston.

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  • The Wild Bunch
    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan
    88 votes
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
    In this gritty Western classic, aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers ...more

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  • Cross of Iron
    James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
    61 votes
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
    During World War II, Cpl. Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) is a well-respected member of the German military and a recipient of the Iron Cross, Germany's highest military honor. Envious of Steiner's ...more

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  • Ride the High Country

    Ride the High Country

    Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley
    55 votes
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
    Reduced to transporting gold from a distant mine to a small-town bank, retired lawman Steve Judd (Joel McCrea) recruits friend Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott), who has been performing in a traveling ...more

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  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan
    69 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
    Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Coburn) is ordered by Governor Wallace (Jason Robards) to go after the outlaw Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) because the cattle businessmen want him caught. Although ...more

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  • Straw Dogs
    Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, T.P. McKenna
    75 votes
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
    David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman), a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy (Susan George), an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife ...more
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Gig Young
    80 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
    When a Mexican crime boss (Kris Kristofferson) learns that his aide, Alfredo Garcia, has impregnated his daughter, he offers a million dollars for Garcia's head. Eager to collect, a couple of bounty ...more