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The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Updated June 11, 2019 878 votes 168 voters 12.3k views17 items

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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    The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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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 Wikipedia
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    Cross of Iron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Cross of Iron

    James Coburn, David Warner

    Released1977

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Cross of Iron is a British-German 1977 film directed by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Ride the High Country is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Ride the High Country

    Warren Oates, Edgar Buchanan

    Released1962

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Ride the High Country is a 1962 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    #23 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s#1 of 94 The Best Randolph Scott Movies

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    Major Dundee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Major Dundee

    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris

    Released1965

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston,... more on Wikipedia

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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo G is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    Kris Kristofferson, Gig Young

    Released1974

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is a 1974 American cult action film directed by Sam... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    #358 of 553 The Best '70s Movies#7 of 16 The Greatest Westerns That Don't Take Place In The Old West

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    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

    Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1973

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    This film is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    #105 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#86 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Junior Bonner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Junior Bonner

    Steve McQueen, Ida Lupino

    Released1972

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Junior Bonner is a 1972 film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen, Joe Don... more on Wikipedia
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    The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    The Getaway

    Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw

    Released1972

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Getaway is a 1972 American action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve... more on Wikipedia

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    The Deadly Companions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    The Deadly Companions

    Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

    Released1961

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Deadly Companions is a 1961 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Maureen... more on Wikipedia
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    Straw Dogs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Straw Dogs

    Dustin Hoffman, David Warner

    Released1971

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Straw Dogs is a 1971 psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Dustin... more on Wikipedia

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    Convoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Convoy

    Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1978

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali... more on Wikipedia
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    Noon Wine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Noon Wine

    Olivia de Havilland, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1967

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Royal Earle Thompson's small dairy farm in West Texas isn't a thriving enterprise until he...amazon_watch buy button
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    Jinxed! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    Jinxed!

    Bette Midler, Rip Torn

    Released1982

    Directed bySam Peckinpah, Don Siegel

    Jinxed! is a 1982 comedy-drama film starring Bette Midler, Rip Torn and Ken Wahl. Directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Killer Elite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    The Killer Elite

    Robert Duvall, James Caan

    Released1975

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Killer Elite is a 1975 American action thriller film starring James Caan and Robert Duvall... more on Wikipedia
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    The Osterman Weekend is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    The Osterman Weekend

    John Hurt, Dennis Hopper

    Released1983

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 suspense thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah, based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Glory Guys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah
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    The Glory Guys

    James Caan, Senta Berger

    Released1965

    Directed bySam Peckinpah, Arnold Laven

    The Glory Guys is a 1965 American film based on the novel The Dice of God by Hoffman Birney.... more on Wikipedia
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