Film The Best Movies Directed by Sam Peckinpah  

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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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William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing "modern" world of ...more

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Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Sally Struthers The Getaway is a 1972 American action-crime film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. The film is based on the Jim Thompson novel of the same name, with the ...more

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Kris Kristofferson, Gig Young, Warren Oates Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is a 1974 American cult action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and featuring Warren Oates. Made in Mexico on a low budget after the commercial failure of Pat ...more

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Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan, and written by Rudy Wurlitzer. The ...more

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James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger Cross of Iron is a British-German 1977 war film directed by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason and David Warner. The film is set on the Eastern Front in World ...more

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Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan Straw Dogs is a 1971 psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. The screenplay by Peckinpah and David Zelag Goodman is based upon Gordon M. ...more

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Warren Oates, Edgar Buchanan, Randolph Scott Ride the High Country is a 1962 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Mariette Hartley. The supporting cast includes Edgar Buchanan, James ...more

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Stella Stevens, Jason Robards Jr., David Warner The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a 1970 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Jason Robards, Stella Stevens and David Warner. Set in the Arizona desert during a period when the ...more

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Steve McQueen, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson Junior Bonner is a 1972 film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen, Joe Don Baker, Robert Preston and Ida Lupino. The film focuses on a veteran rodeo rider as he returns to his ...more

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Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, and James Coburn. Written by Harry Julian Fink, the film is about a Union ...more

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Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young. The movie is based on the 1975 country and western novelty ...more

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Robert Duvall, James Caan, Gig Young The Killer Elite is a 1975 American action thriller film starring James Caan and Robert Duvall and directed by Sam Peckinpah. The screenplay was written by Marc Norman and Stirling Silliphant ...more

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John Hurt, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 suspense thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum. The film stars Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Burt Lancaster, ...more

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James Caan, Senta Berger, Slim Pickens The Glory Guys is a 1965 American film based on the novel The Dice of God by Hoffman Birney. Filmed by Levy-Gardner-Laven and released by United Artists, it stars Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, ...more

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Olivia de Havilland, Jason Robards Jr. Royal Earle Thompson's small dairy farm in West Texas isn't a thriving enterprise until he takes on Olaf Helton, a moody, hard-working Swede. Because business starts booming, Thompson makes a ...more

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Bette Midler, Rip Torn, Jack Elam Jinxed! is a 1982 comedy-drama film starring Bette Midler, Rip Torn and Ken Wahl. Directed by Don Siegel, the veteran filmmaker would suffer a heart attack during the troubled production. This ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Strother Martin The Deadly Companions is a 1961 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, and Chill Wills. Based on the novel of the same name by A. S. ...more