Best R-Rated Action Movies Films
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Best R-Rated Action Movies

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List of R-Rated action movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. These action movies are R-Rated, so if you want to take a more broad look at the genre then check out the Best Action Movies of All Time, the Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant and the Best Action Movies Amazon Prime. 

This list takes the best R-Rated action movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated action movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated action 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 Action 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 action films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated action film, you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List contains movies like Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated action movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated action movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new action movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services, there are thousands of great action movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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Did you know that Clint Eastwood and George Clooney have both directed Action R movies?

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