The Best R-Rated Action Movies Films

The 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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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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