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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?

Best R-Rated Action Movies Films
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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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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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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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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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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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    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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    Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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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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    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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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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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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