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

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Did you know that Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone have both directed R Action Thrillers movies?

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Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

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Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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Rambo Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

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Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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Die Hard 2 Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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Conspiracy Theory Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Patrick Stewart

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Thriller Movies
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Thriller Movies
Backdraft Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Runaway Train Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay, Eric Roberts

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Passenger 57 Elizabeth Hurley, Wesley Snipes, Tom Sizemore

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Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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F/X Angela Bassett, Brian Dennehy, Jerry Orbach

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The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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Hard Target Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Wilford Brimley

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Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

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Outbreak Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

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Rambo III Sylvester Stallone, Omar Sharif, Kurtwood Smith

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The Eiger Sanction Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

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Kiss of the Dragon Bridget Fonda, Jet Li, Tchéky Karyo

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Lethal Weapon 2 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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Crank Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam

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Surviving The Game Ice-T, Gary Busey, Rutger Hauer

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District 13 Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle

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Rambo: First Blood Part II Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

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Cliffhanger Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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Punisher: War Zone Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Thriller Movies
The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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The Fourth Protocol Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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Wild Things 2 Susan Ward, Isaiah Washington, Leila Arcieri

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Eraser Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn

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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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New Police Story Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu

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Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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Ninja Assassin Naomie Harris, Rain, Lee Joon

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Kris Kristofferson, Gig Young, Warren Oates

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To Live and Die in L.A. Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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Out for Justice Steven Seagal, Julianna Margulies, Gina Gershon

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End of Days Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead