The Best R-Rated Biography Movies Films

The Best R-Rated Biography Movies

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

List features The King's Speech, The Untouchables and more.

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What kind of directors have worked on Biography R movies in the past? Clint Eastwood and George Clooney both have, as have other great directors.


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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    Serpico

    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    JFK

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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    The Basketball Diaries

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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    The Doors

    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

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    Milk

    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    Monster

    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

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    The People vs. Larry Flynt

    Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

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    What's Love Got to Do with It

    Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Khandi Alexander

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    Star 80

    Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson

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    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

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    Frida

    Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd

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    Elizabeth

    Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

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    Bloodsport

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Crumb

    Robert Crumb

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    Downfall

    Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann

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    Private Parts

    Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Sarah Hyland

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    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

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    De Sade

    John Huston, Roger Corman, Senta Berger

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    Capote

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Catherine Keener

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    Nowhere in Africa

    Matthias Habich, Juliane Köhler, Mechthild Grossmann

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    Into the Wild

    Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis

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    Jarhead

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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    American Splendor

    Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm, Molly Shannon

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    The Hurricane

    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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    Man on the Moon

    Courtney Love, Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito

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    Born on the Fourth of July

    Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger

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    Pollock

    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

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    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Bugsy

    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Warren Beatty

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    Prick Up Your Ears

    Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Permanent Midnight

    Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    Bird

    Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards

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    Sid and Nancy

    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke

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    The General

    Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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    Topsy Turvy

    Andy Serkis, Kevin McKidd, Jim Broadbent

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    Kinsey

    Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow

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    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

    Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich

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    Lenny

    Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Gary Morton

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    Frank and Jesse

    Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis

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    Steal This Movie!

    Janeane Garofalo, Michael Cera, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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    Walking Tall

    Joe Don Baker, Noah Beery, Jr.

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    Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

    Halle Berry, Tamara Taylor, Loretta Devine

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    Before Night Falls

    Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem

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    The Runaways

    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal

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    Backbeat

    Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Ehle, Ian Hart

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    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
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    The Last Time I Committed Suicide

    Keanu Reeves, Amy Smart, Claire Forlani

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