The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies Films

The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

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

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If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated documentaries?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated documentaries?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new documentaries that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great documentaries rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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    Exit Through the Gift Shop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    One Day in September is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Crumb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Robert Crumb

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    The Filth and the Fury is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Steve Jones, Malcolm McLaren, Glen Matlock

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    Taxi to the Dark Side is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Greg D'Agostino, Brian Keith Allen

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    Bowling for Columbine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Grizzly Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Roger & Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon

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    Wild Style is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Lady Pink, Fab Five Freddy

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    Tabloid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Conan O'Brien Can't Stop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Paul Duraso, Michael Kiss

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    Standard Operating Procedure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Josh Feinman, Shaun Russell, Alim Kouliev

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    Dave Chappelle's Block Party is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle

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    Hearts and Minds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend

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    Murderball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Kurt & Courtney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Eldon Hoke

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    Fahrenheit 9/11 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    American Hardcore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Bret Michaels

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    Touching the Void is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Ollie Ryall

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    Born into Brothels: Calcutta's... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Confessions of a Superhero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Air Guitar Nation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Air Guitar Nation Angela Shelton, Peter Cilella, Gordon Hintz

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    Rhyme & Reason is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Sean Combs, E-40, MC Eiht

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    The Cockettes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Cockfight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Cockfight David Holthouse, Doyle Thompson, Manuel Costa

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    Martin Lawrence Live: Runtelda... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Nancy O'Dell, Dayna Devon, Mikki Padilla

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    The Tillman Story is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Lost in La Mancha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Vanessa Paradis

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    Fade to Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Missy Elliott

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    In This World is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Nabil Elouahabi, Paul Popplewell, Kerem Atabeyo─člu

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    Comedian is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Orny Adams

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    Client 9: The Rise and Fall of... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Kim Allen, Laura Somma, Michael Schwendeman

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    Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild,... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

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    Mr. Untouchable is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies
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    Out of the Past is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Out of the Past Gwyneth Paltrow, Edward Norton, Stephen Spinella

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    Scratch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    DJ Shadow, Afrika Bambaataa, Z-Trip

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    Naked States is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Naked States

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    Chelsea On the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Documentary Movies

    Grace Jones, Bijou Phillips, Giancarlo Esposito

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    Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja

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