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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What kind of directors have worked on Documentary R movies in the past? Eric Bana and Spike Lee both have, as have other great directors.


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    Exit Through the Gift Shop
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    One Day in September
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    Crumb

    Robert Crumb

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    Taxi to the Dark Side

    Greg D'Agostino, Brian Keith Allen

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    The Filth and the Fury

    Steve Jones, Malcolm McLaren, Glen Matlock

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    Bowling for Columbine
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    Grizzly Man
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    Roger & Me

    Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon

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    Kurt & Courtney

    Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Eldon Hoke

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    Dave Chappelle's Block Party

    Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle

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    Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

    Paul Duraso, Michael Kiss

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    Tabloid
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    Standard Operating Procedure

    Josh Feinman, Shaun Russell, Alim Kouliev

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    Wild Style

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

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    Hearts and Minds
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    Woodstock

    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend

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    Murderball
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    Fahrenheit 9/11
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    The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

    Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Bret Michaels

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    Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids
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    American Movie
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    American Hardcore
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    Confessions of a Superhero
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    Air Guitar Nation

    Air Guitar Nation Angela Shelton, Peter Cilella, Gordon Hintz

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    Paris Is Burning
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    Stevie
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    Rhyme & Reason

    Sean Combs, E-40, MC Eiht

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    Cockfight

    Cockfight David Holthouse, Doyle Thompson, Manuel Costa

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    Jackass: The Movie
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    Jackass 3D

    Mike Judge

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    The Tillman Story
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    Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat

    Nancy O'Dell, Dayna Devon, Mikki Padilla

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    Restrepo
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    Lost in La Mancha

    Vanessa Paradis

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    Casino Jack and the United States of Money
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    Fade to Black

    Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Missy Elliott

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    In This World

    Nabil Elouahabi, Paul Popplewell, Kerem Atabeyo─člu

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    Touching the Void

    Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Ollie Ryall

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    Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!

    Phillip Adams, Steve Bisley, Briony Behets

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    Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

    Kim Allen, Laura Somma, Michael Schwendeman

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    Comedian

    Orny Adams

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    Naked States

    Naked States

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    Hey Watch This
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    Startup.com
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    Scratch

    DJ Shadow, Afrika Bambaataa, Z-Trip

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

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    Mr. Untouchable
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    Chelsea On the Rocks

    Grace Jones, Bijou Phillips, Giancarlo Esposito

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    American Pimp

    Too $hort, Antonio Fargas, Dennis Hof

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    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
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