The Best R-Rated Horror Movies Films

The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

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

Everything from The Shining to Alien is included on this list.

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What kind of directors have worked on Horror R movies in the past? Stanley Kubrick and James Cameron both have, as have other great directors.


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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    + 21
    - 1
    Friday the 13th Part 2

    Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette

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  3. 3
    + 78
    - 18

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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  4. 4
    + 82
    - 24

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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  5. 5
    + 64
    - 18

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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  6. 6
    + 63
    - 19
    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  7. 7
    + 50
    - 12
    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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  8. 8
    + 53
    - 15
    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    + 56
    - 18

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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  10. 10
    + 38
    - 8
    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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  11. 11
    + 52
    - 18

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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  12. 12
    + 46
    - 14

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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  13. 13
    + 50
    - 17
    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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  14. 14
    + 51
    - 23

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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  15. 15
    + 39
    - 14
    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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  16. 16
    + 34
    - 11
    30 Days of Night

    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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  17. 17
    + 39
    - 15

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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  18. 18
    + 28
    - 7
    Creepshow

    Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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  19. 19
    + 38
    - 15

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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  20. 20
    + 35
    - 13

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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  21. 21
    + 24
    - 5
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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  22. 22
    + 31
    - 11
    Hostel

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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  23. 23
    + 31
    - 11

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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  24. 24
    + 33
    - 13

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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  25. 25
    + 39
    - 19
    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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  26. 26
    + 27
    - 10
    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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  27. 27
    + 22
    - 6

    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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  28. 28
    + 18
    - 3
    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    + 32
    - 15

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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  30. 30
    + 22
    - 7
    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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    + 33
    - 17
    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    + 20
    - 6
    They Live

    Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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  33. 33
    + 20
    - 6
    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    + 28
    - 13
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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  35. 35
    + 31
    - 16
    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  36. 36
    + 18
    - 5
    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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    + 18
    - 5
    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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  38. 38
    + 19
    - 6
    The Amityville Horror

    James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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    + 30
    - 16
    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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  40. 40
    + 15
    - 3

    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    + 24
    - 11

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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  42. 42
    + 18
    - 6
    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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  43. 43
    + 23
    - 11
    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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  44. 44
    + 24
    - 12
    Let the Right One In

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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  45. 45
    + 18
    - 7
    House of 1000 Corpses

    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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  46. 46
    + 19
    - 8
    The Hills Have Eyes

    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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  47. 47
    + 22
    - 11
    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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  48. 48
    + 24
    - 13
    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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  49. 49
    + 13
    - 3
    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr

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  50. 50
    + 15
    - 5
    In the Mouth of Madness

    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

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