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.

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

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

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Friday the 13th Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette

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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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    Hostel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    30 Days of Night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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    They Live is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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    The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    Scream is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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    Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Night... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr

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    Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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    Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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