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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.

Best R-Rated Horror Movies Films
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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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    Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

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    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox

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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette

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    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

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