The Best R-Rated Indie Movies Films

The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

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

Movies on this list include Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski.

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

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

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Among those that have directed a Indie film R movie are Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen.

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

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    Sling Blade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

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    The Basketball Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

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    The Motorcycle Diaries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Nidia Bermejo

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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    American Splendor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm, Molly Shannon

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    Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt

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    Election is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

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    Clerks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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    Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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    Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

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    Primer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw

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    2 Days in Paris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, Adam Goldberg

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    Chasing Amy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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    Billy Elliot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell

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    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Rachel Getting Married is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

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    Swingers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

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    The Fisher King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits

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    Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Hustle & Flow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

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    Charlie Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Robert Downey Jr., Kat Dennings, Drake

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    The Full Monty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

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    Before Sunset is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

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    The Cooler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren

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    Buffalo '66 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston

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    Pollock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

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    Precious: Based on the Novel P... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton

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    American History X is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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    Foxfire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Angelina Jolie, Jenny Lewis, Peter Facinelli

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    Synecdoche, New York is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Breaking the Waves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Udo Kier

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Raising Victor Vargas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Melonie Diaz, Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte

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    Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann

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    Waiting for Guffman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    David Cross, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara

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    The Howling is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Dee Wallace, John Sayles, Slim Pickens

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    Mystic Pizza is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    The Last Seduction is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg

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    Welcome to the Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius, Ken Leung

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    Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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