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

    Memento 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

    Sling Blade Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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

    Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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

    Babel Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    The Basketball Diaries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    The Basketball Diaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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    Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

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    Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Winter’s Bone Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt

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

    Clerks Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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    The Motorcycle Diaries is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    The Motorcycle Diaries Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Nidia Bermejo

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

    American Splendor Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm, Molly Shannon

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

    Chasing Amy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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

    Election Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

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

    Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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

    Hard Candy Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

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    Rachel Getting Married is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

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

    Primer Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw

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    Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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    2 Days in Paris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    2 Days in Paris Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, Adam Goldberg

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    Swingers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Swingers Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

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    The Fisher King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    The Fisher King Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits

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

    Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Hustle & Flow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Hustle & Flow Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

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

    Robert Downey Jr., Kat Dennings, Drake

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    Before Sunset is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Before Sunset Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

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

    The Cooler Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren

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

    The Full Monty Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

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

    Billy Elliot Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell

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    Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Buffalo '66 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Buffalo '66 Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston

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

    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

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

    The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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    Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Mulholland Drive Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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

    Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

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    Seven is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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

    Foxfire Angelina Jolie, Jenny Lewis, Peter Facinelli

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    Platoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Synecdoche, New York is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Synecdoche, New York Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Breaking the Waves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Breaking the Waves Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Udo Kier

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    American History X is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    Precious: Based on the Novel P... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton

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    Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Bottle Rocket Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann

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    Waiting for Guffman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Waiting for Guffman David Cross, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara

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    Raising Victor Vargas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Melonie Diaz, Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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

    Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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

    The Howling Dee Wallace, John Sayles, Slim Pickens

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    The Last Seduction is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    The Last Seduction Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg

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    Welcome to the Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R-Rated Indie Movies

    Welcome to the Dollhouse Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius, Ken Leung

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