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List of R-rated Japanese movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-rated Japanese movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-rated Japanese movies movie of all time is. While good Japanese movies are obviously popular in Japan, many have won acclaim abroad too. Japan has won the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film four times, more than any other Asian country. 
 
This list of popular R-rated Japanese 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 Japanese 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 Japanese R-rated movies on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Japanese film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.This list includes Letters from Iwo Jima, Ran, Akira and other classics. If you're trying to find out "What are the best Japanese R-rated movies?" and "What are the most famous R-rated Japanese movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

You can also use this list if you're looking for some new Japanese movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great Japanese movies rated R, so get out there and start watching. Re-rank this bad boy then share it with your best friends to see what you guys think really belongs at the top.

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Clint Eastwood and Sean Penn are among the directors that have worked on a R Japanese Movies film.

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Akira Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

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Letters from Iwo Jima Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya

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Ran Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

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Betrayed Tom Berenger, Debra Winger, Timothy Hutton

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Returner Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Kirin Kiki

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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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Reversal of Fortune Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Huffman

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Another Heaven Yoshio Harada, Yōsuke Eguchi, Takashi Kashiwabara

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Paprika Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

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Tekkonkinkreet Kazunari Ninomiya, Yū Aoi, Masahiro Motoki

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All Night Long 3 Ryōka Yuzuki, Tomorowo Taguchi, Katsuya Matsumura

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Sukiyaki Western Django Quentin Tarantino, Renji Ishibashi, Shun Oguri

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One Missed Call Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi

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Outrage Beat Kitano, Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi

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The Grudge 3 Shawnee Smith, Marina Sirtis, Beau Mirchoff

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The Neighbor No. Thirteen Takashi Miike, Shun Oguri, Nakamura Shidō II

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St. John's Wort Megumi Okina, Yôichirô Saitô

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Vital Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Ittoku Kishibe

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The Street Fighter Sonny Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Tony Cetera

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The Princess Blade Yumiko Shaku, Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito

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The Emperor and the Assassin Gong Li, Chen Kaige, Zhou Xun

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Night on Earth Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni

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The Quick and the Dead Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe

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Sonatine Beat Kitano, Susumu Terajima, Ren Osugi

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Last Life in the Universe Takashi Miike, Tadanobu Asano, Laila Boonyasak

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