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

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Anthony Hopkins and Stanley Kubrick have both directed a Science Fiction R film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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1,448 237
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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1,391 244
Alien is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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1,415 256
Predator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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1,449 280
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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1,205 268
Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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1,232 314
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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1,133 279
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Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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1,071 340
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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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957 293
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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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933 293
RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
RoboCop Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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850 298
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Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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780 284
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Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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935 383
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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822 336
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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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772 326
28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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759 328
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12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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399 119
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Darren Von Riesen added Escape from New York Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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674 288
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teddybear1029 added Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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676 310
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The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

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664 335
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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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617 310
The Fly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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398 161
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Mike Matusek added Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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621 352
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Demolition Man Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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630 372
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District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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498 284
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Heavy Metal John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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545 323
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MoriahGeer-Hardwick added Event Horizon Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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533 345
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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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507 347
Dredd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
MoriahGeer-Hardwick added Dredd Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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Predators Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Adrien Brody

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371 258
Species is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Species Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge

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434 318
The Mist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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Akira Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

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324 232
Dark City is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

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Predator 2 Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover

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321 234
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Maximum Overdrive Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Emilio Estevez

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307 226
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Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

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344 264
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The Thing Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

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338 262
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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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280 206
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MoriahGeer-Hardwick added Soldier Kurt Russell, Gary Busey, Jason Isaacs

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350 278
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Universal Soldier Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren, Jerry Orbach

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378 307
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Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

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330 259
Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Science Fiction Movies
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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Darkman Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell

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326 260
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Equilibrium Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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274 206
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Scanners Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Jennifer O'Neill

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282 219
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Firestarter Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen

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250 188
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H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene, Jake Busey

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284 229
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MoriahGeer-Hardwick added Ghost in the Shell Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera