The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies Films

The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

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

List movies include Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas and many more.

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

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

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Among those that have directed a Thriller R movie are Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone.

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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

    Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Seven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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

    Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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

    Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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

    The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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

    The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Fargo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Run Lola Run is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

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    28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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

    Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

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

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    The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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

    Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Unfaithful Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan

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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    Sin City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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    Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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

    The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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    Death Wish is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Death Wish Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest

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    Witness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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    Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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