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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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    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

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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

    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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

    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

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    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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

    Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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

    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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

    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    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

    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

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    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

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    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

    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

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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

    Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest

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

    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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

    Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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