The Best R Drama Movies

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List of R-rated drama movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R drama movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R drama movie of all time is.

This list of popular R drama 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 drama 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 drama films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R drama film, you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.Examples include Secrets & Lies and Shiri.

 If you're trying to find out "What are the best R drama movies?" and "What are the most famous R drama movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new drama movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services there are thousands of great rated R dramas, so get out there and start watching. Re-rank this thing so that the order fits your opinions, then make it votable and share it with your social network. {#nodes}

If you haven't done so already, be sure to also check out Historical Drama Movies, Family Drama Movies, and Best P-13 Drama Movies.
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  • The Godfather
    Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • The Godfather Part II
    Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Phantom Thread
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Secrets & Lies
    Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Sin Nombre
    Hector Jimenez, Diana Garcia, Tenoch Huerta
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
  • Lucía y el sexo
    Paz Vega, Elena Anaya, Najwa Nimri
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Julio Medem
  • All Day and a Night
    Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright, Isaiah John
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Joe Robert Cole
  • Capone
    Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, Noel Fisher
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • You Should Have Left
    Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Blumenau
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: David Koepp
  • The Outpost
    Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Rod Lurie
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
    George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Justin Kurzel
  • The Roads Not Taken
    Javier Bardem, Ellie Fanning, Laura Linney< Salma Hayek
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
    Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Charlie Kaufman
  • Sergio
    Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas, Brían F. O'Byrne
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Greg Barker
  • Resistance
    Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramírez
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Jonathan Jakubowicz
  • Saraband
    Erland Josephson, Liv Ullmann, Börje Ahlstedt
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Solomon & Gaenor
    Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Paul Morrison
  • Small Faces
    Clare Higgins, Iain Robertson, Ian McElhinney
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
  • The Sidehackers
    Goldie Hawn, Ross Hagen, Michael Pataki
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Gus Trikonis
  • Shiri
    Yunjin Kim, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-sik
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Kang Je-gyu
  • Separate Lies
    Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Julian Fellowes
  • Son of the Bride
    Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Juan José Campanella
  • Intimate Relations
    Julie Walters, Rupert Graves, Laura Sadler
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Philip Goodhew