Film The Best R-Rated Action Comedies  

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

This list of popular R-Rated action comedies 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 Action Comedy 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 Action Comedy films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Action Comedy film, you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.List movies include Hot Fuzz, Pineapple Express, and many additional movies as well. If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated action comedies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated action comedies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new action comedies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services, there are thousands of great action comedies rated R, so get out there and start watching. Share the list with your friends to give them a chance to impact the order of the list. (40 items)

What kind of directors have worked on R Action Comedy movies in the past? Ben Stiller and Jackie Chan both have, as have other great directors.

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Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more

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Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film Bad ...more

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Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.

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Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen Pineapple Express is a 2008 American stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen and James Franco. Producer Judd Apatow, ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell Tango & Cash is a 1989 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, although Albert Magnoli took over in the later stages of filming, and starring Sylvester ...more

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Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green Beverly Hills Cop III is a 1994 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, who had previously worked with Murphy on Trading Places and Coming to America. It is the ...more

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Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is the ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole 48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch a cop-killer. The title ...more

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson, Charles S. Dutton A Low Down Dirty Shame is a 1994 action-comedy film, written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. The film also stars Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett, and Salli Richardson.

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Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall All About the Benjamins is a 2002 American action comedy film directed by Kevin Bray, and starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps as a bounty hunter and repeat offender who join forces to find a group ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 action-crime comedy film and a sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs.. It was directed by Walter Hill and stars Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Andrew Divoff, and Ed ...more

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Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. It was Chan's first traditional style martial arts ...more

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Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen The Interview is a 2014 American political satire comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their second directorial work, following This Is the End. The screenplay by Dan Sterling ...more

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Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip Rumble in the Bronx, is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and Anita Mui. Released in Hong Kong in 1995, Rumble in the Bronx had a successful theater run, and ...more

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Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould The Big Hit is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk Wong. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, China Chow, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem ...more

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Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson Black Dynamite is a 2009 American action comedy film starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Chapman, and Tommy Davidson. The film was directed by Scott Sanders and ...more

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Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Hannibal Buress Tag is a 2018 comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic, based on a story published in The Wall Street Journal. A group of ex-classmates meet up and organize a game of tag that finds them traveling ...more

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Tommy Wirkola, Kristian Figenschow Jr., Stig Frode Henriksen Kill Buljo is a 2007 Norwegian parody of the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill. It is set in Finnmark, Norway and portrays the protagonist Jompa Tormann's hunt for Tampa and Papa Buljo. The film ...more

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Jean Reno, Carole Bouquet, Ryoko Hirosue Wasabi is a 2001 French action-comedy film directed by Gérard Krawczyk and written and produced by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno, Michel Muller and Ryōko Hirosue. In France, it was ...more

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Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis Air America is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. as Air America pilots, during the Vietnam War, flying missions in ...more

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Bette Midler, George Carlin, Shelley Long Outrageous Fortune is a 1987 American film written by Leslie Dixon, directed by Arthur Hiller, and stars Shelley Long and Bette Midler. The title is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film was ...more

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Stickmen Simone Kessell, John Leigh, Robbie Magasiva Stickmen is a 2001 New Zealand film directed by Hamish Rothwell and starring Robbie Magasiva.

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Kung Phooey! Colman Domingo, Michael Chow, Robert Wu Kung Phooey is an independent film, directed and produced by Darryl Fong. In addition he also co-stars in the movie with Michael Chow and Colman Domingo. The movie is about a monk who tries to ...more

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Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu Gen-X Cops is a 1999 Hong Kong action/crime film directed by Benny Chan, starring Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung and Sam Lee.

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Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Chris Jericho (Fozzy)* MacGruber is a 2010 American action comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, itself a parody of action-adventure television series MacGyver. Jorma Taccone of the ...more

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Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang Once Upon a Time in China II is a 1992 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li returning as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the second film and ...more

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Meat Loaf, Devon Sawa, Andrew Keegan Extreme Dating is a 2004 film directed by Lorena David.

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Ice-T, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac Who's the Man? is a 1993 thriller comedy film, directed by Ted Demme, in his feature film directing debut. The film stars Yo! MTV Raps hosts Doctor Dré and Ed Lover as its two main ...more

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Jackie Chan, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong The Twins Effect, also known as Vampire Effect in the United States, is a 2003 Hong Kong film directed by Dante Lam and Donnie Yen. The film was derived from Cantopop group Twins, starring both ...more

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Gerald Okamura, Michael David, Robert Factor Ninja Academy is a 1988 Nico Mastorakis' comedy film starring Will Egan, Gerald Okamura, Kelly Randall, Michael David, Robert Factor, and Jeff Robinson. It is a low-budget B-movie similar to the ...more

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Julien Boisselier, Dominique Frot, Ludovic Berthillot Bloody Mallory is a 2002 French film directed by Julien Magnat and written by Magnat and Stéphane Kazandjian. The film stars Olivia Bonamy, Adrià Collado, Jeffrey Ribier, Laurent ...more

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Denise Richards, Elizabeth Berkley, Jason Mewes Tail Lights Fade is a 1999 movie directed by Malcolm Ingram and starring Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Breckin Meyer, Elizabeth Berkley, Jason Mewes, and Lisa Marie. The film follows two couples ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Courtney Love, Keanu Reeves Feeling Minnesota is a 1996 American romantic comedy film, directed by Steven Baigelman, starring Keanu Reeves, Vincent D'Onofrio, Cameron Diaz, Tuesday Weld and Courtney Love. The title comes ...more

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Bunny Whipped Rebecca Gayheart, Brande Roderick, Joey Lauren Adams Bunny Whipped is a 2007 direct-to-DVD superhero comedy film written and directed by Rafael Riera.

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Kira Reed, Jeff Nicholson, Brooke Martin Cheerleader Ninjas is a 2002 camp/action film directed by Kevin Campbell, starring actress Kira Reed, and from production company Control Track Productions. It predates the similarly-named ...more

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Redd Foxx, Cleavon Little, Melba Moore Cotton Comes to Harlem is an action film co-written and directed in 1970 by Ossie Davis and starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Redd Foxx: it is based on Chester Himes' novel of ...more

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Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz Jumpin' Jack Flash is a 1986 spy comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg. The film was directed by Penny Marshall in her theatrical film directorial debut. The film was one of the first to feature ...more

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Ernie Hudson, Rudy Ray Moore, Howard Jackson The Human Tornado is a 1976 Ameican cult blaxploitation film, was the sequel to Dolemite. It starred Rudy Ray Moore as Dolemite and Ernie Hudson as Boe.