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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. (45 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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Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
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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Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become ...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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Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole
Pineapple Express is a 2008 American buddy stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green. A process server (Seth Rogen) and his marijuana dealer (James Franco) are forced to flee from ...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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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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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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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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Stuber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais
Stuber is a 2019 American action-comedy directed by Michael Dowse. A mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a grizzled detective (Dave Bautista) who is hot on the trail ...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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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
MattGreene1 added Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...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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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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Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 action 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 O'Ross. ...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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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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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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Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
MattGreene1 added Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James
Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different hooligans gets in trouble ...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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Kingsman: The Secret Service is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
MattGreene1 added Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Elton John
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising ...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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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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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