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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. (48 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

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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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

Released: 2003

Directed by: Michael Bay

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Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Gordon Green

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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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Cameron

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Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tony Scott

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Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

Released: 1982

Directed by: Walter Hill

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
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Released: 2012

Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

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Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jackie Chan, Lau Kar-leung

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Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Peter Frizalone

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Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Landis

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Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell

Released: 1989

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky, Albert Magnoli

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Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
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Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Kingsman: The Secret Ser... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
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Released: 2015

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A street kid (Taron Egerton) is recruited into an elite agency's training program, just as a tech genius ...more

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Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Fran├žoise Yip

Released: 1995

Directed by: Stanley Tong

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Stuber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Dowse

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In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Action Comedies
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Released: 2008

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

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Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin

Released: 1990

Directed by: Walter Hill

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson, Charles S. Dutton

Released: 1994

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Scott Sanders

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Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

Released: 2002

Directed by: Kevin Bray

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Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 2020

Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

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Betty Gilpin, Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms

Released: 2020

Directed by: Michael Dowse

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Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould

Released: 1998

Directed by: Kirk Wong

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