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The Best R-Rated Adventure Movies

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List of R-Rated adventure movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated adventure movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Adventure movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated adventure 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 Adventure 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 Adventure films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Adventure film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list includes Gladiator, The Matrix and more.

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  • 1
    Starship Troopers
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    12

    Starship Troopers

    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 2
    Children of Men
    53
    10

    Children of Men

    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen

    Released2006

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • 3
    Apocalypse Now
    70
    29

    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    V for Vendetta
    43
    9

    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

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  • 5
    Dogma
    45
    19

    Dogma

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • 6
    Mad Max 2
    46
    23

    Mad Max 2

    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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  • 7
    First Blood
    49
    27

    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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  • 8
    Mad Max
    35
    15

    Mad Max

    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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  • 9
    Vacation
    41
    26

    Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • 10
    The Matrix
    27
    12

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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  • 11
    Equilibrium
    19
    6

    Equilibrium

    Christian Bale, Sean Bean

    Released2002

    Directed byKurt Wimmer

    Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Midnight Express
    31
    20

    Midnight Express

    John Hurt, Randy Quaid

    Released1978

    Directed byAlan Parker

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  • 13
    300
    24
    13

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

    300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Gladiator
    37
    28

    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 15
    The Matrix Reloaded
    28
    17

    The Matrix Reloaded

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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  • 16
    Little Miss Sunshine
    18
    6

    Little Miss Sunshine

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston

    Released2006

    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

    Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Kingdom of Heaven
    29
    21

    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Released2005

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 18
    Runaway Train
    23
    14

    Runaway Train

    Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1985

    Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky

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  • 19
    Paul
    27
    20

    Paul

    Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2011

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • 20
    Total Recall
    17
    8

    Total Recall

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone

    Released1990

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 21
    The Missing
    15
    6

    The Missing

    Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2003

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 22
    Alive
    22
    16

    Alive

    John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke

    Released1993

    Directed byFrank Marshall

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  • 23
    Resident Evil
    31
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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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  • 24
    Alien 3
    23
    20

    Alien 3

    Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance

    Released1992

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 25
    The Quick and the Dead
    19
    15

    The Quick and the Dead

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone

    Released1995

    Directed bySam Raimi

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