The Best R-Rated Animation Movies 

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

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Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda

Released: 1988

Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

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George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

Released: 1999

Directed by: Trey Parker

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John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

Released: 1981

Directed by: Gerald Potterton

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Jennifer Hale, Megumi Hayashibara, Daran Norris

Released: 2001

Directed by: Shinichirō Watanabe

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Dwight Schultz, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio

Released: 2000

Directed by: Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is a 2000 anime film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The film is based on the third novel of Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D series, Demon Deathchase. ...more

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Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

Released: 1982

Directed by: Alan Parker

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William Michael Albert Broad, Michael Ironside, Julie Strain

Released: 2000

Directed by: Michael Coldewey, Michel Lemire

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Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Released: 2006

Directed by: Richard Linklater

A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American animated science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film tells the story of ...more

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Tina Fey, Bruce Campbell, Neil Peart

Released: 2007

Directed by: Dave Willis, Matt Maiellaro

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Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Shin, Pete Michels

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Satoshi Kon, Megumi Hayashibara, Hideyuki Tanaka

Released: 2006

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

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Koyasu Taketo, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuki Matsuoka

Released: 2004

Directed by: Shinji Aramaki

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Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Danny Trejo

Released: 2009

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Junko Iwao, Hideyuki Hori, Shin-ichiro Miki

Released: 1997

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Makoto Kamiya

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Bill Plympton

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Released: 2010

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Adam Elliot

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Released: 2001

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Released: 1981

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

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Released: 1996

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Released: 1999

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