The Best R-Rated Avant-garde Movies

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

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Pi are included in this list.

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  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Craig Bierko
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Enter the Void
    Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Gaspar Noé
  • Pi
    Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu, Clint Mansell
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Waltz with Bashir
    Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Ari Folman
  • The Saddest Music in the World
    Mark McKinney, Isabella Rossellini, Maria de Medeiros
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Guy Maddin
  • Gummo
    Chloë Sevigny, James Baker, Harmony Korine
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Harmony Korine
  • Waking Life
    Wiley Wiggins, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Julien Donkey-Boy
    Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog, Will Oldham
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Harmony Korine
  • Inland Empire
    Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Harry Dean Stanton
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Santa Sangre
    Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Ciao! Manhattan
    Allen Ginsberg, Edie Sedgwick, Roger Vadim
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: John Palmer
  • The Belly of an Architect
    Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Peter Greenaway
  • Sex Is Comedy
    Anne Parillaud, Roxane Mesquida, Grégoire Colin
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Catherine Breillat
  • Gerry
    Casey Affleck, Matt Damon
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Gus Van Sant
  • Bob Spit: We Do Not Like People
    Angeli, Laerte Coutinho, Milhem Cortaz
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: Cesar Cabral
  • Protagonist
    Marina Sirtis, Chris Diamantopoulos, Mark Salzman
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Jessica Yu