Entertainment 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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Among those that have directed a Avant-garde R movie are David Lynch and Darren Aronofsky.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Avant-garde Movies
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more
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Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé, Sara Stockbridge
Enter the Void is a 2009 English-language French fantasy drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé and starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, and Cyril Roy. Set in the neon-lit ...more
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Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros
The Saddest Music in the World is a 2003 Canadian film directed by Guy Maddin, budgeted at $3.8-million and shot over 24 days. The film was Maddin's first collaboration with Isabella Rossellini, ...more
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Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu, Clint Mansell
Pi, also titled π, is a 1998 American surrealist psychological thriller film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky in his directorial debut. The film earned Aronofsky the Directing Award at ...more
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Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Steven Soderbergh
Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction/drama film, directed by Richard Linklater. It was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and it was the first animated film released by ...more
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David Bowie, Heather Graham, Kiefer Sutherland
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is a 1992 American psychological horror film, directed by David Lynch and written by Lynch and Robert Engels. The film can be viewed as both prologue and epilogue ...more
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Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon
One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. As Ari delves deeper and deeper ...more
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Chloë Sevigny, James Baker, Harmony Korine
Gummo is a 1997 cult film written and directed by Harmony Korine, starring Jacob Reynolds, Nick Sutton, and Jacob Sewell. The film is set in Xenia, Ohio, a small, poor Midwestern American town ...more
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Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons, Laura Dern
Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first feature film since 2001's Mulholland Drive. The feature took two-and-a-half years to complete, and was ...more
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Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky
Santa Sangre is a 1989 Mexican-Italian avant-garde Horror film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and written by Jodorowsky along with Claudio Argento and Roberto Leoni. Divided into both a ...more
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Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog, Will Oldham
Julien Donkey-Boy is a 1999 American drama film written and directed by Harmony Korine. The story concentrates on the schizophrenic Julien, played by Scottish actor Ewen Bremner, and his ...more
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Brian Dennehy, Lambert Wilson, Chloe Webb
The Belly of an Architect is a 1987 film drama written and directed by Peter Greenaway, featuring original music by Glenn Branca and Wim Mertens. The movie stars Brian Dennehy and Chloe Webb and ...more
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Matt Damon, Casey Affleck
Gerry is a 2002 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck, who also co-wrote the film with Van Sant. It is the first film of Van Sant's "Death ...more
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Anne Parillaud, Roxane Mesquida, Grégoire Colin
Sex Is Comedy is a 2002 French film written and directed by Catherine Breillat.
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Allen Ginsberg, Edie Sedgwick, Roger Vadim
Ciao! Manhattan is a 1972 American avant garde film starring Edie Sedgwick, one of Andy Warhol's Superstars. A scripted drama in which most of the actors play themselves, it centers on a ...more
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Marina Sirtis, Chris Diamantopoulos, Mark Salzman
PROTAGONIST is a riveting and provocative documentary that explores the psychological transformation of the modern character. Inspired by Greek drama, Academy Award® winning director Jessica ...more