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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.

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  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1
    50
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz

    Released1998

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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    28
    2

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    Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé

    Released2009

    Directed byGaspar Noé

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    24
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    Pi

    Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu

    Released1998

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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  • Waking Life4
    27
    12

    Waking Life

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    22
    8

    The Saddest Music in the World

    Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney

    Released2003

    Directed byGuy Maddin

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    14
    2

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

    David Bowie, Heather Graham

    Released1992

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • Gummo7
    17
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    Gummo

    Chloë Sevigny, James Baker

    Released1997

    Directed byHarmony Korine

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    13
    2

    Waltz with Bashir

    Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon

    Released2008

    Directed byAri Folman

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    7
    0

    Santa Sangre

    Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell

    Released1989

    Directed byAlejandro Jodorowsky

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    7
    0

    Julien Donkey-Boy

    Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog

    Released1999

    Directed byHarmony Korine

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  • The Belly of an Architect11
    4
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    The Belly of an Architect

    Brian Dennehy, Lambert Wilson

    Released1987

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

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    4
    2

    Gerry

    Matt Damon, Casey Affleck

    Released2003

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    2
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    Ciao! Manhattan

    Allen Ginsberg, Edie Sedgwick

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Palmer

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  • Sex Is Comedy14
    2
    0

    Sex Is Comedy

    Anne Parillaud, Roxane Mesquida

    Released2002

    Directed byCatherine Breillat

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    0
    0

    Protagonist

    Marina Sirtis, Chris Diamantopoulos

    Released2007

    Directed byJessica Yu

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    11
    2

    Inland Empire

    Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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