The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies

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

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  • Raging Bull
    Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • The Wolf Man
    Lon Chaney, Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: George Waggner
  • Down by Law
    Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin, Roberto Benigni
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Sin City
    Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
  • Ed Wood
    Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • The Last Picture Show
    Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Talk to Her
    Paz Vega, Geraldine Chaplin, Elena Anaya
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Clerks
    Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Kevin Smith
  • Manhattan
    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Stranger Than Paradise
    John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Fear of a Black Hat
    Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Rusty Cundieff
  • Ciao! Manhattan
    Allen Ginsberg, Edie Sedgwick, Roger Vadim
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: John Palmer
  • Dead Man
    Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Lenny
    Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Bob Fosse
  • The Passion of Anna
    Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Go Fish
    V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Rose Troche
  • Following
    Emma Thomas, Barbara Stepansky, John Nolan
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Renaissance
    Daniel Craig, Catherine McCormack, Romola Garai
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Christian Volckman
  • Celebrity
    Hank Azaria, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Le Dernier Combat
    Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper, Jean Bouise
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Lady Frankenstein
    Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri, Mickey Hargitay
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Mel Welles
  • The Invader
    Sean Young, Daniel Baldwin, Nick Mancuso
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Mark Rosman
  • The Good German
    George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
  • Forbidden Zone
    Danny Elfman, Hervé Villechaize, Joe Spinell
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Richard Elfman
  • The Wedding Party
    Robert De Niro, Jill Clayburgh, Jared Martin
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Brian De Palma, Wilford Leach