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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Sin City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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    The Wolf Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    The Wolf Man

    Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains

    Released1941

    Directed byGeorge Waggner

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    The Last Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

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    Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Ed Wood

    Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1994

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Clerks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Clerks

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • 7
    Down by Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Down by Law

    Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin

    Released1986

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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  • 8
    Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Manhattan

    Meryl Streep, Woody Allen

    Released1979

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 9
    Shame is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Shame

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann

    Released1968

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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    Celebrity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Celebrity

    Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released1998

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 11
    Ciao! Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Ciao! Manhattan

    Allen Ginsberg, Edie Sedgwick

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Palmer

  • 12
    Dead Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Dead Man

    Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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    Fear of a Black Hat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Fear of a Black Hat

    Faizon Love, Kasi Lemmons

    Released1994

    Directed byRusty Cundieff

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  • 14
    Following is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Following

    Emma Thomas, Barbara Stepansky

    Released1998

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • 15
    Forbidden Zone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Forbidden Zone

    Danny Elfman, Hervé Villechaize

    Released1980

    Directed byRichard Elfman

  • 16
    Go Fish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Go Fish

    Guinevere Turner, Mimi Weddell

    Released1994

    Directed byRose Troche

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  • 17
    Lady Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Lady Frankenstein

    Joseph Cotten, Paul Muller

    Released1971

    Directed byMel Welles, Aureliano Luppi

  • 18
    Lenny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Lenny

    Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine

    Released1974

    Directed byBob Fosse

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    Le Dernier Combat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Le Dernier Combat

    Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper

    Released1983

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 20
    Renaissance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Renaissance

    Daniel Craig, Ian Holm

    Released2006

    Directed byChristian Volckman

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    Stranger Than Paradise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Stranger Than Paradise

    Richard Edson, Rockets Redglare

    Released1984

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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    Talk to Her is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    Talk to Her

    Paz Vega, Geraldine Chaplin

    Released2002

    Directed byPedro Almodóvar

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  • 23
    The Good German is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    The Good German

    George Clooney, Cate Blanchett

    Released2006

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    The Invader is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    The Invader

    Sean Young, Daniel Baldwin

    Released1997

    Directed byMark Rosman

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    The Passion of Anna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Black-and-white Movies
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    The Passion of Anna

    Max von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman

    Released1969

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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