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The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, like The Big Lebowski and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated buddy movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated buddy movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new buddy movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great buddy movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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    Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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    Stir Crazy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Stir Crazy

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

    Released1980

    Directed bySidney Poitier

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  • 4
    The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    The Boondock Saints

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus

    Released1999

    Directed byTroy Duffy

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    Lethal Weapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Lethal Weapon 2

    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Full Monty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    The Full Monty

    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Cattaneo

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  • 7
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz

    Released1998

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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  • 8
    White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Shelton

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  • 9
    The Fisher King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Released1991

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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    Lethal Weapon 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Lethal Weapon 3

    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Lethal Weapon 4 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Lethal Weapon 4

    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock

    Released1998

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 13
    Rounders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Rounders

    Matt Damon, Edward Norton

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Dahl

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  • 14
    Tango & Cash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    5

    Tango & Cash

    Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher

    Released1989

    Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky, Albert Magnoli

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  • 15
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies

    Released1998

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • 16
    Cocktail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Cocktail

    Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1988

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 17
    Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Beverly Hills Cop II

    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

    Released1987

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • 18
    The Last Boy Scout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    The Last Boy Scout

    Halle Berry, Bruce Willis

    Released1991

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • 19
    The Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    48 Hrs.

    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte

    Released1982

    Directed byWalter Hill

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    My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    My Own Private Idaho

    Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel

    Released1991

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • 22
    Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • 23
    Reign Over Me is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Binder

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  • 24
    Sideways is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Sideways

    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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  • 25
    Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Buddy Movies
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    Set It Off

    Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre

    Released1996

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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