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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.

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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans
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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder
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    The Boondock Saints

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus
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    Lethal Weapon 2

    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci
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    The Full Monty

    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson
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    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz
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    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes
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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges
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    Lethal Weapon 3

    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci
    Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and produced by...  more
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith
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    Lethal Weapon 4

    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock
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    Rounders

    Matt Damon, Edward Norton
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    Tango & Cash

    Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher
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    Cocktail

    Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue
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    Beverly Hills Cop II

    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock
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    The Last Boy Scout

    Halle Berry, Bruce Willis
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    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery
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    48 Hrs.

    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte
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    My Own Private Idaho

    Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel
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    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty
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    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler
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    Sideways

    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen
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    Set It Off

    Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre
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