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The Best R-Rated Comedies  

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List of R-Rated comedies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. These comedies are all R-Rated, so if you're looking for a more broad look at this genre then check out the Best Comedy Movies of All Time. This list takes the best R-Rated comedies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated comedy movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated comedies 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 comedy 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 comedy films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated comedy film, you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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What kind of directors have worked on R Comedy movies in the past? Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese both have, as have other great directors.

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Vice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell
Vice is a 2018 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay. The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), the most powerful Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the ...more
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was ...more
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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft
Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman ...more
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons
"“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who ...more
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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey
Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more
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What Men Want is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield
What Men Want is a 2019 romantic fantasy-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A woman (Taraji P. Henson) is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge ...more
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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig
Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot ...more
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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock
Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, ...more
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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid
Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more
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Friday is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long
Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more
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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more
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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio
My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce ...more
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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and ...more
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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid
Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more
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Paul is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig
Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film is about two British science fiction ...more
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Major League is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo
Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and ...more
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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of A... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Pamela Anderson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Keyes
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film. The film was written and produced by British comedian ...more
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A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won the ...more
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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston
This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more
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The Jerk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner
The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film ...more
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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan
Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, ...more
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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi
Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more