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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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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

Released: 2007

Directed by: Greg Mottola

Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more

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#95 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #3 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell

Released: 2005

Directed by: Judd Apatow

The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written ...more

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam McKay

Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more

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Horrible Bosses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Markowitz. It stars ...more

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#119 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #3 of 32 The Best Comedies About the Workplace

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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#116 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #66 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Dobkin

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to ...more

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Old School is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

Released: 2003

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film ...more

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, ...more

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Harold & Kumar Go to... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Danny Leiner

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Harold Ramis

National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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#16 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #22 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
but chickens double d added Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Landis

Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more

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#395 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #128 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Pineapple Express is a 2008 American buddy stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green. A process server (Seth Rogen) and his marijuana dealer (James Franco) are forced to flee from ...more

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike Judge

Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

Released: 1984

Directed by: Martin Brest

Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more

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#32 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #31 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1983

Directed by: John Landis

Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street ...more

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#13 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #25 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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South Park: Bigger, Long... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

Released: 1999

Directed by: Trey Parker

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more

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There's Something About ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more

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Forgetting Sarah Marshal... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

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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Bad Santa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, and ...more

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#113 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #123 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Fast Times at Ridgemont ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Comedies
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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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