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The Best R-Rated Creature Movies

Updated July 20, 2020 2.8k votes 200 voters 13.9k views

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A list of the best R-rated creature horror movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest scary movies about creatures are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous R-rated creature horror movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of scary creature features.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best R-rated creature movies?" and "What is the scariest creature movie of all time?" and contains items like Aliens and Let the Right One In.

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

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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham

    Released2002

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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  • An American Werewolf in London3
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    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George

    Released2007

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    Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou

    Released1998

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Let the Right One In

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman

    Released2008

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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    Gary Busey, Corey Haim

    Released1985

    Directed byDan Attias

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    Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen

    Released1989

    Directed byStan Winston

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    Dee Wallace, John Sayles

    Released1981

    Directed byJoe Dante

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    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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    Gary Busey, Bill Paxton

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke

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    Directed byMichael Spierig, Peter Spierig

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    Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Hyams

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    Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick

    Released1980

    Directed byJon Hess, Lewis Teague

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    Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch

    Released2008

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  • The Mangler16
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    The Mangler

    Robert Englund, Ted Levine

    Released1995

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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    Released2004

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    Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

    Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Harrison

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    Jaime Bergman, Angel Boris

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Flores

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    Kam Woo-sung, Byung-ho Son

    Released2004

    Directed bySu Young Gong

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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins

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    Janet Gunn, Scott Valentine

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    Directed byJonathan Winfrey

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    Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré

    Released1996

    Directed byEric Red

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    Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1994

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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