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

A list made up of movies like Aliens and Let the Right One In.

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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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Among those that have directed a R Creature Film movie are Quentin Tarantino and James Cameron.

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Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more

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Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more

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Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. A 12-year-old boy (Kåre Hedebrant) develops a friendship with a vampire child (Lina Leandersson) in ...more

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Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou, Jason Flemyng Deep Rising is a 1998 American action horror film directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen and Anthony Heald. It was distributed by Hollywood Pictures and Cinergi ...more

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Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster For centuries, vampires have stayed in the dark, forced to hide each morning or else be destroyed by the burning power of the sun. But in Columbia Pictures' 30 Days of Night, based on the ...more

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Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee Dog Soldiers is a 2002 British horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall, and starring Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee and Liam Cunningham. A British production, set in the highlands of ...more

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Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn Silver Bullet is a 1985 horror film based on the Stephen King novella Cycle of the Werewolf. It stars Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Megan Follows, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn, Lawrence Tierney, Bill ...more

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Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The double feature consists of two feature-length segments, ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill Daybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Australian filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig. The film takes place in a futuristic world overrun by vampires. A ...more

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Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel ...more

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Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American supernatural horror film. It was the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston. While Pumpkinhead received mixed reviews, the film has built up a ...more

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Dee Wallace, John Sayles, Slim Pickens The Howling is a 1981 werewolf-themed horror film directed by Joe Dante. Based on the novel of the same name by Gary Brandner, the screenplay is written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless. ...more

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John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography and William Bilowit as production designer. The ...more

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Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller The Relic is a 1997 science fiction/horror film directed by Peter Hyams and based on the best-selling novel Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The film stars Penelope Ann Miller, Tom ...more

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Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One ...more

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Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is a 1990 American horror anthology film directed by John Harrison based on the anthology television series Tales from the Darkside. The film, shot in ...more

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Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Carradine Dead & Breakfast is a 2004 musical horror/comedy film directed by Matthew Leutwyler starring Ever Carradine, Gina Philips, Erik Palladino, Bianca Lawson, Jeremy Sisto and Oz Perkins. The ...more

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Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro and Branagh. The picture was produced on a budget of $45 million and is ...more

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Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines Wolfen is a 1981 American crime horror film directed by Michael Wadleigh and starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos. It is an adaptation of Whitley Strieber's ...more

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David Warner, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Macnee Waxwork is a 1988 American horror comedy film starring Zach Galligan and Deborah Foreman.

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Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner The Company of Wolves is a 1984 British Gothic fantasy-horror film directed by Neil Jordan, written by Angela Carter and Jordan, and starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea and ...more

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Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky in his only novel he ever wrote and his final ...more

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Ulli Lommel, David Hess, Günther Ziegler Zombie Nation is a 2005 American independent horror film written and directed by Ulli Lommel. Despite its title, only five zombies appear in the entire film.

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Bill Hinzman, John Mowod, Kevin Kindlin Flesheater, sometimes written as FleshEater or Flesh Eater, is a low budget 1988 independent horror film, specifically a zombie film, by Bill Hinzman. Hinzman, who wrote, produced, edited, ...more

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Clint Howard, Diane Ladd, Raphael Sbarge Carnosaur is a 1993 science fiction horror film starring Diane Ladd as a mad scientist who plans to recreate dinosaurs and destroy humanity. The film is loosely based on the novel Carnosaur by ...more

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Domhnall Gleeson, Samantha Mumba, David Leon Boy Eats Girl is a 2005 horror-comedy film directed by Stephen Bradley and starring Samantha Mumba, produced and shot in Republic of Ireland. The plot tells of a teenage boy who comes back to ...more

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Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble Bad Moon is a 1996 American horror film written and directed by Eric Red and produced by James G. Robinson. The plot involves a family man who struggles to overcome the curse of lycanthropy. It ...more

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Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster Alligator is a 1980 American monster movie, directed by Lewis Teague with a screenplay by John Sayles. It stars Robert Forster, Robin Riker, and Michael V. Gazzo. It follows the attempts of a ...more

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Patricia Clarkson, Erik Per Sullivan, Jake Weber Wendigo is a 2001 horror film by Larry Fessenden starring Patricia Clarkson and Jake Weber.

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Josh Dallas, Shauna Macdonald, Nora-Jane Noone The Descent Part 2 is a 2009 British adventure horror film and a sequel to the 2005 horror film The Descent. Shot in London and Surrey, the film was released in cinemas in the UK on 2 December ...more

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Stephen King, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American live-action/animated horror comedy anthology film directed by Michael Gornick and the sequel to Creepshow. Gornick was George A. Romero's cinematographer on the ...more

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Nia Peeples, Miguel Ferrer, Cindy Pickett DeepStar Six is an American science fiction horror film about the struggles of the crew of an underwater military outpost to defend their base against the attacks of a sea monster. It was ...more

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Michele Nordin, Ariauna Albright, Michael Lutz Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy is a horror film, released in 2000, directed by David DeCoteau. Also known as Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy 2, it was followed by a sequel, Ancient Evil 2: ...more

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Val Kilmer, William B. Davis, Aaron Ashmore The Thaw is a 2009 science fiction horror/thriller film directed by Mark A. Lewis starring Val Kilmer and Martha MacIsaac.

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Kellan Lutz, Jewel Staite, Lance Henriksen After Dusk They Come is a 2009 horror/thriller movie directed by Jorg Ihle.

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George Kennedy, Andrew Stevens, Tommy Hinkley The Terror Within is a 1989 science fiction/horror film starring George Kennedy, Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff and Terri Treas. The film was directed by Thierry Notz.

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Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Danny Keough The Mangler is a 1995 American, Australian and South African horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and based upon the Stephen King short story of the same name which appeared in his inaugural ...more

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Jaime Bergman, Angel Boris, David Hewlett Boa vs. Python is a 2004 Direct-to-video horror-thriller film. It was directed by David Flores, from a script by Chase Parker and Sam Wells, and was filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria. The film was a ...more

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John Savage, Cliff DeYoung Carnosaur 2 is a 1995 low budget sequel to Carnosaur, and the second of the Carnosaur franchise. It has a similar plot to Aliens, about a team of scientists who go to a nuclear mining facility ...more

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Ron Jeremy, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Bridgforth

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Kam Woo-sung, Byung-ho Son, Lee Sun-kyun R-Point is a 2004 Korean horror film written and directed by Kong Su-chang. Set in 1972 Vietnam, during the Vietnam War, it stars Kam Woo-sung and Son Byung-ho as members of the South Korean ...more

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Janet Gunn, Scott Valentine, Terri J. Vaughn Carnosaur 3: Primal Species is a 1996 direct-to-video action/horror/sci-fi film. It is the sequel to the 1995 film Carnosaur 2, and the third installation of the Carnosaur series. It was the ...more

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James Brewster Thompson, Ethel Michelson, John Schmerling The Deadly Spawn is a 1983 science fiction horror film directed by Douglas McKeown and starring Charles George Hildebrandt. In some territories, the film's title was changed to Return of the ...more

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Clint Howard, David Naughton, Kimberly J. Brown Big Bad Wolf is a 2006 werewolf-themed horror film about Derek Cowley, where he and his college classmates go to his stepfather's cabin to party. It won the 2007 Silver Award at WorldFest ...more

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Debbe Dunning, Warwick Davis, Jessica Collins Leprechaun 4: In Space is a 1997 direct-to-video horror comedy/science fiction film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. It is the fourth film in the Leprechaun series.

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Brianna Brown, Sid Haig, Greg Travis Night of the Living Dead 3D or Night of the Living DE3D is a 2006 horror film made in 3D. It is the second remake of the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead. The first was released in ...more

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Andrew Divoff, Leilani Sarelle, Victor Brandt Neon Maniacs is 1986 horror film. The film was also released under the title Evil Dead Warriors.

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Coolio, Kristy Swanson, Lou Diamond Phillips Red Water is a 2003 made for television horror film starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Gideon Emery and Coolio.

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Greg Nutcher, Tamara Malawitz, Michael Dionne Kevin had it all: An exciting pyrotechnic job, a caring family, and a beautiful wife. That is until a late night encounter with the savagely bloodthirsty Christine prompts him to slowly turn ...more