crime shows and movies The Best R-Rated Crime Movies  

Reference
247 votes 50 voters 4k views 38 items Embed

List Rules Add your favorite movie to the list if it's missing, but only if it's the correct rating.

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

List features The Departed, Above the Law and more movies.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated crime movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated crime movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

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

Share the list with your friends to give them a chance to impact the order of the list. (38 items)

Among those that have directed a Crime R movie are Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.

list ordered by

1
11 0
Ranker Video
Danielle Dauenhauer added The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as ...more

Famous People with the Same Real Name The Best Crime Dramas Movies Streaming on Hulu

2
27 5
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The film stars Leonardo ...more

3
13 1
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

4
9 1
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars ...more

5
8 1
The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

6
7 1
The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del ...more

7
7 1
The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more

8
8 2
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

9
6 1
Casino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods Casino is a 1995 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film ...more

10
6 1
The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent ...more

11
5 0
Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
but chickens double d added Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more

12
4 0
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
but chickens double d added Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic ...more

13
4 1
Ranker Video
Danielle Dauenhauer added Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

14
3 0
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
but chickens double d added Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film ...more

15
2 0
Ranker Video
but chickens double d added Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, ...more

The Best Crime Comedy Movies, Ranked The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

16
2 0
Ranker Video
but chickens double d added A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent ...more

17
2 0
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch, the first adaptation from Tarantino, and stars ...more

18
2 0
Ranker Video
but chickens double d added Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more

19
8 7
Ranker Video
Above the Law Sharon Stone, Steven Seagal, Pam Grier Above the Law is a 1988 American action film written, produced and directed by Andrew Davis, and also produced by and starring Steven Seagal in his film debut. The film co-stars Pam Grier, ...more

20
1 0
Ranker Video
but chickens double d added The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The film was ...more

21
1 0
The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Tom Islava added The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the eponymous memoir by Jordan Belfort and ...more

22
1 0
Ranker Video
but chickens double d added Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand Mississippi Burning is a 1988 American crime thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Chris Gerolmo. It was loosely based on the FBI investigation into the murders of three civil ...more

23
1 0
Ranker Video
but chickens double d added Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco ...more

24
6 6
Ranker Video
All Good Things Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig All Good Things is a 2010 crime drama mystery romance thriller film written by Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling and directed by Andrew Jarecki.

25
3 3
Ranker Video
Tragic Hero Chow Yun-Fat, Andy Lau, Carina Lau Tragic Hero is a 1987 Hong Kong action-crime film directed by Taylor Wong, and starring Andy Lau, Chow Yun-Fat and Alex Man. The film is the sequel to Rich And Famous but was released first due ...more

26
1 1
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally ...more

27
1 1
Ranker Video
but chickens double d added Shaft Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a private detective, ...more

28
1 1
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is a 2003 action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

29
2 3
The Teacher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
The Teacher Jay North, Angel Tompkins, Marlene Schmidt The Teacher is a 1974 American coming-of-age suspense film, written, produced, and directed by Hickmet Avedis and released by Crown International Pictures. The film stars Angel Tompkins, Jay ...more

How Disney Changed The Dark Past Of Guardians Of The Galaxy The 20 Cutest Kids with Terrible Parents

30
2 3
Ranker Video
The Shipment Elizabeth Berkley, Matthew Modine, Robert Loggia The Shipment is a 2001 movie about a mob enforcer who is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry. It stars Matthew Modine, Elizabeth Berkley, Nicholas Turturro, and Robert Loggia.

31
5 7
Ranker Video
Son of Sam Ulli Lommel, Elissa Dowling, Cassandra Church Son of Sam is a 2008 crime thriller film written and directed by Ulli Lommel.

32
3 5
Ranker Video
Awake Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Terrence Howard Awake is a 2007 American conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Joby Harold. It stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin. The film was released in the ...more

33
3 5
Ranker Video
Quicksand Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Xander Berkeley Quicksand is a 2003 direct-to-video British-French-German co-produced action film starring Michael Keaton and Michael Caine. The film was released in Germany, Finland, Sweden and Norway in 2003, ...more

34
1 3
Ranker Video
Vice Academy 3 Ginger Lynn, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jay Richardson Vice Academy 3 is a 1991 crime comedy film written and directed by Rick Sloane.

35
1 3
Ranker Video
Dusting Cliff 7 Lance Henriksen, Nancy Allen, Floyd Red Crow Westerman Last Assassins is the pay-cable, syndication and DVD release title of the 1997 action film Dusting Cliff 7 starring Nancy Allen and Lance Henriksen. The film, which was shot on location ...more

36
1 5
Ranker Video
Kill Me Later Selma Blair, Sarah Chalke, Keegan Connor Tracy Kill Me Later is a 2001 film directed by Dana Lustig and starring Selma Blair and Max Beesley; it also features Brendan Fehr and Keegan Connor Tracy.

37
1 5
Ranker Video
Loose Cannons Dan Aykroyd, Gene Hackman, Nancy Travis Loose Cannons is a 1990 comedy film, written by Richard Matheson, Richard Christian Matheson, and Bob Clark, who also directed the film. The film is about a hard-nosed cop who is teamed up with ...more

38
0 5
Ranker Video
Dinner Rush Sandra Bernhard, Danny Aiello, Vivian Wu Dinner Rush is an independent feature film, written by Brian S. Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy, and directed by Bob Giraldi. It stars Danny Aiello as a restaurateur-bookmaker in New York City's ...more