Entertainment The Best R-Rated Crime Movies  

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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.

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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.

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

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin
The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack ...more
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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
but chickens double d added John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more
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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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Casino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Casino is a 1995 American 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 with ...more
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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
but chickens double d added 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
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but chickens double d added Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder
Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more
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Tom Islava added Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino
Jackie Brown is a 1997 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 Pam ...more
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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
Danielle Dauenhauer added Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner
The Untouchables is a 1987 American 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 Eliot ...more
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Danielle Dauenhauer added 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
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but chickens double d added 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
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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Crime Movies
but chickens double d added 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
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Tom Islava added 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
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but chickens double d added 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
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but chickens double d added Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning
Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American 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
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but chickens double d added Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand
Mississippi Burning is a 1988 American thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Chris Gerolmo. It was loosely based on the FBI investigation into the incidents involving of three ...more
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Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig
All Good Things is a 2010 drama mystery romance thriller film written by Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling and directed by Andrew Jarecki.
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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
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Tom Islava added Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. the Bride, who swears revenge on a team of bad guys and their leader Bill after they try to ...more
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but chickens double d added 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