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The Best R-Rated Drama Movies

Updated September 3, 2020 12.4k votes 339 voters 32.4k views

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

List contains movies like The Godfather and Pulp Fiction.

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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando
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    Thelma & Louise

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  • 5

    A Clockwork Orange

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
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    Das Boot

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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    Full Metal Jacket

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    Enemy of the State

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