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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. This list of popular R-Rated drama 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 Drama 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 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 Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Thelma & Louise Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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Chasing Amy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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Scent of a Woman Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R-Rated Drama Movies
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

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Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey