The 60+ Darkest Fantasy Romance Movies Rated R

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The best rated R fantasy movies take you to magical places and don't pull any punches. This list takes the best R-Rated fantasy movies and compares them to one another to see once and for all which one is the greatest R-rated fantasy movie of all time. If you think the top R-rated fantasy 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 fantasy films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-rated fantasy film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different movies, including some dark films like Bram Stoker's Dracula and Army of Darkness.

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

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

What kind of directors have worked on Fantasy R movies in the past? Woody Allen and Anthony Hopkins both have, as have other great directors.

Most divisive: Being John Malkovich
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  • Ex Machina
    Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander
    10 votes
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Alex Garland

    In this cerebral sci-fi thriller, a young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is invited to the reclusive home of his enigmatic boss (Oscar Isaac) to evaluate the artificial intelligence of a humanoid robot (Alicia Vikander). Directed by Alex Garland, Ex Machina deftly explores themes of consciousness, humanity, and manipulation, challenging the viewer to question the nature of existence itself. Its sleek visual design, compelling performances, and thought-provoking narrative make it a standout in the realm of R-rated fantasy.

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  • Pan's Labyrinth
    Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero
    232 votes
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

    Set against the backdrop of post-Civil War Spain, Pan's Labyrinth masterfully weaves a dark and haunting tale of a young girl named Ofelia as she encounters a mythical faun while navigating the horrors of her reality. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the film juxtaposes the girl's otherworldly experiences with the brutalities of war and authoritarian rule, painting an unforgettable portrait of innocence amidst chaos. The fantastical elements serve as a powerful metaphor for the resiliency of hope and imagination in even the darkest times.

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  • Conan the Barbarian
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman
    191 votes
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: John Milius

    In this iconic 1982 film, Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a memorable performance as Conan, a fierce warrior seeking vengeance for the death of his parents. Directed by John Milius and based on the works of pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard, Conan the Barbarian captures the brutal and unforgiving world of sword-and-sorcery fantasy with visually striking scenes and a rousing score by Basil Poledouris. The film skillfully explores themes of power, survival, and redemption, setting the standard for epic fantasy in cinema.

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  • Sleepy Hollow
    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson
    165 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Tim Burton

    Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow brings Washington Irving's classic tale of the Headless Horseman to life with Gothic flair and thrilling suspense. Set in 1799, the film follows Crane as he investigates a series of gruesome murders in the titular village, uncovering dark secrets and supernatural forces along the way. The atmospheric cinematography, combined with the crisp, eerie setting and Danny Elfman's haunting score, solidify Sleepy Hollow as a must-watch piece of dark fantasy cinema.

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  • Army of Darkness
    Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert
    146 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Sam Raimi

    This cult classic, directed by Sam Raimi, follows protagonist Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) as he is thrown into the Middle Ages and forced to battle legions of the undead. Fusing horror, comedy, and fantasy elements, Army of Darkness continues the saga that began with The Evil Dead, delivering a unique blend of visceral action and slapstick humor. The film's unforgettable one-liners, inventive special effects, and relentless pace make it an enduring favorite among fans of R-rated fantasy.

  • The Green Mile
    Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan
    183 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Frank Darabont

    Adapted from the Stephen King novel and directed by Frank Darabont, The Green Mile tells the story of a death row inmate (Michael Clarke Duncan) with extraordinary healing powers and the compassionate prison guard (Tom Hanks) who becomes his unlikely ally. The film intertwines fantastical elements with the harsh reality of 1930s America, creating a poignant tale of friendship, injustice, and redemption. With powerful performances and emotional depth, The Green Mile stands as a deeply affecting example of fantasy woven into a historical setting.

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