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The Best R-Rated Fantasy Movies  

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List Rules Only fantasy genre films rated R.

List of R-Rated fantasy movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated fantasy movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Fantasy movie of all time is. 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.

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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.

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Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart
Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th ...more
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Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh
Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. The cast includes Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, ...more
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John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy
Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian adult animated anthology science fiction fantasy film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt
Immortals is a 2011 3D mythology fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke. The film also stars Luke Evans, Steve Byers, Kellan Lutz, ...more
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Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland
Fallen is a 1998 American fantasy action film directed by Gregory Hoblit, and starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman and Donald Sutherland. It was the only Turner Pictures film to receive an R ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen
Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. It stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, with John Malkovich ...more
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Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson
Creepshow is a 1982 horror anthology film with elements of black comedy directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film's ensemble cast included Hal Holbrook, Adrienne ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher
The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedy-fantasy film based on John Updike's novel of the same name. Directed by George Miller, the film stars Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne, ...more
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Aaliyah, Lena Olin, Paul McGann
Queen of the Damned is a 2002 vampire horror film and a loose adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen of the Damned, although the film contains many ...more
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Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey
The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, ...more
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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Fantasy Movies
Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Timur Bekmambetov, based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. The novel's author, Seth ...more
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Mario Van Peebles, Christopher Lambert, Mako Iwamatsu
Highlander III: The Sorcerer, also known as Highlander III, Highlander III: The Magician, Highlander III: The Final Dimension, Highlander: The Final Dimension and Highlander 3: The Final ...more
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Adrian Paul, Jim Byrnes, Peter Wingfield
Highlander: The Source is the fifth and final installment of the Highlander film series, directed by Brett Leonard, and was intended to be the first film of a planned trilogy on SciFi Channel ...more
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Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more
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Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin
The Ninth Gate is a 1999 French-Spanish-American thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Roman Polanski. The film is loosely based upon Arturo Pérez-Reverte's 1993 novel The ...more
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Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits
The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. It stars Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, with Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, ...more
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Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh
Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. A 12-year-old boy (Kåre Hedebrant) develops a friendship with a vampire child (Lina Leandersson) in ...more
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Kelly Mantle, Coolio, Adrienne Barbeau
The Convent is a 2000 horror film directed by Mike Mendez. The film had its world premiere on 21 January 2000 at the Sundance Film Festival and follows a group of college students that go into ...more
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Edge, Donnie Yen, Christopher Lambert
Highlander: Endgame is a 2000 fantasy film originally released on September 1, 2000. It is the fourth theatrical release in the Highlander film series, and it serves as a continuation of both ...more
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Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco
Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasy comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel, with Justin Theroux, Toby Jones ...more
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John Dies at the End is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Fantasy Movies
M_Daemon added Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones
This film is a 2012 American dark comedy horror film written and directed by Don Coscarelli, based on David Wong's novel of the same name. Principal photography began in October 2010, and by ...more
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Tale of Tales is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R-Rated Fantasy Movies
David Mitchell added Tale of Tales Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones

Tale of Tales is a 2015 European fantasy film directed by Matteo Garrone.

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Katie Holmes, Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves
The Gift is a 2000 American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson and based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton's mother. ...more
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Sky High is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R-Rated Fantasy Movies
Yumiko Shaku, Eihi Shiina, Yuka Itaya
Sky High is a supernatural action film from director Ryuhei Kitamura. It is based on the manga of the same title by Tsutomu Takahashi and serves as a prequel to a Japanese television drama of ...more