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

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Among those that have directed a R Historical Epic movie are Kevin Costner and Steven Spielberg.

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but chickens double d added Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more

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Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey 300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Epic Movies
but chickens double d added Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Epic Movies
but chickens double d added Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more

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Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne Troy is a 2004 American epic film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is loosely based on Homer's Iliad. Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek ...more

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Epic Movies
but chickens double d added Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas ...more

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Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu Ran is a 1985 Japanese-French jidaigeki epic film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an aging Sengoku-era warlord who decides to ...more

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but chickens double d added Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more

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but chickens double d added Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells ...more

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but chickens double d added 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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but chickens double d added Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Epic Movies
but chickens double d added Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers. The film ...more

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Epic Movies
but chickens double d added Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by ...more

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but chickens double d added Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in Vietnam. The film stars Robert De ...more

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but chickens double d added Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench Henry V is a 1989 British drama film adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name about King Henry V of England. The film stars ...more

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but chickens double d added Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud Julius Caesar is a 1953 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay, and produced by John Houseman. ...more

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but chickens double d added Clark Gable, David Niven, James Cagney Mutiny on the Bounty is an American 1935 drama film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the ...more

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Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc is a 1999 French historical drama film directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway and Dustin Hoffman. The ...more

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Genghis Khan: To the Ends of t... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Epic Movies
Rei Kikukawa, Kenichi Matsuyama, Takashi Sorimachi Genghis Khan: To the Ends of Earth and Sea is a 2007 Japanese - Mongolian historical drama film depicting the life of Genghis Khan.

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but chickens double d added Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. ...more

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Gong Li, Chen Kaige, Zhou Xun The Emperor and the Assassin, also known as The First Emperor, is a 1998 - 1999 Chinese historical romance film based primarily on Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin, as ...more

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Sven-Ole Thorsen, Ralf Möller, Ingibjorg Stefansdottir The Viking Sagas is an American film from 1995, directed by Michael Chapman, starring Ralf Möller and Sven-Ole Thorsen.

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but chickens double d added Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Apocalypse Now Redux is a 2001 extended version of Francis Ford Coppola's epic war film Apocalypse Now, which was originally released in 1979. Coppola, along with editor/long-time collaborator ...more

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Max von Sydow, Christopher Lambert, Inés Sastre Druids is a French-Canadian-Belgian historical film first released on 31 August 2001, directed by Jacques Dorfmann. It stars Christopher Lambert, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Inés Sastre, Maria ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella Agora is a 2009 Spanish English-language historical drama film directed by Alejandro Amenábar and written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil. The biopic stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, a ...more

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Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Janine Turner Tai-Pan is a 1986 film directed by Daryl Duke, loosely based on James Clavell's 1966 novel of the same name. While many of the same characters and plot twists are maintained, a few smaller ...more

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Khaosai Galaxy, Sorapong Chatree, Penpak Sirikul The Legend of Suriyothai is a 2001 Thai film directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol, portrays the life of a female historical figure, who is also regarded by Thai people as the "great ...more

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Maggie Q, Sammo Hung, Andy Lau Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon is a 2008 Hong Kong action war drama film loosely based on parts of the Chinese classical novel Romance of Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong. It was ...more

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Tadanobu Asano, Sun Honglei, Ba Sen Mongol, also known as Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan in the United States and Mongol: The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan in the United Kingdom, is a 2007 Russian semi-historical film about the ...more