Entertainment The Best R-Rated Historical Fiction Movies  

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

Examples of movies on this list include Schindler's List and The King's Speech.

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Ben Affleck and Steven Spielberg have both directed a Historical fiction R film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Fiction Movies
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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Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce
The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...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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Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin
Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen taken and managed ...more
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Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's Iliad. After Paris smuggles Queen Helen to Troy, Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of ...more
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Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston
Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah ...more
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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Historical Fiction Movies
Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson
Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more
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Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum
Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book. Set during the ...more
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Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton
Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan ...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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Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris
Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken from William Craig's 1973 nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, which ...more
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Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi
Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, Ip Man 2 was ...more
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Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots
Centurion is a 2010 British historical action film directed by Neil Marshall, loosely based on the legend of the Ninth Legion in Caledonia in the early second century AD. The film stars Michael ...more
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Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Vincent Zhao
Fong Sai-yuk, also known as The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk and The Legend, is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia-comedy film directed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Fong Sai-yuk. The film ...more
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Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki
This film is a 2010 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Takashi Miike. The screenplay was written by Daisuke Tengan. The film is a remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 black-and-white Japanese film of ...more
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Bai Ling, Jay Hernandez, Mark Dacascos
Nomad: The Warrior is a 2005 Kazakh historical epic film written and co-produced by Rustam Ibragimbekov, executive-produced by Miloš Forman and directed by Sergei Bodrov, Ivan Passer and Talgat ...more
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Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg, Raoul Trujillo
Black Robe is a 1991 film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay was written by Irish Canadian author Brian Moore, who adapted it from his novel of the same name. The film's main character, ...more
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Ludivine Sagnier, Dominic Cooper, Dar Salim
"Based on actual events, The Devil’s Double recounts the remarkable tale of Latif Yahia, an Iraqi army lieutenant who was summoned to Saddam Hussein’s palace in 1987 and ordered to become ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Laetitia Casta
Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, and Brit Marling. Filming began in April 2011 in New York City. ...more
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Eartha Kitt, Djimon Hounsou, Reg E. Cathey
Ill-Gotten Gains is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Joel Ben Marsden.
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Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider
The Assassination of Trotsky is a 1972 British film directed by Joseph Losey with a screenplay by Nicholas Mosley. It starred Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky, as well as Romy Schneider and Alain ...more
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Paul Giamatti, James Spader, Claire Forlani
The Pentagon Papers is a TV special.
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Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan, Ian McKellen
Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars Robert Downey, Jr. as a 17th-century medical student exploited by a debauched king. The film is based ...more
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Andre Braugher, Mario Van Peebles, Charles S. Dutton
10,000 Black Men Named George is a 2002 television film directed by Robert Townsend.
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Candice Bergen, Donald Pleasence, Dana Elcar
Soldier Blue is a 1970 American Revisionist Western movie directed by Ralph Nelson and inspired by events of the 1864 Sand Creek massacre in the Colorado Territory. The screenplay was written by ...more