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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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    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana
    Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's...  more

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    Amistad

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey
    Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story...  more

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    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by...  more

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    Argo

    Ben Affleck, John Goodman
    Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted...  more

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    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

    Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman
    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc is a 1999 French historical drama film directed by Luc...  more

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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale
    Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan...  more
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    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson
    Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and...  more

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    Enemy at the Gates

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law
    Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken...  more

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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth
    The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written...  more

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    Centurion

    Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko
    Centurion is a 2010 British historical action film directed by Neil Marshall, loosely based on...  more

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    Ip Man 2

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung
    Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, based on...  more

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    The Legend

    Jet Li, Michelle Reis
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    13 Assassins

    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho
    13 Assassins is a 2010 Japanese samurai film directed by Takashi Miike and is a remake of...  more

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    Black Robe

    Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg
    Black Robe is a 1991 film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay was written by Irish...  more
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    Arbitrage

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere
    Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring...  more

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    My Week with Marilyn

    Emma Watson, Michelle Williams
    My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by...  more

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    Ill-Gotten Gains

    Eartha Kitt, Djimon Hounsou
    Ill-Gotten Gains is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Joel Ben Marsden....  more
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    Nomad

    Bai Ling, Jay Hernandez
    Nomad: The Warrior is a 2005 Kazakh historical epic film written and co-produced by Rustam...  more
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    The Assassination of Trotsky

    Richard Burton, Alain Delon
    The Assassination of Trotsky is a 1972 British film directed by Joseph Losey with a screenplay...  more
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    The Devil's Double

    Ludivine Sagnier, Dominic Cooper
    "Based on actual events, The Devil’s Double recounts the remarkable tale of Latif Yahia, an...  more
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    Soldier Blue

    Candice Bergen, Donald Pleasence
    Soldier Blue is a 1970 American Revisionist Western movie directed by Ralph Nelson and...  more

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    The Pentagon Papers

    Paul Giamatti, James Spader
    The Pentagon Papers is a TV special....  more
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    Restoration

    Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan
    Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars...  more
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    10,000 Black Men Named George

    Andre Braugher, Mario Van Peebles
    10,000 Black Men Named George is a 2002 television film directed by Robert Townsend....  more
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    Villa Rides

    Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson
    Villa Rides is a 1968 film starring Yul Brynner in toupee in the title role and Robert Mitchum...  more