Photo: Freebase/Public domain

history The Best R-Rated History Movies  

Reference
913 votes 77 voters 7.0k views 84 items Embed

List Rules Add your favorite movie to the list if it's missing, but only if it's the correct rating.

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

With movies ranging from The King's Speech to The Pianist, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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

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

Tweet this or Facebook it to make sure your friends weigh in too. (84 items)

Among those that have directed a History R movie are Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg.

list ordered by

1
24 5
Ranker Video
Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

The Best Iraq Movies Ever Made The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

2
25 6
Ranker Video
JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

3
25 7
Ranker Video
The Pianist Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox

4
27 9
Ranker Video
Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

5
24 7
Ranker Video
The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

6
24 7
Ranker Video
Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

7
20 5
Ranker Video
Letters from Iwo Jima Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya

8
22 7
Ranker Video
The King's Speech Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

9
19 6
Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated History Movies
Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

10
19 7
Ranker Video
Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

11
18 8
Ranker Video
We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

12
16 8
Ranker Video
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

13
15 8
Ranker Video
Rob Roy Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

14
13 8
Ranker Video
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn

15
9 4
Ranker Video
Downfall Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann

7 Classic Film Sets That Actually Killed People Stars Who Passed on Iconic Hollywood Roles

16
13 8
Ranker Video
Flags of Our Fathers Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell

17
14 11
Ranker Video

18
11 9
Ranker Video
Alexander Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

19
8 6
Ranker Video
Agora Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

20
7 5
Ranker Video
Changeling Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

21
6 4
Ranker Video
Bloody Sunday James Nesbitt, Gerard McSorley, Tim Pigott-Smith

22
6 4
Ranker Video
Frost/Nixon Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

23
4 2
Ranker Video
The Boneyard Phyllis Diller, Norman Fell, Ed Nelson

24
4 2
Ranker Video
Hollywoodland Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Robin Tunney

25
4 2
Ranker Video
Cristiada Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole, Andy Garcia

26
3 1
Ranker Video
Death of a President Marek Walczewski, Henryk Bista, Zdzisław Mrożewski

27
9 8
Ranker Video
United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

28
9 8
Ranker Video
Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

29
8 7
Ranker Video
Heaven's Gate Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges

The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win

30
5 4
Ranker Video
Conspiracy Tom Hiddleston, Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh

31
1 0
Ranker Video
ChrisWest added Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

32
9 9
Ranker Video

33
8 8
Ranker Video
The Source David Anders, Melissa Reneé Martin, Johnny Venocur

34
8 8
Ranker Video
Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan

35
7 7
Ranker Video
Cadillac Records Beyoncé Knowles, Elvis Presley, Emmanuelle Chriqui

36
5 5
Ranker Video

37
4 4
Ranker Video
Standard Operating Procedure Josh Feinman, Shaun Russell, Alim Kouliev

38
4 4
Ranker Video
Pretty Baby Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Keith Carradine

39
3 3
Ranker Video
Talk to Me Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen, Don Cheadle

40
3 3
Ranker Video
The Last Station Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti, James McAvoy

41
3 3
Ranker Video
Rosewood Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

42
3 3
Ranker Video
Imperium: Augustus Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Martina Stella

43
3 3
Ranker Video
Wilde Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry

Putting 'Dunkirk' To The Historical Accuracy Test The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

44
3 3
Ranker Video

45
3 3
Ranker Video
Chicago 10 Nick Nolte, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo

46
2 2
Ranker Video
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis Devon Bostick, Timothy Bottoms, Gregory Itzin

47
2 2
Ranker Video
Barbarossa Rutger Hauer, Abraham Murphy, Kasia Smutniak

48
2 2
Ranker Video
Europa Europa Julie Delpy, Hanns Zischler, Marco Hofschneider

49
6 7
Ranker Video
Defiance Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska

50
6 7
Ranker Video
Roger & Me Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon