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

This list contains movies like Rain Man and Above the Rim.

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Among those that have directed a R Melodrama movie are Barbra Streisand and Lars von Trier.

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Melodrama Movies
Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino Rain Man is a 1988 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive and selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who ...more

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Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who also stars in the lead role. It tells the story of a man named Karl Childers with ...more

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Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse Dancer in the Dark is a 2000 Danish musical drama film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Icelandic singer Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Cara Seymour, Peter Stormare, Siobhan ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed ...more

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Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans Above the Rim is a 1994 American drama directed by Jeff Pollack. The screenplay was written by Pollack and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper, from a story by Pollack and Benny Medina. Starring ...more

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Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy The Life of David Gale is a 2003 thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Charles Randolph. To date, it is Parker's last film as a director. The film is an international ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll Eve's Bayou is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Kasi Lemmons, who made her directorial debut with this feature. Samuel L. Jackson served as a producer and starred in the film ...more

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Paz Vega, Geraldine Chaplin, Elena Anaya Talk to Her is a 2002 Spanish drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin, and Rosario ...more

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Rosario Dawson, Usher, Judd Nelson Light It Up is a 1999 American hostage crime drama film starring an ensemble cast that consists of R&B singer/actor Usher Raymond, Rosario Dawson, Forest Whitaker, and Vanessa L. Williams. ...more

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Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Udo Kier Breaking the Waves is a 1996 drama, romance film directed by Lars von Trier.

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Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor ...more

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Loretta Devine, Clifton Powell, Kimberly Elise Woman Thou Art Loosed is a 2004 film directed by Michael Schultz and written by Stan Foster. It was produced by Stan Foster and Reuben Cannon. It is the 44th film or series directed by Schultz ...more

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Parker Posey, Rachel Miner, Liam Aiken Henry Fool is a 1997 American seriocomic film written, produced and directed by Hal Hartley, featuring Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, and Parker Posey. As in The Unbelievable Truth, an earlier ...more

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Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet Changing Lanes is a 2002 drama-thriller film directed by Roger Michell and starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was released on April 12, 2002 in North America by Paramount

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Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman Georgia Rule is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Garrett Hedlund, and Cary Elwes. The ...more

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Robert Mitchum, John Mills, Trevor Howard Ryan's Daughter is a 1970 epic romantic drama film directed by David Lean. The film, set in 1916, tells the story of a married Irish woman who has an affair with a British officer during World ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Ken Norton, Laura Misch Mandingo is an American motion picture released by Paramount Pictures in 1975. It is based on the novel Mandingo by Kyle Onstott, and on the play Mandingo by Jack Kirkland. The film was directed ...more

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Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri Live Flesh is a 1997 Spanish romantic drama thriller film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Liberto Rabal, Javier Bardem, and Francesca Neri. The film is loosely based on ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Zoë Heller. The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber and the film ...more

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Amar a morir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Melodrama Movies
Amar a morir Craig McLachlan, Silverio Palacios, Martina García Amar a morir is a 2009 Spanish-language film.

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Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett The Man Who Cried is a 2000 Anglo-French film, written and directed by Sally Potter. The film stars Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Harry Dean Stanton, and John Turturro. The film ...more

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Penélope Cruz, Kira Miró, Rossy de Palma Broken Embraces is a 2009 Spanish romantic thriller film written, produced, and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Led by an ensemble cast consisting of many Almodóvar regulars, it stars ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung Chinese Box is a 1997 movie directed by Wayne Wang and starring Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung and Michael Hui. The movie is set and was made at the time of Hong Kong's handover to the ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht A Love Song for Bobby Long is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Shainee Gabel. The screenplay is based on the novel Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps.

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John Travolta, Lily Tomlin, James Luisi Moment by Moment is a 1978 film starring John Travolta and Lily Tomlin. The film was written and directed by Jane Wagner.

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Mia Kirshner, Brian Dennehy, Judd Hirsch Out of the Cold is a 1999 drama film directed by Aleksandr Buravsky.

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Amy Adams, Mimi Rogers, Sarah Lancaster Cruel Intentions 2 is the 2000 American comedy-drama prequel to Cruel Intentions and was released direct-to-video. It was written and directed by Roger Kumble, who was also responsible for the ...more

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Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham One True Thing is a 1998 American drama film directed by Carl Franklin. It tells the story of a woman who is forced to put her life on hold in order to care for her mother who is dying of ...more

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Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom is a 1993 comedy TV movie produced by and for HBO. It was directed by Michael Ritchie and starred Holly Hunter, ...more

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Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness Jindabyne is a 2006 Australian drama film by director Ray Lawrence and starring Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Deborra-Lee Furness and John Howard. Jindabyne was filmed entirely on location in and ...more

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Hanna Schygulla, Ivan Desny, Klaus Löwitsch The Marriage of Maria Braun is a 1979 West German film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The film stars Hanna Schygulla as Maria, whose marriage to the soldier Hermann remained unfulfilled ...more

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James Woods, Sean Young, Steven Hill The Boost is a 1988 drama film directed by Harold Becker. It stars James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, June Chandler and Amanda Blake.

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Tilda Swinton, Josh Lucas, Goran Višnjić The Deep End is a 2001 film written and directed by David Siegel and Scott McGehee. It stars Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker and Josh Lucas and was released by Fox Searchlight ...more

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Debbie Harry, Mark Ruffalo, Alfred Molina My Life Without Me is a 2003 Canadian drama film directed by Isabel Coixet and starring Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Scott Speedman, and Leonor Watling. Based on the book Pretending the Bed Is a ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard E. Grant The Serpent's Kiss is a 1997 film directed by Philippe Rousselot. It is a story about a Dutch garden architect named Meneer Chrome who has been hired by a wealthy metalworker to create an ...more

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Cesar Romero, Doris Roberts, John Spencer

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Louis Gossett, Jr., Glynn Turman J. D.'s Revenge is a blaxploitation horror film released in 1976. It starred Glynn Turman and Lou Gossett. The main character becomes an unwilling host for the restless spirit of J.D. Walker, a ...more

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Karoline Herfurth, Stefan Kurt, Anna Maria Mühe Big Girls Don't Cry is a 2002 film. It is written and directed by Maria von Heland.

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Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek A Home at the End of the World is a 2004 drama film directed by Michael Mayer. The screenplay by Michael Cunningham was adapted from his 1990 novel of the same title.

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David Hemmings, Tom Bell, Tony Beckley The Long Day's Dying is a 1968 war film directed by Peter Collinson and starring David Hemmings. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin The Beguiled is a 1971 American drama film directed by Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. The script was written by Albert Maltz and is based on the 1966 Southern Gothic ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Pat Conroy; the film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's ...more

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Ray Liotta, Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner The Lonely Lady is a 1983 American film, which was directed by Peter Sasdy and adapted for the screen by Ellen Shepard, who worked from the novel written by Harold Robbins. The original music ...more

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Mads Mikkelsen, Shirley Henderson, Jamie Sives Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself is a Danish-Scottish film from 2002. Harbour and his suicidal brother inherit their father's second-hand bookshop in their native Glasgow. Their lives become ...more

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Brooke Shields, Sherilyn Fenn, Joe Pantoliano Backstreet Dreams is a 1990 drama movie starring Brooke Shields, Jason O'Malley, Sherilyn Fenn and Anthony Franciosa. It was directed by Rupert Hitzig and Jason O'Malley.

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Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis, Anatole Taubman Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a 2009 French film directed by Jan Kounen. It was chosen as the Closing Film of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and was shown on 24 May 2009. Coco Chanel ...more

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Kim Novak, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Finch The Legend of Lylah Clare is a 1968 American drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Aldrich. The film stars Peter Finch, Kim Novak, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Murphy, ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley, Denis Leary, Alex Borstein Dawg is 2002 dramedy film directed by Victoria Hochberg. It stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley, in their second film together. Steffani Brass was nominated for Young Artist Award for her ...more

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Rebecca Romijn, Sissy Spacek, Dave Matthews Lake City is a 2008 American drama film directed by Perry Moore and Hunter Hill and stars Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity and Dave Matthews.