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The Best R-Rated Melodrama Movies  

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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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Georgia Rule
Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Melodrama Movies
Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

Released: 1988

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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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Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1999

Directed by: James Mangold

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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Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter

Released: 1996

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

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Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

Released: 2000

Directed by: Lars von Trier

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

Released: 1999

Directed by: Roger Kumble

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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Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jeff Pollack

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Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy

Released: 2003

Directed by: Alan Parker

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Karoline Herfurth, Stefan Kurt, Anna Maria Mühe

Released: 2002

Directed by: Maria von Heland

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Hanna Schygulla, Ivan Desny, Klaus Löwitsch

Released: 1979

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Tilda Swinton, Josh Lucas, Goran Višnjić

Released: 2001

Directed by: Scott McGehee, David Siegel

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James Woods, Sean Young, Steven Hill

Released: 1988

Directed by: Harold Becker

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Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Colm Meaney

Released: 1990

Directed by: Alan Parker

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Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard E. Grant

Released: 1997

Directed by: Philippe Rousselot

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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Rebecca Romijn, Sissy Spacek, Dave Matthews

Released: 2008

Directed by: Perry Moore, Hunter Hill

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Cesar Romero, Doris Roberts, John Spencer

Released: 1990

Directed by: Deborah Del Prete

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Mia Kirshner, Brian Dennehy, Judd Hirsch

Released: 1999

Directed by: Aleksandr Buravsky

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Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michael Mayer

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Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ray Lawrence

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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Louis Gossett, Jr., Glynn Turman

Released: 1976

Directed by: Arthur Marks

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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John Travolta, Lily Tomlin, James Luisi

Released: 1978

Directed by: Jane Wagner, Jane C. Wagner

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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David Hemmings, Tom Bell, Tony Beckley

Released: 1968

Directed by: Peter Collinson

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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Debbie Harry, Mark Ruffalo, Alfred Molina

Released: 2003

Directed by: Isabel Coixet

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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Paz Vega, Geraldine Chaplin, Elena Anaya

Released: 2002

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

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Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons

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