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The Best R-Rated Musical Drama Movies

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

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  • 1
    Almost Famous
    127
    14

    Almost Famous

    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson

    Released2000

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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  • 2
    The Blues Brothers
    75
    8

    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 3
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    57
    29

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

    Released1971

    Directed byMel Stuart

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  • 4
    Pink Floyd – The Wall
    64
    36

    Pink Floyd – The Wall

    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof

    Released1982

    Directed byAlan Parker

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  • 5
    Flashdance
    66
    42

    Flashdance

    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving

    Released1983

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

  • 6
    All That Jazz
    53
    30

    All That Jazz

    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow

    Released1979

    Directed byBob Fosse

  • 7
    Fame
    56
    36

    Fame

    Debbie Allen, Irene Cara

    Released1980

    Directed byAlan Parker

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  • 8
    Hustle & Flow
    26
    11

    Hustle & Flow

    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Brewer

  • 9
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    36
    23

    Mr. Holland's Opus

    Alicia Witt, William H. Macy

    Released1995

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  • 10
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

  • 11
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    47
    39

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2007

    Directed byTim Burton

  • 12
    Sid and Nancy
    40
    31

    Sid and Nancy

    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman

    Released1986

    Directed byAlex Cox

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  • 13
    Rock Star
    35
    27

    Rock Star

    Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2001

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  • 14
    8 Mile
    49
    45

    8 Mile

    Eminem, Kim Basinger

    Released2002

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • 15
    School Daze
    22
    11

    School Daze

    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1988

    Directed bySpike Lee

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  • 16
    A Star Is Born
    41
    36

    A Star Is Born

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey

    Released1976

    Directed byFrank Pierson

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  • 17
    For Colored Girls
    18
    7

    For Colored Girls

    Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington

    Released2010

    Directed byTyler Perry

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  • 18
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
    30
    24

    The Fabulous Baker Boys

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges

    Released1989

    Directed bySteve Kloves

  • 19
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    34
    30

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Cameron Mitchell

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  • 20
    Nashville
    16
    7

    Nashville

    Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Altman

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  • 21
    Little Voice
    16
    8

    Little Voice

    Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine

    Released1998

    Directed byMark Herman

  • 22
    Streets of Fire
    15
    6

    Streets of Fire

    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane

    Released1984

    Directed byWalter Hill

  • 23
    Bird
    16
    7

    Bird

    Forest Whitaker, Keith David

    Released1988

    Directed byClint Eastwood

  • 24
    I'm Not There
    18
    10

    I'm Not There

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

    Released2007

    Directed byTodd Haynes

  • 25
    Once
    26
    22

    Once

    Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Carney