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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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Among those that have directed a R Musical Drama movie are Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone.

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Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Released: 1980

Directed by: John Landis

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John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Badham

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Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

Released: 1983

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

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Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

Released: 1984

Directed by: Albert Magnoli

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Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bob Fosse

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Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Meg Tilly

Released: 1980

Directed by: Alan Parker

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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alex Cox

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Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2002

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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Released: 2001

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Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 1976

Directed by: Frank Pierson

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly

Released: 1989

Directed by: Steve Kloves

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Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

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Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

Released: 2000

Directed by: Lars von Trier

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Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Frances McDormand

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko

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Released: 1992

Directed by: Mick Jackson

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Released: 2006

Directed by: John Carney

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Darnell Martin

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Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton

Released: 1979

Directed by: Mark Rydell