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The Best R-Rated Musical Movies 

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

Examples of movies on this list: This Is Spinal Tap, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and many more.

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

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Did you know that Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen have both directed Musical R movies?

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Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman ...more

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#20 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #115 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Every Song in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ranked by Singability

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Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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#82 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #99 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #53 of 508 The Best Duos of All Time

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George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more

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#455 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #86 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston
This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more

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#318 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #504 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Best Quotes From 'This Is Spinal Tap' Go Up To Eleven

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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim Burton. It is an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning 1979 musical ...more

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#153 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #214 of 799 The Best Horror Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider
All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse's life and ...more

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#66 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #110 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley
Pink Floyd - The Wall is a fulldome production about Pink Floyd’s album The Wall. It was screened at 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival.

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#395 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #25 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songsfeaturing Behind The Scenes Details From Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Movie

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Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors
This film is a 1982 American musical comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Colin Higgins. It is an adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name and stars Dolly Parton and ...more

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#236 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #132 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #165 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film written for the screen and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Based on Mitchell's and Stephen Trask's stage musical Hedwig ...more

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#90 of 205 The Best Movies About Music #35 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicalsfeaturing Every Song in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Ranked by Singability

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Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu
The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone.

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#306 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #341 of 387 The Best Movies to Watch While Stoned

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Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Meg Tilly
Fame is a 1980 American musical film conceived and produced by David De Silva and directed by Alan Parker. Its screenplay is by Christopher Gore, its choreography by Louis Falco and musical ...more

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#70 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #409 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American drama film directed by John Badham. It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a ...more

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#54 of 112 Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection #23 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songslisted on Movies Set in Brooklyn

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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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#271 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #46 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

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Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri
Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It was the first collaboration of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and the presentation of some sequences in ...more

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#62 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #102 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin
Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist ...more

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#190 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #3 of 205 The Best Movies About Musiclisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole
Amadeus - Directors Cut is a 1984 biography drama film written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Milos Forman.

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#188 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #431 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Slaves to the Underground
Marisa Ryan, Bob Neuwirth, James Garver
Slaves to the Underground is a 1997 drama film starring Molly Gross, Jason Bortz, and Marisa Ryan.
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Bryan Adams, Yevgeny Mironov, Julia Vysotskaya
House of Fools is a 2002 Russian film by Andrei Konchalovsky about psychiatric patients and combatants during the First Chechen War. It stars Julia Vysotskaya and Sultan Islamov and features a ...more
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Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke
Sid and Nancy is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox. The film portrays the life of Sid Vicious, and his relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Despite failing to recoup its ...more

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#265 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #31 of 205 The Best Movies About Music #307 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin
Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. In it, Prince makes his film debut, which was developed to showcase ...more

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#42 of 3,627 The Greatest Albums of All-Time #49 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Stan Brakhage
Cannibal! The Musical is a 1993 American independent black comedy musical film directed, written, produced, co-scored by and starring Trey Parker while studying at the University of Colorado at ...more
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Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong
Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, ...more

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Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie
Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is ...more

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#210 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #82 of 591 The Best '70s Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Katharine McPhee, Ali Larter, Steve Vai
Crazy is a 2007 independent feature biographical musical/drama motion picture starring Waylon Payne and Ali Larter. Inspired by the life of Nashville guitarist Hank Garland, the movie was filmed ...more
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Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy
8 Mile is a 2002 American hip-hop biopic film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger. The film ...more

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