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

This list is made up of a variety of movies, including The Shining and The Usual Suspects.

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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Psycho Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn

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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
Mulholland Drive Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su

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Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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Hot Fuzz Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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Watchmen Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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The Girl Who Played with Fire Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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The Black Dahlia Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank

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The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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Videodrome Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

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Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz

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Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Mystery Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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Devil in a Blue Dress Denzel Washington, Poppy Montgomery, Don Cheadle

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Zodiac Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Atonement Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan