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The Best R-Rated Parody Movies 

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Updated February 19, 2020 1.6k votes 132 voters 19.2k views 181 items

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

List movies range from Stripes to Life of Brian.

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Woody Allen and Anthony Hopkins have both directed a Parody R film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods

Released: 2001

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Released: 1979

Directed by: Terry Jones

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Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

Released: 1981

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1983

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

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Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

Released: 1976

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more

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Paul McGann, James Corden, Tiffany Mulheron

Released: 2009

Directed by: Philip Claydon

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Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Chris Jericho (Fozzy)*

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jorma Taccone

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Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

Released: 1987

Directed by: James L. Brooks

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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Donald Sutherland, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Landis

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Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Shue, David Arquette

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

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David Cross, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara

Released: 1997

Directed by: Christopher Guest

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Chris Rock, Jim Brown, Damon Wayans

Released: 1988

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

Released: 1978

Directed by: Joe Dante

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Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman

Released: 1969

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews, Alastair Sim

Released: 1972

Directed by: Peter Medak

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Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Robbins

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John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

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Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt

Released: 1998

Directed by: David Zucker

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Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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