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

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George Clooney and Robert De Niro have both directed a Period piece R film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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The King's Speech Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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Enemy at the Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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Legends of the Fall Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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There Will Be Blood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
There Will Be Blood Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano

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True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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The Piano Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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Rob Roy Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

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Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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Casualties of War Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

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Tom Islava added Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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Billy Elliot Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell

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The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

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Shakespeare in Love Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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Gosford Park Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith

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The People vs. Larry Flynt Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

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The Last Picture Show Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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The Doors Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

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The Last King of Scotland Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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Girl, Interrupted Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne

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Open Range Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Period Piece Movies
Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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Sleepers Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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

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Elizabeth Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

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Barton Fink John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

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Titus Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Gods and Monsters Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

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The Talented Mr. Ripley Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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Diner Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin

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From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane