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

Examples of movies on this list: Munich, The Constant Gardener and many more.

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Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg have both directed a R Political thriller film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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Absolute Power Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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No Way Out Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

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The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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The Lives of Others Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy

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The Parallax View Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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Courage Under Fire Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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Gorky Park William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Political Thriller Movies
slaft added The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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Hoffa Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton

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Murder at 1600 Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda

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The Quiet American Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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The Boys from Brazil Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg

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The International Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw

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Mercury Rising Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Kim Dickens

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Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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The Osterman Weekend John Hurt, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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The Russia House Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider

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Salvador James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

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The Package Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier

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Michael Collins Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

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Red Corner Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford

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The Art of War Donald Sutherland, Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer

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duron.mauricio added Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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The Pentagon Papers Paul Giamatti, James Spader, Claire Forlani

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Witness to a Kill Eva Habermann, Gary Daniels, Gideon Emery

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Proof of Life Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse

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Unthinkable Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen

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Winter Kills Elizabeth Taylor, Jeff Bridges, Eli Wallach

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Full Disclosure Christopher Plummer, Virginia Madsen, Penelope Ann Miller

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The Shooter Dolph Lundren, John Ashton, Simón Andreu

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Nothing but the Truth Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Vera Farmiga

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A Dry White Season Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland

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Five Fingers Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres

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Who Dares Wins Richard Widmark, Judy Davis, Edward Woodward

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The Statement Tilda Swinton, Michael Caine, Charlotte Rampling

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Apartment Zero Colin Firth, Liz Smith, Dora Bryan

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Four Days in September Alan Arkin, Fisher Stevens, Fernanda Montenegro

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The Next Man Sean Connery, Lance Henriksen, Adolfo Celi