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The Best R-Rated Psychological Thriller Movies

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

Movies on this list include Fight Club and Seven.

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  • 1
    Seven
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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released1995

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Fight Club
    82
    20

    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 3
    Shutter Island
    76
    20

    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Memento
    74
    20

    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Misery
    52
    15

    Misery

    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates

    Released1990

    Directed byRob Reiner

    Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Mystic River
    44
    12

    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • 7
    Lost Highway
    42
    13

    Lost Highway

    Richard Pryor, Gary Busey

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    Lost Highway is a 1997 French-American psychological thriller film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    The Devil's Advocate
    47
    18

    The Devil's Advocate

    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    The Devil's Advocate is a 1997 American mystery thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    The Crying Game
    45
    17

    The Crying Game

    Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent

    Released1992

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    The Crying Game is a 1992 British psychological thriller drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Identity
    38
    10

    Identity

    Amanda Peet, John Cusack

    Released2003

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Identity is a 2003 American psychological thriller film directed by James Mangold from a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Cape Fear
    42
    15

    Cape Fear

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Basic Instinct
    44
    16

    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Game
    44
    16

    The Game

    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Fincher, Pedro Coutinho

    The Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    First Blood
    39
    12

    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Machinist
    45
    19

    The Machinist

    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Anderson

    The Machinist is a 2004 English-language Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Brad... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    American Psycho
    44
    19

    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

    American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    The Dead Zone
    31
    7

    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    In the Mouth of Madness
    33
    9

    In the Mouth of Madness

    Sam Neill, Julie Carmen

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • 19
    Gone Baby Gone
    34
    12

    Gone Baby Gone

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

    Released2007

    Directed byBen Affleck

    Gone Baby Gone is a 2007 American neo-noir mystery thriller film directed by Ben Affleck,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Falling Down
    34
    13

    Falling Down

    Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas

    Released1993

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Falling Down is a 1993 drama film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Ebbe Roe Smith.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 21
    The Butterfly Effect
    38
    17

    The Butterfly Effect

    Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

    Released2004

    Directed byJ. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

    The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American psychological thriller film that was written and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    12 Monkeys
    39
    19

    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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  • 23
    Don't Look Now
    30
    9

    Don't Look Now

    Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie

    Released1973

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

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  • 24
    Silver Bullet
    29
    10

    Silver Bullet

    Gary Busey, Corey Haim

    Released1985

    Directed byDan Attias

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  • 25
    Saw
    42
    25

    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter

    Released2004

    Directed byJames Wan

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