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The Best Romance Movies Rated R

Updated July 13, 2020 13.5k votes 2.1k voters 415.9k views162 items

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List of R-Rated romance movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated romance movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated romance movie of all time is. Be sure to take a look at which of your favorite romance movies are currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and which of the best movies of all time are streaming on Netflix

There's a lot of overlap between R-Rated romance movies and stuff like What Men Want and Wedding Crashers. Love Actually is actually a really great example of a full romantic R-Rated movie because it uses tasteful, non-distracting nudity and pairs it with a fun, romantic plot. If you see these on HBO, lots of these will just be very good movies that are rated MA. 

Anyway, this list of popular R-Rated romance 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 romance 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 romance films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated romance Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for. List of movies ranges from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to The 40-Year-Old Virgin. If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated romance movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated love story movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new romance movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services, there are thousands of great romance movies rated R, so get out there and start watching. Re-rank this list as your own so that it fit your opinions, the share it with your friends, to find out how they would rank it via votes.

 

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  • 1
    Pretty Woman
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    142

    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • 2
    Love Actually
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    103

    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

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  • 3
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    199
    81

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

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  • 4
    When Harry Met Sally...
    211
    102

    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 5
    Good Will Hunting
    163
    81

    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

    Released1997

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • 6
    The Sweetest Thing
    122
    34

    The Sweetest Thing

    Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate

    Released2002

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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  • 7
    Indecent Proposal
    219
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    Indecent Proposal

    Demi Moore, Robert Redford

    Released1993

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • 8
    Wedding Crashers
    172
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    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

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  • 9
    Bridesmaids
    154
    85

    Bridesmaids

    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byPaul Feig

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  • 10
    Cocktail
    125
    38

    Cocktail

    Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1988

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 11
    There's Something About Mary
    179
    114

    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • 12
    Unfaithful
    163
    94

    Unfaithful

    Diane Lane, Richard Gere

    Released2002

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • 13
    Cruel Intentions
    138
    73

    Cruel Intentions

    Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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  • 14
    Legends of the Fall
    112
    60

    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1994

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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  • 15
    Mallrats
    120
    37

    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • 16
    Jerry Maguire
    123
    69

    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu

    Released1996

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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  • 17
    American Pie
    129
    75

    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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  • 18
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    109
    60

    An Officer and a Gentleman

    Richard Gere, Debra Winger

    Released1982

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

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  • 19
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    102
    51

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • 20
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin
    131
    78

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings

    Released2005

    Directed byJudd Apatow

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  • 21
    Saturday Night Fever
    101
    35

    Saturday Night Fever

    John Travolta, Fran Drescher

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • 22
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    113
    66

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2008

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

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  • 23
    The Last of the Mohicans
    75
    35

    The Last of the Mohicans

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe

    Released1992

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • 24
    Muriel's Wedding
    86
    24

    Muriel's Wedding

    Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths

    Released1994

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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  • 25
    Brokeback Mountain
    113
    63

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

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