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The Scariest Sci-Fi Movies Rated R

Updated November 6, 2020 16.5k votes 1.4k voters 53.2k views146 items

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Here is a list of R-Rated sci-fi horror movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated sci-fi horror movies and compares them to one another other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Sci-Fi horror movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated sci-fi horror 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 Sci-Fi horror 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 Sci-Fi horror films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Sci-Fi horror film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

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