The Best R-Rated Short Movies  

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

Examples of movies on this list include 12 Monkeys and District 9.

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Did you know that Darren Aronofsky and Robert Altman have both directed Short Film R movies?

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Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood
District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp, released August 13, 2009. It takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. District 9 is based on Alive in Joburg, a short film ...more
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Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer
12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more
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Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen
Hide and Seek is a 2005 American horror film starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. It was directed by John Polson. The film opened in the United States on January 28, 2005 and was a ...more
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Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain, Cliff DeYoung
Road to Nowhere is a 2010 American romance thriller independent film directed by Monte Hellman, written by Steven Gaydos, and starring Cliff De Young, Waylon Payne, Shannyn Sossamon, Tygh ...more
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Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close
Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that ...more
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Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei
The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. Production began in ...more
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Beau Bridges, Zoie Palmer, Christine Lahti
Out of the Ashes is a made-for-television movie that was released by Showtime. It is a dramatization of the life of Holocaust concentration camp survivor Gisella Perl and is based on her book I ...more
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Gerard Butler, Jared Harris, Cam Clarke
Tales of the Black Freighter is a 2009 animated film directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and Mike Smith, based on the fictional comic book featured in the Watchmen universe. A mariner (Gerard ...more
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Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton
Nick of Time, starring Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton and Courtney Chase, is a 1995 political thriller film. It was directed by John Badham. It is noteworthy for taking place ...more
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Heather Graham, Sandra Oh, Sarah Chalke
Cake is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Nisha Ganatra.
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Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Aria is a 1987 British anthology film produced by Don Boyd from Virgin Group's visual section consisting of ten short films by a variety of directors. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film ...more
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Paul Sorvino
Knock Off is a 1998 American action film directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider. The film was released in the United States on September 4, 1998. The title ...more
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Across the Hall Brittany Murphy, Mike Vogel, Danny Pino
An expanded version of his 2005 short film of the same name, director Alex Merkin's feature-length noir thriller follows the tense stand off between a young man, his best friend, and his ...more
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Hayley Mills
Stricken is a short film (2005) written, directed and produced by Jayce Bartok. Its tagline is: "A quirky, short drama about three very different women who only happen to be related." ...more
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Margo Martindale
The Savages is a 2007 American drama film, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Leslie Nielsen, Vanessa Angel, Patrick Warburton
Camouflage is a 2001 comedy film/action film starring Leslie Nielsen and Lochlyn Munro.
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Fucked Up: The Complete Story Matthew Dieu Allen, Randy A.
Kane finds out that his partner is cheating on him and he doesn't take it too well.
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Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, Nash Edgerton
Spider is a 2007 film directed by Nash Edgerton.
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Full Count Austin Nichols, Augustin Kennady, Kevin Allesee
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Underground Riders: Vol. 1
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Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr
THE ARRANGEMENT a documentary by Nathalie Borgers shows the portraits of several young people sharing a similar background -- they are all descending from Turkish families but have been growing ...more
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Louise Fletcher, Amy Weber, Andrew Keegan
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Lou Rawls, Jay Acovone, Argentina Brunetti
Showdown is the eleventh of seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character Superman.Produced by Famous Studios, the plot focuses on a criminal who impersonates ...more
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Korn: Live on the Other Side Jonathan Davis, David Silveria, Reginald Arvizu
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Cockfight David Holthouse, Doyle Thompson, Manuel Costa
A voyage into the underground world of rooster fighting. The film chronicles the harrowing and hilarious adventures of three wildly different characters. The first, Manuel, is a salty 73-year ...more