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The Best R-Rated Sports Movies 

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

This list features movies like Raging Bull and Caddyshack.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated sports movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated sports movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new sports movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great sports movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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Jack Nicholson and Woody Allen have both directed a Sports R film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

Released: 1989

Directed by: David S. Ward

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Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
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Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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#643 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #178 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #152 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 1996

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

Released: 1974

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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#384 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #93 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #18 of 182 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx

Released: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

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Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: David O. Russell

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Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2001

Directed by: Michael Mann

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Ali Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brian Robbins

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Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1986

Directed by: Peter Markle

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#1,094 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #429 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #97 of 182 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Sports Movies
Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1986

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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#214 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #80 of 182 The Best Sports Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Scott Kalvert

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Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Released: 1983

Directed by: Michael Chapman

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#351 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #91 of 182 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made #23 of 58 The Best Football Movies Ever

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Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kent Alterman

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Halle Berry, James Caan, Kristy Swanson

Released: 1993

Directed by: David S. Ward

More The Program 

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