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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.

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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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#22 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #12 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Shelton

More Bull Durham 

#188 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #225 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

Released: 1989

Directed by: David S. Ward

More Major League 

#283 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #81 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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

More Slap Shot 

#831 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #149 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #214 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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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#57 of 67 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In February 2020 #361 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

More Kingpin 

#194 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #100 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

Released: 1974

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ron Shelton

More Tin Cup 

#485 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #613 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #178 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

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Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

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#72 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made #13 of 44 The Best Russell Crowe Movies

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Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx

Released: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Stone

More Any Given Sunday 

#199 of 265 The Best Ensemble Movies #42 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made #44 of 52 The 30+ Greatest Sports Drama Movies of All Time

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Ali Larter, Paul Walker, Amy Smart

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brian Robbins

More Varsity Blues 

#1,245 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #532 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1986

Directed by: Peter Markle

More Youngblood 

#466 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #17 of 26 The Best Brat Pack Movies

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Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2001

Directed by: Michael Mann

More Ali 

#96 of 236 The Best Movies Based on True Stories #10 of 27 The Greatest African American Biopics

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Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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#806 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #160 of 173 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals

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Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1991

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

More Point Break 

#225 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #87 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remade Things About Point Break That Are Too Weird Not To Address

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Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: David O. Russell

More The Fighter 

#195 of 243 Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck #34 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Norman Jewison

More The Hurricane 

#59 of 722 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #93 of 236 The Best Movies Based on True Storieslisted 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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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 20 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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#14 of 37 The Best Martin Scorsese Movies #81 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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

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Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Released: 1983

Directed by: Michael Chapman

More All the Right Moves 

#32 of 42 The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies #23 of 58 The Best Football Movies Ever

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Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1977

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Spike Lee

More He Got Game 

#72 of 722 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #79 of 179 The Best Sports Movies Ever Madelisted on Movies Set in Brooklyn