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The Best R-Rated Superhero Movies

Updated August 19, 2020 27.3k votes 3.3k voters 96.1k views50 items

List RulesR-rated superhero movies only, nothing PG-13!

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

Examples of movies on this list include Blade and Kick-Ass.

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

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

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You can also find Blade on our list of superhero horror movies.

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    Deadpool

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

    Released2016

    Directed byTim MIller

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    Booboo Stewart, Leo Howard

    Released2010

    Directed byKyle Lawrence

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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

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    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1998

    Directed byStephen Norrington

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    The Crow

    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee

    Released1994

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    Watchmen

    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    Kick-Ass

    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2010

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    Wanted

    Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman

    Released2008

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    RoboCop

    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller

    Released1987

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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    Spawn

    Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo

    Released1997

    Directed byMark A.Z. Dippé

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    Highlander

    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

    Released1986

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba

    Released2014

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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    Kick-Ass 2

    Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2013

    Directed byJeff Wadlow

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    The Punisher

    Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett

    Released1989

    Directed byMark Goldblatt

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    Blade: Trinity

    Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid S. Goyer

    Blade: Trinity is a 2004 American vampire superhero action film written, produced and directed by David S. Goyer who also wrote the screenplays to Blade and Blade II, and also produced by and...  more

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    Punisher: War Zone

    Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson

    Released2008

    Directed byLexi Alexander

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    RoboCop 2

    Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

    Released1990

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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    Darkman

    Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    The Toxic Avenger: Part 2

    Ron Fazio, John Altamura

    Released1989

    Directed byLloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz

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    Judge Dredd

    Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane

    Released1995

    Directed byDanny Cannon

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