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The Best R-Rated Superhero Movies  

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List Rules R-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.

What kind of directors have worked on R Superhero movies in the past? Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez both have, as have other great directors.

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GibsonHonic added Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more
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Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey
300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more
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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Superhero Movies
Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke
Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much ...more
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AshtonLauren added Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving
V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more
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Logan is a 2010 film directed by Kyle Lawrence and Caleb Doyle by Real Bean Entertainment.
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Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca
Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who ...more
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Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup
Watchmen is a 2009 American neo-noir superhero film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick ...more
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Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd
The Crow is a 1994 American fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Based on James ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords
Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman
Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more
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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Superhero Movies
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Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character ...more
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Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons
RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop ...more
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John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash
The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John ...more
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Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy
Wanted is a 2008 action film which is very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars James McAvoy, Morgan ...more
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Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke
Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural superhero film loosely based on the comic book of the same name, by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics. Directed and co-written by Mark A.Z. ...more
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Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes
Highlander is a 1986 British-American cult fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne ...more
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Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca
This film is a 2013 action comedy film written and directed by Jeff Wadlow.
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Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett, Jr.
The Punisher is a 1989 Australian-American action film directed by Mark Goldblatt and starring Dolph Lundgren. It is based on the Marvel Comics' character of the same name. The film changes many ...more
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Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H
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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Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson
This film is a 2014 American neo-noir action film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on the book by Miller. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few ...more
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Criostal Cailín-Damhsa added Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop
Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Rachel Talalay, loosely based on Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett's comic series of the same name, which originated in ...more
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Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West
This film is a 2008 comic book action film featuring the Marvel Comics character The Punisher, directed by Lexi Alexander. It is the third feature film adaptation of The Punisher and is the ...more
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Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons, Nancy Allen
RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American cyberpunk action film directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. Set in the near ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones
Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is ...more