Total Nerd 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.

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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 Deadpool 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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300 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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Kick-Ass 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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Blade 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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AshtonLauren added V for Vendetta 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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Watchmen 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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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Superhero Movies
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir crime thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. ...more

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The Crow 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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Kaan Ayhan Şenol added Logan Booboo Stewart, Leo Howard, Charles Heuvelman Logan is a 2010 film directed by Kyle Lawrence and Caleb Doyle by Real Bean Entertainment.

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Blade II 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
matthewjnord added Dredd Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby 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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RoboCop Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons Sergeant Warren Reed is a fictional character from the film series RoboCop, RoboCop 2, RoboCop 3.

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The Punisher 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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Spawn 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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Wanted 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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Highlander 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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Kick-Ass 2 Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 action comedy film written and directed by Jeff Wadlow.

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The Punisher 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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Blade: Trinity 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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Punisher: War Zone Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West Punisher: War Zone is a 2008 comic book action film featuring the Marvel Comics character The Punisher, directed by Lexi Alexander. The film is a reboot that follows the original telling of ...more

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RoboCop 2 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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Darkman Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell Darkman is a 1990 American superhero action film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It is based on a short story Raimi wrote that paid homage to Universal's horror films of the 1930s. The ...more

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Judge Dredd 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

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Deadpool 2 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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The Toxic Avenger Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen, R. L. Ryan The Toxic Avenger is a 1984 American superhero film released by Troma Entertainment, known for producing low budget B-movies with campy concepts. Virtually ignored upon its first release, The ...more

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Super Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon Super is a 2010 American superhero dark comedy-drama film written and directed by James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion. The film premiered at ...more

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The Crow: City of Angels Iggy Pop, Mia Kirshner, Thomas Jane The Crow: City of Angels is a 1996 American supernatural action film directed by Tim Pope. It is a sequel to the 1994 cult film The Crow.

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Highlander: The Source Adrian Paul, Jim Byrnes, Peter Wingfield Highlander: The Source is the fifth and final installment of the Highlander film series, directed by Brett Leonard, and was intended to be the first film of a planned trilogy on SciFi Channel ...more

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Black Mask Jet Li, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action film starring Jet Li, Lau Ching-Wan, Karen Mok and Anthony Wong. It was directed by Daniel Lee and produced by Tsui Hark and his production company Film ...more

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Guyver: Dark Hero Christopher Michael, Kathy Christopherson, David Hayter Guyver: Dark Hero is a 1994 American science fiction action film based on the manga and anime, Bio Booster Armor Guyver. It is a sequel to the 1991 film, The Guyver. Written by Nathan Long and ...more

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The Toxic Avenger: Part 2 Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere The Toxic Avenger Part II is a 1989 comedy horror film released by Troma Entertainment. It was directed by Lloyd Kaufman and features The Toxic Avenger in an adventure to Japan to meet his ...more

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Barb Wire Pamela Anderson, Clint Howard, Tommy Lister Barb Wire is a 1996 American action-science fiction film based on the Dark Horse comic book series of the same name. Brad Wyman produced, and David Hogan directed. Barb Wire stars Pamela ...more

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The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Danny Trejo The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a 2009 adult animated exploitation musical horror action comedy film based on the comic book series created by Rob Zombie. It follows the character of El ...more

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Defendor Kat Dennings, Woody Harrelson, Sandra Oh Defendor is a 2009 Canadian superhero comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Stebbings, and starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas and Sandra Oh. The story tells of an ...more

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Darkman 3: Die Darkman Die Arnold Vosloo, Roxann Dawson, Jeff Fahey Darkman III: Die Darkman Die is an American superhero action film. It is the second sequel to Sam Raimi's Darkman, and was released direct-to-video in 1996. Like the second film, it was directed ...more

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SpiderBabe Erin Brown, Michael R. Thomas, Julian Wells SpiderBabe is a 2003 American made for cable erotic film. It is loosely based on the character Spider-Man created by Stan Lee and published by Marvel Comics. The film was written by John Fedele ...more

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The Hebrew Hammer Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Rachel Dratch When the evil son of Santa goes on a mission to eradicate Hanukkah, Jewish detective Mordechai Carver (Adam Goldberg) teams up with the Kwanzaa Liberation Front to put a stop to the naughty ...more

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Tales of the Black Freighter 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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Man-Thing Rachael Taylor, Alex O'Loughlin, Imogen Bailey Man-Thing is a 2005 American superhero horror film, directed by Brett Leonard and featuring the Marvel Comics creature created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway. The plot is based ...more

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The Specials Jenna Fischer, Melissa Joan Hart, Rob Lowe The Specials is a 2000 American comedy film about a group of ordinary superheroes on their day off. According to the film, the Specials are the sixth or seventh most popular group of superheroes ...more

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Black Scorpion Joan Severance, Garrett Morris, Casey Siemaszko Black Scorpion is a 1995 comedy-action film starring Joan Severance as the eponymous costumed crime fighter. Roger Corman was the executive producer, and it was originally released on the ...more

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Black Mask 2: City of Masks Rob Van Dam, Traci Lords, Tyler Mane Black Mask 2: City of Masks is a 2002 Hong Kong action film directed by Tsui Hark. Andy On took over the role of Black Mask when original actor Jet Li opted not to return. The film also starred ...more

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The Heroic Trio Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui The Heroic Trio is a 1992 Hong Kong action film directed by Johnny To, starring Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, and Anita Mui as the titular trio. Other cast include Damian Lau, Anthony Wong ...more

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Sting of the Black Scorpion Scott Valentine, Michelle Lintel

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Black Scorpion II: Aftershock Laura Harring, Joan Severance, Garrett Morris Black Scorpion II: Aftershock, also known as Black Scorpion II: Ground Zero, is a 1997 comedy-action film starring Joan Severance as a crime fighting superhero. Roger Corman was the executive ...more