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

List movies include Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas and many more.

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Among those that have directed a Thriller R movie are Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone.

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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Run Lola Run is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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Unfaithful Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan

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Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Thriller Movies
True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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Death Wish Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest

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The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga