Entertainment The Best R-Rated Tragicomedy Movies  

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

About Schmidt and Volver are only the beginning of the movies on this list.

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Alexander Payne and Stephen Frears have both directed a Tragicomedy R film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson
The Station Agent is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy. McCarthy's script about a man who seeks solitude in an abandoned train station in the Newfoundland ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, June Squibb
About Schmidt is a 2002 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne, starring Jack Nicholson in the title role. It is very loosely based on the 1996 novel of the same title by Louis ...more

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Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave
Prick Up Your Ears is a 1987 film, directed by Stephen Frears, about the playwright Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell. The screenplay was written by Alan Bennett, based on the book by ...more

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Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow
The World According to Garp is 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. It is based on the novel of the same title by John ...more

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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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Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas
Volver is a 2006 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Headed by actress Penélope Cruz, the film features an ensemble cast also starring Carmen Maura, Lola ...more

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Julie Andrews, William Holden, Rosanna Arquette
S.O.B. is a 1981 American film comedy written and directed by Blake Edwards. It stars Julie Andrews and Richard Mulligan. Also appearing are Robert Preston, Larry Hagman, Robert Vaughn, Robert ...more

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Robin Tunney, Denis Leary, Hope Davis
The Secret Lives of Dentists is a 2002 drama film directed by Alan Rudolph. The screenplay was written by Craig Lucas, based on the novella The Age of Grief by Jane Smiley. It was screened at ...more

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Ethan Hawke, Gina Gershon, Cynthia Nixon
One Last Thing... is a 2006 comedy-drama film produced by HDNet Films and released by Magnolia Pictures. It was screened at the Toronto Film Festival on September 12, 2005 and had a limited ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Margot at the Wedding is a 2007 tragicomedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film premiered August 31, 2007 at the 34th Telluride Film Festival.

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Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor
Factotum is a 2005 film directed by Bent Hamer, adapted from the novel of the same name by Charles Bukowski. The script also makes use of Bukowski's poems published in What Matters Is How Well ...more

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Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Owen Wilson
Breakfast of Champions is a 1999 American comedy film adapted and directed by Alan Rudolph from the novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. It was entered into the 49th Berlin International ...more

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Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ronny Cox
Some Kind of Hero is a 1982 film starring Richard Pryor as a returning Vietnam War veteran having trouble adjusting to civilian life. Soon he is involved in an organized crime heist. It co-stars ...more

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Parker Posey, Sarah Polley, Jane Leeves
The Event is a 2003 drama film directed by Thom Fitzgerald. It tells the story of Matt Shapiro who has died in Manhattan, resulting in an aborted 9-1-1 call. Attorney Nick DeVivo interviews ...more

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Kari Wührer, Greg Grunberg, Jonathan Silverman
The Medicine Show is a 2001 comedy/drama/romance film written and directed by Wendell Morris.