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.

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  • The Station Agent
    Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Tom McCarthy
  • Prick Up Your Ears
    Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • About Schmidt
    Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Alexander Payne
  • Defendor
    Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Peter Stebbings
  • Volver
    Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Chus Lampreave
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • The World According to Garp
    Robin Williams, Glenn Close, Mary Beth Hurt
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: George Roy Hill
  • S.O.B.
    Julie Andrews, William Holden, Richard Mulligan
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
  • One Last Thing...
    Cynthia Nixon, Michael Angarano, Sunny Mabrey
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Alex Steyermark
  • Margot at the Wedding
    Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Noah Baumbach
  • Factotum
    Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Bent Hamer
  • Breakfast of Champions
    Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, Owen Wilson
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Alan Rudolph
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists
    Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Alan Rudolph
  • The Event
    Parker Posey, Olympia Dukakis, Don McKellar
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Thom Fitzgerald
  • The Medicine Show
    Jonathan Silverman, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Kari Wuhrer
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Wendell Morris
  • Some Kind of Hero
    Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Michael Pressman