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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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  • 1

    About Schmidt

    Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates


    Directed byAlexander Payne

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  • 2

    Prick Up Your Ears

    Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina


    Directed byStephen Frears

    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 John...  more

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  • 3


    Kat Dennings, Woody Harrelson


    Directed byPeter Stebbings

    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
  • 4

    The World According to Garp

    Robin Williams, Glenn Close


    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    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 Irving,...  more

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  • 5

    The Station Agent

    Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage


    Directed byThomas McCarthy

    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
  • 6


    Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura


    Directed byPedro Almodóvar

    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 Dueñas, Blanca...  more
  • 7


    Julie Andrews, William Holden


    Directed byBlake Edwards

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  • 8

    The Medicine Show

    Kari Wührer, Greg Grunberg


    Directed byWendell Morris

    The Medicine Show is a 2001 comedy/drama/romance film written and directed by Wendell Morris....  more
  • 9

    Breakfast of Champions

    Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte


    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    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 Film...  more
  • 10


    Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon


    Directed byBent Hamer

    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 You...  more
  • 11

    Margot at the Wedding

    Nicole Kidman, Jack Black


    Directed byNoah Baumbach

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  • 12

    One Last Thing...

    Ethan Hawke, Gina Gershon


    Directed byAlex Steyermark

    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 release...  more
  • 13

    Some Kind of Hero

    Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder


    Directed byMichael Pressman

    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
  • 14

    The Event

    Parker Posey, Sarah Polley


    Directed byThom Fitzgerald

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  • 15

    The Secret Lives of Dentists

    Robin Tunney, Denis Leary


    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    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 several...  more