The 110+ Best Rated-R World Cinema Movies

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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Let the Right One In are only the beginning of the movies on this list.

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  • Oldboy
    Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
    28 votes
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
    In Oldboy, a 2003 South Korean neo-noir action thriller, Dae-Su (Choi Min-sik) is an ordinary man who's inexplicably imprisoned for 15 years in a solitary confinement without any clue of his captor or the reason behind his incarceration. On his sudden release, he embarks on an obsessive quest to discover the identity and motives of his tormentor. Directed by Park Chan-wook, this movie won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Known for its violent yet artistic depiction of revenge, it stands as a significant film in contemporary cinema.

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  • Das Boot
    Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht
    21 votes
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
    Das Boot is a 1982 German epic film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann. It has been exhibited both as a theatrical release and as a TV miniseries, and in several different home video versions of various running times. Das Boot is an adaptation of the 1973 German novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim. Set during WWII, the film tells the fictional story of U-96 and its crew.
  • Pan's Labyrinth
    Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero
    29 votes
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
    In the hauntingly beautiful Pan's Labyrinth, a young girl, Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), steps into an eerie yet enchanting world of mythical creatures and perplexing tasks. A backdrop of post-Civil War Spain underpins her journey, as she navigates through Guillermo del Toro's fairytale-like universe to escape her grim reality with her sickly mother (Ariadna Gil) and brutal stepfather (Sergi López). The film, a masterful blend of fantasy and historical drama, won three Oscars and is widely lauded for its captivating visuals and compelling narrative.

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  • Heavenly Creatures
    Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse
    14 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Peter Jackson
    In Heavenly Creatures, a chilling blend of drama and fantasy unfolds. The film centers on two teenage girls, Pauline Parker (Melanie Lynskey) and Juliet Hulme (Kate Winslet), who form an intense bond in 1950s New Zealand. Their shared world, teeming with royal fantasies and mythical creatures, becomes an escape from their mundane lives. However, as their relationship grows, it stirs concern among adults leading to tragic consequences. Directed by Peter Jackson, this film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It's an intriguing exploration of friendship, imagination, and the dark side of human nature.
  • The Professional
    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno
    27 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
    Léon: The Professional, a thrilling crime drama, revolves around Léon (Jean Reno), an Italian hitman residing in New York City. A quiet man with a lethal profession, Léon's solitary life takes a turn when he becomes the reluctant guardian to Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a 12-year-old girl whose family has been brutally murdered by corrupt DEA agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman). As Léon teaches Mathilda his deadly skills to exact her revenge, their relationship deepens into an unconventional bond. Amidst gritty action and poignant moments, the film explores themes of vengeance, morality and redemption. Directed by Luc Besson, this movie is acclaimed for its exceptional performances and gripping narrative.

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  • Y Tu Mamá También
    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú
    24 votes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
    Y Tu Mamá También is a 2002 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by Cuarón and his brother Carlos. The film tells a coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who take a road trip with a woman in her late twenties. It stars Mexican actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal and Spanish actress Maribel Verdú in the leading roles.