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The Best R-Rated 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.

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  • 1
    The Professional
    48
    8

    The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman

    Released1994

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 2
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    50
    22

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed bySergio Leone

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    For a Few Dollars More
    44
    17

    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1965

    Directed bySergio Leone

    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Y Tu Mamá También
    47
    21

    Y Tu Mamá También

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

    Released2002

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Y Tu Mamá También is a 2002 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The Motorcycle Diaries
    39
    20

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro

    Released2004

    Directed byWalter Salles

    The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    28
    15

    Letters from Iwo Jima

    Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley

    Released2006

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Letters from Iwo Jima is a 2006 Japanese-American film directed and co-produced by Clint... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    REC
    32
    19

    REC

    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet

    Released2007

    Directed byPaco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró

    REC is a 2007 Spanish horror film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Once
    32
    20

    Once

    Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Carney

    Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Mad Max 2
    29
    17

    Mad Max 2

    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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  • 10
    Femme Fatale
    19
    5

    Femme Fatale

    Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas

    Released2002

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Femme Fatale is a 2002 French erotic thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Caché
    25
    13

    Caché

    Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Haneke

    Caché, titled Hidden in the UK and Ireland, is a 2005 French-language thriller written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    All About My Mother
    28
    17

    All About My Mother

    Penélope Cruz, Fernando Fernan Gomez

    Released1999

    Directed byPedro Almodóvar

    All About My Mother is a 1999 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Nikita
    30
    21

    Nikita

    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau

    Released1990

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 14
    Monsoon Wedding
    24
    14

    Monsoon Wedding

    Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

    Released2001

    Directed byMira Nair

    Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Stealing Beauty
    21
    10

    Stealing Beauty

    Rachel Weisz, Liv Tyler

    Released1996

    Directed byBernardo Bertolucci

    Stealing Beauty is a 1996 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Liv Tyler,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Legend of Drunken Master
    20
    10

    The Legend of Drunken Master

    Jackie Chan, Andy Lau

    Released1994

    Directed byJackie Chan, Lau Kar-leung

    Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    The Crime of Father Amaro
    20
    10

    The Crime of Father Amaro

    Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón

    Released2002

    Directed byCarlos Carrera

    The Crime of Father Amaro, sometimes The Crime of Padre Amaro, is a 2002 film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Mad Max
    25
    16

    Mad Max

    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Cronos
    22
    15

    Cronos

    Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro

    Released1993

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Cronos is a 1993 Mexican vampire horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    13 Assassins
    22
    14

    13 Assassins

    Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho

    Released2010

    Directed byTakashi Miike

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  • 21
    Daybreakers
    22
    15

    Daybreakers

    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Spierig, Peter Spierig

    Daybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Romper Stomper
    17
    8

    Romper Stomper

    Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie

    Released1992

    Directed byGeoffrey Wright

    Romper Stomper is a 1992 Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Ran
    26
    21

    Ran

    Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima

    Released1985

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

    Ran is a 1985 Japanese-French jidaigeki epic film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa.... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Three Colors: Red
    28
    23

    Three Colors: Red

    Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy

    Released1994

    Directed byKrzysztof Kieślowski

    Three Colors: Red is a 1994 film co-written, produced, and directed by Polish filmmaker... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Biutiful
    18
    10

    Biutiful

    Javier Bardem, Sophie Evans

    Released2010

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    Biutiful is a 2010 Mexican-Spanish drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Uxbal... more on Wikipedia