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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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Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats Pan's Labyrinth, originally known in Spanish as El laberinto del fauno, is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and ...more

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For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also ...more

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The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action crime thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the film ...more

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated World Cinema Movies
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in the title roles respectively. ...more

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated World Cinema Movies
Oldboy Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-su Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. ...more

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Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht Das Boot is a 1981 German epic war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus ...more

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The Motorcycle Diaries Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Nidia Bermejo The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist ...more

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Once Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Darren Healy Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. ...more

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Y Tu Mamá También Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú Y Tu Mamá También is a 2001 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 ...more

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Downfall Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann Downfall is a 2004 German war film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's reign over Nazi Germany in 1945. The film is written and produced by Bernd ...more

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Caché Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot, Daniel Auteuil Caché, titled Hidden in the UK and Ireland, is a 2005 French-language thriller written and directed by Michael Haneke. The film stars Daniel Auteuil as Georges and Juliette Binoche as his

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Swimming Pool Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier Swimming Pool is a 2003 French-British thriller film directed by François Ozon and starring Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier. The plot focuses on a British crime novelist, Sarah ...more

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Letters from Iwo Jima Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya Letters from Iwo Jima is a 2006 Japanese-American war film directed and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. The film portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from ...more

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All About My Mother Penélope Cruz, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Antonia San Juan All About My Mother is a 1999 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film deals with complex issues such as AIDS, homosexuality, transsexualism, faith, and ...more

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Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells Mad Max 2 is a 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller. The film is the second installment in the Mad Max film series, with Mel Gibson starring as Max Rockatansky. ...more

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REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez REC is a 2007 Spanish horror film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. The film was shot in Barcelona, Spain and the title is an abbreviation of the word ...more

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Nikita Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud Nikita, also called La Femme Nikita, is a 1990 Franco-Italian action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Nikita is a teen who robs a pharmacy and murders a policeman. She is ...more

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Heavenly Creatures Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme murder case in ...more

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Stealing Beauty Rachel Weisz, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons Stealing Beauty is a 1996 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Liv Tyler, Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, and Rachel Weisz. Written by Bertolucci and Susan ...more

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Monsoon Wedding Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mira Nair Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which depicts romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. Writer Sabrina ...more

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The Legend of Drunken Master Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. It was Chan's first traditional style martial arts ...more

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The Crime of Father Amaro Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz The Crime of Father Amaro, sometimes The Crime of Padre Amaro, is a 2002 film directed by Carlos Carrera. It is very loosely based on the novel O Crime do Padre Amaro by 19th-century Portuguese ...more

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Volver 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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Cronos Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook Cronos is a 1993 Mexican vampire horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring veteran Argentinean actor Federico Luppi and American actor Ron Perlman. Cronos is del Toro's ...more

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Daybreakers Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill Daybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Australian filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig. The film takes place in a futuristic world overrun by vampires. A ...more

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13 Assassins Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki 13 Assassins is a 2010 Japanese jidaigeki film directed by Takashi Miike. The screenplay was written by Daisuke Tengan. The film is a remake of Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 black-and-white Japanese film ...more

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Paris, je t'aime Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 anthology film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities. The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements. The ...more

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Biutiful Javier Bardem, Sophie Evans, Dunia Montenegro Biutiful is a 2010 Mexican-Spanish drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Javier Bardem. It is González Iñárritu's first ...more

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Ip Man Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more

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Three Colors: Red Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irène Jacob Three Colors: Red is a 1994 film co-written, produced, and directed by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski. It is the final film of The Three Colors Trilogy, which examines the French ...more

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Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh Let the Right One In is a 2008 film directed by Tomas Alfredson.

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Ran Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu Ran is a 1985 Japanese-French jidaigeki epic film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an aging Sengoku-era warlord who decides to ...more

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by Byron Kennedy and starring Mel Gibson. James McCausland and Miller wrote the screenplay from a story by ...more

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El Mariachi Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo El Mariachi is a 1992 American action film and the first installment in the saga that came to be known as Robert Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy. It marked the debut of Rodriguez as writer and ...more

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Femme Fatale Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, John Stamos Femme Fatale is a 2002 French erotic thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Rebecca Romijn and Antonio Banderas. It was screened out of competition at the 2002 Cannes ...more

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Romper Stomper Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Wyllie Romper Stomper is a 1992 Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The film stars Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie and Tony Lee. The film tells the story ...more

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Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip Rumble in the Bronx, is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and Anita Mui. Released in Hong Kong in 1995, Rumble in the Bronx had a successful theater run, and ...more

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Heart of Dragon Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-ying Heart of Dragon is a 1985 Hong Kong martial arts action drama film directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jackie Chan, Emily Chu and Mang Hoi. It also ...more

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The Street Fighter Sonny Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Tony Cetera The Street Fighter, literally Clash, Killer Fist!, is a Japanese martial arts film released in 1974 and produced by Toei Company Ltd. It was released in the US by New Line Cinema and became one ...more

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The Devil's Backbone Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi The Devil's Backbone is a 2001 Spanish-Mexican gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and written by del Toro, Antonio Trashorras and David Muñoz. It was independently ...more

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Italian for Beginners Jesper Christensen, Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen Italian for Beginners is a 2000 Danish romantic comedy film written and directed by Lone Scherfig. The film stars Anders W. Berthelsen, Lars Kaalund and Peter Gantzler. The film was made by the ...more

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The Girl Who Played with Fire Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre The Girl Who Played with Fire is a 2009 Swedish thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson, and the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is based on the best-selling novel of the same ...more

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Talk to Her Paz Vega, Geraldine Chaplin, Elena Anaya Talk to Her is a 2002 Spanish drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin, and Rosario ...more

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated World Cinema Movies
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Michel Serrault Get Out Your Handkerchiefs is a 1978 French romantic comedy film directed by Bertrand Blier. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.

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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama Ju-on: The Grudge is a 2002 Japanese horror film written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. This film is the third installment in the Ju-on series and the first film to be theatrically released. ...more

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That Obscure Object of Desire Carole Bouquet, Michel Piccoli, Fernando Rey That Obscure Object of Desire, released in 1977, was the final film directed by Luis Buñuel. Set in Spain and France against the backdrop of a terrorist insurgency, the film tells the ...more

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The Baader Meinhof Complex Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Nadja Uhl The Baader Meinhof Complex is a 2008 German film by Uli Edel. Written and produced by Bernd Eichinger, it stars Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, and Johanna Wokalek. The film is based on the ...more

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Once Upon a Time in China II Jet Li, Donnie Yen, David Chiang Once Upon a Time in China II is a 1992 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li returning as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung. It is the second film and ...more

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Amarcord Ciccio Ingrassia, Magali Noël, Pupella Maggio Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of ...more

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Chocolate JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Phongphat Wachirabanjong Chocolate, also known as Zen, Warrior Within, is a 2008 Thai martial arts film starring Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda in her debut film performance. It is directed by Prachya Pinkaew, ...more