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The Best R-Rated Movies That Blew Up At The Box Office

List RulesVote up your favorite R-rated movies that have grossed over $300 million.

Here is a list of the highest-grossing rated R movies of all time. They built up their box office gains from worldwide distribution and it is often difficult for R rated films to make so much money because they are instantly narrowing their audiences simply by being intended for adults. The movies on this list span across all genres, there are dramas like The Passion of the Christ alongside comedies like Pretty Woman. But which of these highest grossing R rated movies is the best?

Vote up the movies that you love regardless of how much they made at the box office. Then check back to see where your selections end up on the list and look for new rated R movies that get added to the list as they break records at the box office like Joker did when it crossed the billion-dollar barrier.

  • 1
    Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro
    34
    9

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Worldwide Gross: $1,018,302,982

    Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise  ...more
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  • 2
    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
    32
    11

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Worldwide Gross: $619,021,436

    In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when  ...more
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  • 3
    Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz
    29
    8

    Released2012

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Worldwide Gross: $425,368,238

    Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the  ...more
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  • 4
    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix
    26
    5

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Worldwide Gross: $460,583,960

    Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher.  ...more
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  • 5
    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin
    35
    17

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Worldwide Gross: $785,046,920

    Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future --  ...more
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  • 6
    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris
    30
    12

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Worldwide Gross: $369,330,363

    Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Set in  ...more
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  • 7
    Tom Hanks, Edward Burns
    25
    11

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Worldwide Gross: $485,035,085

    Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching  ...more
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  • 8
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton
    25
    12

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Worldwide Gross: $520,881,154

    In this sequel set eleven years after "The Terminator," young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000  ...more
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  • 9
    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
    36
    25

    Released2016

    Directed byTim Miller

    Worldwide Gross: $782,612,155

    Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms  ...more
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  • 10
    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
    28
    17

    Released2003

    Directed byLilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    Worldwide Gross: $742,128,461

    Freedom fighters Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary  ...more
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  • 11
    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
    32
    22

    Released1999

    Directed byLilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    Worldwide Gross: $463,517,383

    Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by  ...more
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  • 12
    Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms
    22
    11

    Released2009

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Worldwide Gross: $465,764,086

    Two days before his wedding, Doug (Justin Bartha) and three friends (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis) drive to Las Vegas for a wild and memorable stag party. In fact, when the three  ...more
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  • 13
    Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair
    17
    8

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    Worldwide Gross: $428,214,478

    One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues --  ...more
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  • 14
    Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons
    21
    14

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Worldwide Gross: $366,236,538

    Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is now divorced, alcoholic and jobless after getting fired for his reckless behavior and bad attitude. He is called back into action, however, when a cryptic  ...more
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  • 15
    Colin Firth, Michael Caine
    29
    25

    Released2014

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Worldwide Gross: $414,351,546

    Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent  ...more
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  • 16
    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg
    27
    22

    Released2012

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    Worldwide Gross: $549,368,315

    Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and  ...more
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  • 17

    It

    Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård
    15
    7

    Released2017

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    Worldwide Gross: $700,381,748

    Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children. Banding
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  • 18
    Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon
    21
    15

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

    Worldwide Gross: $369,884,651

    Ted's (Ben Stiller) dream prom date with Mary (Cameron Diaz) never happens due to an embarrassing injury at her home. Years later, Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to track down Mary so he can  ...more
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  • 19
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
    20
    14

    Released2015

    Directed byAlejandro G. Iñárritu

    Worldwide Gross: $532,938,302

    The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival  ...more
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  • 20
    Dev Patel, Freida Pinto
    14
    7

    Released2008

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    Worldwide Gross: $377,910,544

    As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their  ...more
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  • 21
    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana
    13
    8

    Released2004

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Worldwide Gross: $484,161,265

    Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom)  ...more
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  • 22
    Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise
    12
    7

    Released1988

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Worldwide Gross: $354,825,435

    When car dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother named Raymond (Dustin  ...more
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  • 23

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore
    21
    19

    Released2017

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Worldwide Gross: $410,902,662

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is the sequel to 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Eggsy (Taron Egerton), Merlin  ...more
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  • 24
    Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms
    23
    21

    Released2011

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Worldwide Gross: $586,764,305

    Two years after the disastrous events in Las Vegas, it is now Stu's (Ed Helms) turn to walk down the aisle. Since his bride is from Thailand, Stu decides to hold the wedding there. Desperately hoping  ...more
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  • 25
    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
    18
    15

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Worldwide Gross: $547,326,372

    U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades -- to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only  ...more
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