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

Updated December 17, 2019 859 votes 60 voters 1.3k views49 items

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.

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  • 1
    Joker
    30
    5

    Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Worldwide Gross: $1,018,302,982

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  • 2
    Django Unchained
    24
    2

    Django Unchained

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

    Released2012

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Worldwide Gross: $425,368,238

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  • 3
    Deadpool
    30
    10

    Deadpool

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

    Released2016

    Directed byTim MIller

    Worldwide Gross: $782,612,155

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  • 4
    Logan
    24
    5

    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Worldwide Gross: $619,021,436

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  • 5
    The Matrix
    24
    10

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    Worldwide Gross: $463,517,383

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  • 6
    Deadpool 2
    24
    14

    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

    Worldwide Gross: $785,046,920

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  • 7
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    17
    5

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Worldwide Gross: $520,881,154

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  • 8
    Saving Private Ryan
    18
    8

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Worldwide Gross: $485,035,085

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  • 9
    Kingsman: The Secret Service
    20
    11

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Lady Gaga, David Beckham

    Released2015

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Worldwide Gross: $414,351,546

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  • 10
    Gladiator
    12
    2

    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Worldwide Gross: $460,583,960

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  • 11
    Gone Girl
    14
    5

    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Worldwide Gross: $369,330,363

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  • 12
    Die Hard with a Vengeance
    14
    7

    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Worldwide Gross: $366,236,538

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  • 13
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle
    14
    7

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Worldwide Gross: $410,902,662

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  • 14
    The Revenant
    12
    5

    The Revenant

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byAlejandro G. Iñárritu

    Worldwide Gross: $532,938,302

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  • 15
    The Exorcist
    11
    4

    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    Worldwide Gross: $428,214,478

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  • 16
    There's Something About Mary
    14
    8

    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Worldwide Gross: $369,884,651

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  • 17
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    14
    8

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Worldwide Gross: $392,000,694

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  • 18
    The Matrix Reloaded
    18
    14

    The Matrix Reloaded

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    Worldwide Gross: $742,128,461

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  • 19
    Troy
    11
    5

    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana

    Released2004

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Worldwide Gross: $484,161,265

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  • 20
    The Hangover
    11
    7

    The Hangover

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper

    Released2009

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Worldwide Gross: $465,764,086

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  • 21
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    10
    5

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

    Released2015

    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Worldwide Gross: $374,736,354

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  • 22
    Ted
    12
    10

    Ted

    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2012

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    Worldwide Gross: $549,368,315

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  • 23
    The King's Speech
    7
    2

    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Hooper

    Worldwide Gross: $410,867,243

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  • 24
    The Intouchables
    1
    4

    The Intouchables

    François Cluzet, Omar Sy

    Released2011

    Directed byOlivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

    Worldwide Gross: $484,873,045

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  • 25
    300
    8
    5

    300

    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Worldwide Gross: $456,068,181

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