Top Ten R-Rated Comic Book Movies

To commemorate the release of what is quite likely the most anticipated R-rated comic book movie of all time (Deadpool, of course) I, with great pride, post this list... which compiles the greatest R-rated movies based off of comic books and/or graphic novels.

The Top Ten

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Hitting the fan-boy sweet spot in practically every sense, 'Deadpool' mixes raunchy comedy with glorious violence perfectly to make the ultimate R-rated mixed drink of awesomeness. I'd strongly recommend (to those who are of age) that it be seen in theatres. P.S. Stay until the very end of the (noticeably short) end credit crawl to see not one... but TWO worthy end credits scenes.

If you see any other movies that has a 4th wall break within a 4th wall break, and that's like 16 walls, then let me know.

This is literally number 1 because this is the only one that anyone even knows

Please everyone go out and watch it now your getting your monies worth.

Akira Akira Product Image

A landmark in the field of Japanese animation, this 1988 animated sci-fi/action film is largely considered to be the greatest anime of all-time, and also one of the greatest science-fiction movies of all-time. Bloody, energetic, and gorgeously animated. Everything a good anime needs.

The Crow The Crow Product Image

Notorious for bringing its main star's life to an early and tragic end during the production of the film, 1994's 'The Crow' presents us with a haunting performance by the late Brandon Lee in what became known as his greatest film and remains as one of the best action films of the 1990's. It was also a breakthrough film for it's director, Alex Proyas, who would go on to direct the films 'Dark City', 'I, Robot', 'Knowing', and the upcoming 'Gods of Egypt'.

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Made me cry but awesome

A Masterpiece

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With only 2004's 'Layer Cake' and 2007's 'Stardust' under his directorial belt, director Matthew Vaughn would go on to make a name for himself with 2010's Hit-Girl-filled hit film 'Kick-Ass'. It managed to give us the glorified violence and the gratuitous profanity we were looking for, all while wrapped-up neatly inside a bright and colorful costume-laden superhero movie. How lovely. Its underrated sequel, 'Kick-Ass 2' makes for a bloody fun adventure, also.

Awesome, fun entertaining movie!

Oh sad its number 4 :( it should be number 2

Sin City Sin City Product Image

Black and white films might still be dead if it wasn't for the few modern filmmakers who appreciate the gritty color(less) palette that B&W in movies creates. Of course, while 'Schindler's List' and 'The Artist' remain as the most celebrated black and white modern films, 'Sin City' is a close third. It's gorgeous, brutal, well paced, well directed, and superbly cast. Too bad it's eventual follow up film, 2014's 'A Dame to Kill For', hit a much sourer note with audiences and critics.

Very stylish and fun.

Road to Perdition Road to Perdition Product Image

Many failed to realize that this 2002 crime thriller film starring Tom Hanks was based on a graphic novel. Well... now YOU know, at least, if you didn't beforehand. Directed by Sam Mendes ('American Beauty', 'Skyfall'), 'Road to Perdition' is notable for featuring the final live-action performance by Paul Newman (who died in 2008). For a great depression-era thriller that features deeply-rooted reflections on the consequences of violence and it's effect on the relationship between a father and his son, all with Oscar-winning cinematography, look no further.

Blade Blade Product Image

This movie is, at least, partially responsible for the modern age of superhero movies (especially Marvel movies), so not thanking this film for that would be wrong.

A History of Violence A History of Violence Product Image

Directed by renowned Canadian director, David Cronenberg, 2005's 'A History of Violence' digs deep into the raw core of the human psyche (well, one type of human psyche, at least) and gives us one of the best (and violent) character studies ever seen in modern filmmaking. Nominated for 'Best Writing' and 'Best Supporting Actor' (for William Hurt), this film won numerous awards and was nominated for countless more, and was considered by many critics to be one of the finest films of 2005 and the 2000s as a whole.

It was also reportedly the last major film to receive a home video release on VHS tape.

Watchmen Watchmen Product Image

Such a brilliant film, and in my opinion one of the most underrated films of the noughties. Gritty, complex, thought provoking, great storytelling & characters and shocking, this film has everything you could ever wish for in terms of a comic book movie and a Watchmen adaptation. Move over, The Dark Knight and Avengers Assemble. Your throne of best superhero movie has been snatched.

This, deadpool, and akira are my three favorite r-rated comic films

If you think that deadpool or any movie about marvel is better than watchman,I feel sorry for you...

Best rated R superhero movie ever!

The Contenders

Kingsman: The Secret Service Kingsman: The Secret Service Product Image

I don't think many, after watching the trailers, expected this film to be rated R. It just looked so PG-13-ish and colorful to be so, well, mature. But, then again, it was also directed by Matthew Vaughn (of 'Kick-Ass' fame), so we should have all known better. But that's ok since the movie is a joyride of action and fun. I know I'm definitely looking forward to a sequel.

Dredd Dredd Product Image

After the disaster that was 1995's 'Judge Dredd', many were turned off at the idea of seeing another movie featuring the character. Well, seventeen years later, thanks to writer/producer Alex Garland (writer of '28 Days Later' and future writer/director of 2015's 'Ex_Machina'), and thanks to the right-on performance from Karl Urban, the judge, jury, and executioner was redeemed on the big screen... in 3D!

This is the greatest comic book movie ever. Alex Garland is the most underrated man in movies today.

Needs to be in the top 4

Daredevil - The Director's Cut Daredevil - The Director's Cut Product Image

The director's cut of the film is far superior to the theatrical cut. To anyone who has not yet seen this film I give you two pieces of advice. 1) Watch the Netflix series instead. 2) If you MUST see it, see the director's cut. It's the main cut available on Blu ray.

Besides, it's the director's cut of the film that is rated R. The theatrical cut is PG-13.

V for Vendetta V for Vendetta Product Image

Probably the most political of the lot, 'V for Vendetta' features a terrific script, clever political overtones, and top-notch performances from Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving (who plays "V" if you didn't know), and John Hurt. It's a pity that Alan Moore (co-writer of the graphic novel) chose, after disliking the adaptations of his other works, 'From Hell' and 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', to not be credited for this film since, you know, it was actually awesome.

Don't want to be a dickhead but people has such a horrible taste putting movies like daredevil above this...And deadpool is number one,How in hell can sincity be above Watchmen and this movie...Hell,even crow was a good movie,but v for vendetta is on another level

This masterpiece under the 5th wave?

Blade II Blade II Product Image

Sequel rated d an really is ItDenfin

Wanted Wanted Product Image

Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy together in an action movie. That sure is an interesting mix.

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It's a macho movie if there ever was one, that's for sure. It's pretty darn entertaining, too.

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The Punisher The Punisher Product Image

A decent but Bad ass movie!

A truly great movie

Batman: The Killing Joke Batman: The Killing Joke Product Image
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition Product Image

This movie's PG-13 though.

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Deadpool 2
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