Best R Rated Comedies

R rated comedies get away with more than any other rating, allowing for plenty of booze, drugs, nudity, and gore. If you want to watch R rated comedies that are actually funny and not just an excuse to show some nice bodies for cheap laughs, check out my list of the best R rated comedies. The movies are in alphabetical order, and show run time, subgenres, main cast, and the JustComedies official rating.

JustComedies Rating: 96% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Amélie
Subgenre: Romanic Comedy
Runtime: 2h10m
Comedy Movie From: 2002
Cast:  Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz

This is an R rated romantic comedy that is very sweet and touching, and is a great film for any genre. It’s primarily a romance, but a hilarious one at that. Best for those who don’t mind subtitles or who speak French! This is a longer romantic comedy, so set aside some extra time.

Who will enjoy this movie?

Not everyone looking through this list wants a sweet, touching romantic comedy. If you like romantic comedies, you should definitely watch Amelie.

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JustComedies Rating: 76%
Full Review: American Pie
Subgenres: Drinking Comedy, Teen Comedy
Runtime: 1h35m
Comedy Movie From: 1999
Cast: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas |

Western society especially seems to view losing virginity as a sort of initiation into adulthood. American pie is about a group of friends who try their best to lose it. It’s interesting to view this one not just as a drug and alcohol fueled coming of age romp, but also to see just how much virginity is sacred, and how losing it is even more so a rite. This is a great R rated party comedy. It is also a pretty good coming of age story!

Who would love this movie?

If you want a sex and alcohol fuelled R rated comedy, this one is for you.

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JustComedies Rating: 94%  – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Animal House
Runtime: 1h50m
Subgenres: Drinking Comedy, College Comedy, Party Comedy, Classic Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1978
Cast: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

College comedy, one of the first and arguably the greatest. It’s an R rated comedy, but is quite tame compared to its ilk released today. Still, it has gross out gags that run with the best of em, and of course nuditity, as any college comedy is bound to have. This is a must watch classic of the era. It defined college drinking comedies and set the tone for many comedies to come.

If you want to watch a rowdy, classic college drinking comedy, this one is for you.  It has the JustComedies 90%+ rating for a reason.

bad-teacher-r-rated-comedyJustComedies Rating: 61%
Full Review: Bad Teacher
Subgenre: Just plain comedy!
Runtime: 1h32m
Comedy Movie From: 2011
Cast:  Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake

Golddigger forced to teach. Shenanigins ensue. This one is one of my lowest rated comedies on the site, but it is still worth a watch. The performances by Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake were very good. Justin Timberlake’s character is just so odd that it’s funny to watch, and Segel is super down to earth.

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JustComedies Rating: 83%
Full Review: Beerfest
Subgenres: Drinking Comedy, Party Comedy
Runtime: 1h50m
Comedy Movie From:2006
Cast: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme

If you try to drink as much beer as they do in this movie, you will not just lose your liver. You will lose your friends, your family, your job, and your life. Still, it’s an awesome film full of drinking games and the sort of events that only occur when intoxication is rampant. This one didn’t exactly get the best ratings from the critics, so it’s important to take it as it is- a silly, sometimes grotesque romp into the debauchery of drinking and redemption. 

Fully recommend this as one of the greatest pure drinking comedies around. If you are looking for an R rated comedy, Beerfest is a great choice.

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JustComedies Rating: 92%  – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Burn After Reading
Subgenre: Black Comedy, Comedy Drama
Runtime: 1hr36m
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, France McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton

This one definitely deserves a place on my list of the best R rated comedies, but it will NOT be for everyone. This one is dark, dark, dark! It’s also one of the more random movies, with a plot quite incredulouse yet equally captivating. Kind of a mix of spyesque intrigue, except most of the characters are in waaaay over their heads.

This R rated comedy is absurd and surreal. It juxtaposes characters with average lives and those that have a more speciliazed skillset, and the beautiful confusion that is created is amazing to watch. This is and R rated black comedy and will not leave you feeling uplifted and lighthearted!

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JustComedies Rating: 92%  – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Caddyshack
Runtime: 1h38m
Subgenres: Sports Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1980
Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Ah, Caddyshack, a comedy close to my heart. It’s a pure gold comedy that is more about the characters than the sport, and features a prim and proper man battling against his rival who has a different sort of respect. The subplot of Bill Murray vs the Gopher could be a hilarious comedy of it’s own. This is a classic comedy of the era and is an absolute must watch.

dazed-and-confused-r-rated-stoner-comedyJustComedies Rating: 96% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Dazed and Confused
Runtime: 1h42m
Subgenres: Teen Comedy, High School Comedy, Drinking Comedy, Stoner Comedy, Party Comedy, Classic Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2004
Cast: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey

The 70s were an interesting time to grow up in. I wish I could time travel, man. That would be sick. Matthew McConaughey is incredible in this movie. This was one of his earlier films, but you can already see that he has serious acting chops. He just had to get money in the bank with rom coms before he could get back into the kind of roles he deserved.

This R rated comedy follows high school students on the last day of school in the 70s. This is a must watch! Absolute classic.

There are so many amazing R rated drinking comedies

Drinking, partying, and debauchery are general themes of these R rated comedies. If you love drinking comedies, try checking out my list of the best drinking comedies!

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JustComedies Rating: 96% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Fargo
Runtime: 1h38m
Subgenres: Comedy Drama, Crime Comedy, Comedy Thriller
Comedy Movie From: 1996
Cast: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Steeve Reevis

This is absolute classic Coen brothers. Dark, surreal, and brutally gripping. Fargo takes place in the frozen local of North Dakota. Everything from the way the people talk to the way they move feels like you’ve walked into a different ecosystem.

Events seem brutally random yet have their own horrific logic. If you are looking for an R rated comedy that centers around drinking and partying, this one is not for you. This is one of the blackest of black comedies around. And yet, even when it is bringing you into the depths of the Coen Brother’s dark imagination, there are still laughs to be had!

This movie was so incredibly good that a TV show by the same name was recently created. It is is also friggin amazing. Watch the movie, and then when you are craving more, go and binge the TV show!

Fargo is an amazing black comedy – but there are plenty more

Most of the best black comedies are rated R. When you are free to showcase the most brutal aspect of human nature, you can create a really gripping movie that still manages to make you laugh. If you enjoyed Fargo, you need to check out the list of the best black comedies.

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JustComedies Rating: 72%
Full Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Runtime: 1h59m
Subgenres: Adventure Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drug Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1998
Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Gary Busey, Tobey Maguire

Fear and Loathing is a very sad film, though most don’t realize it and take it for what it is on the surface, a drug fuelled adventure. I always think of it as hopelessness incarnate. The story follows a journalist who travels to Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs and a brain full of crazy.

This is another example of really dark comedy on my list of R rated comedies. It’s sometimes hard to tell what is going on in this show, and it feels as if your own brain is on some sort of substance when you try to follow along the haphazard adventure of the protagonist.

If you’re ready for a two hour bad trip, check out Fear and Loathing.

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JustComedies Rating: 74%
Full Review: Grandma’s Boy
Runtime: 1h35m
Subgenres: Stoner Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2006
Cast: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, Jonah Hill, Doris Roberts

This movie is about game designers, It has a lion in it. Game designers seem to do about 50% work and 50% getting super high on marijuana.

This is one of those light-hearted, gross out stoner comedies. If you want something that’s funny and doesn’t take itself too seriously, this R rated comedy is for you!

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JustComedies Rating: 84%
Full Review: Half Baked
Runtime: 1h22m
Subgenres: Stoner Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1998
Cast:  Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer

No they are pretty much completely baked. Dave Chappelle’s movie, that the man himself didn’t really like. Well, I did! Sorry Mr. Chappelle, you earned your spot on this list of the best R rated critics.

This is no critic’s darling. It has been universally panned by critics and movie reviewers, and yet among those who enjoy stoner comedies it has a great following. This is just a hilarious stoner flick. Some of the scenes feel more like “sketches”, which makes sense considering Dave Chappelle had some of the very best sketch comedy in existence with the Chappelle show.

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JustComedies Rating: 91%  – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: The Hangover
Runtime: 1h40m
Subgenres: Party Comedy, Drinking Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2009
Cast:  Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Ed Helms

Ever woken up and not known what happened the night before? Your problems are nothing compared to the one faced in this movie. Well, at least I hope so for your sake!

This R rated comedy is a god damn gem. It follows a group of buds who wake up after a bachelor party that turned into a shit show. One of the funniest movies in the world. This is one wild ride of a movie and it is one of those flicks you wish you could forget so you could experience it for the first time again.

This one has the 90%+ top comedies rating.

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JustComedies Rating: 85%
Full Review: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle 
Runtime: 1h30m
Subgenres: Stoner Comedy, Comedy Adventure
Comedy Movie From: 2004
Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn

Harold and Kumar go to White Castle is an awesome stoner comedy, that some say is the reason that Neil Patrick Harris got his role on HIMYM. The premise is simple. Two buddies want some munchies. Not just any munchie. They want mini burgers. Unfortunately for them, the road there is full of events and hijinks that threaten their very lives…

This is a really funny R rated stoner comedy.

hot-fuzz-r-rated-action-comedyJustComedies Rating: 95% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Hot Fuzz
Runtime: 2h1m
Subgenres: Action Comedy, Mystery Comedy, Buddy Cop Comedy, Crime Comedy, British Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2007
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

All is not as it seems in an idyllic town…

Wow. This movie is amazing. It features a big time city cop forced into a quiet village. There is mystery, suspense, intrigue, and plenty of action for all. This is one of the best comedies around.

I’m not sure if it’s the smart plot, the way Simon Pegg and Nick Frost work together so perfectly, or what that makes this movie so perfect. It’s got a 90% + top rated comedy rating at JustComedies for a reason!

This is an R rated comedy. So get ready for violence, brutal action, and hilarity at another level.

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Full Review: Hot Tub Time Machine
Runtime: 1h30m
Subgenres: Sci-Fi Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2007
Cast:  John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Sebastian Stan

Bet you can’t guess what this one is about! Oh wait, you totally can. It’s about a hot tub that is a time machine. To the 80s.

Do not listen to the critics. This movie is hilarious and very much worth the watch. The cast works together perfectly. This R rated comedy encapsulates everything vital to the 80s.

When you have a smile on your face as you write a review of a comedy movie, you know that it’s a winner.

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JustComedies Rating: 71%
Full Review: Horrible Bosses
Runtime: 1h38m
Subgenre: Crime Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2011
Cast: Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day (think It’s Always Sunny), Colin Farrel, Jennifer Aniston

Ever wanted to kill your boss? Let’s hope it goes better for you than these poor shmucks.

This is not one of the top rated comedies on this list. Just because it is the greatest R rated comedy in the world does not mean it isn’t worth the watch. It is an all around funny movie.

One of the added benefits of this movie is that it might make you cherish your own job a little more when you see just how bad it can get.

i-love-you-man-movie-posterJustComedies Rating: 87%
Full Review: I Love You, Man
Runtime: 1h45m
Subgenre: Romantic Comedy, Bromance
Comedy Movie From: 2009
Cast:  Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones

A bromance for the ages. The plot is very simple. A guy is about to get married, and does not have a best man.

Paul Rudd and Jason Segel are very funny people. They work together great in this R rated comedy. This isn’t a groundbreaking movie. But it is a damn good comedy and very consistently funny throughout.

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JustComedies Rating: 96% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: In Bruges
Runtime: 1h46m
Subgenres: Crime Comedy, Comedy Drama
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson

In Bruges is an incredibly dark comedy. This movie is not suitable for someone who is looking for a lighthearted comedy. Despite this, for someone who wants to watch a more serious comedy, In Bruges is a perfect choice.

The story revolves around two hitmen. It has great action scenes, well fleshed out characters, and stellar dialogue. This movie might feel a little slower paced for some. It is absolutely worth the watch and carries a 90%+ top comedy rating for good reason.

Despite the dark subject matter of the film there still manages to be a whole lot of laughs.

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JustComedies Rating: 79%
Full Review: In The Loop
Runtime: 1h45m
Subgenres: Political Comedy, Satire, British Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2009
Cast: Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini, Peter Capaldi

This one makes me glad of my ignorance. When you start looking at what really goes on in corrupt politics, you start questioning everything! This political satire will be perfect for those who enjoyed House of Cards. 

This is a great British comedy. It has all the wit you would expect! Although this movie is really good, it is not as uproariously funny as some of the other comedies on my list of R rated comedy movies. Also, it makes you think!

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JustComedies Rating: 62%
Full Review: Let’s Go to Prison
Runtime: 1h24m
Subgenres: Crime Comedy, Prison Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2006
Cast: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, Dylan Baker

I’m not really sure how much of this film is comedy and how much a critique on the American justice system. Either way, it’s a decent watch. It follows a career criminal who has a plan for revenge against the man who sent him to jail.

You can pretty instantly guess from the movie poster what kind of jokes will be made.

This is an underrated comedy. It was panned by the critics, and tends to have low review scores on all major review sites. Still, if you’re bored and wondering what comedy to watch, you might find this one better than you expected. It isn’t a great film. But it is still a good comedy and has a place on my list of the best comedies, especially if you are a fan of Will Arnett.

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JustComedies Rating: 73%
Full Review: The Longest Yard
Runtime: 2h1m
Subgenres: Prison Comedy, Sports Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1974
Cast: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert

The original. Much darker, more serious, and tougher than the Adam Sandler remake. This movie is funny. But it certainly is not light hearted and carefree. The entire flick runs over two hours, and the pacing is slow and steady.

Burt Reynolds has a great performance as a disgraced football player who finds a chance of redemption inside the prison. While technically a crime comedy, this R rated movie is more of a stellar sports comedy and redemption story than anything else.

While it’s long, if you are looking for something a bit more serious, this one is for you.

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JustComedies Rating: 85%
Full Review: The Matador
Runtime: 1h36m
R Rated Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2005
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear

This is an R rated black comedy that bears rewatching. Pierce Brosnan is absolutely incredible as a deeply flawed hitman who brings a hapless, struggling businessman into his grasp. He emanates violence.

While you will laugh, this is a darkly funny comedy.

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JustComedies Rating: 94%- Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Office Space
Runtime: 1h29m
Subgenres: Workplace comedy, bit of a stretch but could almost be considered a romantic comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1999
Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman,  Ajay Naidu, Stephen Root

Work an office job that you hate? You need to watch Office Space. This is a 90%+ top rated comedy that is pure comedic gold. It follows three office drones who finally have enough of corporate culture, meaningless jobs and the drab gray of their cubicles and rebel.

If you are too chicken to do anything about your current job and your own horrible boss, you can live vicariously through the protagonist’s journey out of mediocrity.

If you haven’t seen Office Space and you are looking for what comedy to watch, don’t even bother scrolling down this list. Watch it.

old-school-r-rated-drinkingJustComedies Rating: 89%
Full Review: Old School
Runtime: 1h28m
Subgenres: College Comedy, Drinking Comedy, Party Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2003
Cast:  Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell

Was college the best time of your life?

After asking themselves this very same question, this trio longs for their glory days. So what do they do? Open up a frat near a college and relive their party days! This is an amazing drinking comedy and if you like Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell, you are going to love this raucous hit of an R rated comedy.

Old School is hilarious the entire way. Like drinking comedies? Then you will enjoy Old School.

You will notice on the poster that is says “Unrated”. There is an R rated version as well as an unrated version of the movie.

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Full Review: Pineapple Express
Runtime: 1h51m
Subgenres: Stoner Comedy, Action Comedy, Crime Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Pineapple Express is a really solid stoner comedy. Full of action and adventure, this R rated comedy follows Seth Rogen as a stoner with a mediocre job and his weed dealer getting thrown way over their head! Things get real, real fast.

If you want a comedy that doesn’t make you think too hard but has some hilarious moments and startling action scenes, Pineapple Express is the movie for you. It’s an all around decent stoner comedy.

Sometimes comedies try to be something they aren’t. Pineapple Express does not pretend.

pirate-radio-comedy-dramaJustComedies Rating: 66%
Full Review: Pirate Radio
Runtime: 1h56m
Subgenres: Comedy Drama, British Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2009
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

What do you do when rock and roll gets banned? You take to the sea! If I have learned anything from Arrested Development, it is that marine law is very lenient.

This comedy follows a rag tag group of DJs in the 60s and stand up against the British ban of rock and roll music. This movie was decent, and all around a good comedy, but unfortunately it simply went on a bit too long to get a higher rating.

If you are looking for a bit of a different comedy that’s enjoyable but not the most exciting, then this one could be for you. The original title of this film was “The Boat That Rocked”. I feel like I have undersold this movie! It’s entertaining enough to get on my list of the Best R Rated comedies, and if you’ve been searching for a comedy movie to watch and it catches your eye, you will probably enjoy it even more than me. Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the most talented actors in the entire world.

punch-drunk-love-r-rated-comedyJustComedies Rating: 84%
Full Review: Punch Drunk Love
Runtime: 1h34m
Subgenres: Dark Comedy, Black Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2002
Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

You’re probably thinking – an Adam Sandler film! This is probably full of immature jokes, toilet humour, and easy laughs. You could not be more wrong.

Punch Drunk Loves show what Sandler is capable of. If he wasn’t getting even richer off of simple flicks like Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups 3, Grown ups 4, and Grown Ups 5, he would probably be starring in more films like Punch Drunk Love. (I added 4 and 5 so I don’t have to edit this entry in 5-10 years).

This is a dark comedy. Very close to being considered a “black comedy”. Sandler is just amazing as a troubled, lonely man who clumsily pursues a love interest. He has to fight emasculation, blackmail and more along the way. This is a really unique film. It shows someone who works a different job than we would see in the mainstream and who faces problems you or I would probably never experience.

This is not a feel good, romantic comedy. But it does have a lot of laughs. It is one of Adam Sandler’s best performances in a serious roll.

If you have gotten this far in my list of R rated comedies without finding a comedy film to watch, then you are probably looking for something a little different. This fits the bill.

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Full Review: Punch Drunk Love
Runtime: 1h30m
Subgenres: Drinking Comedy, College Comedy, Party Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1984
Cast:  Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Ted McGinley

Can you say classic? This is one of those great college drinking comedies. You’ve probably seen movies like this before and it’s not breaking any new ground. But what this film succeeds in doing is providing laughs all the way through. If you enjoy college and drinking comedies and have not yet seen Revenge of the Nerds, you’ve found what comedy movie to watch next!

The plot is super simple. Bunch of misfit nerds clashing with the jocks. It’s a classic comedy of brains vs brawn, outcasts vs alphas, and underdogs against the status quo.

If you’re looking for a great R rated comedy and you’re interested in watching drinking, partying and debauchery, Revenge of the Nerds is the one for you.

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Full Review: Rushmore
Runtime: 1h33m
Subgenres: Comedy Drama, Coming of Age comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1998
Cast:  Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams

Before you watch Rushmore, you need to realize it is just as much drama as it is comedy. It follows a 15 year old student at a private school who gets put on academic probation. That doesn’t capture the feel of this movie though. This is really one you just have to watch.

It isn’t often you find a comedy movie that so fully invests you into the fate of the characters. Rushmore does that, and more. It has dry humour and is just so full of heart.

scream-horror-comedyJustComedies Rating: 79%
Full Review: Scream
Runtime: 1h35m
Subgenres: Comedy Horror, Mystery Comedy, Parody, Thriller
Comedy Movie From: 1996
Cast:  Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Scream is a parody of slasher films. It is smart, funny, witty and yet respects itself as an actual horror mystery. It follows a teenaged girl who is terrorized by a masked killer who enjoys playing with his victims like a cat playing with a wounded mouse.

This R rated comedy has a lot of blood and gore. If you scare easily, you will jump at some of the scenes. Scream succeeds as a horror, a parody of horrors, a comedy, and a thriller! That’s a tall order and requires a well written plot and a great whodunit feel. This movie spawned sequels, parodies, and even a TV show that was really good (although the first season was the best).

shaun-of-the-dead-r-rated-horror-comedyJustComedies Rating: 95% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Shaun of the Dead (I apologize, this review was lost to malicious activity)
Runtime: 1h39m
Subgenres: Comedy Horror, Parody of Zombie Movies, British Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2004
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

It feels like there was a period of time where Nick Frost and Simon Pegg were putting out amazing buddy comedy after amazing buddy comedy. These two could make anything funny.

The concept was brilliant. A wry, tongue in cheek look at the zombie apocalypse! This movie has a very strong romantic subplot, and is chock full of witty British Humour.

This is just an incredibly done R rated comedy.

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Full Review: Sideways
Runtime: 2h6m
Subgenres: Black Comedy, Comedy Drama
Comedy Movie From: 2004
Cast: Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen,  Paul Giamatti

Sideways is one of the smartest black comedies I have ever seen. It’s over two hours, slow paced, and yet captivates you right from the start. This film is not afraid to tackle tough subjects like mental health and heartache. If you’re ready to laugh and also feel things you might not have been prepared for, Sideways is just a great comedy to watch all around.

The feel of this movie is not action packed and exciting. It has a more realistic feel to it and won’t get your heart pounding and fill you with adrenaline, but will make you think and sit back and contemplate what the movie means. This is a very intelligent R rated comedy and is absolutely worth a watch.

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Full Review: Step Brothers
Runtime: 1h38m
Subgenre: Just Plain Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast:  Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

Step Brothers is a goofy Will Ferrell comedy about two middle aged men who are at the emotional maturity of preteens. Lots of slapstick, easy jokes and mindless fun abound in this comedy. It’s worth a watch, but isn’t one of the top rated comedies on this list. Still, the great thing about this movie is that it has some really funny scenes and you never feel bored when you are watching it. It is consistently “pretty good”.

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Full Review: Super Troopers
Runtime: 1h40m
Subgenre: Police Comedy, Crime Comedy, Mystery Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast:  Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis, Brian Cox

Classic alert!

Super Troopers is insanely quotable. This police force is full of pranksters, and they get up to all sorts of shenanigans (hehe, watch the film) before the end. The group of mediocre policemen but top notch pranksters have to take on a real crime for once in their lives, and whether they sink or swim will determine the fate of the department.

swingers-r-rated-comedyJustComedies rating: 90% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Swingers
Runtime: 1h36m
Subgenre: Comedy Drama
Comedy Movie From: 1996
Cast:  Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau

A bunch of actors who are more likely to get a gig on a commercial than a blockbuster spend their days picking up chicks and frequenting bars. This R rated comedy gets such a high rating because the banter is just top notch.

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Full Review: There’s Something About Mary
Runtime: 2h0m
Subgenre: Romantic Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1998
Cast:  Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon

Who said there’s no such thing as second chances? A former loser gets another chance to get the girl of his dreams…

This is the kind of comedy that has you laughing non-stop. Some of the scenes are just so shocking. Matt Dillon is absolutely amazing. He plays the sleaziest private detective you can imagine. The character he plays just oozes slimy.

There are plenty of crude jokes and gross out gags. While it is a very raunchy comedy, it also works surprisingly well as a romantic comedy!

this-is-spinal-tap-parodyJustComedies rating: 90% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: This Is Spinal Tap
Runtime: 1h22m
Subgenre: Parody of Rock Bands
Comedy Movie From: 1984
Cast: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest

You know what? This is just a great comedy. Spinal Tap skewers the lifestyle of rock and roll superstars, and is a classic comedy movie. The premise is simple. What happens if you follow a bunch of rock n’ rollers around with a camera?

If you like “candid” style faux journalism you’re going to love this insanely quotable flick. It’s one of the best mockumentary cult classics of all comedy movies ever made. Fan of heavy metal? Watch this movie!

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JustComedies Rating: 90% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review:
 Tropic Thunder (Sorry, lost this review to nefarious people)
Runtime: 1h47m
Subgenre: Action Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Bradon T. Jackson

Tropic Thunder is packed with both action and laughs. I can’t believe they managed to get such a star studded cast for the roles, but if feels like every A list actor was cast perfectly in their respective roles. Even Tom Cruise is ridiculous in a fat suit!

If you haven’t seen Tropic Thunder, you are missing out big time. The story is simple. Bunch of spoilt actors get sent to the jungle to learn how to make a big budget war film. What happens next… is amazing.

 

van-wilder-r-rated-college-comedyJustComedies Rating: 65%
Full Review:
 Van Wilder
Runtime: 1h30m
Subgenres: Drinking Comedy, College Comedy, Party Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2002
Cast:  Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson

If you enjoy college comedies, you will enjoy Van Wilder. It’s another one of those funny drinking comedies following in the footsteps of greats like “Revenge of the Nerds” and “Animal House”.

waiting-r-rated-comedyJustComedies Rating: 70%
Full Review: Waiting

Runtime: 1h34m
Subgenres: Just plain comedy!
Comedy Movie From: 2005
Cast:  Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson

Ever waited tables or been a busboy? Watch this movie. It’s an R rated comedy with some gross-out moments, but all together it’s better than the critics think.

Possible that because of my restaurant experience I have rated this movie higher than otherwise it would merit. If you prefer critically acclaimed comedies, Waiting is not for you. Don’t mind vulgar humour and the sweaty heat of the kitchen? Check Waiting out.

wedding-crashers-r-rated-buddy-comedyJustComedies Rating: 74%
Full Review: Wedding Crashers

Runtime: 1h59m,
Subgenres: Romantic Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2005
Cast:  Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are a great duo. This film follows them in their antics as they crash weddings to pick up bridesmaids.

This R rated comedy is almost 2 hours, but it doesn’t drag out. At times it gets quite raunchy. The real story of this film is the excellent performances of the two leads who seem like they were made to star alongside each other. Their different forms of humour complement each other so well!

wet-hot-american-summer-camp-comedyJustComedies Rating: 80%
Full Review: Wet Hot American Summer

Runtime: 1h37m
Subgenres: Surreal Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2001
Cast:   Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Paul Rudd

It is very possible that at the end of this movie you will be thinking “huh?”.

This movie follows the councilors, staff and camp attendants on the last day of camp. It is super weird. Honestly, don’t read my full review of this movie. Just go into it now knowing anything! If you enjoy oddball comedy, Wet Hot American Summer is the flick for you.

funniest-r-rated-comedy-21-jump-streetJustComedies Rating: 94% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: 21 Jump Street

Runtime: 1h57m
Subgenres: Action Comedy, Crime Comedy, Buddy Cop Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2005
Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Dave Franco, Ice Cube, Brie Larson 

Holy hell. What a god damn amazing R rated comedy movie. I loved 21 Jump Street. It is one of the funniest recent comedies to come out. The premise is simple – send a couple of youthful cops back to high school to bust a drug ring!

Jonah Hill is such a god damn good actor. If you enjoy his comedy movies, you really should check out his more serious work. This guy has incredible acting chops and he shines not only in some of the most hilarious comedy movies ever as well as some of the best serious films.

The list of the best R rated comedies is always growing

I really hope you managed to find something to watch on my comedy movies rated R list. Many of these films are not just the best R rated comedies. They are the best R rated movies! I will continue growing this list and adding films as soon as I have time to watch them. If you have any suggestions as to movies which should be added, I really do appreciate you leaving a comment below! While I can’t promise the comedies will make my list of the best rated R comedies, I can tell you that I will do my best to watch suggested movies as soon as I can.

This list took a long time to make. In it, you will have found black comedies, action comedies, drinking comedies, and all the best that the R rating has to offer. Have fun watching!

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