Top 10 Rated R Movies Of 2008

Sunday, January 30 by Layla Sinclair

If you’re seeking a recently released and mature film, you’ll want to watch these top 10 rated R movies of 2008. The films on this list include comedies, dramas, and period pieces. They also contain adult situations, language, and violence. For those who are sick of kid’s content, here’s break from G-rated fare.

  1. “The Wrestler” In Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed rated R movie, Mickey Rourke plays a professional wrestler facing the demise of his career. His personal life is also in shambles, and he gains his closest human connection from an aging stripper, played by Marisa Tomei. His quest for redemption makes this a great, adult movie of 2008.
  2. “Burn After Reading” This Coen Brothers’ black comedy stars a number of huge celebrities including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and John Malkovich. This top 2008 movie earned a R rating due to violence, language, and a strange sexual contraption.
  3. “Frost/Nixon” The top rated R movie from 2008 is based on the true television interviews between Richard Nixon and David Frost in 1977. The acting performances are phenomenal and Nixon’s slow character development will keep you watching.
  4. “The Reader” This top rated R movie is another period piece that takes place during post-World War II Germany. Ralph Fiennes plays a man once had an intimate relationship with an older woman (Kate Winslet) when he was just a teenager. He soon discovers that she is accused of Holocaust-related atrocities in this gripping, sexual movie.
  5. “Role Models” In this rated R comedy from 2008 Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott play immature men who are forced to serve as mentors to local youths. The raunchy and inappropriately funny events that follow make this a top rated R movie.
  6. “Milk” Sean Penn delivers an award-winning performance in this top rated R movie from 2008. Penn plays Harvey Milk, a real San Francisco politician, who was America’s first open gay public official. The movie shows his election trail and leads up to his untimely assassination.
  7. “Changeling” This top rated R drama from 2008 is based on true events and takes place in Los Angeles during the 1920’s. Angelina Jolie plays a mother whose son goes missing, only to be miraculously rediscovered. She soon becomes convinced, however, that he is not her son and that the police have conspired against her. The movie deals with some brutal topics like chil abduction, but is beautifully shot by director, Clint Eastwood.
  8. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” In this rated R comedy made in 2008, Jason Segel stars as a man trying futilely to get over his hot movie star girlfriend, played by Kristen Bell. The full frontal nude scene near the beginning of the film earned the movie its R rating, along with plenty of laughs.
  9. “Revolutionary Road A period piece, this top rated R drama from 2008 takes place in the 1950’s. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as a couple whose marriage is quickly deteriorating. The movie is realistic but dark in its depiction of a crumbling relationship.
  10. “Tropic Thunder” This top rated R comedy of 2008 provides constant laughs and plenty of raunchy, adult humor. Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. play a group of actors whose jungle war movie soon becomes reality for them. Look for Tom Cruise’s hilarious and unrecognizable cameo.
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