The Highest Grossing R Rated Movies Of All Time

Images I've shared through my radio show "The Movie Music Spotlight": https://www.facebook.com/moviemusicspotlight
·
50 Pins
 3w
Collection by
PLOT:  A freewheeling Detroit cop (Murphy) pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Sylvester Stallone was originally considered for the part of Foley and rewrote the screenplay, removing nearly all of the comedy elements.  He would eventually depart and would turn the script into the violent cop movie "Cobra" in 1986.

Paramount Pictures now had a comedy without a star.  They saw "48 Hours" with Murphy and decided he could do the job. Punk, Comedy, Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop Movie, Sylvester, Jonathan Banks, Eddie, Beverly Hills Cop
"Beverly Hills Cop" movie still, 1984. Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley.
PLOT: A freewheeling Detroit cop (Murphy) pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. Sylvester Stallone was originally considered for the part of Foley and rewrote the screenplay, removing nearly all of the comedy elements. He would eventually depart and would turn the script into the violent cop movie "Cobra" in 1986. Paramount Pictures now had a comedy without a star. They saw "48 Hours" with Murphy and decided he could do the job.
three men in suits and ties are talking to each other
"Beverly Hills Cop" movie still, 1984. L to R: Eddie Murphy, John Ashton, Judge Reinhold.
three men standing around a table with mannequins on it
"Beverly Hills Cop" movie still, 1984. L to R: Bronson Pinchot, Eddie Murphy.
This movie propelled Murphy to becoming the hottest comedy star in the world. Actors & Actresses, People, Cops Tv Show
"Beverly Hills Cop" promo still, 1984. Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley.
This movie propelled Murphy to becoming the hottest comedy star in the world.
a man sitting on top of a red car in front of a white background with the words beverly hills
"Beverly Hills Cop" movie soundtrack, 1984.
This comedy earned $234 million, placing this at number ten of the highest grossing R rated movies of all time.
three men standing next to each other in front of a statue holding coffee mugs
"The Hangover" movie still, 2009. L to R: Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper.
PLOT: Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
four men are standing in front of a car at night, one is talking to the other
"The Hangover" movie still, 2009. L to R: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong.
three men sitting on a couch in a living room
"The Hangover" movie still, 2009. L to R: Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper.
three men are sitting on the curb in front of a parking sign with hearts painted on it
"The Hangover" movie still, 2009. L to R: Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper.
The chemistry between these three actors was genuine - they became best friends off screen and it would lead to two more sequels.
the hangover movie poster with two men and a baby in front of them,
"The Hangover" movie soundtrack, 2009.
This comedy earned $277 million and is the highest grossing R rated comedy of all time. It sits at number nine on the list of the highest grossing R rated movies of all time.
PLOT:  Freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation.

Written/directed by the Wachowskis. Freedom Fighters, Movie Sequels, Bond Movies, Matrix Reloaded, Spy Kids, Film, Trinity, Planet Of The Apes
"The Matrix Reloaded" movie still, 2003. Keanu Reeves as Neo.
PLOT: Freedom fighters Neo, Trinity and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the systematic forces of repression and exploitation. Written/directed by the Wachowskis.
four people in a space station looking at the camera
"The Matrix Reloaded" movie still, 2003.
L to R: Harold Perrineau, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne.
a group of people standing next to each other
"The Matrix Reloaded" movie still, 2003.
L to R: Carrie-Anne Moss, Randall Duk Kim, Laurence Fishburne, Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves.
the poster for the movie's reloaded starring two men wearing sunglasses and black shirts
"The Matrix Reloaded" movie poster, 2003. L to R: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss.
the movie poster for marx reloaded with three people standing in front of a brick wall
"The Matrix Reloaded" movie soundtrack, 2003.
"The Matrix Reloaded" movie soundtrack, 2003. This sequel out earned the original "Matrix" movie by a wide mile: $281 million (vs. $171 million for the original). This movie sits at number eight of the highest grossing R rated movie of all time.
two men standing next to each other in front of a yellow car
On the set of "Deadpool 2", 2018. L to R: Ryan Reynolds, director David Leitch.
a man in a red suit holding a white cat and looking at something on the table
"Deadpool 2" movie still, 2018. Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool.
PLOT: The foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Deadpool assembles a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.
a group of people sitting at a table with a spiderman cake on top of it
"Deadpool 2" South Korean movie poster, 2018.
Clockwise from lower left: Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Karan Soni, Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Stefan Kapicic. Top right: Stan Lee.
the poster for deadpool 2
"Deadpool 2" movie poster, 2018.
the movie poster for deadpool 2 features a woman sitting on a chair surrounded by gold confetti
"Deadpool 2" movie soundtrack, 2018.
This sequel earned $324 million and is currently number seven on the list of highest grossing R rated movie of all time.
a group of men standing next to each other near a camera on top of a dirt field
On the set of "Oppenheimer", 2023.
Center (L to R): Co-writer/co-producer/director Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy.
two men in suits and hats are talking
"Oppenheimer" movie still, 2023. L to R: Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy.
PLOT: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.
a man sitting at a table with two other people in the room behind him,
"Oppenheimer" movie still, 2023. L to R: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy.
Both Blunt and Murphy were nominated for Oscars for their performances - Murphy would win Best Actor.
a group of men sitting around a table in front of microphones and people standing behind them
"Oppenheimer" movie still, 2023. Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss.
Downey won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in this movie.
an image of a man looking through a magnifying glass with the words open heimer on it
"Oppenheimer" movie soundtrack, 2023.
Ludwig Göransson would win his second Oscar for Best Original Score for this movie. Thanks to the one-two punch of "Barbieheimer", this movie would earn $328 million in the United States. This places the movie at number six of the highest grossing R rated movies of all time.
a television screen with the image of a scary clown on it's face and two people in the background
On the set of "It", 2017. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.
Based on the horror novel by Stephen King, it was decided to split the novel into two movies - the first dealing with the children, the second with the kids as adults.
L to R: Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jaeden Liberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard.

PLOT:  In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town. Summer, Jeremy, Movies, Dylan, Concert, Chosen, Jack, All About Time
"It" movie still, 2017.
L to R: Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jaeden Liberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard. PLOT: In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
a creepy clown sticking his head out of a pipe in the dark with water dripping from it
"It" movie still, 2017. Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise.
Skarsgård's performance was widely praised and considered the lynch pin that held the movie together.
the poster for it's movie starring in imax, which features several characters
"It" IMAX movie poster, 2017.
the it movie poster with a child in yellow jacket holding a red balloon and clown face
"It" movie soundtrack, 2017.
The movie earned $328.8 million in the United States - it sits at number five of the list of the highest R rated movies of all time. The highest grossing Stephen King movie ever.
some people are standing around and looking at something on the table in front of them
On the set of "Joker", 2019.
L to R: Co-writer/co-producer/director Todd Phillips, Joaquin Phoenix.
a man with his mouth open on a bus
"Joker" movie still, 2019. Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck / Joker.
PLOT: In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
a man in clown makeup walking down the street with trash bags and garbage behind him
"Joker" movie still, 2019. Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck / Joker.
a man dressed as the joker sitting in front of a vanity with his face painted
"Joker" movie still, 2019. L to R: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro.
Phoenix would win his first Oscar for his performance as the Joker.
a man in a red suit jumping down some stairs
"Joker" movie soundtrack, 2019.
Icelandic musician Hildur Guðnadóttir became the seventh woman to win an Academy Award nomination in any score composition category. She would win the Best Score Oscar for this soundtrack. This movie earned $335 million in the United States - it's number four on the list of the highest grossing R rated movies of all time.
two men in uniforms talking to each other
On the set of "American Sniper", 2014.
L to R: Producer/star Bradley Cooper, director Clint Eastwood.
PLOT:  A biography about Kyle, from his enlistment to his career as the most successful sniper in American military history.  After four tours of duty, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Clint Eastwood, Chris Kyle, Michael Moore, Heppner, Best Director, Military History, Cooper
"American Sniper" movie still, 2014. Producer/star Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
PLOT: A biography about Kyle, from his enlistment to his career as the most successful sniper in American military history. After four tours of duty, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
a man and woman embracing each other on the beach
"American Sniper" movie still, 2014. L to R: Producer/star Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller.
Thriller, Vin Diesel, Chris Kyle Sniper, The Sniper, Military Special Forces
"American Sniper" movie still, 2014. Producer/star Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
This film would become the highest grossing movie for Clint Eastwood as a director: $350 million.  This places the movie at number four of the highest grossing R rated movies of all time. Luke Grimes
"American Sniper" movie poster, 2014.
This film would become the highest grossing movie for Clint Eastwood as a director: $350 million. This places the movie at number four of the highest grossing R rated movies of all time.