With R-rated films like The Irishman, The Power of the Dog, and Don''t Look Up, Netflix has established itself as a strong contender during award seasons. While the platform maintains its competitors close by retaining non-Netflix Original rated R films as well. Violence, language, sexual content, and more are often involved in these films.
Films like Netflix''s latest attempt at The Texas Chainsaw Massacre throw so much violence at a wall, hoping it sticks, but these films do not. Whether you''re looking for raw, real dialogue or a horror film with a high level of violence, these films have surpassed the crowdsourcing.
''''Uncut Gems'''' (2019)
Adam Sandler, a famous New York jeweler, is in deep with the sharks, and his debt collectors are knocking down his door in a last-ditch gamble. In a final-ditch gamble, Ratner attempts to make an appearance on the screen. Sandler is stranded in rare, rocky, and intense cinematic territory.
Sandler''s film is still an epic breakdown of his career, manifesting that he can do more than raunchy comedy with regular castmates. The R-rated film will be available on Netflix until May 24, but it''s one not to miss out on.
''''The Lovebirds'''' (2020)
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, a Netflix original rom-com, have joined the Lovebirds, a solving couple who accidentally enter a murder mystery they must solve to identify them. This R comedy, which is a success for its star strength, is a success.
With a quick one-hour and twenty-six-minute runtime, the Michael Showalter film brings a lot of comedic conspiracy into its brief screentime. Leilani (Rae) and Jibran (Nanjiani)''s relationship brings heart along with the humor. This makes The Lovebirds a special event when you sit down with your partner.
While discovering a home on Netflix, Charlize Theron gets his first Oscar nomination and his debut. Monster is a classic crime film to watch while discovering a home. Based on Aileen Wuornos'' real-life story, Monster examines Wuornos'' journey as a Florida prostitute and his eventual transition to a serial killer.
The film features other actors from Christina Ricci and Bruce Dern, who once wowed the public with the serial killer biography Monster. During Theron''s tenure on Netflix, the film wowed all of the audience.
''''Sorry to Bother You'''' (2018)
Sorry to Bother You is a completely original genre-blending film that will stick in the minds of first-time viewers. Cassius Green (LaKeith Stanfield) discovers the journey to an alternate Oakland present-day reality, where he is consumed with material greed. The film is a lot to take in, but it has received lots of attention from critics and viewers.
The film Sorry to Bother You is the cast''s debut for writer Boots Riley, who explores America''s capitalism and corporate greed in less than two hours. This socially conscious film, co-starring Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, and David Cross (Cassius'' White voice), is certainly worth the R-rated stream.
''''Wind River'''' (2017)
Wind River, a powerful demonstration of writer and filmmaker Taylor Sheridan''s storytelling ability, demonstrates the devastating nature of FBI investigations by Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olson). He''ll do everything he can to combat the mysterious death of a young Native American woman on a Wyoming reservation.
Despite the fact that Sheridan''s production by the Weinstein Company increased the #MeToo movement, critics and viewers expressed renewed interest in Sheridan''s work. The intensity and subject garnered the R-rating, but the film certainly deserves a stream as it occupies a position on Netflix''s platform.
Christine, a classic 80s horror film that has extraordinary capabilities, is a perfect cover for a Netflix horror night. When Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys a strange 1958 Plymouth Fury, he names it Christine before discovering the car with malicious intent. The film was ultimately supported by critics and audience.
Christine will appeal to new viewers as well as its original audience as a well-structured and campy ''80s film. It''s not the scariest King adaptation to grace the screen, but it''s an iconic genre installment that gives him a high entertainment value.
''''The Gift'''' (2015)
Jason Bateman wore his severe face in The Gift before he encountered an old classmate. After Gordo (Joel Edgerton) begins dropping by unannounced, leaving gifts for Simon and his wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall).
Edgerton is a triple threat in this film; he is the film''s antagonist (or protagonist, depending on your opinion), the writer, and the director. This edge-of-the-seat thriller is well-known among audiences and critics, with impressive performances that keep the viewers engaged until the very last moments of the almost two-hour runtime.
''''The Trial of the Chicago 7'''' (2020)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a classic Sorkin film based on historical history. The film consists of seven individuals on trial for various charges related to the shooting outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a Netflix original drama that will thrill viewers and critics with its roots in activism and free speech. However, this historic cinema film deserves a watch from those who are new to Sorkin''s work.
Freaks is a hidden gem on Netflix''s vast library of sci-fi/horror films. Chloe (Lexy Kolker), a young girl, discovers there''s more to her father''s (Emile Hirsch) paranoia, which she is directing. Mostly from Chloe''s perspective, the film succeeds in enthralling viewers as the narrative develops to reveal the truth behind the dystopian outside world.
With solid performances from Kolker and Hirsch, acting legend Bruce Dern adds another level of character to the film. While flying under the radar, this R-rated thriller explores both sci-fi and horror without being defined as one or the other, gaining the attention of both genres.
''''Dirty Harry'''' (1971)
Dirty Harry isn''t a more modern Hollywood R-rated cop film than Clint Eastwood, which is creeping down the streets of San Francisco. Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Eastwood) is a tense character for Eastwood, while director Don Siegel is bringing audience a top-notch action film.
Dirty Harry has enthralled viewers and critics for generations on Netflix as a genre-defining film.
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