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Three Powerful and Entertaining Rated-R Movies

Updated on January 20, 2014
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Full Metal Jacket

If there is any war movie out there which shows the slightest bit of realism in it, then this is it! Stanley Kubrick has never really been afraid to test the waters, so to speak, so he just goes right ahead and jumps in at the deep end to show the audience the ugly side of America during the Vietnam war. This is demonstrated perfectly with the ‘get-some guy’ who without remorse brags how many innocents he’s slaughtered. It’s graphic, it’s compelling and it has a very foul mouthed gunnery sergeant who comes out with some of the best quotes you will ever hear!

Other war movies such as ‘We Were Soldiers’ can often feel almost like propaganda, whereas ‘Full Metal Jacket’ shows the audience the full realities of war and how both sides can be just as corrupt.

It's not a film for the faint-hearted, but then again, when had Kubrick ever released a film full of fairies and pixie dust?

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The Machinist

A psychological thriller that gives you an exaggerated example of what happens when you don’t get enough sleep! The usually buff Christian Bale dropped a whopping 120 pounds to play the role of a paranoid and delusional insomniac who fears everyone is out to hurt him. The movie leaves you questioning whether or not he is really going insane, and will have you on the edge of your seat right up until the very end when the biggest twist is exposed.

It’s definitely a movie that can be appreciated twice as much after the second viewing, due to the cryptic clues left throughout the movie which are impossible to spot the first time around.

This movie is sheer proof that you don’t need to resort to typical Hollywood tactics such as sex symbols and special effects in order for a movie to be a success!

The Big Lebowski

Comedies like The Big Lebowski don’t come around too often, which is a shame because this movie captivates its audience and has their sides splitting throughout its entirety, without needing to break out the typical crude and vulgar humor which most comedies seem to rely upon. Who would have thought that Jeff Bridges playing the role of an unemployed bum would end up having us laughing so hard that we cry, all because of a soiled rug.

It’s definitely a well-scripted movie with some very gifted actors who end up in some very awkward situations.

If you’re looking for slapstick humor, then an Adam Sandler movie is probably more to your taste. However, if you’re looking for something a little more ingenious, then The Big Lebowski is perfect!

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      CultMovieCritic 6 years ago

      I like how you speak of The Big Lebowski. :D Check out my review of it. ;)

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      Nicole Ortiz 6 years ago from North East, PA

      I have never seen the Big Lebowski, but I love Full Metal Jacket and the Machinist. Great article!

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      anniedee 6 years ago

      I tend to be too forgetful to send DVDs out and make a list of ones I want to rent, so I've stuck with the streaming for now. I love being able to watch entire television series that I didn't catch when they originally aired.

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      Venture Boyz 6 years ago from Floating in the clouds

      sweet thanks I love movie recommendations especially when they are available on netflix instant streaming. Did you also keep the DVD part of your netflix or are you just instant streaming. I am torn...