Check out this awesome list of R-rated fantasy comedies, ranked from best to worst, complete with movie trailers for each film. We’ve gathered these hilarious movies to determine the ultimate R-rated fantasy comedy of all time. Get ready to dive into the world of these incredible films, packed with mind-blowing directors, release dates, and talented cast members. If you think a top-ranking movie deserves more love, make sure to give it a shoutout so it can secure its place among these fantastic R-rated fantasy comedies. And if you’re on the hunt for a specific R-rated fantasy comedy, our search and filter options have got you covered.
Get ready to laugh your socks off with gems like “The Fisher King” and “Your Highness.”
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1. The Fisher King
The Fisher King is an engaging film that follows the story of Jack Lucas, a former radio shock-jock, who embarks on a journey of redemption and self-discovery. Unfortunately, his life takes a tragic turn after a mistake he makes on-air. However, amidst the chaos, he finds an unlikely companion in Parry, a homeless man who believes he is on a quest for the Holy Grail. Together, they navigate the complexities of guilt, love, sanity, and survival in this captivating drama-comedy hybrid. It’s worth mentioning that the movie received critical acclaim, with Mercedes Ruehl winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the film being nominated for four other categories, including Best Actor for Robin Williams.
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Actors: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer
2. Being John Malkovich
The film Being John Malkovich is quite a quirky one. It tells the story of a puppeteer named Craig Schwartz, played by John Cusack. One day, Schwartz discovers something truly bizarre: a portal that allows him to enter the mind of the famous actor John Malkovich, who plays himself in the movie.
Things get even weirder when Schwartz’s wife, Lotte, portrayed by Cameron Diaz, becomes fascinated with this mind-bending experience. This leads to an unconventional love triangle involving Maxine, played by Catherine Keener. Maxine sees an opportunity to profit from the portal and jumps on it.
Directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman, this dark comedy-drama dives deep into themes like identity and consciousness. It’s no surprise that it received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
What sets this film apart is its unique exploration of celebrity culture, all while intertwining philosophical undertones. It’s definitely a thought-provoking and original piece of work.
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Actors: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener
3. Your Highness
Prince Thadeous, played by Danny McBride, has forever dwelled in the shadow of his brother, the next in line for the throne, Prince Fabious, portrayed by James Franco. Feeling overlooked time and time again, Thadeous has settled into a life of leisure, indulging in mead and the company of a few maidens, while Fabious embarks on thrilling escapades. However, everything changes when an evil wizard abducts Fabious’ beloved, portrayed by Zooey Deschanel. Faced with no alternative, Thadeous must dig deep and unleash his inner hero, joining forces with his brother on a daring quest to rescue her.
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Actors: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman
A high-school whiz kid named Scott Baio gains psychic powers after a lab explosion. With his newfound abilities, he becomes the highlight of the prom.
Directed by: Robert J. Rosenthal
Actors: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Felice Schachter
5. The Brother from Another Planet
The Brother” (played by Joe Morton) is actually an alien and a runaway slave from his own planet. His journey brings him to the bustling streets of New York City, where he attempts to adjust to life in the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem. Despite his inability to speak, the Brother possesses remarkable skills in repairing machines, which ultimately land him a job.
In his quest to assimilate into this unfamiliar culture, the Brother manages to secure an apartment and slowly builds connections with newfound friends. However, amidst his efforts to establish a sense of belonging, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by two agents from his home world. Their unwavering mission is to forcibly return him to his place of origin
Directed by: John Sayles
Actors: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Steve James
Micmacs, a French comedy film from 2009, was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Its original title in French is MicMacs à tire-larigot. The movie is all about poking fun at the arms trade industry. It made its grand debut on 15 September 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place at the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall.
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actors: Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Pierre Marielle
7. Sex and Death 101
A week before his wedding to Fiona (played by Julie Bowen), Roderick (played by Simon Baker), a fast-food executive, receives an email containing a list of 101 women, 29 of whom he has slept with. Believing that this list encompasses his entire sexual history, from the past to the future, Roderick makes the bold decision to end his engagement and embark on a journey to sleep with every woman on the list. However, there’s a catch – there’s a possibility that he might die once he completes this mission.
At the same time, we are introduced to Death Nell (portrayed by Winona Ryder), who happens to be the last name on the list. Nell is on a mission of her own, seeking revenge against men who have mistreated her in the past. Mysterious and elusive, Nell is carrying out her vendetta by killing these men.
In this intriguing story, Roderick takes a leap of faith and begins his quest to sleep with all the women on the list, despite the potential danger that awaits him. Meanwhile, Nell continues her vengeful spree, leaving a trail of death in her wake. As the plot unfolds, the audience is left wondering how these two storylines will intertwine and what consequences will arise from Roderick’s reckless actions.
With an all-star cast and a gripping narrative, this movie delves into themes of love, revenge, and the consequences of our actions. Through the lens of a fast-paced and unpredictable plot, we are taken on a thrilling journey that keeps us guessing until the very end.
Directed by: Daniel Waters
Actors: Simon Baker, Winona Ryder, Leslie Bibb
8. Human Nature
A philosophical burlesque, ‘Human Nature’ tells the story of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they unearth, who was born and raised in the wild. Nathan, the scientist, played by Tim Robbins, takes on the task of teaching the wild man, portrayed by Rhys Ifans, about the ways of the civilized world, starting with basic table manners. Meanwhile, Nathan’s lover, Lila, played by Patricia Arquette, passionately advocates for preserving the man’s primal origins, as it symbolizes a freedom that many yearn for.
Directed by: Michel Gondry
Actors: Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans
9. Dead Cool
Dead Cool is a British comedy-drama film released in 2004. The film was both written and directed by David Cohen.
Directed by: David Cohen
Actors: Rosanna Arquette, James Callis, Anthony Calf
10. Me, Myself, I
Me Myself I” is an Australian comedy film from 2000. It marked the directorial debut of Pip Karmel and gained recognition both domestically and internationally
Directed by: Pip Karmel
Actors: Rachel Griffiths, Yael Stone, Felix Williamson
11. City of Women
City of Women, a film from 1980, was both written and directed by the talented Federico Fellini. Known for his unique blend of fantastical, audacious, and artistic visuals, Fellini takes us on a journey through the mind of Snàporaz, brilliantly portrayed by Marcello Mastroianni. Snàporaz embarks on an exploration of both male and female realms, ultimately leading to a profound confrontation with his own beliefs about women and his relationship with his wife.
Directed by: Federico Fellini
Actors: Marcello Mastroianni, Ettore Manni, Dominique Labourier