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  • Rachel Getting Married: The Black Sheep of a family comes back for her sister's wedding.
  • Raging Bull: A boxer gets mad at his brother, his wife and/or himself.
  • Rain Man: A yuppie simultaneously exploits and bonds with his savant brother.
  • Raising Arizona: An infertile couple kidnaps a baby quintuplet, and they realize that it was probably better if they didn't. They meet up with two escaped convicts, an asshole father and a hairy motorcycle-riding bounty hunter. The feel-good movie of the year.
  • Rango: A lizard with an identity crisis saves a small, drought-ridden town by doing his best Clint Eastwood impression.
  • Rashomon: Four people can't seem to agree on a testimony. One of them is a ghost.
  • Rasputin - Dark Servant of Destiny: Alan Rickman hangs out with a haemophiliac and shows his penis to a crowd of people. For this, James Frain very slowly murders him. However, this is not enough to prevent Ian McKellen, Greta Scacchi, and David Warner from being killed with Torches and Pitchforks.
  • Ratatouille: Vermin becomes a chef using a human puppet.
    • Or: A serious health code violation leads to the shutdown of a once-great restaurant.
  • Rat Race: A bunch of losers race from Las Vegas to a small town in New Mexico.
  • Ready To Rumble: Total geeks help an over-the-hill athlete get back on his feet, and inadvertently destroy the very franchise they're supposedly promoting.
  • Real Genius: A bunch of nerds play practical jokes on each other and their professor, though the latter quickly becomes Serious Business. With the help of a super-smart hermit and copious amounts of popcorn, they save the day.
  • Real Steel: Pre-teen bonds with his estranged father by having his new toy regularly beaten.
  • Rear Window: A reporter solves a murder mystery without leaving his apartment.
  • REC : A bubbly TV reporter and her cameraman shadow two firefighters to do an episode of their show; but when the firefighters go answer a call, everybody ends up quarantined and Zombies (or some sort of, anyway) ensue.
  • The Red Violin: Samuel L. Jackson has had it with this motherfucking stringed instrument at this motherfucking auction.
  • Red Dawn (1984): A group of guerrilla Child Soldiers fight in a war.
  • Repo Man: A disillusioned punk rocker starts a new career in debt collection.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera: A widowed surgeon imprisons his daughter. The dead wife's ex-boyfriend tries to break the daughter out. Daughter befriends a drug dealer. Everybody sings.
  • Requiem for a Dream: Four drug addicts lead miserable, self-destructive and ultimately unfulfilled lives. Oh, and it has epic music.
  • Reservoir Dogs: Well-dressed men talk about Madonna and wonder if one of them is a police officer.
  • The Return of Hanuman: The adventures of a monkey boy and his friends.
  • Return of the Living Dead: Air pollution causes unexpected consequences.
    • Return of the Living Dead Part II: Children fight people created by oil drum leakage.
    • Return of the Living Dead 3: A teenaged boy's girlfriend dies in an accident and he must learn to deal with the aftermath of this tragedy.
    • Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis: High schoolers get lost in a facility where scientists are attaching guns to corpses.
    • Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave: College students fight badly tripping stoners. Ends with an explosion and a man covered in tar hitchhiking.
  • The Rescuers: Mice help a little girl escape child abuse.
  • Riki-oh: The Shawshank Redemption meets The Itchy & Scratchy Show, in the form of a kungfu movie.
  • The Ring: Following the death of her niece, a young woman watches a really creepy and confusing video, and soon finds herself threatened by a spooky little girl with long, stringy hair.
    • Death cult forms around short confusing artsy film created by a disturbed recluse who has devised an unconventional viral-style distribution model.
    • Ringu: In Japan, videotapes watch you.
  • Rise of the Guardians: A dead boy that desperately wants attention teams up with folklore characters to beat another folklore character who also desperately wants attention.
  • Rise of Evil: Insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbors.
    • The Great Dictator: Insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbors, but played for laughs.
    • Downfall: After starting war with his neighbors, insane dictator with bizarre mustache hides in his bunker and blatantly denies reality whilst his adjutants humor him.
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights: A group of men, including a Rabbi, plot to take down Richard Lewis, whilst parodying everything they can.
  • RoboCop (1987): Cop gets injured in the line of duty; after physical therapy, he fights crime.
  • The Rock: After a military operation goes wrong, millions of lives depend on chemist and 60-year old prisoner.
    • Alternatively: Government forces shoot down of protest against mistreatment of veterans.
  • Rocky: An athlete pours his heart and soul into his training and loses anyway.
    • Alteratively: Italian man goes to the gym and finds his locker was given to a black guy. He then publicly fights another black guy and loses.
    • Rocky II: The athlete trains harder and wins this time.
      • Alternatively, a white guy beats up a black man in front of hundreds of spectators. This is seen as a good thing.
    • Rocky III: The athlete must compete yet again. His opponent pities him.
      • Alternatively, the white guy then beats up another black man for daring to challenge him. This is also seen as a good thing.
    • Rocky IV: The athlete avenges a fallen comrade and defeats communism.
      • Alternatively, a different white guy beats up the first black man so much he dies. People finally treat this as a bad thing.
    • Rocky V: The athlete is forced into retirement and then subsequently beats his student to a pulp for betrayal, reconnects with son.
    • Rocky Balboa: The athlete comes out of retirement after decades and loses the big fight; he must also deal with family issues.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A musical about a slut and her man who get corrupted by a crossdressing mad scientist and his retinue.
  • Rodan: A tragic love story, with giant monsters.
  • Ronin: Multicultural team of mercenaries spend Christmas adding to the traffic chaos in France.
  • Rookie of the Year: Kid breaks his arm and plays baseball.
  • The Room : A film about a man whose fiance has an affair with his best friend. It is poorly acted, poorly written, poorly filmed and the guy who made it gets very annoyed when certain people badmouth it.
  • A Room For Romeo Brass: Army fanatic turns young child against his disabled friend and then shows the boy's sister his erection.
  • Rosemarys Baby: A pregnant married woman doesn't know who's the father of her baby.
  • The Rugrats Movie: People get lost in the woods and encounter monkeys.
    • Babies attempt to trade away new addition, get lost.
    • Rugrats in Paris: People get lost in a foreign city. Big "NO!" saves the day.
  • Rumble Fish: A street punk learns from his big brother that fighting is wrong, and that he should really relax and go see the world.
  • Run, Lola, Run: To get some money to her boyfriend, a girl runs and screams. We see the whole thing three times.
  • The Running Man: Man with peculiar accent participates in hit reality show.
    • Or... Man with peculiar accent wins Game Show by sending some old guy from Hogan's Heroes hurtling to his death. Somehow this saves the world. Arguably increased audience interest in Japanese reinterpretation of hockey.
  • Rushmore: An overachieving student likes his teacher; admires/dislikes/envies local industrialist.

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