And by inappropriate, I mean by Mormony standards where we seek after the clean and respectful. No we don’t watch R rated movies as a rule. But we will watch movies that were once rated R and then edited for television. This is that list. The only movie that I love that was rated R, AND is better as an R is Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood. Every time the TV people edit this movie, they ruin Morgan Freeman’s character and Lex Luther’s character. Another movie that doesn’t, or wouldn’t edit well is The Ref with Dennis Leary. If you can get past the excessively bad language (which I can’t anymore) this is an excellent Christmas movie. Much like Love Actually, if you can get past the pornographic stand ins, it’s a very good story. But the rest of these movies are just as good as PG/PG-13s. We don’t miss a thing.
Update: We have started using Vid Angel for all of our movie watching. This is an excellent service and can easily turn R’s into PGs.
Shawshank Redemption (Morgan Freeman)
Unforgiven (Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood)
Fletch (Chevy Chase)
Planes Trains and Automobiles (Steve Martin) The original would be a PG except for the F-bomb breakdown in the airport.
The Castle ( No one you’ve ever heard of. Australian. Would be a PG if not for language)
My Cousin Vinny
The Ref (Dennis Leary) the F word count is ambitious. Never seen an edited version.
Saving Private Ryan
Good Will Hunting (Robin Williams, Matt Damon Unedited this comes in at having an ambitious 148 instances of the “F” word)
The Birdcage (Robin Williams)
The King’s Speech (Jeffrey Rush) PG except for moment of expletives.
Every Clint Eastwood Western ever made
True Lies (Arnold)
Army of Darkness (Bruce Campbell)
Die Hard (Bruce Willis)