Movies can open our children’s eyes to new places, cultures and ideas, and parents have an important role in ensuring that experience is positive and enriching. They need the tools to decide what movies are suitable for their children to watch. From understanding how movie ratings work and have evolved with the times to helping parents find movies appropriate for their kids, we want to help make moviegoing a positive experience in your family’s life. These ratings provide parents with advance information about the content of movies to help them determine what’s appropriate for their children. Ratings are assigned by a board of parents who consider factors such as violence, sex, language and drug use and then assign a rating they believe the majority of American parents would give a movie.
Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED
Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED
Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for preteenagers.
Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED
Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.