Movie Ratings

I make a lot of movie references on this blog, but I recognize that not every movie is suitable for every viewer. Even though I watch movies with holy eyes looking for God's messages, most of the films I refer to on this site were not specifically made with Christian ethics in mind, so some Christians might find some of them offensive. If you want to know if a movie I've mentioned is suitable to watch with your children - or if you just especially sensitive to certain types of content - this reference guide is for you. Any movie I have mentioned on this blog, is listed here with its MPAA rating and any reason given for the rating.

I strongly advise parents to research further into any movie's content before viewing with your children!

Films are listed alphabetically. (Last updated 1/24/2016)

  • 3:10 to Yuma (1957) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • 3:10 to Yuma (2007) - Rated R for violence and some language 
  • 42 (2013) - Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language
  • Batman: The Movie (1966) - Rated PG
  • Batman Begins (2005) - Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensulity
  • Becoming Santa (2011) - Not Rated - safe for the family, though you might not want to show it to little ones who don't yet know how Santa Claus works
  • Bedazzled (1967) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • Bedazzled (2000) - Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, language and some drug content
  • Billy Madison (1995) - Rated PG-13 for language and crude humor
  • The Birds (1963) - Rated PG
  • The Blind Side (2009) - Rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • Bruce Almighty (2003) - Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some crude humor
  • Casablanca (1942) - Rated PG for mild violence
  • Change of Habit (1969) - Rated G
  • A Christmas Carol (1938) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • A Christmas Carol (1951) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • A Christmas Carol (2009) - Rated PG for scary sequences and images
  • A Christmas Story (1983) - Rated PG
  • Cinderella (1950) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • Click (2006) - Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sex-related humor, and some drug references
  • Closer (2004) - Rated R for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language
  • The Cobbler (2014) - Rated PG-13 for some violence, language, and brief partial nudity
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • Get Smart (2008) - Rated PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence, and language 
  • Giant (1956) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • God's Not Dead (2014) - Rated PG for thematic material, brief violence, and an accident scene
  • Jailhouse Rock (1957) - Not Rated (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • Joyful Noise (2012) - Rated PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference
  • King Creole (1958) - Rated PG for violence and sensuality
  • No Time for Sergeants (1958) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • The Nude Bomb (1980) -  Rated PG [Word of caution: I was surprised at the amount of adult humor and language in this - would expect a PG-13 rating today]
  • Radio (2003) - Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements  
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements
  • The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) - Rated G
  • Return to Oz (1985) - Rated PG
  • The Rocky series (1976-2006, 6 films) - Rocky I-IV Rated PG; Rocky V Rated PG-13; Rocky Balboa Rated PG-13 for boxing violence and some language
  • There Will Be Blood (2007) - Rated R for some violence  
  • There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • A Thousand Words (2012) - Rated PG-13 for sexual situations including dialogue, language and some drug-related humor
  • Thunderball (1965) - Approved (pre-dates the current ratings system)
  • ¡Three Amigos! (1986) - Rated PG [Word of caution: There is some strong language in this - would expect a PG-13 rating today]
  • The Three Stooges (2012) - Rated PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language
  • Titanic (1997) - Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language
  • The Twilight saga (2008-2012, 5 films) - Rated PG-13, variously for violence, action, disturbing images, sexuality, partial nudity and thematic elements

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