Informing Parents Since 1968

Established in 1968, the film rating system provides parents with the information needed to determine if a film is appropriate for their children.

Ratings are determined by the Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA), via a board comprised of an independent group of parents. Follow @FilmRatings on Twitter for daily updates on film ratings.

Looking for more information on how the film rating system works? Check out FilmRatings.com to learn the history of the film rating program, and to download additional film rating resources.

The Ratings are 50!

Established by Motion Picture Association in 1968, the rating system was created to help parents make informed viewing choices for their children. Learn the facts, history, and evolution behind 50 years of ratings.

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Understanding Film Ratings

Looking for more information on how the film ratings system works? Check out FilmRatings.com to learn the history of the film ratings program, and to download additional film ratings resources.

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Ratings Guide

Not sure what each rating means? Check out our interactive guide:

Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

General Audiences

Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
Parents urged to give “parental guidance.” May contain some material parents might not like for their young children

Parental
 Guidance Suggested

Parents urged to give “parental guidance.” May contain some material parents might not like for their young children
Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

Parents Strongly Cautioned

Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

Restricted

Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.

No one 17 and
Under Admitted

Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.