Are there G-rated films for adults?

Lexicon of film terms


Instrument of voluntary self-regulation of the American film industry, which in 1968 replaced the Production Code, which was abolished in 1966. While the provisions of the Code still regulated the content and design of the films, the ratings only indicate the audience for which a film is appropriate. The ratings are awarded by a representative commission made up of representatives from various sections of the population and working in Los Angeles on behalf of the MPAA producers' association. For example, a G rating means general audiences and denotes films that are permitted for all age groups; PG means parental guidance and suggests that children watch this film better when accompanied by an adult, while R or restricted Identifies films that young people under the age of 17 are only allowed to see when accompanied by an adult. In production contracts, it is determined in advance which rating a finished film must correspond to. In the early 1970s, when porn movies were still showing in theaters, the X rating was the highest category. Today controversial films with a so-called NC-17 rating considered, especially for the theatrical release of Pedro Almodóvars at the beginning of the 1990s high heels (Spain / Italy 1991) was introduced. Similar to the Production Code, the ratings also serve as an instrument of market control. An NC-17 rating has meanwhile become the commercial death sentence for an independent film, because it is decisive for the success of such films in the key region of New York New York Times in principle does not accept advertisements for productions with such a rating.


Age rating

Age ratings: BBFC Ratings

Age ratings: FSK ratings

Age ratings: Canada

Age ratings: MPAA ratings

parental guidance

Article last changed on 02/07/2012

Author: VHPV