Top Ten Movies that are Rated R in the USA but 12, 6 or All Ages in Germany

Martin_Canine

The Top Ten

1 Psycho (1960)

Wow. It sure is hard to believe that most 12-year-old German kids saw this movie for the first time.

Psycho is pretty dated and most kids will have seen parodies of the shower scene before. - Martin_Canine

This movie came out several years before the rating system was put into use.

Although this movie must be shockingly scary back then, it wasn't THAT bad. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Rated 12 in Germany (re-rating, was rated 16 before). - Martin_Canine

2 The White Ribbon

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

3 Schindler's List

It shouldn't be rated as 12. - zxm

Rated 12.

This movie is unusually violent for a 12+ movie in Germany. But the thing is that movies that have a message against war or Naziism usually get a lower rating. - Martin_Canine

4 Brokeback Mountain

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

5 Amélie

Rated 6. - Martin_Canine

6 The Lives of Others

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

7 Flags of Our Fathers

Rated 12 ("Letters From Iwo Jima" is rated 16). - Martin_Canine

8 Breaking the Waves

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

9 Little Miss Sunshine

Rated 6. - Martin_Canine

10 The Pianist

When I saw this I was 12 (or maybe even younger). There was nothing serious to be rated as R. At least not for me. - zxm

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Clerks

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

12 Magnolia

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

13 Blue Valentine

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

14 Borat

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

15 Up in the Air

All Ages. - Martin_Canine

16 American Pie

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

17 American Pie 2

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

18 American Pie Presents: Band Camp

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

19 American Reunion

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

20 The Hangover

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

21 The Hangover Part II

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

22 The Hangover Part III

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

23 Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

24 Get Him to the Greek

Rated 12 (theatrical version, Unrated version is rated 16 probably due to the ant snorting scene) - Martin_Canine

25 Ted 2

Rated 12 (For whatever reason Ted 1 was rated 16). - Martin_Canine

26 A Million Ways to Die in the West

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

27 Blindness

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

28 Appleseed

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

29 The Sweetest Thing

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

30 Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Rated 6. - Martin_Canine

31 Downfall

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

32 The Breakfast Club

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

33 The King's Speech

All Ages (DVD is rated 6, but only because of the trailers on the disc, not because of the movie itself). - Martin_Canine

34 Erin Brockovich

Rated 6. - Martin_Canine

35 Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

36 Ali G Indahouse: The Movie

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

37 The Dictator

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

38 Run Lola Run

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

39 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

40 Cloud Atlas

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

41 127 Hours

Rated 12.

(Even though I agree with most of the ratings on this list, this is insanely low for a movie with such an exceptionally gory and painful scene.) - Martin_Canine

42 Pi

Rated 12.

(Too low as well... is an extremely disturbing and occasionally violent movie) - Martin_Canine

43 Good Bye, Lenin!

Rated 6. - Martin_Canine

44 Blazing Saddles

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

45 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

46 Not Another Teen Movie

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

47 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

48 The Shawshank Redemption

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

49 The Green Mile

There are few disturbing scenes in this film but I think a 12 year old boy/girl would be able to see it. - zxm

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

50 The Blair Witch Project

Rated 12. - Martin_Canine

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