Top 10 Movies that Most Deserve a Harsher MPAA Rating


The Top Ten

1 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Rated PG)

@Extractinator: I am only hypothetical here. A re-rating of a movie to achieve a harsher rating won't happen anyway. I am just saying that the current ratings these movies hold are a bit too liberal, mostly for violence, as sex and language is handled way too harsh anyway. Therefore it doesn't matter if there was a PG-13 back then. Nowadays it deserves one, because the listed movies fron that time have their moments but not nearly enough to rate it R, which should only be awarded for movies most young teens couldn't handle. I don't personally like the NC-17. But it's not my cup of tea, as I am not an American and shouldn't criticize their rating system. The movies I added have a content that usually movies with a harsher rating have, that's basically all there is to it. - Martin_Canine

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for comic violence and some sexual innuendo - Martin_Canine

2 The Grudge (Rated PG-13)

Suggested rating: rated R for disturbing images and gore - Martin_Canine

The jaw scene is pure R-rated content. The Japanese movie this is based on is rated R and has not a single moment with such gruesome images. - Martin_Canine

3 The Uninvited (Rated PG-13)

Suggested rating: R for disturbing images and some violent content - Martin_Canine

4 The Haunting (1963) (Rated G)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for scary content throughout - Martin_Canine

5 Raiders of the Lost Ark (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence - Martin_Canine

6 Taken (Rated PG-13)

Suggested rating: R for some violence

Suggested rating: rated R for violence and torture - Martin_Canine

7 Poltergeist (1982) (Rated PG)

Spielberg and the director actually wanted this movie to be rated PG. I seriously don't know what was going on in their small, insane heads cause this film has a very gory scene of a man's face being peeled off.

Suggested rating: rated R for scary content, disturbing images and a scene of strong violence and gore - Martin_Canine

8 The Gremlins (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence - Martin_Canine

This movie, along with Temple of Doom, LED to there being a PG-13, and needs to be rerated to that. - stinkyjaden

9 Forrest Gump (Rated PG-13)

Obviously needs rating R - zxm

Dude,an advise.If you want to write something important about an item then you better write it with the item. because sometimes comments start to disappear. - zxm

10 The Passion of the Christ (Rated R)

Not exactly a fan of strict ratings such as the NC-17 in the US or the 18 in Germany. Ultimately, it shoukd be up to your parents what they think their kids can handle. And usually, I'd say that teens 16 and up can handle almost anything (16 is also the highest possible rating in Austrian cinema) - Martin_Canine

Suggested rating: rated NC-17 for extreme violence throughout. - Croy987

This film is the only R rated film my parents let me see since my family is Christian and they want me to learn more about Jesus
Deserved to be rated NC-17šŸ˜ØšŸ˜°šŸ˜± - GumballWatterson

The Newcomers

? Dead Alive (Rated R)

One of Peter Jackson's earlier films. Should be rerated NC-17 for extreme violence and gore.

? A Clockwork Orange (Rated R)

Should be NC-17 for extreme nudity.

The Contenders

11 Watership Down (Rated PG)

Should be bumped up to PG-13 for thematic material and violence involving disturbing and bloody images. - stinkyjaden

Suggested rating: rated R for strong violence and gore. - Croy987

12 Sixteen Candles (Rated PG)

There's a scene where a woman's bare-naked nipples are exposed in the shower. This film definitely deserves an R rating.

R for language, nudity, and crude content - TopTenListmaker

13 Howard the Duck (Rated PG)

People take cartoon nudity so damn seriously. - Extractinator04

Suggested rating: rated R for sexual themes. - Croy987

Should be rated R for showing duck breasts.

14 2001: A Space Odyssey (Rated G)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some disturbing images including a scene of violence - Martin_Canine

15 The Lion King (G)

Should be bumped up to PG for thematic material, including an on-screen (but non graphic) death scene, and some (again non-graphic) violence. - stinkyjaden

Suggested rating: PG or even PG-13 for violence and tragic scenery.

16 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Rated G)

Suggested rating: PG

17 The Adventures of Mark Twain (Rated G)

Yeah, this one should have a PG-13 for some intense scares. I mean the main villain is Satan himself! - stinkyjaden

18 Drag Me to Hell (Rated Pg-13)

It's really hard to believe that this over the top gorefest with a scene quite resembling emetophilia got a PG-13 rating. It should be re-rated R.

Iā€™m honestly surprised this one had a PG-13 label. - stinkyjaden

19 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (Rated PG-13)

Suggested ratinh: rated R for crude and sexual language throughout and drug content - Martin_Canine

20 Jaws (Rated PG)

Should be rerated to PG-13 - stinkyjaden

21 The Secret of Nimh (Rated G)
22 The Hunger Games (Rated PG-13)
23 Ringing Bell (Rated G)
24 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (Rated PG)
25 Cars 2 (Rated G)
26 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Rated PG)
27 Space Chimps (Rated G)

Rated PG for some rude humor - TopTenListmaker

28 Top Gun (Rated PG)
29 Cars 3 (Rated G)
30 Akira (Rated R)

This film has gotta be the most violent movie I've ever seen (whether animated or not). Tetsuo's transformation scene honestly makes the crucifixion of Jesus in Passion of the Christ look less gory by comparison (not sure how any Christians would react to that. I'm not trying to offend by the way).

How this film was able to get away with an R rating is beyond me. So yeah, this should re-rated NC-17 for extreme gore and violence.

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