Top 10 Movies that Most Deserve a Harsher MPAA Rating

The Top Ten Movies that Most Deserve a Harsher MPAA Rating

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)

Definitely should be rated R

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)

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

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

9 Forrest Gump (Rated PG-13)

What's wrong with this movie?

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 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.

The Contenders

11 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-17😨😰😱 - GumballWatterson

12 Watership Down (Rated PG)

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

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

13 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

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.

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

16 Jaws (Rated PG)

This should be rated R for intense violence, blood, and gore.

Should be rerated to PG-13

17 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Rated G)

Suggested rating: PG

18 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!

19 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.

I’m honestly surprised this one had a PG-13 label.

20 Alice in Wonderland (2010) (Rated PG)

Yeah, it had an eye cut out scene! What was Tim Burton thinking?!

21 Cars 2 (Rated G)

PG for Some Action and Mild Peril

22 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: PG-13 due to violence.

23 Top Gun (Rated PG)

Middle fingers everywhere, lots of profanity, a sex scene although brief and hardly anything shown, the death of Goose. PG-13 at least.

24 Akira (Rated R)

This film is 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.

25 A Clockwork Orange (Rated R)

Should be NC-17 for extreme nudity.


26 Krampus (Rated Pg-13)

Suggested rating: R due to graphic scenes, language, blood and gore

27 The Hate U Give (Rated Pg-13)

Suggested rating: r because star's friend gets shot and killed.

28 Open Season: Scared Silly (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: R or even NC-17 because of toilet jokes and disgusting poop tasting.

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

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

30 The Secret of Nimh (Rated G)
31 The Hunger Games (Rated PG-13)
32 Ringing Bell (Rated G)
33 Space Chimps (Rated G)

Rated PG for some rude humor - TopTenListmaker

34 Cars 3 (Rated G)
35 Dead Alive (Rated R)

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

36 Disney's Hercules (Rated G)

Suggested rating: PG due to intense violence, monsters that may scare young children, decapitation and world destruction

37 Vegas Vacation (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: PG-13 due to crude humor, nudity, and sexuality

38 Disney's Snow White (Rated G)

Suggested rating: PG due to intense scenes

39 West Side Story (Rated G)

Suggested rating: PG-13 due to romance and violence.

PG-13 for romance? Excuse me? Unless it’s sexual, that’s a load of bull.

40 Diamonds are Forever (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: PG-13 due to language and violence

41 The Princess and the Frog (Rated G)

Suggested rating: PG due to the voodoo scenes

42 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: PG-13 due to dark scenes, especially the dementor scene.

43 A Dog's Purpose (Rated PG)

Suggested rating: PG-13 due to violence, kidnapping, and dog getting shot and diying.

44 Barbarella (Rated PG)
45 Silver Streak (Rated PG)
46 Soylent Green (Rated PG)
47 True Grit (Rated G)
48 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (PG)
49 Madeline: Lost in Paris (Rated G)

And What's More Ironic is the Fact that It's Literally About Child Abuse. That's the Sad Part.
NOTE: All Of Madeline Shouldn't Be Rated G/T.V.-Y. Looks Like Somebody Hasn't Seen the Specials. - Rainbowkid38

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