Movies that Should Not Be Rated G or PG

Back then, there was no PG-13 rating system until in 1984 with the release of Red Dawn. But these films surprising didn’t receive re-ratings. Here are ten movies that should not be rated G or PG. Also, you can remix this list, and add stuff to the list if you want.

The Top Ten

1 Poltergeist Poltergeist Product Image

The rating system was much more different back then. This movie would get a much stricter rating nowadays, but the rating system was much more general. G just meant that anyone would be suitable for watching it, PG meant that some stuff was unfitting for younger audiences that meant parents should take extra precaution. R meant "THIS STUFF IS ONLY SUITED FOR MATURE ADULTS". Heck, even the PG-13 rating (which came around a couple years after Poltergeist) meant what an R rating means now. Take in consideration the times. Don't apply modern standards to everything.

Honestly most of these wouldn't be in an issue if the PG rating actually meant something. Problem is now what should be G movies are being rated PG, and therefore all PG movies are rated PG-13. Poltergeist and other movies being rated PG wouldn't be as big of an issue if it wasn't placed in the same rating as modern animated kids movies, because when that starts to happen the "parental guidance" the rating is named after just disappears. If only the MPAA were actually good at their jobs lately, but oh well.

Honestly no movie should be rated g or pg unless it is focused on 5 years old, honestly taking away the movie rating system would be what we should do, or a modified system that says N for nudity, G- for gore, D for depressing, V for excessive violence, S for uncomfortable sex scene, F for extremely foul language.
A rating system that was honest

2 Jaws Jaws Product Image

Should be PG-13 with all the cursing and gore.

How the hell, did this not get an R rating?

This should be rated R for Retarted.

3 Watership Down Watership Down Product Image

Definitely very controversial as a kids film. Oh, I know...

Wouldn't even be surprised if this was rated R

4 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Product Image

Oh, come on! I watched this film since I was 8 years old and it quite scared and concerned me a little bit, but it's not that bad though.

The heart scene and the villain gets eaten by an alligator part should have made this film Temple of Doom PG-13.

This movie was the reason why the PG-13 rating was created.

It has the name DOOM in it. It should be rated...Oh, I forgot.

5 Coraline Coraline Product Image

I know right, it's so creepy.

6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Invasion of the Body Snatchers Product Image
7 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey Product Image
8 Gremlins Gremlins Product Image
9 Airport Airport Product Image
10 The Andromeda Strain The Andromeda Strain Product Image

The Contenders

11 The Green Berets The Green Berets Product Image
12 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Product Image
13 Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Product Image
14 Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail Product Image

(Oops, was Rated PG)
This may be my favorite movie of all time- or rather has favorite 10 SCENES in a movie of all time (half of it idiotic and stupid: but those best scenes GENIUS) This can't be G. Looked it up.
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail was rated PG before the advent of PG-13. The entire vestal virgin sequence is filled with sexual innuendo and proposition...” (common sensemedia.org.)
Yes the vestal virgin scene for sure. I particularly thought cartoon angels blowing horns from their butts was more than stupid- off-color. British humor for you. Irreverent. Sometimes it’s hilarious, sometimes just mean-spirited.

15 Gone With The Wind Gone With The Wind Product Image

G?
Apparently I can't paste a listing I found of various scenes that are non-G. So let’s start with the one scene that kind of made me wonder (though Scarlett kinda deserved it, but then LIKED it while Rhett leaves because he’s disgusted) the famous dragging Scarlett upstairs to bed scene. Supposedly, there are 10 counts of sex and, yes, nudity- boobage was seen. Violence and gore got 14 counts. How about Scarlett’s marrying young soldier she doesn't love because she’s in love with an engaged/married man? And not so sad when he dies in battle. The cringe of know the little girl dies falling from horse. The “Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.” (I thought cuss words got something back then.). Anyway, not G I wouldn't think.

16 The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame Product Image
17 Kangaroo Jack Kangaroo Jack Product Image
18 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Product Image

I like em big, I like em chucky.

19 The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas Product Image
20 Spaceballs Spaceballs Product Image
21 The Haunting (1963) The Haunting (1963) Product Image
22 Cars Cars Product Image

Cars is an EXTREMELY INAPPROPRIATE film for children! Do you guys remember that scene where lightning mcqueen started shouting racial slurs at some random yellow car? Me neither, but cars sucks. Cars should be rated PG-420.

I agree, with the film's G rating it seems like a film for anyone to watch.

23 Rango Rango Product Image
24 The Boss Baby The Boss Baby Product Image

Boss Baby flaunts his butts. This needs to be rated PG-13

25 The Blob The Blob Product Image
8Load More
PSearch List