Top 10 Movies with the Most Harsh MPAA Rating

The Top Ten
1 The Matrix (Rated R)
2 Psycho (1960) (Rated R)

There's a HUGE (and I mean huge) misconception that there's nudity in the shower scene. Now, while it's obvious that the actress is in the nude, there is nothing explicit shown on-screen. There is little to no blood, and the violence is intense, but not shown. I can understand why this had an R rating in 1984, before PG-13 existed, because of it not fitting a PG rating, but it just shouldn't be kept in the same league as something like Fight Club, with super intense violence and sexual themes. Psycho should definitely be rerated to PG-13.

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images

3 Run Lola Run (Rated R)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some violent content, mild language and some mild sexual content

4 Hot Shots! (Rated PG-13)
5 Ju-On (Rated R)

While the PG-13 remake has some gruesome to watch scenes, this remake really has only one scene on the edge, which is the ending, but even this scene was in the PG-13 remake.

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and some violent content

6 Slumdog Millionaire (Rated R)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some violent content, mild language and mature thematic elements

7 Gladiator (Rated R)
8 Psycho (1999) (Rated R)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images

9 Finding Dory (Rated PG)

Umm yea this is about right.

10 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Rated R)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for western violence and mild language

The Contenders
11 History of the World, Part 1 (Rated R)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for a scene of drug abuse and some sexual innuendo

12 Inside Out (Rated PG)

I think the reason why it's PG is that it shows a person (I won't spoil who the person is in case no one has seen this movie before) going through the 5 stages of depression.

13 The King's Speech (Rated R)
14 The Godfather (Rated R)
15 Frozen (Rated PG)

Why did Frozen get a PG rating because of a foot size joke?

16 Moana (Rated PG)
17 Minions (Rated PG)
18 Orgazmo (Rated NC-17)
19 Love is Strange (Rated R)

This is literally a movie about a gay couple (who do nothing but kiss once and stay in bed fully clothed) and it suddenly gets an R rating? Is our film rating system homophobic or something?

20 Home Alone (Rated PG)

No! It's just fine as a PG rating!

21 Dr. Dolittle (Rated Pg-13)
22 Army of Darkness (Rated R)
23 Air Force One (Rated R)

Should be PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and brief strong language.

24 The Postman (Rated R)

Now, this movie does have a sex scene. But without it, it easily could have been rated PG-13 for brief sequences of strong violence and brief strong language.

25 Rain Man (Rated R)

Suggested rating: PG-13. There's nearly no nudity or violence, and very mild language.

It should be at least PG-13 or PG.

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