Top 10 Movies with the Most Harsh MPAA Rating

The Top Ten

1 The Matrix (Rated R)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for science fiction violrnce and mild language

The most “adult” thing in this whole movie was one club scene, with NO nudity. WHY MPAA! WHY RATE THIS 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.

Disagree. Psycho does have blood in it so maybe it should still have it's R rating.

It's black and white, and no explicit stabbing is shown. Teenagers nowadays are used to a lot more violence.

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)

Suggested rating: rated PG for mild comic violence

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)

Suggested rating: rated PG-13 for brief moments of violence

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

Agreed, but I think the description should be brief intense violence, some language, and brief partial (male) nudity.

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 The King's Speech (Rated R)

Suggested Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

13 Inside Out (Rated PG)

Because a movie about depression TOTALLY deserves a G rating.

14 The Godfather (Rated R)

No the godfather is bad, very violent, and has language

It also has blood and gore (eg. the decapitated horse head)

15 Frozen (Rated PG)
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)

Suggestion:PG-13 for some vilonce rude humor strong language and Comic Action Violence

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.

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