PG-13 Movies That Should Have Been Rated R


The Top Ten

1 Live Free or Die Hard

Worst in the franchise it would be one of the best if it didn't have that stupid PG -13 rating

R all the way

2 Taken

This film is the most violent (Way more violent than Happy tree friends)

Uncut version is better

Too much violence

Fantastic film but waayy to dark and disturbing to be PG-13

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3 2012

A majority of Earth's people died. It needed to have blood and less comedy. - Hernandez1614

4 Pearl Harbor

So Teens Don't Have To See A Michael Bay Film

Should be Pg-13/12a

5 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
6 Sucker Punch

This Shouldn't be PG-13. As for: Poltergeist (1982), The Ring (2002), Drag Me to Hell (2009), Robocop (2014). And why isn't Split this list? Defiantly R.

I love sucker punch o yeah its about girls dancing for people, that spells rated r all over it

7 The Dark Knight

This is a good movie and while it came close for an r rating I guess it wasn’t enough

There is a psychopath in the movie who kills people for fun. Sometimes is disturbing.

I'm concerned how kids are going to react after parents take them to see this movie.

Sometimes the impression is more than the actual vision.

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8 Insidious

Very scary and needs to be rated. However, once you start watching the movie, it will give you a definite lesson such as don't be so ignorant about having no idea of ghost existence. They are everywhere and they can attack anyone else. Above all, be aware and open your mind when you're buying a house that is not familiar to you especially its history.

Creepy, creepy. It's a little too much for this 13-year old.

Its creepy for PG-13

Yep I agree

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9 Terminator Salvation

Should've went for an R. The Terminator movies were meant to be rated R. Nothing makes me madder than when a good R-rated franchise gets ruined with a PG-13!

This movie shouldn't have been R. It was a cool movie, but confusing. I liked Terminator 2 way more. - Alpha101

This movie shouldn't have been Rated R. Actually, the first three probably could've been rated PG-13 today - maybe. People jump at blood in a movie. They think it's really bad. I don't understand it.

10 Drag Me to Hell

Very disturbing movie, too much, I believe for a thirteen year old. It also delves into deeper and perhaps, darker themes than outwardly supposed, such as eating disorders (If you don't believe me about this, just watch the movie and try to pick up on the hints, there are a lot. )

I can tell by the name - Ajkloth

There is literally a scene which resembles emetophilia. This should be R.

The Contenders

11 World War Z

Whoever made this PG-13 should be shot in the face because zombies and PG-13 do not mix at all, zombie movies NEED to be excessively gory

12 The Wolverine

This movie is bloody and includes sequences of strong violence, this movie shouldn't even be pg-13 on the theatrical version.

I can see the dark shadow of the private parts of wolverine when nude in a bath tub.

13 Robocop (2014)

This is R

This remake is pg-13 and doesn’t have any real blood or gore, so it’s definitely pg-13 worthy

14 Marvel's The Avengers

This movie is barely even worthy of PG-13 it is more like PG

Yeah I still can't see this being below PG-13 there is a lot of destruction and stuff. Plus a weed joke. - Extractinator04

Coulson's death almost caused the entire movie to be R

15 Spectre

Unlike the other 007s. This is R Rated scale.
Too Risque and Violent.

16 The Ring

This movie's a little intense for a PG-13 rating.

17 Titanic

This film sucks! I knew this film was supposed to be rated R but instead it is PG-13. Damn this film is overrated and needs to be forgotten!

Not even close to being rated R.

Too much nudity. - BoltMarksman

18 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Why is this on the list?

Cannibal Corpse is in it. Enough saidm

19 The Bourne Identity
20 Total Recall (2012)

But the nudity isn't sexualized. If a movie's nudity is sexually provocative, it should be slapped with an R rating.

Full frontal nudity...that is all.

21 Casino Royale

This movie should be R because of a guy being shot in the head and a tank falling onto a construction worker made a strong explosion that I could even see the body parts.

This is rated R

22 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

It's austin powers for christ sake.

Should definitely be R/15 because the sex is VERY strong.

23 Poltergeist

This Movie Should Have Got an R Rating From the Start!

I know it's not PG-13, but it still should've gotten an R rating because of the face peeling scene.

What is a PG movie doing on a PG-13 list. - Extractinator04

If that's a walking doll I would be out thanks a lot

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24 Billy Madison

Why should that be R. If any Adam Sandler movie should be rated R that isn't, it would be You Don't Mess With the Zohan.

25 Mortal Kombat

To be perfectly honest, it should have been rate r. You know, so it could be more accurate to the games it is based off of. To allow it to be more accurate, and well more interesting, (and gorey). Just saying.

They should've unleashed the blood and guts and gore and the insane fatalities instead of selling out in order to please the kiddies, making a mortal Kombat movie PG-13 is a giant slap in the face to the fans, when the reboot/third film comes out, it NEEDS to borderline NC-17 and have all the blood, gore, and fatalities unleashed and NOT HOLD BACK

It would've got the R rating if they actually put blood and gore in it just like the game.

Mortal Kombat is rad:) and people know their own movie-watching limits so I don't know what to say...
-Again, posted by the 12-year old kid(Drako)

26 Jurassic World

Nah it IS the most violent Jurassic movie but nowhere near anything even slightly R. It's only slightly more violent than Lost World. - Extractinator04

No...there wasn't much more violence than in the previous movies. Think of all the deaths the Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rexes caused. And don't forget the Velociraptors. The violence, intensity, and blood are all about the same, so this movie should be rated PG-13.:)
-Written by an 11 year old kid

This should stay pg-13/12a because blood is only occasional ( like the bbfc says) and it is brilliant

Dude dinos r bloody but I still think PG-13

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27 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Why is Star Wars on the list? Are you completely mad?

So many people were killed, and when the planets were destroyed, and countless billions of people died in their own hell.
So much violence.
I thought the others were intense enough, but I've changed my mind after seeing this.

Spare the teens the embarrasment of this “movie” go watch Empire Strikes Back

28 Pitch Perfect

Are you kidding me? This deserves its PG-13 rating.

29 Saving Silverman
30 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

The (probable) reasons this movie didn't get an R rating was because, even though it had insanely graphic violence, it was animated, and had minimal sex and swearing.

31 Alien vs. Predator

Both the alien and the predator related movies are R rated. including AVP:R which is made by the same people from skyline

32 10 Cloverfield Lane
33 Assassin's Creed (2016)
34 The Other Guys

I've seen a million more R movies that I would recommend before this filth.


35 The Dark Knight Rises

It was less violent than the first one, does have some graphic moments but not much. Also, surprising how much sex and language was in this one unlike other Batman fare, but still not an issue. - Extractinator04

36 Batman Begins

Nowhere near R, not very PG-13, really. - Extractinator04

37 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

F words, drugs, no pants, and porn. Rated R all the way!

38 Joe Dirt


39 Noah
40 The Grudge
41 The Rundown

Yes, it was PG-13 and it should be rated R due to the violence and possibly the language.

42 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Awesome movie

43 Norbit
44 Dumb and Dumber

LOTS of sex

45 Forrest Gump

A bit too mature. - BoltMarksman

46 Robocop 3
47 Conan the Destroyer
48 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
49 Terminator Genisys
50 The Possession
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