PG-13 Movies That Should Have Been Rated R

The Top Ten PG-13 Movies That Should Have Been Rated R

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

Loads of killing

Too much violence

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

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.

Great movie, one of my favorites, probably deserved an R. - aj2005

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

9 Terminator Salvation

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.

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!

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.

Should be R, is not appropiate for kids under 15. Is very gory

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

No it should definitely be pg 13

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 Billy Madison

This only has a few inappropriate jokes, nothing else... a light PG-13 or a hard PG. - Maddox121

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.

22 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

23 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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

It's austin powers for christ sake.

24 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It's not that graphic. Sure it has some fight scenes, but it's not like there's blood everywhere. It deserves the PG-13 rating it got. It's somewhat intense but not graphic enough to warrant a R rating. - BlueTelegraph

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

25 Poltergeist

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

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

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

26 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)

27 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

28 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

Alien and Predator should never be rated PG-13

29 10 Cloverfield Lane

Unsettling and disturbing themes throughout, not really appropriate for kids

30 Pitch Perfect

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

31 Saving Silverman
32 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.

33 Assassin's Creed (2016)
34 Suicide Squad
35 The Other Guys

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


36 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

37 Batman Begins

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

38 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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

39 Joe Dirt


40 Noah
41 The Grudge
42 The Rundown

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

43 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Awesome movie

44 Norbit
45 Dumb and Dumber

LOTS of sex

46 Forrest Gump

A bit too mature. - BoltMarksman

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