http://www.filmratings.com/questions.htm#Q5 G - General Audience. All ages admitted. This signifies that the film rated contains nothing most parents will consider offensive for even their youngest children to see or hear. Nudity, sex scenes, and scenes of drug use are absent; violence is minimal; snippets of dialogue may go beyond polite conversation but do not go beyond common everyday expressions. PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. This signifies that the film rated may contain some material parents might not like to expose to their young children - material that will clearly need to be examined or inquired about before children are allowed to attend the film. Explicit sex scenes and scenes of drug use are absent; nudity, if present, is seen only briefly, Horror and violence do not exceed moderate levels. PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. This signifies that the film rated may be inappropriate for pre-teens. Parents should be especially careful about letting their younger children attend. Rough or persistent violence is absent; sexually-oriented nudity is generally absent; some scenes of drug use may be seen; one use of the harsher sexually derived words may be heard. R - Restricted-Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian (age varies in some locations). This signifies that the rating board has concluded that the film rated contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their children to see it. An R may be assigned due to, among other things, a film's use of language, theme, violence, sex or its portrayal of drug use. NC-17 - No One 17 and Under Admitted. This signifies that the rating board believes that most American parents would feel that the film is patently adult and that children age 17 and under should not be admitted to it. The film may contain explicit sex scenes, an accumulation of sexually-oriented language, or scenes of excessive violence. The NC-17 designation does not, however, signify that the rated film is obscene or pornographic.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
NC-17 and PG-13
Motion Picture Association of America Technically, "MPAA" is not an acronym since it is not a pronounceable name made of initials, like Scuba or NASA. So "MPAA" is a mere initialism.
Voluntary self-regulation by an industry
G, PG, PG-13,R and NC-17
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rates movie for public viewing. Also see IMDB.com and check the ratings
If you are referring to movie ratings such as the MPAA, Tangled was rated PG for brief mild violence.
The Insurgents - 2006 is rated/received certificates of: USA:R (MPAA rating)
No. The MPAA ratings are G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17.
Godspell (1973) is rated G by the MPAA.
The MPAA rating for Fireproof (2008) is PG.
That is not an official rating for the United States. The MPAA ratings for the U.S. are 'G', 'PG', 'PG-13', 'R', and 'NC-17'.
'X' is not part of the MPAA ratings system. The term has been taken over by pornography films. 'NC-17' is the most adult rating. However, since most theater companies refuse to show NC-17 films, few are released. If the MPAA grades a film NC-17, the director usually recuts it to get an 'R'.
Born to Boogie - 1972 is rated/received certificates of: UK:U USA:Approved (MPAA # 23430)
Seth - 2006 is rated/received certificates of: USA:PG-13 USA:PG-13 (MPAA rating)
Say Uncle - 2005 is rated/received certificates of: USA:R USA:R (MPAA rating)
Miracle - 2009 II is rated/received certificates of: USA:G USA:G (MPAA rating)
At the Edge of the World - 2008 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:PG USA:PG (MPAA rating)
The MPAA rates movies because they have the lisence to star and rate movies
The Evolution of Ethan Baskin - 2009 is rated/received certificates of: USA:PG (MPAA rating)
Kidnapped - 1960 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:G UK:U USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19492)
The Last Airbender is rated PG by the MPAA for fantasy action violence.
Despicable Me (2010) is rated PG by the MPAA for rude humor and mild action.
The MPAA rated this film PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality. A secret panel designated by the MPAA decides all movie ratings.
Valkyrie (2008) is rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language by the MPAA.