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What is the main difference between a movie with a PG-13 rating and a movie with a R rating?


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The main, clear difference is that there are actual rules restricting people under 17 from attending an R film without adult supervision, hence, R stands for Restricted. But I'm guessing you're asking about content, so the short answer is that an R movie is considered to have adult/sexual elements. Sexual nudity is usually cause for an R rating, as well as hard language, intense/persistent violence and drug abuse. Hard language is usually defined as language that derives from sexual context. It is an unofficial rule that a PG-13 movie cannot get away with more than one "F-bomb".