How do UK film ratings work?

How do UK film ratings work?

Titles rated bbfc-pg are for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. Titles rated bbfc-12a are suitable for 12 years and over. No-one younger than 12 may see a ’12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Titles rated bbfc-12 are for 12 and over.

What is the UK equivalent to rated R?

The only major difference is the R rating, which has no direct equivalent – although most R-rated films get a 15 certificate, in Britain under-15s are not admitted even with an accompanying adult. A crucial difference between the two systems is that MPAA ratings are voluntary.

What makes a film a 15 UK?

15 rated films, videos and downloads can contain strong material including strong swearing, strong horror and strong violence. More information about 15 rated films is available for parents on our public website.

Does PG rating still exist UK?

It was replaced by the 15 certificate in 1982. PG (1982-present) – Replacing the old A certificate, this stood for ‘Parental Guidance’. Although anyone could be admitted, PG certificate films contained an implicit warning that the film might contain material unsuitable for children.

What is the meaning of R18?

Acronym. Definition. R18. Restricted 18 (UK Film Rating)

What does PG mean in the UK?

(piː dʒiː ) In Britain, films that are labelled PG are not considered suitable for younger children to see without an adult being with them. PG is an abbreviation for ‘parental guidance’.

Why is US rated R?

R: Restricted, Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian. This rating means the film contains adult material such as adult activity, harsh language, intense graphic violence, drug abuse and nudity.

Can my 9 year old watch a 12A?

The 12A rating is only used for films shown in cinemas. Films rated 12A are suitable for children aged 12 and over. However, people younger than 12 may see a 12A so long as they are accompanied by an adult. In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult.

Is 12A the same as PG?

12A is advisory, which means that as with U and PG, parents can make up their minds about whether they think a film is suitable for you. 12As are stronger than PGs and Us though. When BBFC Compliance Officers recommend a film should be a 12A this means they think it is suitable for children aged 12 and over.