Does PG-13 include swearing?
The restrictions set by the US ratings board mean the F-word can only be used once in a PG-13 movie.
The restrictions set by the Us ratings board mean the F-word can only be used once in a PG-13 movie.
Snippets of language that go "beyond polite conversation" are permitted in G-rated films, but no stronger words are present. Profanity may be present in PG rated films, and use of one of the harsher "sexually-derived words" as an expletive will initially incur at least a PG-13 rating.
Yes, the official rule is one, but the MPAA has been known to allow 3-4 as long as they're used as expletives and not in a sexual context. I always like to note that they're allowed one f-bomb that is not used to describe intercourse.
- Alpha Dog (2006) - 367 f-words. ...
- Straight Outta Compton (2015) - 392 f-words. ...
- Casino (1995) - 422 f-words. ...
- Nil by Mouth (1997) - 428 f-words. ...
- Summer of Sam (1999) - 435 f-words. ...
- Uncut Gems (2019) - 560 f-words. ...
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 569 f-words.
There are several companies or TV stations not subject to the FCC's rules that have broken the general implied rule that "crude indecent" language (ex. multiple F-bombs) is not allowed at a TV-14 rating.
Here's a thing you might not know about PG-13 movies: the MPAA allows only one F-bomb in the entire film. If you have two vocalized F-bombs, your movie becomes R-rated, which obviously cuts down on your potential audience.
And whoever says it's family friendly has a different definition than I do. Knives Out is a fun murder mystery with stellar sweaters and acting, but with over 50+ swear words and talk about suicide, Knives Out is not ok for kids. This Knives Out Parents Guide will tell you why Knives Out is rated PG-13. What is this?
Because this freedom gave the Ryan Reynolds led comic-book adaptation a chance to not only create some pretty graphic and gory fight sequences, but it also allowed the superhero adaptation to be littered with a mountain of profanity too. In fact it's now been revealed that there are 84 uses of the f-word in Deadpool.
According to the MPAA's website: “A motion picture's single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating.”
Does free guy say the F-word?
Parents should be aware that there are a lot of profanities in Free Guy. Despite them being fairly mild with one use of the F-word, the quantity is still quite high and the variation is vast. Due to the video game nature of the film, there is quite a lot of violence shown, albeit not overly graphic.
What is this? A TV Show/Program rated TV-MA can include both R-rated and NC-17 rated material. Thus TV-MA can be considered to be a more restricted or worse rating than R.
PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13. This rating is a stronger caution for parents that content included may not be appropriate for children under 13 (pre-teen ages). This may include stronger language, extended violence or sexual situations and drug-use.
The BBFC said that at PG level, they only allow 'mild bad language'. "If words are used in an aggressive or very frequent way, then this might result in the content being rated higher," the BBFC said.
The first curse word was used in 1929, just two years into the invention of film with sound. While the video credits Al Pacino for the saying "fuck" the most times on film, the film that uses the f-bomb the most is actually Martin Scorsese's 2013 flick, "Wolf of Wall Street," which used the f-word a whopping 506 times.
When host Jimmy Fallon told Jackson that Hill is first on the list, The Banker star replied: “That's some bulls***.” Hill has used a total of 376 curse words in film history, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio who has cursed 361 times. Jackson came in third with 301 curses used throughout his career.
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TV-G – General Audience Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. TV-PG – Parental Guidance Suggested This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
- Get on Up (2014) PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music. ...
- The Dark Knight (2008) ...
- Million Dollar Baby (2004) ...
- Dunkirk (2017) ...
- Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) ...
- Malcolm X (1992) ...
- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) ...
- Split (IX) (2016)
Kids. TV-Y. Designed to be appropriate for all children. TV-Y7. Suitable for ages 7 and up.
Is there a rating higher than R?
NC-17. The NC-17 rating is the highest rating (even higher than the R-rating) that a film can be given, and it means the movie is for adults only (ages 18 and older) and no one age 17 or younger will be admitted.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references.
If you use the F-word as an oath / swear word, the conventional wisdom is anything more than 2 usages gets you an R-rating.
More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context." Yep, if you use an "F-Bomb" to refer to having sex, then that's an AUTOMATIC R-Rating.
Knives Out | 2019 | PG-13 | – 2.5.
Parents need to know that Knock Knock is a home invasion thriller that also deals with pedophilia, torture, and revenge. Women's naked breasts and bottoms are seen, and there's an extended three-person sex scene that includes implied oral sex and skin-on-skin close-ups, as well as plenty of sex talk.
Scorsese's “The World of Wall Street,” which stars both Hill and DiCaprio, beat the likes of Tarantino's “Pulp Fiction” to be named the film with the most curse words with 715 swear words. The Safdie Brothers' Adam Sandler-starring drama “Uncut Gems” ranked second with 646 curse words.
On average, the most profanities per episode can be found in US crime drama series, The Wire, with an average of 102 swears per episode. The Sopranos, following the exploits of warring mafia families, is high on both lists alongside slum comedy Shameless and Orange is the new Black.
In 1970, if you didn't want to hear f-- in a movie, you didn't buy a ticket to Robert Altman's M*A*S*H, the first major studio film to use the word (when John Schuck, as Walter "Painless" Waldowski, tells an opposing football player: "All right bud, your f--ing head is coming right off").
As one commentator notes, Hollywood “uses the f-word as a sort of signal to attract the audience it wants: the 15-to-25-year-olds who rush out to opening weekends and put a movie on the map.” But if this were true, every movie would be a Scream or a Wild Things-movies directed solely at 15-to-25 year olds.