Movie Classification

Films and Videos are classified to help you decide if a particular movie is suitable and appropriate for viewing, by you or your family.

A film's content may mean that only certain age groups may see it in a theatre.  In many cases it may be left to a parent or other adult to decide if a film is suitable for a younger viewer.  Theatres are obliged by law to enforce the age limitations.

For additional information, please contact the Maritime Film Classification Board at their toll free phone number,
1-800-565-3820.


General (G)

Considered to be suitable for all ages. No restrictions on viewing. The material does not contain elements that might be too intense or offensive for young viewers.


Parental Guidance (PG)

All ages may attend. However, parents should know that the theme or content of the film may be more mature than in general films. It may be appropriate for those 12 years of age and over.

Some titles may carry an additional information caption.

Captions for PG :

  • Frightening Scenes
  • Language Warning

Adult Accompaniment (14 - AA)

Considered to be suitable for those 14 years of age and older. Those under 14 must be escorted by an adult.

A film with this rating may contain:

  • Scenes of limited violence
  • The use of weapons without excessive blood-letting
  • Restrained portrayal of accident or disaster
  • Scenes of casual or brief nudity, romantic involvement that is not sexually explicit, where participants are at least partially clothed
  • Some coarse or vulgar language

Captions for (14 - AA) :

  • Violent Scenes
  • Nude Scenes
  • Blood Letting
  • Offensive Language
  • Sexual Content
  • Controversial Subject Matter

Restricted (18 - R)

Considered to be suitable for those 18 years of age or older. Those under 18 must be escorted by a parent or legal guardian.

Films with this rating may contain:

  • Excessive use of foul or offensive language
  • Depictions of extreme violence and horror
  • Graphic sexual activity



Captions for 18 (R) :

  • Offensive Language Throughout
  • Extreme Violence
  • Explicit Nudity
  • Graphic Sexual Content
  • Controversial Subject Matter