The Five Movies That Helped Spawn The PG-13 Rating

The Five Movies That Helped Spawn The PG-13 Rating

Five movies that helped spawn the PG-13 rating

Comingsoon.net is taking a look back at the five films that proved to be the most influential when it comes to the PG-13 rating as we know it. Check out the picks in the gallery below!

For anyone born after 1984, the PG-13 rating has always been there. Superhero movies, big-budget studio comedies, even romantic dramas or period pieces all utilize the rating whenever possible to maximize attendance and earn the highest profits possible. (Believe it or not, PG-13 is not a restriction like R, but rather a suggestion for parents to be present—a common misconception is that anyone under 13 must have a parent with them, but this isn’t actually the case.)

For anyone who attended movies before the mid 80s, the PG-13 rating is a much newer invention. It might be hard for anyone under 35 to imagine the rating between PG and R just disappearing, but this was the reality for many, many years. Thanks to a select few 80s films, the PG-13 rating is here to stay (at least for the foreseeable future).

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Red Dawn (1984)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
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