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Movies that didn't deserve an R rating

What movies have you seen that didn't warrant an R rating? For me it's the original Matrix. They don't say fuck, there is hardly any blood or gore, and it didn't have any sex. It could have easily gotten a PG-13 rating.
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I was shocked that Woody Allen's Matchpoint got an R. They don't use any language harsher than "damn" that I recall, there's no nudity, the sex could play on any Sunday evening drama, and all the violence occurs offscreen. Completely baffling to me.
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Open Range. Yeah, the gunfights are loud and intense, but not anymore violent than what I've seen in PG-13's or 24 or something. Also, no sex/nudity and the language is quite mild. Great movie...

Appleseed. Okay, so a guy gets his head crushed in the beginning and there's a little bit of blood. But an R rating? Maybe if it was live action, but come on...
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Fahrenheit 9/11

No political leanings went into that opinion cause it is what you see on the news all the time
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Billy Elliot. Essentially a family-friendly picture that got an R for some naughty language. I think they've since released an edited to PG-13 version, but I haven't seen that one.
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Sleepy Hollow

Yeah, they cut off heads, but they show much worse stuff on CSI.
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Originally Posted by Palpadious
What movies have you seen that didn't warrant an R rating? For me it's the original Matrix. They don't say fuck, there is hardly any blood or gore, and it didn't have any sex. It could have easily gotten a PG-13 rating.
The first movie that came to mind.
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The Breakfast Club

It always amazed me that The Breakfast Club was rated "R" while Sixteen Candles got a "PG."
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Breakfast Club has about 4 or 5 F-bombs. But I see where your getting at with the big boob shot in 16 Candles.

Matrix & Deliver Us From Eva are definetly PG-13 material.
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The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded come to mind. While The Matrix Revolutions wouldn't secure the PG-13 rating due to some specific close-up shots, the first two films are on the same level of PG-13 films that have been released after those two films. How can Cursed, in it's PG-13 form, still show blood from a guy who gets decapitated by a shovel, but the first two Matrix films can't show some side nudity or some people getting some gunshot wounds?

In terms of films released years ago, we could run the whole gamut on how fucking crazy the MPAA is.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show would not secure an R now, especially since the film is shown uncut on basic cable with only two deletions (a nipple slip and "a mental mindfuck can be nice"). There's been PG-13 films released now that surpass any sort of sexual situations that The Rocky Horror Picture Show contained.

The similar would probably apply to Fame which only contains a handful of uses of "fuck" and a pair of tits. Using the same said logic, one could complain about the MPAA rating Almost Famous received, especially since the film's lead character wouldn't be old enough to actually see the film without a parent or legal guardian.

However, as we all know, as this thread continues, it won't be more of films that don't deserve the rating they are received, but how fucking stupid the MPAA is.
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What close up shots in Matrix Revolutions are you referring to? Matrix I think could've passed for PG-13. I think Matrix Reloaded should keep the R, mostly cause of the Neo and Trinity romping scene...
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel

However, as we all know, as this thread continues, it won't be more of films that don't deserve the rating they are received, but how fucking stupid the MPAA is.
It's the Classification and Rating's board that's easily offendable. There a board of parents who sit around and watch movies all day and decide what the general public can and cannot see... they're the lard asses IMO. Not the MPAA overall.
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Originally Posted by Anubis2005X
What close up shots in Matrix Revolutions are you referring to? Matrix I think could've passed for PG-13. I think Matrix Reloaded should keep the R, mostly cause of the Neo and Trinity romping scene...
The Neo and Trinity romp is cleaner than some of the sex romps seen on network television (such as a specific romp between Buffy and Spike on the sixth season of said show).

The two close-up shots I am referring to in The Matrix Revolutions include the torn-to-hell shot of Mifune's face after being nearly killed as he gives his last speech to The Boy and the shot of Bane's torn-to-hell face before Neo bashes his head in.
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Fahrenheit 9/11

No political leanings went into that opinion cause it is what you see on the news all the time
I think the beheading probably guaranteed the R rating in that one.
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That was ridiculous. It should have been PG or even G.
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Young Guns was R.

Young Guns II was PG-13.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
The Neo and Trinity romp is cleaner than some of the sex romps seen on network television (such as a specific romp between Buffy and Spike on the sixth season of said show).
Would have really appreciated some spoiler tags on that, sucks for me I guess.
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Originally Posted by bravesmg
Would have really appreciated some spoiler tags on that, sucks for me I guess.

Dude, we can't spoilerize something that isn't a major event, or we don't consider one. We could, but the we would be spoiler tagging just about everything. Sorry, but that's just the way it is.


I have always thought Last of the Mohicans level of violence was pretty close to Dances With Wolves, which got a PG-13 while Mohicans got an R. Aside from the heart scene, which I think they have shown worse on CSI and other shows, the violence is pretty tame.
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Originally Posted by bravesmg
Would have really appreciated some spoiler tags on that, sucks for me I guess.
Considering the episode I referenced aired on UPN almost five years ago and the DVD of the entire season have been out for almost half the time, if not more, I don't consider it a spoiler anymore (as I am sure most other Buffy fans don't either).
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
I have always thought Last of the Mohicans level of violence was pretty close to Dances With Wolves, which got a PG-13 while Mohicans got an R. Aside from the heart scene, which I think they have shown worse on CSI and other shows, the violence is pretty tame.
Agreed. Ya beat me to it. My parents took me when I was 12, had no problems at all and I was a pretty sheltered kid.

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