Film Certifications

What do the Film Certification ratings mean?

Suitable for all

Parental guidance

PG films can be viewed by all ages, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.
Children of any age may watch a PG rated film or DVD, with or without an adult. A PG film should not worry a child aged eight or older so BBFC Compliance Officers are thinking of eight year olds when they decide about the rating and how strong the issues are.
A PG tells parents that the content of the film may upset younger or more sensitive children.

Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over

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.

Suitable only for 15 years and over

Suitable only for 15 years and over. No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema. No one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 ratedvideo work.

Suitable only for adults

Adults works for licensed premises only