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Old 23rd March 2020, 10:24 PM
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hi guys, bit of a rating quirey.

what is the difference between an 18 rated film, an x rated film and a R rated film?

also, instead of banning/cutting films should there be a 25 rating?

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Old 23rd March 2020, 10:27 PM
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I don't think there is a difference.

No, because 18 is an adult. We're infantilising people enough these days as it is.
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Old 23rd March 2020, 10:33 PM
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R rated is people under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to cinemas

NC-17, no one under that age can see the film.

X Rated usually applies to pornographic material will be shown in the film and implies the 18 certificate
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hi guys, bit of a rating quirey.

what is the difference between an 18 rated film, an x rated film and a R rated film?

also, instead of banning/cutting films should there be a 25 rating?

thanks
It all depends which country you come from. The ratings you mention are a mixture of US and UK.

It should be obvious what an 18 rated film is. It's a UK certificate given by the BBFC.

An X rated film is a UK film certificate given by the BBFC prior to the video recordings act. Similar to an 18 nowadays. It's nothing to do with pornographic content. That would be rated R-18.

An R-rated film is a US rating and is the same as a UK 15 rating. It also means that anyone under 17 (i think) must be accompanied by an older person.. Unrated in the US is the same as our 18 certificate,
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