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  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • The Caine Mutiny
  • Christopher Robin: There's a brief World War II battle scene with explosions and gunfire, but there's no blood or casualties.
  • Emma: Somebody has a nosebleed.
  • Hail the Conquering Hero: A couple of people get punched in the mouth with mildly bloody results, but that's it, as far as violence is concerned.
  • Napoleon Dynamite (2004): Several scenes of bullying, and the implied shooting of a cow.
  • Stalker: The only violent acts are some missed gunshots, and a brief scuffle or two. While there are skeletons seen, it's never clear if they died violently.
  • The Sun: The most violent this film gets is a character having a somewhat abstract vision of a city being bombed.

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  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: Even though almost all the violence is directed as robots, it can still be a bit on the brutal side. Robots (of varying degrees of looking life-like) are "tortured" by being sawed in two, having acid poured on them, and being shot out of a cannon. A "child" robot is attacked and decapitated.
  • All Quiet on the Western Front: This one could be considered a harder level 5, due to some of its mild blood squib usage and general brutality.
  • All The Young Men
  • Andersonville
  • Attack of the Clones: Several characters who're covered in clothes or armor are bloodlessly beheaded by lightsaber (a few of them during a massacre scene).
  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Returns
  • The Battleship Potemkin: This is a pretty light 5, but it still gets a 5 due to the ruthlessness of the iconic Odessa steps scene.
  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: While the ending involves many people being gassed to death, it's probably not depicted graphically enough to rate higher than an unusually strong 5.
  • The Bridge (1959)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • China: The film contains an offscreen rape that the victim later dies from.
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Commuter: It's pretty soft, as far as level 5s go, though.
  • Compañeros
  • Courage Under Fire
  • The Covenant
  • The Cranes Are Flying: It's here for an implied rape. The film's non-sexual violence is on level 2.
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Dark Of The Sun [PG-rated cut]: The PG-rated cut of the film gets a level 5 for the murdered man shown through binoculars (with his severed leg lying next to him), a man being tied up and jabbed in the face with a lit torch, a character being bloodily impaled through the chest by a bayonet, and quite a bit of water turning red from blood after a character is stabbed in it.
  • Eagles Attack At Dawn
  • The Enemy Below: It largely gets rated this high for the scene with the bloody American sailor missing an arm.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: For the blunt force trauma murders of a number of characters, with repeated close ups of their scarred and mutilated corpses, as well as disturbing scenes and themes of child abuse with sight of some bloody injuries. With the addition of typical genre violence, gruesome imagery, and scenes of fantastical torture and mass destruction.
  • Farewell To The King
  • Field Of Lost Shoes
  • A Fistful of Dollars: Relatively brutal violence is common, with notable acts of carnage including a man shown with a machete bloodily impaling his chest, a scene depicting a man being tortured by beating, a couple of goons being crushed against a door by a giant, rolling barrel (with a bloody aftermath shown), lots of people being ruthlessly gunned down as they try to escape a burning building, and a man shown with lots of blood on his face after receiving a shotgun blast to the forehead.
  • Flying Tigers: It's fairly violent for a 1942 movie, with dying Japanese pilots grabbing their faces as blood oozes out from between their fingers, implying blood-gushing headshots.
  • The Fugitive
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Relatively brutal violence is fairly common, with notable acts of carnage including a man being shot several times in the face through a pillow (no blood), a character having harsh sunburns all over his face after a forced walk through a desert, a scene showing a man being tortured by beating (complete with an attempted eye-gouging), a man is killed by having the back of his head repeatedly slammed against a rock (with some blood on the attacker's hand), and a corpse is run over by a train and dragged for a while.
  • Gran Torino: It's largely rated this high for the implied rape. Otherwise, it might be a 4.
  • Halloween (1978): It's not very graphic by slasher film standards, featuring several fairly brutal stabbings/slashings, with little or no blood (and it never spurts and bare skin is never shown being punctured onscreen). A character is impaled in mid-air to a door by a large knife and left hanging, but no blood appears to be visible in this particular scene.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Henry V
  • The Heroin Busters
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
  • Inception: There are several blood vapor puffs from gunshot wounds.
  • In Harm's Way: It gets a 5 for the implied rape of Annalee (Jill Haworth) by Eddington (Kirk Douglas).
  • In Pursuit Of Honor : Many simulated horse-killings, including one scene where the horses are driven into a pit and machine-gunned (with quite a bit of blood painted onto the dead and dying horses).
  • Island of Lost Souls: While there's not a lot of onscreen violence, the acts that are implied are truly horrific. The villain vivisects animals until they resemble humans (not exactly shown onscreen), one of these manimals attempts to rape a woman (but is stopped by gunfire), and the villain is vivisected to death at the end (the audience only hears his screams).
  • Ivan's Childhood: It rates a 5 mainly for the brief footage of Joseph Goebbels' charred corpse.
  • Johnny Got His Gun: The main character's unthinkably horrible wounds are kept offscreen and under wraps, but they're implied strongly enough for the film to rate a level 5.
  • Jojo Rabbit: Somewhat bloody wounds.
  • Kagemusha
  • Kapò
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  • King Kong (1933): There's some relatively brutal violence, such as people falling into a ravine to their dooms (with their impacts on the ground being shown) and King Kong killing a tyrannosaurus rex by opening its jaw to the breaking point (complete with gushing blood and cracking sound effect).
  • Kongo: It's rated this high for the offscreen rape of Ann (Virginia Bruce). The non-sexual violence is on level 3.
  • Krampus
  • The Last Jedi: There's a rough fight scene, featuring a humanoid alien being cut in two at the waist with a lightsaber, a character dressed from head to toe in armor being beheaded by lightsaber, a character falling into a turbine (with armor being spat back out), and another character (who's wearing a helmet) being briefly impaled through the head with a lightsaber (not shown clearly). Despite the brutality of the sequence, there is not a notable amount of blood.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: This film might be strong enough to get a very mild level 6.
  • Lethal Weapon 3: It's the least violent of the Lethal Weapon movies, but blood still makes several non-explicit appearances and a man is drowned in wet cement.
  • Men in Black
  • The Message [international version]
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  • Missing in Action: It's a pretty soft level 5, having surprisingly little blood by the standards of an R-rated action movie. A man is repeatedly bayoneted, though.
  • Mission: Impossible: It largely rates a 5 for the scene of Jack Harmon (Emilio Estevez) being bloodlessly stabbed in the face by elevator equipment.
  • Mission: Impossible II: Although what is shown of the effects of the Chimera virus may cause this one to border on 6.
  • Mission: Impossible III
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation: Is a solid 4 until the knife fight in the climax.
  • The Most Dangerous Game: A shark leaves some blood in the water after attacking somebody, the villain has decaying, severed heads mounted on the wall of his trophy room, a disembodied head is shown bobbing up and down in a jar, and a henchman has his spine snapped (break heard).
  • Non-Stop
  • Northwest Passage: It largely gets rated this high for one of the soldiers carrying around a severed Native American head in a sack for cannibalistic purposes.
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Pacific Rim
  • Planet of the Apes (1968): There may not be a whole lot of violence by modern action movie standards, but some of its content, like one of the characters' stuffed corpse, is strong enough to warrant a level 5 rating.
  • The Public Enemy: It gets a level 5 for the implied rape of a drunk character. The non-sexual violence is on level 3.
  • Ready Player One: The virtual reality program prominently featured in the film contains acts of violence and other grotesqueries (like a flood of blood), but it's all pretty stylized.
  • The Real Glory: A recently killed corpse is shown impaled at the bottom of a pit of spikes.
  • The Rise of Skywalker: An alien's disembodied head is plopped on a table (neck stump not shown) and lightning bolts cause a character's face to decay.
  • Saints And Soldiers
  • Santiago: Most of the violence is fairly tame, but there is an unusually graphic (by 1956 standards) headshot received by one character towards the beginning of the movie.
  • SHAZAM! (2019): A character has their head bloodlessly bitten off by a monster, but the head removal is more offscreen than on. Another person is fantastically reduced to fiery ashes.
  • Skyscraper: Characters end up battered and bloody after somewhat brutal fights, a piece of shrapnel is removed in a painful-looking manner, and there's bloody fighting with blades.
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • A Town Called Hell [cut available on Amazon Prime]: There's some rough western violence and a few body squibs, but nothing gory.
  • Tremors
  • Unbroken
  • Uncommon Valor
  • U.S. Marshals
  • Van Helsing
  • The Walls Of Hell
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • The World's End: It would be much higher if the robots had red blood instead of blue.
  • Wonder Woman (2017): It largely gets rated this high for the scene with the soldier missing part of his leg.
  • XXX Return Of Xander Cage
  • The Year of Living Dangerously

    Level 6 
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Austin Powers: Cartoony decapitation.
  • Avengers: Endgame: It's this high largely for the unsettlingly realistic burn scars at varying points, the decapitation in one of the early scenes, Clint somewhat graphically slitting the throat of a Yakuza boss, and Natasha's death. Otherwise, the movie sits comfortably at a hard 5.
  • Avengers: Infinity War: Mainly for the mildly gruesome image of an impaled Tony Stark, the fantastical torture of Doctor Strange, and some other isolated scenes of intense death. Otherwise, it’s intense but basic and completely bloodless sci-fi violence is somewhat containable at level 5.
  • Bat*21
  • Big Jake
  • Big Trouble in Little China: This one might've rated a bit higher if some of its content (a character taking a knife to the bare forehead, another character expanding until literally bursting, etc.) wasn't so comedic, fantastical, and cartoonish.
  • Birds Of Passage: Blood-soaked bodies, a couple of non-graphic headshots, and a fairly bloody squib on one kill.
  • Blade Runner: Depending on which cut of the film, it might be a hard 6.
  • The Bourne Identity: Bloodless headshot to bare forehead, falling victim seen in pool of blood.
  • Brick: Headshot execution with blood mist seen. Borderline 7.
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia: Somewhat bloody bullet impacts. A severed, rotting head is a plot device (we don't see it, but the bag is very bloody and there's a partial glimpse of the neck stump). Bloodless gunning down of an entire family.
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Bullitt: Surprisingly bloody (for a PG movie) shooting of 2 guys. With blood seen on clothes and on a wall.
  • Cloverfield
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
  • Defiance: Some gunshots leave smears on walls. At least 1 slightly graphic charred body. Light 6.
  • Dillinger: It's a pretty hard 6, though, thanks to plenty of blood squibs during the shootout scenes, though the blood from them doesn't really spurt or splatter in a noticeable manner.
  • Doctor Strange (2016): There's a swift, bloodless decapitation and some dripping blood in a different scene.
  • Dog Day Afternoon: A bloodless headshot on bare forehead.
  • The Eagle Has Landed
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Equilibrium: While there's little blood, the manner in which mooks are disposed of is violent enough for this level.
  • Escape from New York: It could be considered a fairly harsh 6, due to stuff like the severed head on a spike or the death by ninja star to the bloodied, bare forehead.
  • Escape from Sobibór: It's a very, very brutal film, but the gorier stuff is left offscreen.
  • Executive Decision
  • The Final Countdown
  • Fist of the North Star
  • Flyboys
  • Force 10 from Navarone: A man riding in a vehicle is bloodlessly beheaded by a trip-wire.
  • The French Connection: Split second headshot with some blood on face. Unrealistic blood pouring from wounds.
  • Get Out: Is a Level 0 until the violent climax.
  • Gettysburg
  • The Godfather Part II
  • The Godfather Part III
  • Gods and Generals
  • Happy Death Day
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The Hanoi Hilton: It can be very brutal, but it's not exactly gory.
  • High-Rise: For bloody remains of a freshly killed dog being cooked and somewhat graphic surgery on a cadaver head. Otherwise a 5 for some blood on clothes after a shooting and some other causes; an abstracted multiple stabbing, and an implied rape.
  • Hudson Hawk
  • The Hunger Games
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: It's a somewhat hard level 6, showing several non-spurting blood squibs, a character being beheaded by a giant, circular blade (offscreen), with the head bouncing across the ground (neck stump not clearly shown), and another character rapidly aging into dust in a matter of seconds (the audience sees his skin decay, his eyes sink back into his head, his hair grow out, etc.).
  • The Island
  • It Comes at Night: Bloody body, bloody dying dog, and offscreen shooting of a toddler.
  • Jackie Brown: Shooting leaves significant blood splatter on a window. Otherwise, level 5 for some repeated but bloodless shootings.
  • Jarhead: For a headshot through helmet with some red mist seen, and some badly burned skeletons.
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • John Carter
  • Knives Out: For when Harlan slits his throat.
  • Lawrence of Arabia: Blood soaked corpses.
  • Legionnaire: A few of its blood squibs do push the boundaries of level 6, though.
  • Lethal Weapon: There are several blood squibs, but the liquid from them doesn't spurt or splatter, and a man is brutally tortured by electric shock while having water poured on him.
  • The Lobster: Blood pools after a character attempts suicide by falling. Knife to chest causes large blood stain. Bloody murdered dog. Bloody hunted rabbits. Non-graphic, but disturbing torture by toaster.
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016): This would probably be a level 5 if it wasn't for several moments like Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio) being shot through the bare hand with an arrow and the disembodied deer heart (or whatever it was).
  • The Magnificent Seven Ride: There are blood squibs when people get shot, but the blood from them doesn't spurt or splatter in a noticeable way.
  • The Matrix: Tank's electrical burns. Neo getting shot and splattering blood on a wall. Bloody bulletholes in some guards during the iconic lobby shootout. Bloodless bullets and knives to the head. The sequels are an 8; with very bloody headshots and impalement, etc. With Revolutions bordering a 9 at times.
  • Martin
  • Mortal Kombat: The Movie
  • The Omega Man: Characters' clothes are very bloody after getting shot, but it all looks very fake. Also the protagonist takes a very bloody spear to the shoulder; drenching their clothes and the water beneath them in blood.
  • The Onion Movie: A man's head bloodlessly flies off his shoulders after he gets into a fender-bender while wearing seat-belt for his neck and, later on, a character is bloodily, yet very cartoonishly, smashed by a monster's massive club.
  • Parasite (2019): For non-lethal blunt head trauma that produces a fairly large pool of blood, lethal blunt head trauma that produces a smaller pool of blood, and a victim covered in blood after a stab to the shoulder.
  • Point of No Return
  • Psycho: A very light 6 for the iconic shower scene; which has blood pouring in the tub after repeated, semi-offscreen stabs on naked victim.
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II: One or two of the blood squibs in it push the limits of level 6, though.
  • Rambo III: Like Rambo: First Blood Part II, this one has a few blood squibs that push the boundaries of level 6 a bit.
  • Red Dawn (1984): Blood soaked bodies and blood pools. Fairly bloody squibs. Gunning down of many innocent civilians/prisoners.
  • Revenge of the Sith: There's some decapitations and limb-severings from lightsabers (no blood) and a man catches on fire, with his badly burned body being shown clearly a few times.
  • Robin Hood (1991)
  • Romero
  • Rough Riders: The film's battle scenes contain a fair amount of blood squibs, but the liquid from them doesn't exactly spurt or splatter in any noticeable way.
  • Run Man Run: The finale, which shows a man with a thrown knife bloodily lodged in his bare throat, may be enough to push it into light level 7 territory.
  • Sahara 1995
  • The St Valentines Day Massacre: If one looks closely enough during the scene where a man is beaten over the head with a baseball bat, you can see some airborne blood, but it's so brief and difficult-to-notice that it can fit in on level 6.
  • The Sand Pebbles: It's largely rated this high for the torturous fate of Po-han (Mako).
  • Santa's Slay
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Lots of gross body horror. A guy unknowingly eats a severed toe, a corpse like creature is shown with its toe missing, spiders crawl out of a girl's swollen cheek, and a monster removes and reattaches its limbs and head.
  • Serenity: For the bloody bodies of the Reavers near the end, and Book's open stomach wound.
  • Shenandoah: It gets this high of a rating due to the unusually bloody (for 1965 standards) headshot a Confederate soldier receives during the last battle scene.
  • Skyline
  • Soylent Green: Blood pool is seen after victim is crushed by a vehicle.
  • Space Truckers
  • Spartacus: It's rated this high primarily for the soldier's arm being cut off, complete with blood squirt (which might be enough to push it into level 7 territory).
  • SPAWN
  • Summer of Sam
  • Taken [unrated cut]
  • UHF: It would probably deserve a higher rating if the violence wasn't so hilarious.
  • Ultraviolet
  • Unlawful Entry
  • War of the Worlds
  • Where Eagles Dare: There is blood squib usage, but the blood from them doesn't exactly spurt or splatter in a noticeable or explicit way.
  • Wicked Spring
  • The Wicker Man (1973): Dried umbilical cord hung on sapling. Jars of preserved foreskins and animal fetuses. Bloody dead rabbit. Non-graphic burning alive of animals and human.
  • The Wind and the Lion: It's a pretty hard 6, by the way, thanks to some blood squibs, a few decapitations by sword (no blood, other than that on the sword afterwards, or gory detail), a severed head hanging by a beached ship (neck stump not shown), and some blood appearing on a wall next to a German soldier who gets shot.

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  • 21 Jump Street: A level 0 until the second half, where it still remains a level 2/3 until being pushed up to a pretty hard 7 by the extremely violent climax with very bloody (blatantly CGI) splatters to body and neck and a comically severed penis .
  • 300: Over-the-top CGI blood splashes, dismemberment and decapitation. None of it seems to make mess though. Would be higher if it were more realistic.
  • Nineteen Thirty Nine Battle Of Westerplatte
  • 1917: There are a few mildly graphic rotting corpses and some wounded soldiers with blown-off limbs (that the camera doesn't linger on).
  • The Accountant: Somewhat bloody headshots.
  • Across One Hundred And Tenth Street
  • Age Of Heroes
  • Air Force One: This one gets a 7 because a couple of its headshots are a tad too graphic for a level 6.
  • Alien: Alien bloodily bursting out of chest. Gory decapitation of white-blooded android.
  • Aliens: Chest-bursters, chunky obliteration of yellow-blooded aliens, gory impalement and slicing in half of android.
  • Alien vs. Predator: Slicing of humans with some blood splatter. Messy dismemberment of aliens.
  • Alita: Battle Angel: Surprisingly brutal for a PG-13 movie. Dismemberment, eye gouging, head impaling of blue-blooded androids. Live, somewhat bloody severed head. Human non-graphically cut in half (we briefly see a bit blood near one half). Some fairly bloody slicing/stabbing.
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • An American Werewolf in Paris
  • Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
  • Anzio: It gets a very light 7 because of the unusually bloody (for 1960s standards) squib on Jack Rabinoff (Peter Falk) when he gets shot.
  • 3:10 to Yuma (2007): Fairly brutal headshots and a neck stabbing. Generously pouring squibs.
  • Army of Darkness: It gets a level 7 for the geyser of blood that comes out of the castle's pit and for the blood splattering on the camera after the chainsaw decapitation during the pit fight.
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
  • Atonement
  • Baby Driver: Some bloody headshots, bloody splatters after brief impalement.
  • Bad Ass 3 Bad Asses On The Bayou
  • Bad Times at the El Royale: Bloody headshots, shotgun shot leaves moderately large blood pool and splatter.
  • The Big Racket
  • Bitch Slap
  • Black Mass: Bloody headshots.
  • Bonnie and Clyde: Some fairly bloody headshots. Repeated, somewhat bloody shooting. A light 7.
  • Braddock: Missing in Action III: It's here for a badly charred corpse, a few blood spurts from gunshots, and a bloody, graphic headshot received by one character.
  • Braven: It's mostly a level 6, but a character taking a thrown axe to the bare face (with blood splatter) pushes it here.
  • Breakout: The top half of a character is ground up in an airplane propeller (some blood), but it's obviously a dummy.
  • Bruiser
  • Cam: Very bloody slit throat and headshot (these are simulated in-universe. Gruesomely broken nose.
  • Castle Freak
  • Catch Me If You Can: For the surprisingly graphic compound fracture seen up close on a patient in the hospital.
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • Un Chien Andalou: It gets a level 7 rating for the close-up of an eyeball being sliced open with a razer blade and maybe the severed hand in the road.
  • A Clockwork Orange: Depiction of gang rape.
  • Cold Pursuit: The film contains some blood splatter and some shenanigans with a bloody, severed head.
  • Commando: It's a fairly strong level 7 (mainly the director's cut), with a man being shot in the bare forehead, with blood briefly appearing on the site of impact, a brief close-up a bare throat being bloodily cut with a knife, a goon being scalped by a thrown buzz-saw blade, another hostile receiving a thrown buzz-saw blade in the neck (with blood squirt), and a man's arm being lopped off with a machete (with a fair amount of blood oozing out of the wound).
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • El Condor: It's rated this high for the scene where a significant amount of blood splatters on the wall after one of the naked soldiers is stabbed.
  • Cop Car: For the shootout at the end.
  • The Counterfeiters
  • Crawl: It's a pretty hard 7. Victim torn apart from multiple angles with little gory detail but lots of blood in water. Bodies covered in bloody lascerations. Compound fracture shown at legnth. Arm brutally torn off with surprisingly little blood.
  • Creep (2004)
  • Crimson Peak
  • Cube 2: Hypercube
  • The Dark Knight: It's rated this high because of Two-Face's hideous appearance.
  • Darkness Falls
  • Dead Heat: Moderately graphic squibs. Character cartoonishly riddled with bloody bulletholes. Character cartoonishly explodes into a bunch of blood. Graphic rotting with no real blood but an arm and face melting off with gross, messy black mush. Fairly gory re-animated poultry in butcher shop.
  • Dead Silence
  • The Death of Stalin: Several fairly bloody headshots.
  • Death Wish: The rape scene gives this one a level 7. Otherwise, it's probably a 6.
  • Death Wish II: The horrific rape scenes give this one at least a level 7. Otherwise, it's probably a pretty hard 6.
  • Death Wish 3: Like above mentioned Death Wish pictures, the rape pushes this one to at least a level 7. The non-sexual violence is on level 6, though.
  • Deliverance: Rape, compound fracture.
  • The Departed: Numerous bloody headshots, body splattered on ground with lots of blood, no gore.
  • Desperado: Lots of generously pouring squibs and splatters. Bloody bullet through hand. It's a borderline 8.
  • Devil's Pass
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance: Neck stabbing with brief blood spurt, offscreen headshot with lots of blood, body non-graphically cut in half.
  • Django: It's mainly on this level for the ear-severing scene.
  • Dogma
  • Dolls
  • Don't Breathe: Shot to neck pours blood. Moderate blood spurting from gunshots. Headshot with sime blood. Brytal beatdowns that leave very bloody gashes on faces.
  • Double Impact
  • Double Team: It would be a level 6 if it wasn't for the somewhat bloody and painful-looking scene of a character slicing off their thumbprint.
  • Drag Me to Hell: Monster's eyeballs bloodily popped out.
  • Duck, You Sucker: It gets rated a level 7 for the rape and the pub flashback, which shows two British soldiers being shot (with slow-motion blood spurting) and another man being shot in the bare forehead, with blood oozing out of the wound in slo-mo.
  • The Duellists
  • Eastern Condors
  • Elektra: It's rated at this level because of Mc Cabe's graphical beheading in the director's cut version. Otherwise, level 4.
  • Emperor: It's here solely for the scene where blood splatters on a door window after a Japanese officer shoots himself in the head.
  • End of Days: Impalement, moderately bloody gunshots, snake sliced and drained of blood, body bloodily pinned to sealing. Its a hard 7 for a split second shot of a heart punched out, and a very shadowed image of a body cut in half.
  • The English Patient
  • Escape from L.A.
  • Escape Plan: CGI spurts just bloody enough for this level.
  • Escape Plan 2: Hades: It's not a particularly hard 7, but there are some headshots graphic enough for it to qualify for this level.
  • Extraction
  • Extreme Prejudice
  • The Fate of the Furious: It gets rated this high solely for the scene with blood splattering on the wall after a bad guy is ground up in a submarine propeller (offscreen).
  • The Faculty: Slightly graphic/gross sci-fi dismemberment.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: This film is an interesting case: it’s actually something of a level 6 or even a hard 5 when it comes to detail, but, in combination with the genre violence pertaining to burning and incineration in fire, discussion and depiction of torture and the removal of tongues, gruesome shots of a worm-like parasite being pulled out of a man’s eye and a man with a bloody forked tongue, the murder of a magical creature, morally gray murder via magic, murder by magical creature attack, and other dark miscellanea like a human skull with a hookah pipe drilled into it, intense assaults and attacks, and some gruesome transformations etc, the thematicized and off-screen violence is so dark (the murder of an entire family and the offscreen murder of an infant via magic, with sight of caskets, the drowning death of an infant, with an obscured image of it’s body, thematic rape, forced marriage, and death by childbirth, close ups of corpses, and visions of World War II with atomic bombs, guns, tanks, dogfighters, and Jews shown lined up in a brief vision of the Holocaust) that, in conjunction with the more basic/low-level genre violence shown, the movie climbs all the way to level 7, if a fairly mild one.
  • Fantasy Mission Force
  • Fight Club: Bloody exit wound in head, chemical torture, bloody self inflicted gunshot to head, face severely beaten; with bloodily damaged eye.
  • First Blood: It's a relatively light 7, due to John Rambo's (Sylvester Stallone) flashback of being tortured by having his bare chest bloodily sliced with a bayonet and the scene with Rambo sewing up the blood-gushing wound on his bare upper arm.
  • For a Few Dollars More: This one would be a 5 if it wasn't for the rape.
  • Four Brothers: For a compound fracture by falling. Otherwise a 5 for some blood on clothes from shootings.
  • The Frighteners: Cartoonish exploding head, etc.
  • Funny Games
  • Galaxy of Terror
  • The Getaway
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: For Snake-Eyes (bloodlessly) stabbing a mook in the eye, as well as his final fight with Storm Shadow and a henchman gruesomely decaying.
  • The Godfather: Bloody severed horse head. Somewhat bloody headshots, including light eye scream. Repeated shooting of victim with relatively mild squibs, etc.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard: Brief, non graphic slicing by helicopter blades.
  • The Good Son: Character falls off of cliff and impacts in bloody heap. Attempted murder against children.
  • Gothika: Rape, gross arm lascerations, photographs of bloody dismembered limbs.
  • Green Zone: Some bloody headshots
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: This could be considered a harder level 7 for the scene where Michael Myers stabs his finger through a man's bare forehead (with gushing blood) and the scene where Myers almost rips out a man's throat (complete with gushing blood).
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Some of the stabbings/impalings and blood splatter are strong enough to reach level 7.
  • Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later: A character is shown with a hockey blade bloodily lodged in his bare face, a throat is bloodily slit, and there's a mostly bloodless decapitation by axe.
  • Halloween: Resurrection: It's a somewhat harder level 7, thanks to some of its blood spurting and bloody impalings.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Heat: Some bloody headshots.
  • Hell or High Water: Its a very light 7, mainly for the aftermath of Tanner's Death.
  • High Life: Multiple rapes, grievous arm slash wound, head explodes with only blood splatter seen, face badly slashed.
  • High Plains Drifter: Rape, generous squibs.
  • The Hitcher
  • Hitman: Agent 47: Several bloody headshots, offscreen grinding up of victim with blood stream shown, offscreen slicing by helicopter. Onscreen bloody slicing by blade.
  • The Host
  • Hulk: Mainly for the exploding frog scene. Otherwise, level 5
  • Innocent Blood
  • Interview with the Vampire: Bloody decapitation, body briefly cut in half, slit throat pours lots of blood.
  • In the Line of Fire
  • The Invisible Man (2020): Bloody slit throats. A graphic kneecapping.
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Jarhead 3 The Siege [standard version]: It's mostly pretty 4ish or 5ish in the violence department, but there are a couple of brief moments that are more 7ish in nature.
  • Jaws: At least one bloody severed limb and head. Shark bloodily blown up. Man slides into shark mouth and is eaten. Child eaten (we only see blood in water). Dead shark sliced open. Black and white medical images of grisly wounds from shark attacks.
  • Jeepers Creepers 2
  • John Wick: Frequent and moderately bloody headshots. Several brutal stabbings.
  • Jurassic Park: It gets a very mild level 7 for a brief shot of a dinosaur chowing down on another prehistoric creature and for the brief appearance of a somewhat meaty, severed human arm.
  • Jurassic Park III: It gets a level 7 rating solely for the violence directed at dinosaurs, which includes a depiction of a half-eaten one being munched on by another one. The carnage directed at humans is probably on level 6.
  • Jurassic World: There are a couple of instances of blood splattering after humans are munched on by dinosaurs, as well as some mild dinosaur gore.
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Mild dismemberment and impalement, as well as brief blood splatter from both human and dinosaur.
  • Killing Down
  • The Kingdom: Pouring squibs, some fairly bloody headshots, people missing limbs from bombings, bloody autopsy. Brief, somewhat bloody torture.
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service: Cartoonish dismemberment and head explosions. Brutal stabbings and headshots with blood but without much spurting.
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Stylized violence like the above, including men thrown into meat grinders.
  • Kiss of the Dragon: Body non-graphically blown in half, death with Blood from Every Orifice, etc.
  • Kong: Skull Island: Victim torn apart in silhouette, moderate dinosaur gore.
  • The Last Emperor: There's some strong violence, including a man being shot in the head, with graphic blood-spurt, and some gruesome war-time stock footage.
  • Last Train From Gun Hill: Catherine Morgan (Ziva Rodann) is raped and murdered in the opening scene, but this is only heard, not directly seen.
  • Legion: Moderate blood spurts and lascerations; including headshots and a bleeding neck. Character is hung on a cross and has grotesque welts grow on him until they burst into acid; severely burning the back of (and killing) another character.
  • Lethal Weapon 2: There are a couple of blood spurts from gunfire and a couple of bloody bullet impacts on people's bare foreheads.
  • Lethal Weapon 4: There is some squirting blood (whether it be from being shot or being impaled by a metallic rod) and a couple of graphic headshots.
  • Lion Of The Desert
  • Little Big Man: It's not a strong level 7, but there is some mildly graphic violence, such as some blood splashing through the air after a man is shot in a saloon.
  • Live by Night: Throat slittings and bloody headshots.
  • Live Free or Die Hard [unrated cut]: This one might've rated a level 8 if the CG blood splatters looked more realistic.
  • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park: There is some dinosaur gore related to such creatures eating each other. Violence against humans is probably containable to level 6.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: Characters bloodily nicked by chainsaw. Character's eyes are bloodied after an explosion. Explosive arrow briefly exposes a goon's ribcage. Jaw ripped offscreen (we see a lot of blood flying). A pretty hard 7.
  • Man on Fire: Bloody fingore, decapitated body in bloody pool.
  • Maps to the Stars: Fairly graphic burning alive (theres no blood but we see their flesh disturbingly go black). Head bludgeoned, causing a profusely bleeding gash.
  • Marathon Man: It's possibly a rather hard 7, though.
  • March Or Die: A few of the headshots in this movie are a bit too graphic for a level 6, so it's a pretty light 7.
  • Marked for Death
  • Matewan: It's a soft level 7, getting this rating for some of the blood splatter during the final shootout.
  • Maximum Risk
  • Max Manus
  • Mayhem: Fair bit of blood splattering from stabbing, bludgeoning, etc; but without gory detail. Heavily stylized, very bloody neck stabbing seen in the intro (would probably be an 8 if it was more realistic). Severed tongue is seen (severing is not). Body briefly, but bloodily, splats on ground.
  • The Mechanic (2011): Fairly bloody headshots, brutal fight with some moderately bloody stabbing, face hit hard by car; splattering the headlight with blood.
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • A Midnight Clear
  • Mile 22: Moderately bloody/brutal headshots and stabbings.
  • Mimic
  • Missing in Action 2: The Beginning: It's a lighter level 7, but some acts of violence, like the headshot received by one character, push it here.
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Would likely sit at a hard 5 if it weren't for Walker's death and the noticeable... ahem, residue from the headshot received by the fake John Lark at the Grand Palais.
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol: It gets a light 7 for the unusually bloody (by PG-13 standards) headshots received by the IMF Secretary (Tom Wilkinson) and his driver.
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Would be higher if the violence wasn't so comical.
  • The Nice Guys: Bloody bullet wound in head, body falls off building splattering blood on ground.
  • Nicholas and Alexandra
  • 9th Company
  • Oldboy (2003): Off-screen tongue slicing with bloody results, bloody suicide by headshot, brutal dental torture, etc.
  • On Deadly Ground: It could probably be considered a fairly hard 7 with graphic wounds but little blood spurts or splatters.
  • Out of Reach: It's a soft level 7, primarily being rated here for the bullet-removal scene and maybe some of the blood squibs during the bordello shootout.
  • Outside The Law
  • Pain and Gain
  • Papillon: Decapitation with blood spurt, bloody impalement by spikes, etc.
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
  • The Pianist
  • Pineapple Express: Bloody headshots, foot obliterated.
  • Piranha
  • Piranha Part Two: The Spawning
  • Platoon Leader
  • Posse
  • Prisoners: Suicide by gunshot to head, with blood splatter. Brutal torture leaves victim's face bloodily deformed.
  • Prometheus
  • The Protector: It's a very light 7, though.
  • Public Enemies: Moderately graphic blood puffs, with some very bloody, gushing wounds. Dillinger's headshot is probably just graphic enough for an 8.
  • The Punisher (2004): Knife to neck with brief spurt, arrow to bare neck, very light 7.
  • The Quick and the Dead
  • Rage
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: It gets rated this for the corpse of Satipo (Alfred Molina), shown with spikes bloodily protruding out of his bare forehead and throat, the brief, blood-spurting headshot received by a villainous sherpa during the shootout at the Raven bar, blood splattering all over the side of an airplane after a character is ground up (offscreen) by a propeller, and the grand finale, which shows a head imploding, a face melting off, and another head exploding (the latter of which is partially obscured by a curtain of fire).
  • Red Dragon
  • Red Tails: It's a very light 7, because some blood spurting is briefly noticeable.
  • Regeneration 1997
  • Reservoir Dogs: It's a hard 7. Victim bloodily bleeding out, with lots of pooling. Infamous torture scene with offscreen ear severing (we see aftermath). Victim is later doused with gasoline and shot but without much blood. Fairly bloody squibs.
  • Revenger: Mild dismemberment, large but extremely fake looking cgi blood splatters, bloody cutting of bare skin.
  • Revolution (1985)
  • Rim of the World: Head with bloody hole through it, monster painlessly, but bloodily rips itself in half. Level 6 violence includes bloodless head ripping and some bloody bodies.
  • Rise: Blood Hunter
  • Road to Perdition: It's a pretty light 7, though with just enough blood splashing on surfaces to count.
  • Robin Hood (2010) [director's cut]
  • Rocky: Solely for when the swollen flesh under Rocky's eye is bloodily sliced open to reduce swelling. Otherwise a light 4 for fairly brutal boxing with severe bruising and bloody faces.
  • The Rover: Bloody headshots, gurgling victim with blood coming from neck, pouring squibs, child accidentally shot offscreen (we see some blood on their clothes).
  • Safe (2012): Some fairly bloody headshots.
  • Second In Command: This one would probably be a level 6 if it wasn't for the eye-gouging scene.
  • Scream 3: Pretty bloody stabbing but nothing as graphic or gory as the other movies.
  • Shake Hands With The Devil
  • The Shining
  • The Siege of Jadotville
  • The Sisters Brothers: Bloody headshots/wounds. Severed limbs in a dream sequence. Badly infected gash on horse, some pretty graphic chemical burns.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • Snatch.: It's a very light 7. For some blood splatter from implied headshots.
  • Solomon Kane
  • Son Of A Gun: For when an inmate kills himself by neck stabbing. Theres also a couple of at least level 6 gunshot wounds.
  • Speed: A couple of squibs and an ear stabbing are just graphic enough for this level.
  • Spring Breakers: For the climax.
  • Stigmata
  • The Stone Killer: It's a level 6 until the blood-spurting finale.
  • Street Law
  • Super 8: A character's head is bloodily smashed against a window, but the lighting of the scene reduces the impact, making it a soft level 7.
  • Suspect Zero
  • Tequila Sunrise: It gets a very light 7 for the scene where Carlos (Raul Julia} is shot in the side of the face.
  • There Will Be Blood: Head bashed to death with a pretty large blood pool. Brutal blood spurt when head is hit by falling debris.
  • They Live
  • The Tin Drum
  • Train to Busan: Some bloody, but not gory or very graphic flesh biting. Bloody hit and run by car.
  • Triple Frontier: A few bloody headhshots and CGI spurts place it here.
  • True Lies: Moderately bloody squibs.
  • The Tuskegee Airmen
  • The Unborn
  • Uncut Gems: Compound fracture and a couple of headshots just graphic enough for this level.
  • United 93: Bloody stabbing of passenger and beating of hijackers.
  • Unleashed: For when Danny's mother is shot in the head. Otherwise a fairly hard 5.
  • The Untouchables: Bloody headshots; one brief, very bloody one that borders on 8. Head battered offscreen with blood splattering. Bloody result of someone falling off a building. Little girl killed in explosion. Pouring squibs. Hard 7.
  • Vacancy: Brutal, but slightly bloody stabbing of naked victim, pouring squibs that feel very forceful, blood pool after head trauma.
  • The Valachi Papers: There is some blood spurting and splashing about. It should also probably be mentioned that there's a bloody, brutal (although mostly offscreen) castration scene.
  • Valentine: Victim with neck impaled on glass shard. Bloody but without gory detail. Ax to bareback. Level 6 violence including offscreen throat slashing, a cut on shoulder that bloodies a hot tub (which is then electrocuted), a face scalded with iron, victim shot with multiple arrows.
  • The Veil
  • Venom (2018): It's a light 7; for when Riot briefly slashes a merchant's throat (with blood spurt), his host's compound fracture, and Eddie getting somewhat bloodily impaled through the chest. Theres also the fantastical torture of human lab rats.
  • Waar: Would be an 8 if the CG blood looked more realistic.
  • War Pigs: This one might've been rated higher if some of the computer-generated blood spurts looked more realistic.
  • Westworld: It's a pretty mild 7, though. For pouring squibs on mostly android victims.
  • The Way of the Gun: Shot to neck pours blood, arm slashed up by glass shards, bloodless shot to groin, etc.
  • The Wicker Man (2006): Man's legs broke and face stung by bees before being left to burn to death (not seen). Dead body with eyes sewn shut.
  • The Wild Geese
  • Yoga Hosers
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