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One of the age ratings of the Motion Picture Association. This rating is aimed at people who are at least seventeen years old. Children under seventeen are not allowed to be admitted into R rated films unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, hence the name "Restricted".

It's the highest rating a film can go while still being shown at normal multiplex theaters, as most theater chains and theaters refuse to screen NC-17 movies. It is the film equivalent of the Entertainment Software Rating Board's Mature Rating.

Fun Fact: On the fiftieth anniversary of the MPAA, they revealed that more than half of all movies that were submitted to them were Rated R.


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Films that have been given this rating:

Other rating systems' counterparts to this rating:
  • BBFC 15 and 18 ratings
  • Australian Classification Board M, MA 15+ and R18+ ratings
  • TV Parental Guidelines TV-14 and TV-MA ratings

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