Movie Classifications

Below are the common classifications for New Zealand films.
For more information visit the Office of Film and Literature Classification website.

Rating Labels
Ratings are assigned to unrestricted films.

G
Suitable for General Audiences.   No notes for this category.
PG
Parental Guidance Recommended
for Younger Viewers.
  Contains cruelty.
  Contains crime.
  Contains offensive behaviour.
  Contains horror.
  Contains violence.
  Contains coarse language.
  Contains sexual references.
M
Suitable for Mature Audiences
16 Years and over.
  Contains anti-social behaviour.
  Contains horror scenes.
  Contains scenes of cruelty.
  Contains offensive language.
  Contains violence.
  Contains sex scenes.
  Contains violence and offensive language.
  Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.

Classification Labels
The Classification Office classifies all films containing restricted material.
Photo ID is required for all customers who are around the restricted age.

R
Restricted to persons
16 years and over
unless accompanied
by a Parent / Guardian.
  Contains violence.
  Contains offensive language.
  Contains sex scenes.
  Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
R15
Restricted to persons
15 years and over.
It is illegal to show the film
to people below this age.
  Contains violence.
  Contains offensive language.
  Contains sex scenes.
  Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
R16
Restricted to persons
16 years and over.
It is illegal to show the film
to people below this age.
  Contains violence.
  Contains offensive language.
  Contains sex scenes.
  Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
R18
Restricted to persons
18 years and over
It is illegal to show the film
to people below this age.
  Contains graphic violence.
  Contains explicit sex scenes.
  Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.