The MPAA established the rating system to determine whether a movie is acceptable for specific age groups. PG-13 is considered somewhat family-friendly and appropriate for children over the age of 12, while R is restricted to anyone under the age of 17. For the most part, the system works, but throughout the 1990s, several movies were marketed to kids but were filled with a ton of violence.
The MPAA is strict about its ratings, and directors often must cut content to achieve a desired rating. Still, occasionally, something remains that leaves parents scratching their heads in wonder as they take their screaming child from the theater to their first counseling session of many. Most of the time, this is due to violent imagery, and these '90s movies have it and other frightening imagery in spades.
Take a look at the supposed kid-friendly ‘90s action movies that went as hard as R-rated movies. If you find one that left you with the impression that you probably shouldn’t have brought your underage children to it, be sure to give it an upvote to see which film rises to the top!
- 1183 VOTESPhoto: Universal Pictures
- 2146 VOTESPhoto: Universal Pictures
- 3142 VOTESPhoto: MGM/UA Communications Co.
- 4133 VOTESPhoto: 20th Century Fox
- 5131 VOTESPhoto: Sony Pictures Releasing
- 6106 VOTESPhoto: Warner Bros.