Five movies that helped spawn the PG-13 rating
Comingsoon.net is taking a look back at the five films that proved to be the most influential when it comes to the PG-13 rating as we know it. Check out the picks in the gallery below!
For anyone born after 1984, the PG-13 rating has always been there. Superhero movies, big-budget studio comedies, even romantic dramas or period pieces all utilize the rating whenever possible to maximize attendance and earn the highest profits possible. (Believe it or not, PG-13 is not a restriction like R, but rather a suggestion for parents to be present—a common misconception is that anyone under 13 must have a parent with them, but this isn’t actually the case.)
For anyone who attended movies before the mid 80s, the PG-13 rating is a much newer invention. It might be hard for anyone under 35 to imagine the rating between PG and R just disappearing, but this was the reality for many, many years. Thanks to a select few 80s films, the PG-13 rating is here to stay (at least for the foreseeable future).