G Rated movies are intended for General Audiences, with all ages admitted. According to the MPAA, G ratings are most notable for what the films don’t include – no sex and nudity, substance abuse, or realistic/non-cartoon violence.
A PG movie rating stands for Parental Guidance, as some material may not be suitable for children. In PG rated movies, there may be mild strong language and some violence, but there will not be substance use or abuse.
PG-13 rated movies stand for Parental Guidance-13, with parents strongly cautioned, as some material may not be suitable for children under 13. Again, it’s a matter of what isn’t in the film; any nudity has to be non-sexual, any swear words have to be used sparingly, and, in the event of the specific obscenity we politely call the F-word, not used in a sexual context.
Rated R movies mean Restricted, with no one under 17 admitted without an accompanying parent or guardian. This rating is given for strong and frequent language and violence, nudity for sexual purposes and drug abuse.