Film Ratings

Below are the film ratings for New Zealand releases.

G Rating

G Rating

G means the film is suitable for all audiences
PG Rating

PG Rating

PG means that anyone can view the film but parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers
M Rating

M Rating

M means that anyone can view the film but it is more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over
 

Film Classifications

Below are the film classifications for New Zealand releases

R13 Classification

RP13 Classification

R13 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the age of 13 years or over
R15 Classification

R15 Classification

R15 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the age of 15 years or over
R16 Classification

R16 Classification

R16 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the age of 16 years or over
R18 Classification

R18 Classification

R18 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the age of 18 years or over
RP13 Classification

RP13 Classification

RP13 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the specified age unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
RP16 Classification

RP16 Classification

RP16 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the specified age unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 

Information

GREEN means anyone can view the film.

YELLOW PG means anyone can view the film however guidance from a parent or guardian is recommended for younger viewers.

YELLOW M means that anyone can view the film but some films may be more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

RED means the film is legally restricted and can only be viewed by an audience that have obtained the specified age on the label. There are no exceptions to this restriction. It is an offence under Section 125 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 to allow anyone under the specified age to view the film.