New Zealand Movie Ratings

Below are the common classifications for New Zealand films and videos according to the Films, Videos, And Publications Classification Act, 1993. Movie classifications are controlled by The Office of Film and Literature Classification, for more information visit their website.

Unrestricted Movies

G Suitable for General Audiences

PG Parental Guidance Recommended
for Younger Viewers

May contain cruelty
May contain crime
May contain offensive behaviour
May contain horror
May contain violence
May contain coarse language
May contain sexual references

M Suitable for Mature Audiences
16 Years and over

May contain anti-social behaviour
May contain horror scenes
May contain scenes of cruelty
May contain offensive language
May contain violence
May contain sex scenes
May contain violence and offensive language
May contain violence, offensive language and sex scenes

Restricted Movies

R Restricted to persons 16 years and over
unless accompanied by a Parent / Guardian

May contain violence
May contain offensive language
May contain sex scenes
May contain 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
May contain violence
May contain offensive language
May contain sex scenes
May contain 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
May contain graphic violence
May contain explicit sex scenes
May contain violence, offensive language and sex scenes