There are five ratings in Nova Scotia - they are:
Movies rated General
are considered to be suitable for all ages and there are no restrictions on viewing.
Movies rated Parental Guidance are not restricted by age, but parents should be
aware that the theme or content may be more mature than in General films.
This type of film is probably more appropriate for those 12 and over.
Movies rated Adult Accompaniment are
suitable for those 14 years and older. Those under 14 must be escorted by an adult.
Films of this type may contain limited violence, the use of weapons without
excessive bloodletting, or restrained portrayal of accident or disaster. There may
also be scenes of casual or brief nudity, romantic involvement that is not sexually
explicit and where participants are at least partially clothed. There may also be
some coarse or vulgar language.
Films rated Restricted
are considered suitable for those 18 years and older. Those under 18 must be
escorted by a parent or guardian. These films may contain excessive use of foul or
offensive language, and may depict extreme violence, horror, or graphic sexual activity.
Films rated Explicit
are restricted to those 18 years and older. These films contain scenes that are
either sexually explicit or graphically and excessively violent.
These films have not
been viewed by a classification board, and include children's cartoons, travelogues,
insttructional videos, athletic events, and cultural, industrial, religious, or political
All information on this page was taken from the Maritime Film
Classification brochure, which is available at most theatres. For more information,