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MPAA Ratings Compilations Talkback

Updated: Jul 27, 2022

Original Release Date: March 22, 2017

Original Release Date: August 18, 2017

Original Release Date: January 17, 2018

Original Release Date: March 23, 2019

Original Release Date: February 19, 2020

Original Release Date: July 26, 2022

The logo for the organization that gives the most interesting rating reasons.

I've always had this fascination with MPAA rating reasons. There's usually some particularly peculiar ones out there. Everyone knows, of course, the one for Team America: World Police, for example. There were also plenty of other interesting rating reasons out there, mainly in the 1990s, probably because posters and VHS/laserdisc jackets usually just showed the rating in a box at the bottom and rarely, if ever, showed the rating reason, so the MPAA probably thought they could get away with it. With the larger descriptor boxes for ratings introduced in 2013, I have a feeling we might return to the golden age of odd rating reasons, like the ones listed above.

I had originally started this compilation earlier, probably back in 2011, when they were just unpublished webpages for me to try out HTML coding. I originally had five unpublished web pages and, in 2017, ended up posting all of them onto two compilation pages so that the site would feel like it would be more bulked with content.

Do you have any interesting or unorthodox MPAA rating reasons you wish to show the world? Be sure to type them in the comments (and check out the other compilations to see if the ones you want to show off are already published first). Also, be sure to check first to see if any case you find on the internet is true.

NOTE: As of late 2019/early 2020, the American ratings board's name has removed all references to America, now going by the name Motion Picture Association (MPA), Inc. Despite this name change, this section of the site will still be referred to as the MPAA Ratings Compilation due to other pages in the collection having the old name.

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