How 'PG-13' neutralized the discriminating teen's movie-going experience: Exhibit B

This is part deux, a companion piece, to 'Exhibit A' - a previously posted list supporting the theory alluded to in the title. If you are intrigued by the idea(s) presented here, it may behoove you to investigate the aforementioned list first. http://www.imdb.com/list/GYNNL6qtpB0/

Contained herein is a list of PG-13, U.S. films released in the first ten years of the inclusion of said rating. I believe all of these teenage-targeted movies suffered greatly as a result of the existence and subsequent obtainment of a PG-13 rating. Of course I have no knowledge of the original script nor the visionary intent of the writer(s) and director but wholeheartedly believe that, had PG-13 not been available, these movies would have been made for a more astute, mature audience. Although it is completely subjective to believe all or most of these films could have been significantly better had they been released as an R-rated production, it is clear from their subpar, IMDb user-rating that each was lacking the necessary qualities for a memorable movie-going experience. I openly acknowledge that some of the movies listed below may have been dreadful regardless of target audience.

This is a carefully selected list of titles that simply have a plot/storyline that seems more suitable for young adults or should have been better given the talent and seemingly diluted mature subject matter.

Thanks once again for considering my point-of-view and respecting the fact that I know my opinions and theories are difficult to substantiate. I enjoyed assembling this demonstration and (hopefully) presenting something more than just a register of "movies I like/dislike."
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1.
Smooth Talk (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences. (92 mins.)
Director: Joyce Chopra
 
2.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
3.
The Sure Thing (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally... (100 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
4.
Reality Bites (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston. (99 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
5.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen. (107 mins.)
 
6.
Crimewave (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair. (83 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
7.
Cool World (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A comic strip vamp seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
8.
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. (104 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
 
9.
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people. (115 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
10.
The Big Picture (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems. (100 mins.)
 
11.
The Glass Shield (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions... (109 mins.)
Director: Charles Burnett
 
12.
American Flyers (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains... (113 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
13.
Cherry 2000 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In the year 2017, a rich man travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose... (99 mins.)
 
14.
Soapdish (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An ambitious TV soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
15.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy. (96 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
16.
School Ties (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
 
17.
The River Wild (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (111 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
18.
Permanent Record (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris... (91 mins.)
Director: Marisa Silver
 
19.
He Said, She Said (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question... (115 mins.)
 
20.
Weird Science (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. (94 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
21.
Biloxi Blues (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
22.
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president. (121 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
23.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
 
24.
Wyatt Earp (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. (191 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
25.
Light of Day (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The siblings Patty and Joe Rasnick live in an industrial suburb in Cleveland, Ohio. While Patty is focused on their rock band... (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
26.
Memphis Belle (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA. (107 mins.)
 
27.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
28.
Days of Thunder (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
29.
UHF (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. (97 mins.)
Director: Jay Levey
 
30.
Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride... (105 mins.)
Director: Nancy Kelly
 
31.
The Cowboy Way (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Buddies Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) who are championship rodeo... (102 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
 
32.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
33.
Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention... (95 mins.)
Director: Alien Castle
 
34.
Scrooged (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
35.
Let It Ride (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny? (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
 
36.
Men at Work (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down with the help of a crazed Vietnam vet. (98 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
 
37.
Farewell to the King (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during... (117 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
38.
Singles (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle. (99 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
39.
Metropolitan (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. (98 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
40.
In the Mood (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women... (98 mins.)
 
41.
Batman Returns (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
42.
Red Sonja (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her. (89 mins.)
 
43.
Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction. (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
44.
City Slickers (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. (113 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
45.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Farrelly
 
46.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. (97 mins.)
 
47.
Far and Away (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they... (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
48.
Breaking the Rules (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip. (100 mins.)
Director: Neal Israel
 
49.
Life Stinks (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought. (92 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
50.
That Night (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1961 Long Island Alice is just that bit younger than her playmates. She doesn't quite understand yet about some grownup things and is teased a lot... (89 mins.)
Director: Craig Bolotin
 
51.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires. (86 mins.)
 
52.
Coupe de Ville (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They... (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
53.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (103 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
54.
Indian Summer (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Binder
 
55.
Man Trouble (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A sleazy but affable guard dog trainer is blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients. (100 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
56.
Necessary Roughness (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body... (108 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
 
57.
Alice (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer. (102 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
58.
Bopha! (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people... (120 mins.)
Director: Morgan Freeman
 
59.
PCU (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness. (79 mins.)
Director: Hart Bochner
 
60.
Apprentice to Murder (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the... (97 mins.)
Director: Ralph L. Thomas
 
61.
The Night Before (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor... (90 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
62.
Greedy (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books... (113 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
63.
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel. (141 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
64.
Fatal Instinct (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct... (91 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
65.
Mixed Nuts (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays. (97 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
66.
Wilder Napalm (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires... (109 mins.)
 
67.
Silent Tongue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him. (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Shepard
 
68.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw. (143 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
69.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in particular. (104 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
70.
Leap of Faith (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
71.
Kuffs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant... (102 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
 
72.
The Dream Team (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On the way to a baseball game, sanitarium patients get stranded in New York City after their chaperone is hospitalized and they're being pursued by criminals. (113 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff