Films that the bbfc made the wrong decision for.by Reesajnoo | created - 26 Jul 2012 | updated - 30 Jul 2012 | Public
The bbfc are the people who rate films in England. Any way here's a list of films that they should have given other ratings.
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1. Dream House (2011)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.
Votes: 55,596 | Gross: $21.28M
This was rated 15 for sustained threat But should have been rated 12 for moderate violence,threat and one use of strong language.
2. Safe House (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
Votes: 179,870 | Gross: $126.37M
This film was rated 15 for strong violence. But should have been 12 for moderate action violence and two uses of strong language.
3. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 530,917 | Gross: $96.96M
This film was rated 12 for infrequent strong language and drug use But should have been 15 for strong language and drug use
4. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
R | 92 min | Horror
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
Votes: 63,137 | Gross: $0.18M
This film was rated 18 for strong bloody violence,threat and horror But should have been 15 for strong bloody violence,suicide and strong horror.
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, War
The Russian Federation continues its invasion of the U.S., as well as Europe, including England, France and Germany.
I know this is not a film but the bbfc did rate this and give it a wrong rating. I would like to tell you now that I will be also including games in this list. This game was rated 18 for strong bloody battle violence. But should have been 15 for strong bloody violence.
6. Skins (2007–2013)
TV-MA | 46 min | Drama
The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
(note) this is only the first series I am doing. The series was rated 18. But it should have been rated 15 for strong language,sex and drug references,drug use
7. Shaft (2000)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Votes: 62,184 | Gross: $70.33M
This is rated 18 but should be 15.
8. Death Proof (2007)
Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Thriller
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.
This film was rated 18 for strong violence and gory moments. But should have been 15 for strong language,drug use,sex references and strong violence and gore.
9. Disturbia (2007)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.
Votes: 198,339 | Gross: $80.21M
This film was rated 15 for strong and sustained menace. But should have been 12 for moderate violence,threat and menace.
10. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 573,720 | Gross: $115.65M
I have no problem with this movies certificate but its what the bbfc claimed was in the film they said it contained one use of very strong language?. Well there was but it was almost unaudible but they rated it 15 for one use of very strong language and strong bloody violence. It should have been 15 for strong bloody violence and language.
11. Mad Max (1979)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Votes: 165,933 | Gross: $8.75M
I read the back of a DVD cover for this film once and it said 18 for strong violence once sexual. But about a month or two later I watched it on tv. And I think it should be rated 15 for strong violence. The scene of sexual violence is so brief and filmed at a very far angle anyway I didn't even realise it was a rape scene until I thought about it.
12. The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Votes: 145,795 | Gross: $12.47M
This film is 18. This film dose have very brief sexual violence scenes but as I said it is brief and they are most undetailed and watched from a very far away angle. This film should be 15 for strong violence,moderate sexual violence.
13. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller
A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Votes: 22,358 | Gross: $0.17M
This film is an 18 This movie should have been 15 for strong language once very strong And strong violence. One of the main reasons the bbfc decided to give this film an 18 rating was because of some scenes of so called sexual threat now I can confirm that the scenes of sexual threat aren't actually sexual threat. They are just scenes when the kid nappers get the girl naked in order to change her in to decent cloths this is not sexual threat just because two men change a woman.
14. Splice (2009)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.
Votes: 84,007 | Gross: $17.00M
This film is a 15 but they said in the consumer advice section on the DVD that this contains strong violence. Well it is not really strong violence it is just a scene when two fantasy creatures fight and there is some blood, and a scene when a dude try's to drown a monster that isnt even fully human but any way it has a reassuring out come because the guy isn't actually trying to drown the monster but test her gills because she is spliced with other animals. And also So the film included a fair bit of strong language and the bbfc never mentioned it on the consumer advice. The film is 15 for strong violence,sex and sexual violence. It should have been 15 for strong language,sex and sexual violence.
15. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
Votes: 201,076 | Gross: $31.49M
This film was rated 18 for strong language and bloody violence. But it should be 15 for strong bloody violence,sex and language.
16. Harsh Times (2005)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.
Votes: 57,785 | Gross: $3.34M
This film is 15 for strong violence,language and drug use. But it should have been 18. As there is a scene where some one smashes a glass into some ones neck causing the man to bleed rapidly. The infliction and pain detail of this scene is to strong for a 15 cert. The film should have been 18 for strong bloody violence.
17. The Wolfman (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.
Votes: 93,967 | Gross: $61.98M
This movie is 15 for strong violence and horror. This movie has quite a few gory attack scenes mostly with in a fantasy setting but still very gory and grusome. The film should be rated 18 for strong bloody violence and gore.
18. J. Edgar (2011)
R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.
Votes: 110,297 | Gross: $37.31M
This movie is 15 for infrequent strong language. The film should be 12 for one use of strong language.
19. Kidulthood (2006)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
This film is 15. There are more then two uses of very strong language in this film and there are scenes of teen agers sniffing coke. This film should be 18 for very strong language and hard drug use.
20. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Votes: 553,575 | Gross: $138.80M
This film is 12. It should be 15 for strong language
21. Season of the Witch (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
Votes: 81,284 | Gross: $24.83M
This film was 15. But it should have been 12 As the violence isn't that graphic or bloody,the scenes of horror arnt that scary and are within a fantasy setting. So it should be 12 for moderate violence,bloody images and moderate fantasy horror.
22. Limitless (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Votes: 461,377 | Gross: $79.25M
This movie was rated 15 for strong bloody violence. But the violence isn't that bloody or graphic. This movie should have been 12 for moderate violence,bloody images,sexual content and one use of strong language.