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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


A cafe-like setting uses statues of nude women, some in provocative poses, as furniture or decoration.

A gang of boys forcibly undress a woman with intent to gang-rape her. Full frontal nudity is shown, but the woman is able to escape before the rape can occur.

A gang of boys invade a home, and their leader rapes a woman while forcing her husband to watch. The woman is forcibly undressed, showing full frontal nudity, but the scene ends before the actual rape.

The main character walks around his house wearing only brief underwear. His psychologist talks to him while sitting/lying on a bed. During this he suddenly clasps the main character's crotch.

The main character has sex with two women. The scene is graphic, showing everything except for penetration, but it is also extremely fast-forwarded. There are no close-ups.

A house is full of erotic art, including a large phallic sculpture.

Full frontal nudity is shown when a man is being undressed for prison.

During a fantasy sequence, a shirtless man is shown reclining on cushions with three topless women.

A video shows a woman being gang-raped. Her breasts are shown.

A woman wearing only brief panties is shown walking around for an extended period of time. The camera shows close-ups of her breasts.

A nurse comes out from behind a curtain with her blouse open and breasts revealed.

During a psychological test, there is a drawing of a nude woman in bed.

During a fantasy sequence, a nude woman straddles a man while a crowd watches. This is in slow motion and the woman shows full frontal nudity.

Violence & Gore


A man cuts another man's hand with a knife (some blood).

A man imagines Jesus being beaten by the Roman soldiers (somewhat bloody). During the same imagination sequence, a man's throat is cut (some blood, but not too graphic).

A man attempts suicide by jumping out a window. The impact is not shown; he wakes up later in a body cast.

Women are forcibly stripped in two different scenes; in one of the scenes, the woman escapes, while in the other, rape is implied.

A man kills a woman by bashing her head with a sculpture; the actual hit is off-screen, although her corpse is shown afterward (no blood or gore).

Several beatings (with fists, canes, etc.) have bloody results

The raping scene is full of violence including beatings with sticks kicking and well rape it could be disturbing for most viewers and while the rape is happing the main actor is singing the song "singing in the rain" that could sting for some viewers.



Around 2 f-words including some uses of bastard and sh*t.

There is a lot of sexual dialogue in A Clockwork Orange.


A gang of four teenage boys drink "Milk Plus," which is said to be milk laced with drugs such as LSD, mescaline, or amphetamines. Drugs are not shown onscreen.

Characters drink wine or smoke in a couple of scenes.


Although this film sends a message about government, it is still centered around a gang of teenage boys who are obsessed with rape and violence. The protagonist is a disturbed and sadistic individual.

Sexual assault is portrayed.

A young man's psychological reconditioning is extremely rough (not violent, but upsetting).


Highly recommended only for people in the ages 17+


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