The Lord of the Rings
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PG for Battle Sequences and some Scary/Bloody Images.

Sam Gamgee seems to show unusual romantic feelings for Galadriel.

Some intense violence. Orcs stab men and blood comes out.

Silhouettes of characters in a flashback are stabbed and strangled. No blood.

Ringwraiths stab the beds of the Hobbits at night when they are asleep. The are actually hiding in the barn next door.

Frodo is stabbed by the Witch-King, but he survives.

Ringwraiths are attacked with a burning torch, but no damage is dealt.

Frodo is chased by the Ringwraiths, and they are washed away by a river. They drown.

Frodo is attacked by the black beast of Moria, and is almost drowned.

Orcs are stabbed and they slash at the Fellowship in Moria, during a large battle sequence. This involves them running through tunnels constantly stabbing at Orcs and Goblins. A troll is stabbed in the foot and it bleeds. A demonic creature is flung off a cliff. Gandalf is dragged off a cliff, but he comes back later.

Saruman fights with Gandalf and imprisons him with high magic.

Uruk-Hai are stabbed and beheaded with some blood in a fight sequence.

Boromir is shot with multiple arrows and killed.

Drinking ale and wine.

The Nazgul are after Frodo. They look scary. The Orcs are scary looking, too. Very disturbing imagery that will frighten children.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Australia:NRC (original rating) / Brazil:12 / Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Finland:K-12/9 (1988) / Finland:K-12 (1980) / Iceland:L / Ireland:PG / Japan:G / Netherlands:AL / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Sweden:11 / UK:PG / USA:PG / West Germany:12

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