E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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Sex & Nudity


A boy kisses a girl (it looks like it's on the mouth.)

A man kisses a woman in a movie playing on TV.

A boy reaches out to touch a woman's buttocks (she is bent over a dishwasher and wearing a bathrobe).

A boy is seen laying in a bed shirtless.

Violence & Gore


E.T. is chased through woods by men with flashlights and he runs through the trees screaming.

Men walk through a house with equipment and flashlights.

Boys grab kitchen knives when they go to investigate noises in a shed.

There are many jump scenes, especially before we meet E.T.

A boy goes toward a shed from where he hears noises and rustling, and when he throws his ball into the shed something throws it back out at him.

A boy walks through high grass and comes upon E.T. (they both see each other at the same time and both scream and panic.)

E.T. screams frequently: when a dog comes into a room, when a young girl comes into a room and screams at him, when an umbrella pops open, and he falls down after a flashbulb goes off.

There are tense moments when a woman nearly discovers E.T., E.T. walks toward a boy sitting on a chair, and the boy is very nervous.

A boy cuts his finger on a saw blade and blood drips on his finger and the blade.

We see several scenes where E.T. is presumably dying and looks sickly and ashen; when he stops breathing, a medical team uses CPR and a defibrillator to start his heart.

A boy drives an ambulance very fast; a large plastic tube containing two men in environmental suits is pulled by the ambulance until a boy detaches it and the two men roll down a street (they seem uninjured).

E.T. is hit in the face by a refrigerator door, he falls on the floor, and a boy backs into hanging bookshelves and knocks them off the wall.

People are dressed for Halloween: one has a fake knife through his head, some are dressed like zombies, most with fake blood dripping from some body part, and a boy talks about E.T. being given a lobotomy.


1 possible faint "fuck"

2 uses of "Douche bag"

2 uses of "Shit"

A few uses of "Oh my God"

A boy calls another boy "Penis breath"

A boy does a 'Uranus' joke.


E.T. is shown drinking many cans of beer and he and a young boy are shown to be intoxicated.

A cigarette burns in an ashtray while several boys are the only ones around.


There is one scene, though, where Elliot sees E.T. in the cornfield for the first time. That scene might startle young viewers.

E.T. gets sick and turns white, which is a little frightening and saddening.

Near the end of the movie government agents invade the house which can be a little scary for young viewers.

TOTAL: 15/50

Nothing more that a 6 year old couldn't handle.

Page last updated by jonnarichards91, 2 weeks ago
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Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements (20th anniversary edition)
Argentina:Atp / Australia:G / Australia:PG (20th anniversary edition) / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:PG (Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:PG (Alberta) (2002) / Canada:G (British Columbia) (2002) / Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2002) / Canada:F (Ontario) (video rating) (1996) (2002) / Chile:TE / Finland:K-8 / France:U / Hong Kong:I / Iceland:LH / Ireland:G / Malaysia:U / Mexico:A / Netherlands:6 (re-rating) (20th anniversary edition) / Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1982) / Norway:12 / Norway:7 (20th anniversary special edition) / Peru:14 / Philippines:G / Portugal:M/6 / Singapore:G (20th anniversary edition) / Singapore:PG (original rating) / South Korea:All / Spain:T / Sweden:11 / Sweden:7 (2001) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) (20th anniversary edition) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) (20th anniversary edition) / Switzerland:8 (canton of the Grisons) (20th anniversary edition) / UK:U / UK:PG (DVD rating) / USA:PG (certificate #26717) (original rating) / USA:PG (certificate #38656) (20th anniversary edition) / West Germany:6 (f)

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