Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Mild sexual references/None Actually



Dresses reveal cleavage.

Some prostitutes are seen with low tops that can be somewhat revealing.

Jack calls Will "eunuch" and also mentions "strumpet".

Two men tell a girl she will be forced dine naked with the crew, if she refuses to wear the dress that Barbossa instructed her to wear for dinner.

Elizabeth is told to take her dress off (although she is wearing a tight low cut dress underneath so she is not naked). The man makes a remark about the dress still being "warm".

Seduction is implied on a desert island scene when Elizabeth pretends to be drunk and seductive in order to get Jack to drink more.

Two women slap Captain Jack Sparrow about him with "another woman."

Action/Adventure violence and very mild blood

mild PG-13


Some intense fighting sequences that may frighten young children.

In an early scene, we see men turn into gruesome, decaying skeletons when hit by the moonlight.

Multiple scenes involving pirates sword fighting and gunfire, with some individuals that are stabbed or shot (non-graphic).

A man is shot in the chest and blood soaks his shirt then he falls over dead.

Dead pirate corpses are seen hung by nooses. (no blood)

An tomahawk axe digs into a pirate's back, but no blood is shown when retrieved.

A pirate is stabbed (not shown), then we see blood on the retracted knife

Pirates raid a village, and in one scene, a butler opens the door to a mansion and is immediately shot by pirates.

A pirate with a fake eye gets a fork stuck in his eye. He takes the fork out and you can see his fake eye on the fork.

There is a fairly intense battle scene between the living and the undead, but it is done under moonlight and nothing overly graphic is shown. However, it could be considered quite frightening.

An undead sailor slits the throat of a soilder. You see it from behind but it is still very violent.

Mild moderate language (PG to PG-13)


1 "bastard", 1 "damn", 2 "damned", 4 "Hell", 2 "God" (4 when including "godforsaken"), 1 "bejesus", 5 "bloody" and some (rather dated) name-callings and insults such as "eunuch" (used twice), "strumpet", "scum" and "cur".

Note: "bloody" is considered (mildly) vulgar in the UK.

Lots of rum use

mild PG


There's talk of rum runners and Jack then opens a compartment on an island filled with bottles of rum. Elizabeth comments on his last stay on the island consisting of lying on the beach and drinking rum and he replies, "Welcome to the Caribbean." We then later see him and Elizabeth and both are drunk. Both drink some more, with him guzzling his down and then passing out. When he wakes up the next morning, she's burning the rum (as a rescue signal).

Some Scary Moments

mild PG-13


The various sights of pirates that turn (completely or partially) into living skeletons (and partially decomposed bodies) when moonlight hits them may frighten younger viewers.

Hanged corpses are seen multiple times.

There is a very intense scene where pirates raid a village and kill people, and at one point you see a structure collapse on a little boy. The mom saves the boy just in time, though.

Overall: PG-13 for Action/Adventure violence and scary moments BBFC: 12A Modrate violence and Mild Horror.

Total: 23/50

Age: 10-13 (11/12+)

Rated PG-13 for action/adventure violence
Argentina:Atp / Australia:M / Austria:10 / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating on appeal) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:TE / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-11/9 / Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Greece:K-13 / Hong Kong:IIA / Hungary:14 / Iceland:10 / Ireland:12 / Italy:T / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:11 / Peru:Apt / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) / South Korea:12 / Spain:7 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:12A (original rating) / UK:12 (video rating) / USA:PG-13 (No. 40031)

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