IMDb > Avatar (2009) > Parents Guide
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
Avatar (2009) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
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.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more
Unable to edit? Request access

It contains one sex scene, very mild sex references and brief nudity.

The Na'vi people are aliens, but they are humanoid creatures. They dress in a tribal way, and we see their backsides (not fully covered by their tails) quite a bit. The men wear only loincloths, and the women wear loincloths and ornamental, stringy necklaces as bras. Their breasts are partially seen through these necklaces and from the sides at several points during the movie.

A brief sex scene between Jake and Neytiri shows the two kissing and beginning to passionately caress each other. Jake then lifts Neytiri onto him, and she begins to moan as they embrace passionately. There is no nudity, but they wake together the next morning, and Neytiri explains they are "mated for life." In the extended edition, this scene includes the two touching their queues together, implying they can "feel" each other (as explained earlier in the film).

Both Jake and Dr. Augustine are stripped naked (in human form) and wrapped in vines for a special Na'vi ritual. Their backsides are seen partially, but explicit nudity is hidden.

A few sexual jokes and lines are tossed about, including a masturbation quip from Dr. Augustine ("don't play with that, you'll go blind" when she sees Jake playing with his queue).

The humans brutal attack begins with gas canisters. And its not long before copters unleash missiles that bring the Navis massive "home tree" down in a scene reminiscent of the World Trade Center's collapse. Many Navi are crushed, impaled or wounded, and we see survivors departing in a line, weeping and wailing.

Aerial clashes involve banshees vs. the humans aircraft. And while the Navi get mowed down by missiles and gunfire, many of their arrows somehow penetrate cockpits, taking out pilots and gunners.

Specific violent moments worth noting include Neytiri taking out a viperwolf with an arrow and later killing a human with two well-placed shots. She also engages in a vicious melee with Col. Quatrich: Shes riding a huge jungle beast while Quatrich controls a mech (a walking, armored vehicle). He repeatedly stabs the animal and kills it, pinning Neytiri beneath it in the process. Elsewhere, an unfortunate humans' head and shoulders end up in a banshees mouth. Explosions consume man, alien and beast alike. On fire, a horse-like creature runs for its life. Jake's avatar nearly knocks the head off one human and hurls others to their deaths.

At least 11 uses of "sh--", 8 of "G--damn", 6 of "hell", 4 of "ass," 4 of "damn," 3 of "crap," 3 of "bitch," 2 of "Jesus", 2 uses of dick (1 paired with god) and 1 use each of "for Christ's sake," "bastard," "oh my God," "my God," "oh God" and "son of a bitch." One each of "screwing", "screwed", "screw", "pissed off", "piss off", and "pissing", "balls".

It contains innocuous alcohol consumption and a reference to smoking.

A woman has a drink that's presumably alcoholic.

Beer and tequila are mentioned a couple of times.

A woman smokes several times, and at one point asks for a cigarette with urgency.

[Extended Edition: an early scene take place in a bar on Earth, with Jake apparently participating in a drinking contest.

Jake pulls a cigarette out of Grace's mouth and tells her not to smoke.]

The final battle in the film between the humans and Na'vi is intense and emotional, considering that we see scores of soldiers (on both sides) get stabbed, shot, impaled and crushed by gunfire, arrow piercings and falling objects. Parents need to know this entire battle is somewhat graphic for children.

Jake has several close encounters with native creatures, which may be intense and in several scenes, they chase him in an attempt to kill and eat him.

The Na'vi's sacred hometree is destroyed by human weaponry, which some may find upsetting and disturbing.

Several positive characters are killed or mortally wounded on-screen during the movie, which may be disturbing for the audience.

Ages 11+

Rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Austria:12 / Brazil:12 / Brazil:10 (cut) (TV version) / Canada:PG (Alberta/Ontario) / Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:TE / China:(Banned) (2010) (2D theatrical version) / Czech Republic:12 / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-13 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:10 / Ireland:12A / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:P13 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:11 / Peru:14 / Peru:Apt (extended version) / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Poland:12 / Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) / Portugal:M/12 (re-rating on appeal) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / Taiwan:GP / Taiwan:GP (original rating) / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #45663) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #46258) (special edition)

Related Links

Plot summary Plot synopsis User reviews
Plot keywords FAQ Ratings
Awards External reviews Official site
Main details