The Wizard of Oz (1939) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG for some scary moments

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A house lands on a witch.
  • Dorothy's neighbor threatens to kill Toto.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • None unless you consider the poppies making the main characters drowsy drug use

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The wicked witch might be frightening to younger viewers
  • There are several scenes in which Dorothy is upset and crying (usually afraid for another character or her own life).
  • Some "alive" apple trees throw apples at Dorothy and the Scarecrow.
  • The tornado approaches the farm just as Dorothy arrives (including views of her inside the farmhouse as things are blown about, and later images of the house up inside the tornado, etc...).
  • The Wicked Witch throws a fireball at the Scarecrow.
  • Dorothy and the trio go through a "haunted forest" and then encounter some flying monkeys that chase the foursome.
  • The Wicked Witch sets the Scarecrow's arm on fire.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The wizard's initial appearance and voice (enhanced by effects) are intimidating and he acts unfriendly to the main characters until later, which can upset younger viewers.

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