Planet of the Apes (1968) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • As the astronauts find water, they take off their clothes, as they jump into the water, they are naked but you mostly just see their butts (backside).
  • Towards the end of the movie, Taylor's clothing is removed and you can see his backside (butt) naked.

Violence & Gore

  • A few gun battles, fought between humans and apes. A few apes are shot, but no blood.
  • In one scene, ape cavalry charge out wielding rifles and start shooting random humans. A character is shot through the head (blood). Another character is shot through the neck (blood splatters). Several humans are shot into the river. The apes proceed to use clubs and whips to beat several humans to death, and capture others.
  • The apes terrorize humans by spraying hoses onto them, and the humans cry out in pain.
  • The apes beat the main character several times, using clubs and their fists. He tries to fight back but yells with every blow.
  • A human takes an ape captive and holds a gun to his head.


  • 1 use of oh my god, bloody and scum. 3 uses of hell, 10 uses of damn (1 paired with god).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some of the apes smoke pipes

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One character has surgery to remove his brain. While it is not shown on camera we see the stitches and the character looking disabled.
  • Nothing too frightening or intense here, except where the apes massacre, beat up and/or whip humans.
  • The apes enjoy spraying helpless humans with hoses, and the humans cry out in pain.
  • There is one scene of a dead corpse that has shrivelled up and looks decayed near the beginning. It may be creepy to some.


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Violence & Gore

  • The main character is threatened by apes with castration. He manages to escape them before it gets done.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a scene in a museum where there are many dead stuffed humans in different exhibits, and the main character notices that one human is his friend who was killed earlier in a raid.
  • The end scene might be depressing and shocking.

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