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MPAA Rated R for monster violence, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • Ripley is shown laying in bed and begins to sit up - (no private areas are exposed).
  • Ripley bathes herself in the shower, but nothing is shown but her head and shoulder.
  • Ripley and Clemens are shown in bed together apparently after sex, but they are completely clothed.
  • It is not severe like most other r rated movies

Violence & Gore

  • The extended edition is rather gory with violent and at times gruesome death scenes that feature blood spurts and gore.but the thearical version isnt near as bad


  • A few of uses of the F-word, around 12. Some other milder swearing

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • few of the characters smoke; casual drinking in one scene.
  • A woman complains of feeling unwell and p####d off. A doctor then offers her what he refers to as a "special cocktail", meaning a morphine injection. He then tells her about his morphine addiction and a disturbing experience he had in his profession while attending casualties whilst intoxicated.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some may find the Little Girl Autopsy Scene a little disturbing.
  • The menacing and inhumane appearance/behaviour of the alien makes the film very intense and frightening.
  • There are many scary scenes where the alien attacks characters and chases them through the dark prison corridors.
  • There is a scene where Ripley falls into molten steel with arms outstretched as a religious metaphor to Christ's suffering and martyrdom.


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The fact that Ripley has an alien inside her and she wants to die makes this movie very emotional and will probably upset many viewers. However, despite the emotional and disturbing tone to this, it also conveys a very positive message about courage and self-sacrifice.

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