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(I) (1995)

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Sex & Nudity

  • Pocahontas and John Smith share passionate kisses twice in the film.
  • A lot of Native American men are shirtless, and some of the women wear midriff-style outfits, showing abdomens and bare arms. Nothing less than what a bathing suit will cover.

Violence & Gore

  • There is gunplay and arrows are fired between settlers and natives.
  • A Powhatan Indian is shot in the leg and wounded.
  • Kokoum is shot at and killed. No blood is shown.
  • Chief Powhatan nearly executes John Smith with a large club.
  • John Smith is shot by Ratcliffe, but only to protect Chief Powhatan from the bullet. Again, no blood is shown.
  • Ratcliffe tells Thomas to "learn to use that thing (a gun) properly. A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot."
  • Ratcliffe calls the Powhatans "murderous thieves" and says "anyone who so much as looks at an Indian without killing him on site will be tried for treason and hanged."
  • Some of the men talk sport of "killing the savages" and not wanting to miss the fun.
  • Some comical misadventures between Meeko and Percy.


  • Ratcliffe says that the Indians' skin is "hellish red."
  • Name calling: "ninnies; big oaf; half wit; bunch of idiots"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Pocahontas offers John Smith an herbal pain medication. He's not shown taking it.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In the middle of the ocean and during a storm, a man is swept overboard. When others want to save him, the captain commands "No, he's lost". (The hero dives into the water anyway, and has a harrowing time getting the man back to ship; this includes a period of both being deep underwater, looking up at the bottom of the ship, which a young child could mistake for drowning.)
  • The sequence where both sides are marching toward war can be intense for younger children.
  • The ending is very sad.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Pocahontas' betrothed husband is shot at and killed.

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