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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images

Sex & Nudity

  • Harry takes a bath, and we see him bare from the chest up. The ghost of a young girl comes in and sees him, coming up next to him in the bath suggestively. He tries to back away awkwardly, and nothing explicit happens.
  • Hermione (Emma Watson) wears skin-tight clothing throughout; at one point, she is seen wearing a long, elegant, pink dress revealing bare arms & shoulders.
  • Several boys and girls are asked out to The Yule Ball dance. Some suggestive comments are made.

Violence & Gore

  • Some violence in this movie is kind of disturbing.
  • Harry finds a dead body in a forest, we only briefly see this and is not gory or explicit.
  • A teacher tortures and then kills a spider with spells during a class.
  • Harry is chased by a giant dragon in an action sequence, which breathes fire at him and knocks him off his broomstick several times. He isn't hurt, but is seen with a few cuts, bruises and bandages after.
  • A young man is cursed, and tries to attack other teenagers with spells. They fight back, and the young man is knocked out.
  • A young woman is injured, and an enchanted hedge begins to grab her and pull her away.
  • Two young men are racing each other, but one is attacked and almost killed by an enchanted hedge.
  • A dark wizard uses a knife to cut open Harry's wrist, and takes his blood for a potion. We don't see the attack clearly, but we do see some blood.
  • A man cuts off his own hand (off-screen) for a potion; we do not see any blood, but we see his hand is absent from his sleeve. He is then given an artificial hand.
  • A teacher hits students with a book repeatedly. This is played for laughs.
  • Dark wizards in black cloaks and skull mask attack at en event shooting fire and burning tints. Harry gets trampled and is knocked out.


  • 6 uses of "bloody", and about 8 uses of "hell". At one point, Ron repeats "bloody hell" several times.
  • 1 "damn".
  • 1 use of "piss off". 1 brief use of git.
  • 2 uses of God's name in vain.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This movie is noticably more intense and frightening than the previous three films in the series.
  • A man taunts and tells a teenage boy about murdering his parents.
  • A father cries and screams loudly over his dead son
  • The entire last 30 mintutes of the film might be disturbing and upsetting.
  • This Harry Potter movie has a darker tone than the previous ones.
  • The dark wizards in black cloaks and skull mask look pretty frightening when they attacked an event.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Voldemort emerges out of a cauldron, completely naked (nothing is seen)

Violence & Gore

  • A young man ( Cedric Diggory) is killed by a spell, and his body is seen clearly but with no gore. This scene is very emotional

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • On many occasions, Moody drinks from a flask. We're led to believe it's alcoholic, but we later learn it's a magic potion that must be consumed continually to keep the magic active.

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