The Final Destination (2009) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and woman have sex; the woman's breasts are shown bouncing.
  • A man and woman kiss.
  • A man and woman lie in bed together sleeping (the man is barechested and the woman wears a tank top); they wake up and she rubs his bare chest while they talk.
  • A man makes a sexual remark about a woman who was recently killed.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman is struck in the head by a car tire, her head explodes (blood is shown); the remains of the head are separated from the body and an exposed vertebrae is shown.
  • A man and woman are sliced at the waist by a flying piece of metal (their torsos separate from their legs and the pieces fall to the ground).
  • A gas tank shoots at high speed into a man's chest, pushing him into a fence and cutting his chest into diamond shapes (flesh and blood press through the fence).
  • A man falls backward and is impaled through the back of the head and out the mouth by a wooden spike.
  • A man is impaled through the back and out the chest by a metal pole (the pole pokes through his chest and blood is shown).
  • A man is sucked into the bottom of a swimming pool when it begins to drain; he becomes stuck to the drain opening and the suction increases until it sucks out his intestines, which shoot out of a pipe and onto the ground.
  • An ambulance strikes a man; blood sprays onto the left side of the ambulance.
  • A tow truck slips into gear and drives down a road; a man tries to get in to stop it, but is unable to. His foot is caught in the hook and chain attached to the back of the truck, he is dragged along the street, the chain catches fire and so does he; the truck explodes and the man's severed, flaming head lands on the ground close to another man who is watching.
  • A woman falls onto stairs while trying to leave crowded bleachers, she is knocked down, then trampled; she rolls over, and a car's engine block sails through the air and slams into her chest.
  • Large cement blocks collapse onto people (there is no blood).
  • A rock is thrown from a lawn mower and strikes a woman in the eye; she falls on the ground and a bloody hole where her eye had been is shown.
  • A woman falls on an escalator and is pulled toward its gears; a man tries to hold onto her, but her leg is caught and she is pulled in (blood pours from her mouth and a bloody organ is seen falling into the escalator's gears).
  • A movie theatre explodes; causing a woman to be impaled with a piece of wood through her chest.
  • A man in a hospital bed with bloody bandages tries to crawl out of his room when the ceiling begins to leak; he is crushed when a bathtub falls through the ceiling.
  • A nail gun fires nails at a man's arm, pinning him to a wall.
  • A scaffolding collapses onto a road causing a truck to swerve and drive through a cafe window and x-ray images of three people dying are shown: a person is crushed under the truck's tire, another person's neck is snapped, and another person is slammed into a wall.


  • There are 14 uses of "fuck", 3 sexual references, 14 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 4 religious exclamations, and 2 derogatory terms for African-Americans ("nigger" and "chocolate").

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man reveals that he swallowed an entire bottle of pills, hoping to die, but threw them up instead.
  • A man drinks alcohol from a binocular flask; a woman seated near him asks for some and she takes a sip.
  • A man drinks a beer.
  • A man reaches for a glass of wine and his hand shakes (he does not drink it).
  • A man tells people that he is a recovering alcoholic.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man describes his suicide attempts: he tried to kill himself by taking a bottle of pills but he threw up, he tried to leave the car running in the garage but the car kept stalling, and he tried to hang himself. This may be intense for some viewers.
  • The deaths may be intense for some viewers.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A woman in her car is stuck when a car wash mechanism is jammed; the car's sunroof opens, an overhead water pipe breaks and pours water into the car, the woman struggles to get up through the sunroof, the hatch begins to close while her head is still out and it presses against her throat (she is rescued from the car).
  • A man is found hanging from a rope, he gags and twitches, but the rope breaks (he is ok).

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