Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril

Sex & Nudity

  • Two teenagers kiss. No nudity.
  • A teenage girl and teenage boy take off their clothes to dive into the water. She is wearing 1940s-style girl's underwear: full bloomers that reveal nothing other than calves and lower arms. The boy, in modern day clothes, strips down to his boxers.

Violence & Gore

  • Evil creatures are implied to be cannibals, due to eating other people's eyeballs.
  • There are various scenes of violence in the film where some monsters are killed with some brief blood spurting visible.
  • Evil creatures are shown eating many eyeballs, some of which they took from children after they killed them.


  • One instance of profanity: "Goddamn"
  • The words damn, hell, crap, and bollocks are used in the movie.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Miss Peregrine smokes her pipe several times throughout the film.
  • Not surprisingly, people are drinking alcohol in the pub. Jake's father, because he couldn't take photos of the birds, drinks several glasses of ale, and goes to their room to sleep it off.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Various depictions of horror in the film can be seen more realistic.
  • The monsters take out the eyes of their victims.
  • Other frightening scenes include one that features black-and-white photographs of people with hollowed-out eye sockets, as well as some scenes where scary-looking puppets made up of animal parts come alive to battle each other, with the winner brandishing the loser's heart.
  • There are also some intense sequences in the film, such as when a gigantic monster goes after the children in the home, and another when skeletons are brought to life to help battle the monsters.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film features gigantic monsters, which are transformed from humans due to a botched experiment. These humanoid monsters seek out the 'peculiar children' to consume their eyeballs as a way to reverse their transformation.
  • One of the stronger scenes depicts a huge monster attacking a man from behind. It then plunges its tentacles into the man's eye sockets, plucking out his eyeballs, before devouring them.

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