The Finest Hours (2016) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril

Sex & Nudity

  • A kiss is there at the end of movie.

Violence & Gore

  • The film does not contain any actual violence, but there is plenty of physical action involving peril. Characters are thrown across the ship violently by the waves. No blood/gore involved.
  • The boat and men aboard and seen beaten about. Blood is seen on the foreheads of several of them.
  • A man falls into the water and is crushed against a boat, but there is no blood or gore.


  • 1 "goddamn", 1 "damn", 6 "hell", 3 "God", 2 "Jesus", 1 "bloody", 2 "screw you", and 1 "jackass".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A few characters are seen drinking at a bar.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film contains scenes depicting water rushing into the wrecked ship, resulting in people and objects being thrown about in a chaotic manner.


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This film is based on a true story of a successful rescue that occurred in New England in 1952. A coast guard and his team are assigned to rescue people on an oil tanker that had been wrecked by violent waves during a harsh storm. Although it is depicted as a suicide mission, the team soldiers on to make their way through the roaring waves to rescue the trapped crew.
  • During the rescue, some men are seen slammed against the side of the ship, with one person dying in the process. However, there is no depiction of injury.

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