How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor

Sex & Nudity

  • Certain characters make jokes that are aimed at adults, these kind of jokes children are likely to not understand.
  • Both human couples and dragon couples engage in loving activities such as kissing and cuddling up to one another.
  • Dragons participate in "mating dances" or rituals.
  • Ruffnut lies on the table saying that she looks so glamorous.
  • Some of the female characters, like Astrid, have suits of armor that can be slightly revealing.
  • Astrid's cleavage can be seen in one scene.
  • Ruffnut talks about her love life in one scene and even says that guys find her "hot." Her movements in this scene could be seen as slightly seductive.
  • Snotlout's rear end is seen on fire because he forgot to fireproof it.

Violence & Gore

  • Characters engage in battles, with and without the use of dragons.
  • Various scenes of destruction, on both sides of the battle.
  • Dragons and humans alike participate in the destruction of boats.
  • Characters are implied to be killing people, although this is never shown onscreen.
  • Dragons shoot fire, often with the goal of destruction.
  • Some action, no blood or gore.


  • Use of "Oh my Gods" and similar utterances.
  • A character is referred to as a "demon."
  • Gobber says the word "Bloody" once.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People seemed to drink beer or alcohol during eating.
  • Some drinking. Characters are appear to be drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Certain evil dragon species may be to scary for younger viewers.
  • Scary looking dragons spray acid and attack with a scorpion like tail.
  • Some scenes that involve a scary looking army in dark smoke may be scary for young viewers.
  • Characters we know have their lives greatly endangered.
  • Much darker than the previous two films, and this is by far the darkest entry in the "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise.
  • In comparison to its predecessors, this film has a very dark and bleak tone, despite its humor.
  • The villain Grimmel the Grisly is quite scary.
  • The ending can be very emotional for some viewers.


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

Violence & Gore

  • The genocide of one dragon species is implied.
  • Grimmel falls from a great height into water, he is not seen again after this and it's very clear that he has died from the fall.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Grimmel (the main villain) injects dragons with poison darts which makes them not be able to think for themselves. He also says the word: drugged

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This film, like the previous, is full of emotionally intense scenes especially in its conclusion. These scenes are likely to make audience members cry.
  • Multiple dragons are seen to be shot by poisonous darts. Children will relish this scene.
  • Toothless and Hiccup both fall from great heights and neither can fly.

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