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MPAA Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content

Sex & Nudity

  • A man is implied to be accused of having sex while working.
  • A young man and a teenage girl kiss twice.
  • A woman is in a bathtub but no nudity is shown
  • There is a brief 2s shot of stacked condom wrappers.
  • A man pinches his wife's nipples and rubs her crotch, and the woman reciprocates by putting her hand down his pants. They are lying on a couch, and her upper breast including nipple is exposed for a fraction of a second.
  • A man greets his wife by giving her buttocks a squeeze.
  • A man is seen in a bathtub But no nudity is shown
  • Her cleavage was seen in two scenes
  • A man is seen urinating on a house twice, both times are too far away to see anything than the stream of urine. The second time he is seen urinating, the main character tries to stop him, and the man pees on him.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman brushes debris underneath a table and cuts her hand on glass. No blood is visible.
  • The movie is incredibly and uncomfortably violent in different scenes. Gore wise there are a few scenes with a lot of blood.
  • There really isn't anything that violent until the climax of the movie


  • 22 uses of "fuck", 5 uses of "shit", 4 uses of "bitch", 2 uses of "ass", 4 uses of "damn", 3 uses of "hell", and 1 use of the word "Jesus."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some drinking and smoking
  • Characters are shown drunk.
  • While role playing, a woman asks her husband to buy her drugs.
  • This is talk about firing someone from their job as it is theorized that the worker was using drugs in their bosses car. The scene is comedic.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Although it has humor in it, Parasite has a dark tone and some frightening moments.
  • The "ghost" scene contains briefly frightening imagery.
  • The film is generally based on the differences of poor to wealthy groups of people.
  • A few scenes in the film are extremely intense and frightening. The final confrontation is extremely tense and scary.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman secretly removes her panties in a car to falsely accuse. No nudity is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • A young man is slammed in the head with a large rock off screen. He is seen on the ground and a large pool of blood forms under him. Then, the rock is thrown at the top of his head onscreen while he lies on the floor.
  • There is a violent outburst in which multiple people are stabbed. There is a lot of blood and three people are killed. One character creepily walks around with excessive amounts of blood on his face
  • There is graphic violence towards the end of the film. The strongest scenes reminds you of something you'd see in a horror film. A woman is kicked down a staircase and hits her head which ultimately leads to her death. A man stabs a woman in her chest. The blood and wound are visible. A woman and a man struggle on the floor until the woman impales the man and kills him. A unarmed man is stabbed with a knife and killed instantly.
  • A young man and woman intentionally gave a woman anaphylaxis using peaches.
  • A man smashes his head repeatedly against a button causing a large cut on his forehead which covers his face in blood
  • A man is caught around the neck with a circular wire frame by another man, which violently pulls him back several times as he tries to run away. No blood is shown but the jolting of his body and suffocating sounds are very graphic.
  • At the end, there's a gruesome massacre at a birthday party. It's extremely shocking and unexpected.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The flood scene can be emotionally intense for audiences
  • The ending is very emotional, and more than likely will stick with you for a while.
  • A young boy sees an old man with glowing eyes in the middle of the night, and believes he saw a ghost. The scene is shot in a scary manner, but due to the audience's recent discovery of who the man is, some may find the scene even more frightening.
  • Woman falls down the stairs and gets a severe concussion. Very disturbing to children.

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