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    Attributes


  • The attributes field is used to provide additional information on the certificate. Example general attributes include:
    • (director's cut) - certificate applies to director's cut version of the title
    • (cut version) - certificate applies to a censored version
    • (re-release) - certificate applies to a re-release version
    • (TV rating) - certificate applies to TV distribution


  • A list of the attributes currently being used can be displayed by clicking on the gray list icon ( ) next to the attribute field.
  • There are also some country-specific attributes:
  • Germany
    • (w) - wertvoll (of worth)
      [FBW predicate]
    • (bw) - besonders wertvoll (of special worth)
      [FBW predicate]
    • (nf) - nicht feiertags (may not be shown on holidays)
      [FSK certificate]
    • (f) - feiertags (may be shown on holidays)
      [FSK certificate]
      Please do NOT add the (f) FSK certificate. It is considered to be the default.

    Note: The (nf) and (f) certificates do not apply to video releases.
    FSK: Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft
    FBW: Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden



  • Spain
    • (ICAA) - Spanish certificate as rated by the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts ("Instituto de la cinematografía y de las artes audiovisuale")
    • (fig) - encouraging gender equality ("recomendada para el fomento de la igualdad de género")


  • Switzerland
    The cantons of Switzerland are as follows:
  • Aargau, Appenzell, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Genève, Glarus, Grischun, Jura, Luzern, Neuchâtel, Sangt-Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Unterwalden, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug and Zürich.

    They should be submitted as attributes of the form (canton of Basel).




    Certificates by country     top ^


  • The certificates section records the ratings certificates given to titles within each country. Simply select the required country/certificate pair from the menu.
  • Explanations for the various entries are as follows:

    • Australia
      • G - General
      • PG - Parental Guidance for under 15
      • M - 15+ Recommended
      • MA - 15+ Restricted (Under 15 only with an adult)
      • R - Passed only for persons 18 and over
      • X - Sexually Explicit, 18s and over (Possibly only videos)


    • Belgium
      • KT - Suitable for all
      • KNT - Unsuitable for children


    • Brazil
      • Livre - Suitable for all
      • 12 - Passed only for persons 12 and over
      • 14 - Passed only for persons 14 and over
      • 16 - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • 18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over

    • Canada: Quebec
      • G - Suitable for all
      • 13+ - Passed only for persons 13 and over (under 13 with adult)
      • 16+ - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • 18+ - Passed only for persons 18 and over


    • Canada: Outside Quebec

      • G - Suitable for all
      • PG - Parental Guidance
      • 14A - Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
      • 18A - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (except Maritimes & Manitoba: no under 14s)
      • R - Passed only for persons 18 and over
      • A - Passed only for persons 18 and over (sexual content)

    • Chile
      • TE - Suitable for all
      • 14 - Passed only for persons 14 and over
      • 18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over


    • Denmark
      • A - Allowed for all [1913-]
      • 7 - Allowed for all, but unsuitable for persons under 7 [1980-]
      • 11 - Allowed for persons 11 or older (7 with adult) [1997-]
      • 15 - Allowed for persons 15 or older (7 with adult) [1997-]
      • 12 - Allowed for persons 12 or older [1969-1997]
      • 16 - Allowed for persons 16 or older [1913-1997]


    • Finland
      • S - Suitable for all
      • K-8 - Passed only for persons 8 and over
      • K-8/K-5 - Passed only for persons 8 and over (of 5 and over with an adult)
      • K-10/K-7 - Passed only for persons 10 and over (or 7 and over with an adult)
      • K-10 - Passed only for persons 10 and over
      • K-12 - Passed only for persons 12 and over
      • K-12/K-9 - Passed only for persons 12 and over (or 9 and over with an adult)
      • K-13 - Passed only for persons 13 and over
      • K-14 - Passed only for persons 14 and over
      • K-16 - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • K-18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over


    • France
      • Tous Publics - For all audiences
      • Tous Publics (avec avertissement) - For all audiences with warning
      • 10 - Passed only for persons 10 and over (previously "accord parental souhaité")
      • 12 - Passed only for persons 12 and over
      • 16 - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • 18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over
      • X - For pornographic movies

    • Germany (FSK certificate)
      Note: Please also see the attributes section above for extra information for Germany.

      • 0 - May be viewed by all audiences (ohne Altersbeschränkung)
      • 6 - Passed only for persons 6 and over
      • 12 - Passed only for persons 12 and over
      • 16 - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • 18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over
      • Not rated (No certificate at all)


    • Hong Kong
      • I - Suitable for all ages
      • IIA - Not suitable for children
      • IIB - Not suitable for young persons and children
      • III - Persons aged 18 and above only


    • Iceland
      • L - Suitable for all
      • LH - Not suitable for very young viewers (video only) [-2006]
      • 7 - Passed only for persons 7 and over [2006-]
      • 10 - Passed only for persons 10 and over (theatrical only) [-2006]
      • 12 - Passed only for persons 12 and over
      • 14 - Passed only for persons 14 and over (theatrical only) [-2006]
      • 16 - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • 18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over [2006-]


    • Ireland
      • G - Suitable for children of schoolgoing age
      • PG - Parental guidance suggested for younger children
      • 12A - Children under 12 may attend only if accompanied by a parent or guardian (2005-)
      • 12 - Same as 12A for videos: suitable for persons 12 and older
      • 12PG - Same as 12A (-2004)
      • 15A - Children under 15 may attend only if accompanied by a parent or guardian (2005-)
      • 15 - Same as 15A for videos: suitable for persons 15 and older
      • 15PG - Same as 15A (-2004)
      • 16 - Persons under 16 not admitted to cinemas (2005-)
      • 18 - Persons under 18 not admitted to cinemas


    • Italy
    • Note: State-managed film censorship in Italy was abolished in 2017 so there isn’t an issuing body for ratings anymore. Cinemas still apply the VM14 rating on certain titles as well as TV channels and streaming platforms.

      • T - all audiences
      • VM14 - no one under the age of 14 admitted
      • VM16 - no one under the age of 16 admitted
      • VM18 - no one under the age of 18 admitted

    • Malaysia
      • U - General Viewing for all ages.
      • 18SG - For 18+ with non-excessive violent/horrifying scenes.
      • 18SX - For 18+ with non-excessive sex scenes.
      • 18PA - For 18+ with political/religious/counter-culture elements.
      • 18PL - For 18+ with a combination of two or more elements.


    • Netherlands
      • AL - Universal. suitable for all
      • 6 - Not recommended for children below age 6
      • 9 - Not recommended for children below age 9
      • 12 - Not recommended for children below age 12
      • 16 - Not recommended for children below age 16


    • Norway
      • 7 - Passed only for persons 7 and over (4 with adult)
      • 11 - Passed only for persons 11 and over (7 with adult)
      • 15 - Passed only for persons 15 and over (12 with adult)
      • 18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over


    • New Zealand
      • G - Universal. suitable for all
      • GY - More suitable for 13+
      • GA - More suitable for adults
      • RP13 - Entrance below 13 only with parent or guardian
      • RP16 - Entrance below 16 only with parent or guardian
      • RP18 - Entrance below 18 only with parent or guardian
      • R13 - Passed only for persons 13 and over
      • R16 - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • R18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over


    • Philippines
      • G - General patronage
      • PG-13 - Parental guidance-13
      • R-13 - Restricted-13
      • R-18 - Restricted-18
      • X - Not for public viewing


    • Portugal
      • M/4 - Passed only for persons 4 and over
      • M/6 - Passed only for persons 6 and over
      • M/12 - Passed only for persons 12 and over
      • M/16 - Passed only for persons 16 and over
      • M/18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over


    • Romania
      • A.G. - General audiences (Audienta generala)
      • I.C.-14 - Passed only for persons 14 and over (Interzis copiilor sub 14 ani)
      • I.M.-18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over (Interzis minorilor sub 18 ani)
      • XXX - Pornographic movie, banned (Interzis proiectiei cu public)


    • Singapore
      • G - General
      • PG - Parental guidance
      • NC16 - No children below 16 years old
      • M18 - Mature 18 for persons 18 years and above [2004-]
      • R(A) - Restricted to adults [-2004]
      • R21 - Restricted to persons 21 years and above (theatrical only) [2004-]


    • South Korea
      • All - Suitable for all audiences
      • 12 - Suitable for audiences 12 and over
      • 15 - Suitable for audiences 15 and over
      • 18 - Suitable for audiences 18 and over


    • Spain
      • Banned – Actively deemed unsuitable for local distribution
      • A – Suitable for all viewers ("apta")
      • TP - Suitable for all viewers - TV ratings only ("todos los públicos")
      • A/i – Suitable for all viewers, classed especially suitable for children
      • 7 – Not recommended for viewers under 7
      • 7/i - Not recommended for viewers under 7, classed especially suitable for children
      • 10 – Not recommended for viewers under 10
      • 12 - Not recommended for viewers under 12
      • 13 - Not recommended for viewers under 13
      • 14 - Not recommended for viewers under 14
      • 16 - Not recommended for viewers under 16
      • 18 - Not recommended for viewers under 18
      • X – Extreme content, available for distribution to over 18s in designated venues only


    • Sweden
      • Btl - Universal. Suitable for all
      • 7 - Entrance below 7 only with an adult.
      • 11 - Passed only for persons 11 and over (7 with adult)
      • 15 - Passed only for persons 15 and over


    • Switzerland
      Note: Switzerland is split into 23 cantons, each with their own ratings. The entries above are for the cantons of Vaud and Geneva. Please see the attributes section above for full list of cantons.

      • Btl - Universal. Suitable for all
      • 7 - No one under the age of 7 admitted
      • 12 - No one under the age of 12 admitted
      • 16 - No one under the age of 16 admitted
      • 18 - No one under the age of 18 admitted

    • UK (BBFC)
      • E - Exempt from classification
      • U - Universal, suitable for all
      • PG - Parental Guidance, some scenes may be unsuitable for kids
      • 12A - Parental Advisory, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
      • 15 - Passed only for persons 15 and over
      • 18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over
      • R18 - Passed only for persons 18 and over, in specially licensed sex shops or cinemas


    • USA (MPAA)
      Note: Please do not submit MPAA reasons as we receive these directly from the MPAA themselves. But if you notice an MPAA rating reason is missing or incorrect, please submit corrections via our contact form selecting IMDb Fan/Contributor questions > Other data types > Other data issue > E-mail options.
      • G - For all audiences
      • PG - Parental Guidance Suggested (mainly for under 10's)
      • PG-13 - Parental Guidance Suggested for children under 13
      • R - Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian
      • NC-17 - Under 17 not admitted
      • Approved - Pre-1968 titles only (from the MPAA site) Under the Hays Code, films were simply approved or disapproved based on whether they were deemed 'moral' or 'immoral'.")

         





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