Parents Guide

To assist parents and children in choosing age-appropriate movies, The Salt Lake Tribune presents this parent's movie guide of the sexual content, violence and profane language in current movies. Each category is rated on a scale from 1-to-5, with 1 being the mildest and 5 the most adult-oriented.
S = Sexual content
(including nudity)
V = Violence
(including Chuck Norris's fists)
L = Language
(including crude dialog and drug reference)
Rating = Motion Picture Association of America rating
1.
Release Date: May 24th, 2006
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Al Gore has a few things to say about the planet and what it will take to continue to live on it.
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: January 13th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:24
Disney's 1991 classic, a tuneful account of the fairy tale, is back and as good as ever. 84 minutes (plus a 5-minute short, "Tangled Ever After").
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: May 4th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:22
The mega-mashup of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is fun and exciting. 142 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
4.5 stars
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: November 5th, 2004
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:45
Pixar strikes again, this time with an action-packed, funny and heartwarming computer-animated tale of a family of superheroes battling evil while trying to maintain a normal suburban life....
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: February 18th, 2011
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:28
Astonishing, and bloody, footage propels this documentary that follows a lioness defending her cubs in Botswana's Okavango Delta. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: September 16th, 2011
Rated G • Running Time: 1:29
The 1994 Disney classic, about a young lion growing into his role as leader, returns in a pristine 3-D digital restoration. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: November 16th, 2007
Running Time: 0:34
A classic short is paired with an earlier effort by the same filmmaker. Subtitled; 34 and 47 minutes, respectively. (S.P.M.)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2009
Rated G • Running Time: 2:49
The Pixar classics return in a 3D double bill, with their original imagination intact. 183 minutes, including intermission. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: June 18th, 2010
Rated G • Running Time: 1:49
Woody, Buzz and their playland pals are back in this exciting and heartfelt sequel, dealing with life when Andy heads for college. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Up
Release Date: May 29th, 2009
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
Disney/Pixar's latest gem, a charmer about an old man (voiced by Ed Asner) who launches his house airborne - and finds an 8-year-old stowaway. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: May 29th, 2009
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
Disney/Pixar's latest gem, a charmer about an old man (voiced by Ed Asner) who launches his house airborne - and finds an 8-year-old stowaway. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: June 27th, 2008
Rated G • Running Time: 1:37
A trash-compactor robot keeps cleaning up Earth's garbage in this charming adventure from Pixar - the studio's best since "The Incredibles." 97 minutes. (S.P.M.)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: September 16th, 2011
Rated G • Running Time: 1:27
The 1994 Disney classic, about a young lion growing into his role as leader, returns in a pristine 3-D digital restoration. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: September 14th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:40
The 2003 Disney/Pixar classic, about a fish swimming the ocean to find his missing son, returns in a pristine 3-D version. 100 minutes, plus a "Toy Story" short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: January 13th, 2012
Rated G • Running Time: 1:24
Beauty and the Beast is widely considered the best animated Disney feature of the studio's 1980s/1990s renewal of the form. Based on the classic French fairy tale, it tells the story of Belle...
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: June 15th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:33
Wes Anderson's wonderfully winsome comedy, a nostalgia piece about 12-year-olds (Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman) on the run from adults. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
5 stars
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: June 22nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:25
A time-travel classified ad draws a magazine intern (Aubrey Plaza) in the orbit of a loner (Mark Duplass), in this whimsical and charming comedy. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 2:30
Paul Thomas Anderson's compelling, visually striking tale of a WWII sailor (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in with a cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman). 137 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:42
Stephen Chbosky adapts his novel, about a freshman (Logan Lerman) falling in with his high school's outcasts, into a touching teen drama. 103 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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20.
Release Date: June 6th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:53
A soldier (Tom Cruise) dies during an alien invasion, lives and dies again, over and over, in director Doug Liman's exciting and smart sci-fi thriller. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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