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: September 28th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
Monsters get their own human-free hotel in this animated comedy, in which Adam Sandler (as the voice of Dracula) isn't as funny as he thinks. 91 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:36
Karl Urban plays the one-man justice delivery system, taking down a drug cartel, in this futuristic 3-D action movie. 95 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:31
Three high-school friends (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan) melt down when their friend (Rebel Wilson) weds in this acid-dripped comedy. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Running Time: 1:49
This moving documentary chronicles the AIDS epidemic from 1987 to 1995, and the work of LGBT activists to pressure the FDA and drug companies to find a cure. 120 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
This moody documentary tells the riveting tale of a Texas missing-teen case, and the French con artist who posed as the missing boy. 99 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
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
7.
Release Date: September 7th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:33
In this thriller, a young bond trader (Henry Cavill) is confronted by intelligence agents who have kidnapped his family. 93 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: August 22nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:40
A former getaway driver (Dax Shepard) risks his witness-protection identity to rescue his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) in this action-comedy. 100 minutes.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
A boy who can talk to ghosts discovers he must thwart a centuries-old witch's curse, in this lively, funny work of stop-motion animation. 93 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: August 10th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:44
A smart, sweet romance about a writer (Paul Dano) who types up a dream-girl character, who suddenly comes alive (in the form of Zoe Kazan, the film's writer). 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: August 8th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:01
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones delight in this gentle comedy-drama as a couple going to a marriage counselor (Steve Carell). 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
1 star
S
V
L
Now Playing in Theaters
12.
Release Date: February 6th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
Mr. SquarePants and pals must save Bikini Bottom from destruction in this weird and wacky cartoon movie. 92 minutes. (SDP)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: January 16th, 2015
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The beloved British bear arrives on the big screen, finding a London family to live with in this sweetly whimsical comedy. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
Out of Theaters
14.
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:37
The franchise's third, and seemingly final, chapter has Larry (Ben Stiller) and the living artifacts going to London. Some humor, but plenty of dry spots. 97 minutes.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: October 17th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 2:17
Animator Isao Takahata's painterly look infuses this gentle drama, based on a Japanese folk tale of a girl growing to be a noblewoman. Subtitled or dubbed; 137 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:28
This documentary smartly argues the case against America's continued oil addiction, and offers up common-sense solutions. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: September 19th, 2014
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:53
James Dashner's dystopian novel, about teens caught in a green land surrounded by a deadly maze, is exciting up until its unsatisfying ending. 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: September 12th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:36
Brian Cox gives a strong performance as legendary soccer manager Sir Matt Busby (Brian Cox), who coaches a boys' team in this inspirational drama. 96 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: February 7th, 2014
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Millions of LEGO bricks - led by a hapless construction worker (voice of Chris Pratt) - come together to create one of the funniest family movies in years. 100 minutes. (VH)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: August 17th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:30
U.S. paratroopers deal with death, and their faith, in this handsomely mounted World War II drama. Filmed in Utah. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
showing 141-160 of 623 results