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: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:37
A father (Matt Bomer) and son (Josh Wiggins) on a hunting trip must fight for survival in the snowy Montana wilds in this effective thriller. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:54
A beautiful romance dominates this true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), facing challenges when he is paralyzed by polio. 117 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 2:20
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei directs this probing documentary on the global refugee crisis, beautifully bringing humanity to the foreground. 145 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:53
A young doctor (Adèle Haenel) searches for the identity of a dead woman who sought her help, in this engrossing thriller from Belgium's Dardenne brothers. Subtitled; 113 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:38
An aimless teen (Harris Dickinson) struggles with his sexual identity in this thoughtful, though listliess, drama. 95 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:49
Orphaned girls in the 1950s relocate to a farmhouse, where a demonic doll starts wielding its influence, in this smartly directed horror prequel. 109 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:47
Director Christopher Nolan's stunning drama captures the horrors of war, and the hope of soldiers awaiting rescue from the Dunkirk retreat of 1940. 107 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: April 1st, 2017
Rated G
Race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) resists being forced into retirement, in this so-so sequel to the Disney/Pixar franchise. 103 minutes, plus a short. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: March 3rd, 2017
Running Time: 1:20
Documentarian Ceyda Torun follows a few of the thousands of stray cats in Istanbul, chronicling the symbiosis between human and animal. Subtitled; 79 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:28
Fourth-grade pals hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a superhero in this freewheeling and funny animated film, based on the children's book series. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:34
Woody Harrelson gives his all to an unlikeable character, a misanthrope who tries to restart his life, in this shrill comedy. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 2:25
Filmmaker Terrence Malick follows pretty people through the Austin music scene in this maddening collection of images.
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
13.
Raw
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
If your taste in horror runs toward the smart and sick, French filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s disturbing feature debut, “Raw,” is a worthwhile kick in the gut. This gory, unsettling movie gained a...
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated R • Running Time: 1:45
Kristen Stewart shines as a Paris celebrity’s clothes shopper, hoping for a sign from her deceased twin, in this moving tale of grief and loss. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:50
Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) quarrels with Allied generals over the plans for D-Day, in this blustering biographical drama that feels phony. 105 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Running Time: 1:28
Jonathan Demme's lucid 1984 documentary of Talking Heads' "Speaking in Tongues" shows remains the best concert movie ever made. 88 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: November 18th, 2016
Running Time: 1:53
Julie Dash's 1991 landmark, depicting the lives of an African-American family in 1902 as they decide whether to leave the South, returns in a radiant restoration. 112 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: July 1st, 2016
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:31
This heartwarming documentary tells of how journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia, learned to communicate with their autistic son, Owen, through Disney cartoons. 89 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: December 23rd, 2015
Rated G
The musical rodents hit the road to stop Dave (Jason Lee) from popping the question in this depressingly unfunny and disjointed kiddie comedy. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: November 6th, 2015
Rated G • Running Time: 1:33
The makers of "Ice Age" transfer Charlie Brown and pals to 3-D computer animation, but keep the gentle spirit of Charles M. Schulz' creations intact. 92 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
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