PG-Rated Movies Have Changed

PG movies are the ones that the film rating system believes some parents may have an issue with, but they’re usually alright for most children. Movies specifically made for the viewing pleasure of children will have a G rating, for General Audiences.

As far as PG movies, those reserved for Parental Guidance, goes, not much has really change in the rating system since 1995. Sure, there are far better graphics than movies had in the 90s, but the same types of movies are slated for this particular rating.

Top PG Movies in 1995

The top ten PG movies according to box office statistics for 1995 are:

Most of these movies are more intense in nature and have a little bit of an edge, even the ones that’re meant for children, like Jumangi, Casper and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. They each have somewhat intense moments that may not be good for little kids.

The rest of the movies are more adult humor that’s alright for older children, with a few romantic comedies mixed now.

Top PG Movies in 2014

To get an idea of what has changed since then, here is a look at the top ten PG movies according to box office ratings for last year, 2014:

  • The LEGO Movie
  • Maleficent
  • Big Hero 6
  • How To Train Your Dragon II
  • Frozen
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • Heaven is for Real
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

As you can see, today movies seem far more focused on the kids. However, they’re also attracting more adults because of hidden humor they sneak in under the assumption that only adults will get it.

While most of the box office toppers of yesteryear were more adult oriented, these days movie creators are managing to span a wider audience, making fans of all ages interested in movies once thought to be just for kids.

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