Table 1

British Board of Film Classification age-rated restriction categories for films viewed in UK cinema

Universal (U)Suitable for all audiences
Parent guidance (PG)General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children
12/12A*(12) Suitable for 12 years and older; (12A) under 12s must be accompanied by an adult
15Suitable for 15 years and over
18Suitable for 18 years and older
  • * 12 and 12A rated films have been amalgamated since the 12A film rating replaced the 12 rating for cinema film viewing in 2002.