14A

14A - "Suitable for viewing by persons 14 years of age or older. Persons under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. May contain violence, coarse language, and/or sexually suggestive scenes."

This category is designed to include films that are appropriate for audiences 14 years of age or older, but which may be considered by some adults to be appropriate for viewing by the minors in their care in the company of an adult.

At this classification level there are often elements of frequent coarse language, particularly use of the sexual expletive, such as in Bridesmaids (2011), The Ides Of March (2011), or 21 Jump Street (2012).

There may be elements of nudity or implied sexual activity, such as in A Dangerous Method (2011), Friends With Benefits (2011) or Going The Distance (2010). Sexual situations are evaluated according to the level of detail and the context of each individual scene, rather than by the specific body part or activity represented in the scene.

Elements of crude humour and crude sexual language may also appear at the this level, such as in Horrible Bosses (2011), Bad Teacher (2011), Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) and Easy A (2010). These elements are evaluated by both detail and frequency.

Violence that is frequent but does not involve gory wounds or serious threat often warrants inclusion in this category, such as in the Bourne films, recent James Bond films and Fast Five (2011)Violence that includes bloody wounds or serious threat, but which is mitigated by historical context, such as in Passchendaele (2008) and Saving Private Ryan (1998), can also appear in this category.

Some horror films, such as the Paranormal Activity films, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011), Devil (2010), or Insidious (2011), can also be found in this category as the film may be frightening but the depictions tend to lack graphic detail and gore.