THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Michael Gracey

  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Jacqueline Honulik

  • BBFCinsight: brief mild threat, violence

  • Synopsis: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical drama which tells the story of the showman P.T. Barnum as he creates and develops his circus in New York in the mid-1800s.

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical drama which tells the story of the showman P.T. Barnum as he creates and develops his circus in New York in the mid-1800s.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include people running out of a burning building. A man runs back into the building to rescue someone. He escapes with mild injuries just as it collapses, having saved the person's life.

Violence

Scenes of violence include bar brawls and punches being exchanged.

There is use of a derogatory term. There is also very mild bad language and a character referring to herself as being born "out of wedlock".

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COCO (2017)

COCO (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Lee Unkrich Adrian Molina

  • Cast: Anthony Gonzalez (voice), Gael García Bernal (voice), Benjamin Bratt (voice), Alanna Ubach (voice), Renée Victor (voice), Jaime Camil (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, violence

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  • Synopsis: COCO is a US children's animation in which a boy searches for his musical hero in the Land of the Dead

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COCO is a US children's animation in which a boy searches for his musical hero in the Land of the Dead.

Threat

Characters are chased, panic and occasionally seen despairing. A character is frightened when he meets skeletons in a graveyard. These sequences are brief, and there is quick reassurance.

Violence

A character is poisoned by a villain. Another is crushed by a heavy object, without detail. There are sequences of fantasy fights, but these are comic in nature.

The death of loved ones is a theme of the film. Bad language is very mild.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (2018)

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Wes Ball

  • Cast: Katherine McNamara, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Walton Goggins, Rosa Salazar

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, language

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  • Synopsis: MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE is a science fiction drama in which a group of young people try to save their friends who are being held captive.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE is a science fiction drama in which a group of young people try to save their friends who are being held captive.

Violence

There are scenes in which infected zombie-like people are shot. There are also exchanges of gunfire, and fight scenes including heavy kicks and blows with makeshift weapons. There are also some scenes in which people are stabbed. However, there is limited injury detail.

The film also contains scenes featuring infected people with swollen and diseased features.

Threat

There are scenes in which a group of young people face various threats, including infected zombie-like people who attack them. There is also a scene in which a young man is threatened by a giant robotic spider. The film also contains several long and intense chase scenes.

Language

There is infrequent moderate bad language, an offensive middle finger gesture, and some milder bad language.

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EARLY MAN (2018)

EARLY MAN (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 89 minutes

  • Director(s): Nick Park

  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne (voice), Maisie Williams (voice), Tom Hiddleston (voice), Richard Ayoade (voice), Timothy Spall (voice), Mark Williams (voice), Rob Brydon (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language, threat

  • Synopsis: EARLY MAN is an animated comedy in which a caveman tribe must learn to play football in order to regain their homeland from a conquering civilisation.

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EARLY MAN is an animated comedy in which a caveman tribe must learn to play football in order to win back their homeland from a different tribe.

Language

There is infrequent use of mild bad language, as well as milder terms.

Threat

The cavemen are attacked by armoured mammoths and a giant, fanged duck. A meteor strikes the Earth causing destruction. These moments of threat are brief and funny.

There is very mild comic violence. Attackers fire arrows and throw spears, but without causing injury.

There is very mild innuendo, and bottom nudity.

There is very mild rude humour: a character is hit by a huge bird poo.

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THE POST (2017)

THE POST (2017)
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  • Run time: 116 minutes

  • Director(s): Steven Spielberg

  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys, Jesse Plemons, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tracy Letts, Pat Healy, Zach Woods, David Cross, Rick Holmes, Jessie Mueller, Stark Sands, Philip Casnoff, Austyn Johnson

  • BBFCinsight: strong language, brief battle violence

  • Synopsis: THE POST is a US drama, based on true events from 1971, in which American newspapers race to expose a government cover-up of Vietnam War secrets.

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THE POST is a US drama, based on true events from 1971, in which American newspapers race to expose a government cover-up of Vietnam War secrets.

Language

The film contains some strong language. Most of the uses of strong language occur in a scene in which an anti-War protest chant is heard in the background, and the chant is muffled and slightly muted. There is also an offensive middle finger gesture, and some milder bad language.

Violence

In one scene, set during the Vietnam war, soldiers are shot during a night battle, and there is brief sight of a bloodstained hand. A later scene shows corpses in body bags. However, there is limited detail.

There is a brief verbal drug misuse reference.

Scenes in which adults smoke cigarettes reflect the time period in which the film is set.

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DARKEST HOUR (2017)

DARKEST HOUR (2017)
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  • Run time: 125 minutes

  • Director(s): Joe Wright

  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Ronald Pickup, David Schofield

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language

  • Synopsis: DARKEST HOUR is a period drama, based on real events during the 1940s, in which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seeks to rally the nation against Germany's advance across Western Europe.

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DARKEST HOUR is a period drama, based on real events during the 1940s, in which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seeks to rally the nation against Germany's advance across Western Europe.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

There is also a scene in which Churchill makes a V-sign gesture towards a journalist. However, in a later scene, a woman teaches him how to deliver the gesture in an appropriate way, so that it is not offensive.

There are also scenes in which injury is implied; however; there is very limited detail.

In one scene, a man says he is suffering from terminal cancer and there are references to other diseases.

The film also includes several scenes showing adults smoking cigars and cigarettes. There are also scenes showing adults drinking alcohol.

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LU OVER THE WALL (2017)

LU OVER THE WALL (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 112 minutes

  • Director(s): Masaaki Yuasa

  • Cast: Kanon Tani, Shôta Shimoda, Shin'ichi Shinohara, Akira Emoto, Minako Kotobuki, Soma Saito

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, threat

  • Synopsis: LU OVER THE WALL is an animated film in which a young man's life changes after he meets a mermaid.

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LU OVER THE WALL is an animated film in which a young man's life changes after he meets a mermaid.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

Threat

In one scene, a mermaid is interrogated by humans and threatened to be exposed to sunlight which could kill her. There are also some scenes in which a shark creature threatens human characters. However, there is no violent outcome.

There is also a scene in which a woman throws a spear towards the mermaid, but misses.

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JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017)

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 119 minutes

  • Director(s): Jake Kasdan

  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Missi Pyle, Natasha Mayet, Jack Black

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, infrequent moderate sex references, language

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is a US fantasy action adventure comedy in which four high school students are drawn into the jungle setting of a video game.

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JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is a US fantasy action adventure comedy in which four high school students are drawn into the jungle setting of a video game.

Violence

Occasional moderate fantasy violence includes heavy punches, kicks, headbutts and a head-twist neck break. Video game characters are killed with explosives, without realistic detail. A character sees a small amount of blood on her chest and realises she's been shot; she then disappears in a splash of red liquid before immediately regenerating.

Sex

There are infrequent moderate sex references including a joke about genitals.

Language

There is infrequent use of moderate bad language and milder terms.

Infrequent crude humour includes a scene in which a female character who has been transformed into a man requires instructions on how to urinate while in her current body. Scenes of mild threat include ones in which characters encounter dangerous animals such as snakes, jaguars and stampeding rhinos, and another in which a character hangs onto the side of a helicopter. A scorpion crawls out of a villain's mouth and attacks another man.

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FERDINAND (2017)

FERDINAND (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Carlos Saldanha

  • Cast: Kate McKinnon (voice), Bobby Cannavale (voice), John Cena (voice), David Tennant (voice), Gina Rodriguez (voice), Daniela Bobadilla (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, very mild bad language

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  • Synopsis: FERDINAND is an animated comedy in which a powerful bull with a gentle nature attempts to avoid his fate in the bullring.

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FERDINAND is an animated comedy in which a powerful bull with a gentle nature attempts to avoid his fate in the bullring.

Threat

A crowd scatters in panic when a bull is stung by a bee and runs wildly through a town festival.

Workers at the ranch run from bulls and use shields as the animals come after them during a test of strength. The bulls are away that if they are not chosen to take part in bullfights they will be sent to the abattoir. In one scene, two bulls launch a rescue mission to save one of their friends who is in the abattoir and have a narrow escape when the machinery is activated accidentally.

A bull enters a bullring where a matador prepares for the contest, but the bull refuses to fight and the scene plays out as a slapstick chase around the ring. The threat in this and other scenes are generally played for funny effect with reassuring outcomes..

Language

There is very mild bad language.

There is very mild rude humour as a goat throws up various objects it has eaten.

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017)

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 152 minutes

  • Director(s): Rian Johnson

  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

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  • Synopsis: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is a sci-fi action adventure in which a young woman seeks to learn the ways of the Force and help the Resistance battle the evil First Order.

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is a sci-fi action adventure in which a young woman seeks to learn the ways of the Force to help the Resistance battle the evil First Order.

Violence

Moderate violence includes gunfights, aerial dogfights between spaceships, and use of lightsabers and other hand-held weapons. Blood and injury detail is limited and brief.

There is occasional mild threat and infrequent mild bad language. More information about the language in the film is available on the main BBFC website, and the free BBFC App.

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