ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2018)

ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2018)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): Mimi Leder

  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Mulkey

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: ON THE BASIS OF SEX is a drama, based on a true story, concerning US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's fight for gender equality.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (2019)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Dean DeBlois

  • Cast: Jay Baruchel (voice), Cate Blanchett (voice), Gerard Butler (voice), Jonah Hill (voice), Kit Harington (voice), Kristen Wiig (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, violence, language

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  • Synopsis: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is an animated fantasy sequel in which a young Viking chief seeks a hidden utopia where his villagers and dragons will be safe.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is an animated adventure in which a young Viking chief seeks a hidden utopia where his villagers and dragons will be safe.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat show humans and dragons in danger. Scenes include action sequences in which heroes evade attacks from brainwashed dragons who spit buckets of green acid at them and attempt to stab them with their scorpion-like tails.

Violence

Vikings carry weapons such as swords and axes, which are used in battle sequences, but without any sight of blood or injury. Dragons breathe fire at their enemies, whilst other creatures spit green venom.

Language

There is infrequent mild bad language.

There is also some very mild rude humour.

LANCASTER SKIES (2019)

LANCASTER SKIES (2019)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 98 minutes

  • Director(s): Callum Burn

  • Cast: Rosa Coduri, Kris Saddler, Vin Hawke, Josh Collins, Steven Hooper, Jeffrey Mundell

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, threat, injury detail

  • Synopsis: LANCASTER SKIES is a war drama in which a flight lieutenant leads a Lancaster bomber crew in the aerial war over Berlin in 1944.

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KAKA JI (2019)

KAKA JI (2019)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 123 minutes

  • Director(s): Mandeep Benipal

  • Cast: Dev Kharoud, Aarushi Sharma

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, language, drug references

  • Synopsis: KAKA JI is a Punjabi language comedy drama in which a man is torn between a gang and the woman he loves.

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KAKA JI is a Punjabi language comedy in which a man is torn between a gang and the woman he loves.

Violence

Mild violence includes stylised fistfights, but without resulting injury detail.

Language

There is mild bad language.

Drugs

A man suffers from addiction, either to drugs or alcohol. There are undetailed references to drug misuse, but this is not condoned or glamorised.

INSTANT FAMILY (2018)

INSTANT FAMILY (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 118 minutes

  • Director(s): Sean Anders

  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Iliza Shlesinger, Octavia Spencer, Eve Harlow

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex and drug references, infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: INSTANT FAMILY is a US comedy in which a couple of first-time foster parents take in three siblings.

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INSTANT FAMILY is a US comedy in which a couple of first-time foster parents take in three siblings.

Sex

There are verbal references to a man sending a 15-year-old girl some intimate photographs. However, this behaviour is clearly condemned.

Drugs

There are references to a mother being addicted to drugs, and to a man getting a child of 11 "hooked". The film has a strong anti drugs message.

Language

There is infrequent strong language, some milder terms and also a rude middle finger gesture.

There are undetailed references to child mistreatment as well as to references to neglect.

MORTAL ENGINES (2018)

MORTAL ENGINES (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 128 minutes

  • Director(s): Christian Rivers

  • Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Jihae, Frankie Adams

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • 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: MORTAL ENGINES is a fantasy adventure in which a young woman seeks vengeance in a futuristic world where large moving cities roam the wilderness.

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MORTAL ENGINES is a fantasy adventure in which a young woman seeks vengeance in a futuristic world where large moving cities roam the wilderness.

Violence

Scenes include stabbings, gunfights, fistfights and explosions. Blood and injury detail is brief and undetailed, although we see a young girl receiving a knife wound across her face, in flashback, after witnessing her mother's death.

Threat

There are prolonged chase sequences and scenes in which a skeletal cyborg with glowing eyes pursues the heroes.

There is infrequent mild innuendo and mild bad language. More information about the content of this and all other new releases is available on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)
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  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Peter Ramsey Bob Persichetti

  • Cast: Nicholas Cage (voice), Liev Schreiber (voice), Hailee Steinfeld (voice), John Mulaney (voice), Jake Johnson (voice), Lily Tomlin (voice), Shameik Moore (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: moderate fantasy violence, mild threat, injury detail, innuendo

  • Synopsis: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is an animated fantasy action film in which Spider-man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with other spider heroes.

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is an animated fantasy action film in which Spider-man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with other spider heroes.

Violence

There are scenes in which heroes and villains headbutt and punch one another; however these are infrequent, undetailed and within a fantasy context.

Threat

An intimidating masked villain with a metal fist pursues the hero; however, these scenes of mild threat are well balanced with more comic moments.

Injury detail

A man has a black eye, and a villain has a bloody nose which is shown briefly.

Sex

There are references to a teenager hitting puberty, and a scene in which his uncle tries to advise him how to speak to girls.

BUMBLEBEE (2018)

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  • Run time: 114 minutes

  • Director(s): Travis Knight

  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux (voice), Angela Bassett (voice), John Cena, Peter Cullen (voice), John Ortiz, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

  • BBFCinsight: moderate fantasy violence, mild sex references, injury detail, 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: BUMBLEBEE is a fantasy action film in which a robot takes refuge in a Californian town, where he is befriended by a teenage girl.

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BUMBLEBEE is a fantasy action film in which a robot takes refuge in a Californian town, where he is befriended by a teenage girl.

Violence

There are battles between the giant robots, in which they use powerful futuristic weapons and engage in hand-to-hand combat. The robots are occasionally damaged by weapons employed by human characters. There are additionally brief scenes in which humans are killed by robots, and which include men exploding in a shower of clear fluid. However, these scenes have no injury detail.

Sex

The film contains some mild sex references.

Injury detail

There is brief limited injury detail in scenes where human characters are cut and bruised following encounters with the giant robots.

Language

There is mild bad language.

In one scene, a mother wrongly suspects her young son's behaviour is due to the influence of drugs.

There is also a brief comic scene in which a boy vomits following a chase scene.

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2018)

MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 130 minutes

  • Director(s): Rob Marshall

  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat

  • Synopsis: MARY POPPINS RETURNS is a musical fantasy adventure sequel in which the magical nanny returns to once again look after the Banks children.

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS is a musical fantasy adventure sequel in which the magical nanny returns to once again look after the Banks children.

Threat

There is very mild threat when an animated wolf captures a little boy; however the scene is brief and the boy soon wakes up safe in his bed.

There are references to a family losing their mother, which is sensitively handled.

THOMAS & FRIENDS: BIG WORLD! BIG ADVENTURES! THE MOVIE (2018)

THOMAS & FRIENDS: BIG WORLD! BIG ADVENTURES! THE MOVIE (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 85 minutes

  • Director(s): David Stoten

  • Cast: John Hasler (voice), Teresa Gallagher (voice), Keith Wickham (voice), Rob Rackstraw (voice), Nigel Pilkington (voice), Matt Wilkinson (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat

  • Synopsis: THOMAS & FRIENDS: BIG WORLD! BIG ADVENTURES! THE MOVIE: is a children's animation in which a tank engine heads to Africa for an adventure of a lifetime.

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THOMAS & FRIENDS: BIG WORLD! BIG ADVENTURES! THE MOVIE: is a children's animation in which a tank engine heads to Africa for an adventure of a lifetime.

Threat

Very mild threat includes a scene in which characters encounter trouble whilst travelling across a snowy mountain, and a scene in which a train becomes stuck on a cliff edge. There are also scenes in which a reckless sports car rides dangerously next to the tracks, causing accidents.

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