THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)
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  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Jon Favreau

  • Cast: Bill Murray (voice), Ben Kingsley (voice), Idris Elba (voice), Scarlett Johansson (voice), Giancarlo Esposito (voice), Christopher Walken (voice), Neel Sethi, Lupita Nyong'o (voice), Hannah Tointon (voice), Ralph Ineson (voice), Brigham Taylor, Robert Legato, Jon Favreau, Christopher Glass, Girish Balakrishnan, James L. Kroning, John Debney, Richard Sherman, Laura Jean Shannon

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

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  • Synopsis: THE JUNGLE BOOK is an adventure about a young boy raised by animals in the jungle.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK is an adventure about a young boy raised by animals in the jungle.

Threat

The main character is chased by a tiger and an ape, and is threatened by a landslide and a forest fire. There are scenes in which animal characters are also subject to threat and attack, including brief animal fight scenes, threat from fire, and the implied death of animal characters.

A WARRIOR'S TAIL (2015)

A WARRIOR'S TAIL (2015)
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  • Run time: 85 minutes

  • Director(s): Max Fadeev Maksim Fadeev

  • Cast: Sharon Stone (voice), Milla Jovovich (voice), Joe Pesci (voice), Geoffrey Cantor (voice), Will Chase (voice), Jim Cummings (voice), Whoopi Goldberg (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, threat, rude humour, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: A WARRIOR'S TAIL is an animated fantasy adventure about a young boy who sets out to rescue his mother and fellow villagers from a tribe of hyenas.

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A WARRIOR'S TAIL is an animated fantasy adventure about a young boy who sets out to rescue his mother and fellow villagers from a tribe of hyenas.

Violence

There are scenes of mild fantasy violence, including rival armies in battle, monkey soldiers wearing sharply pointed helmets being catapulted at their enemies, and a boy fighting a hyena.

Threat

Mild threat includes a boy being chased to the edge of a precipice by a pack of hyenas.

Theme

There is some mild rude humour, such as a mosquito character making farting sounds and a very mild but innocuous drug reference.

Language

There is use of mild bad language.

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THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (2016)

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (2016)
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  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Matt Brown

  • Cast: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally

  • BBFCinsight: racist language and behaviour

  • Synopsis: THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY is a film about Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematician who was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, just before the First World War.

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THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY is a film about Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematician who went to Trinity College, Cambridge, just before the First World War.

Discrimination

In one scene Ramanujan is approached by a group of former Cambridge undergraduates, now soldiers in uniform, who use discriminative language towards him. Ramanujan is then knocked to the ground and kicked several times, the blows landing below frame.

Other issues include some mild threat and injury detail as a German Zeppelin drops bombs on Cambridge. Some mild bad language and scenes of adult cigarette smoking.

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THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR (2016)

THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR (2016)
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  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon, Colin Morgan, Alexandra Roach, Sheridan Smith

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, moderate bad language

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  • Synopsis: THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR is a fairy tale sequel in which a huntsman and a female warrior attempt to prevent two evil sisters from using a Magic Mirror to conquer the land.

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THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR is a fairy tale sequel in which a huntsman and a female warrior attempt to prevent two evil sisters from using a Magic Mirror to conquer the land.

Violence

Moderate violence comprises sword fights and some crunchy martial arts-like fight scenes which include punches, kicks, elbow strikes and headbutts. Other than some minor bloody facial injuries, little or nothing is seen in terms of gore or injury detail. In one scene a character collapses during a game of chess and blood is seen to pool on the chessboard.

Threat

Scenes of moderate threat include a character being confronted by a huge goblin, and a character sliding out of control down the side of a steep roof.

Language

There is moderate and mild bad language.

Other issues include mild sexual activity and mild innuendo.

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WATERSHIP DOWN (1978)

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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Martin Rosen

  • Cast: John Hurt (voice), Richard Briers (voice), Ralph Richardson (voice), Zero Mostel (voice), Denholm Elliott (voice), Roy Kinnear (voice)

  • BBFCinsight:

    Contains very mild language, mild violence and threat

  • Synopsis: WATERSHIP DOWN is a 1978 animation, based on Richard Adams' book, about a group of rabbits looking for a new warren, facing predators and other dangers on their journey.

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WATERSHIP DOWN is a 1978 animation, based on Richard Adams' book, about a group of rabbits looking for a new warren, facing predators and other dangers on their journey.

Violence

Occasionally rabbits are attacked and shot at, or fight. One rabbit is caught in a snare, a dog picks up several rabbits and tosses them about, and there are scenes in which rabbits fight each other using their teeth and claws. Some of these moments result in bloody injuries.

Threat

The rabbits are chased by cats, dogs, and foxes. A rabbit describes how human construction workers destroyed his warren, causing some rabbits to panic and die. A larger, tougher rabbit threatens to hurt those who disobey him.

Language

There is mild and very mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2015)

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2015)
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  • Run time: 109 minutes

  • Director(s): Jeff Nichols

  • Cast: Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton, Paul Sparks, Sam Shepard, Nathan Brimmer, Scott Haze, James DuMont, Billy Slaughter

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • Synopsis: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a sci-fi thriller in which a boy with special powers and his father go on the run, pursued by both the FBI and members of a religious cult.

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MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a sci-fi thriller in which a boy with special powers and his father go on the run, pursued by both the FBI and members of a religious cult.

Violence

During a shoot-out one man is shot in the stomach and another in the shoulder. Blood is seen on clothing but there is no emphasis on injuries. In another scene a man is struck across the head with a brass lamp.

Threat

Moments of moderate threat include car crash scenes and a sequence in which a mysterious force causes a house to shake violently.

Other issues include infrequent mild bad language.

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NORM OF THE NORTH (2016)

NORM OF THE NORTH (2016)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Trevor Wall

  • Cast: Rob Schneider (voice), Heather Graham (voice), Bill Nighy (voice), Zachary Gordon (voice), Ken Jeong (voice), Colm Meaney (voice), Janet Varney (voice), Loretta Devine (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild slapstick, toilet humour, very mild bad language

  • Synopsis: NORM OF THE NORTH is an animated feature about a polar bear who has to save the Arctic from property developers.

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NORM OF THE NORTH is an animated feature about a polar bear who has to save the Arctic from property developers.

Violence

Mild comic slapstick violence, such as a chase scene in which a man in a polar bear costume hits another man as he tries to escape, and a scene in which a baddie tries to shoot the hero with a tranquiliser dart but ends up shooting himself in the bottom instead.

Language

Very mild bad language. There is also some mild toilet humour, with references to 'number twos' and 'poop' and some comic farting noises.

Some indestructible lemming characters often put themselves in danger, for example by biting into electrical cables to turn lights off. They are shown glowing as they are electrocuted, but recover immediately and it is emphasised throughout that they are special creatures that cannot be harmed like everyone else.

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SPEED SISTERS (2015)

SPEED SISTERS (2015)
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  • Run time: 78 minutes

  • Director(s): Amber Fares

  • Cast: Speed Sisters

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, mild violence

  • Synopsis: SPEED SISTERS is a documentary about the first all-female car racing team in the Middle East.

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SPEED SISTERS is a documentary about the first all-female car racing team in the Middle East.

Language

Mild bad language.

Violence

Mild violence as a woman is shot in the back with a pellet gun, causing her to scream in pain. She is then seen with a large bruise.

There is also sight of boys throwing stones at armed guards at a checkpoint, and the guards preparing to shoot pellets back at them.

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016)

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 164 minutes

  • Director(s): Zack Snyder

  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Momoa, Diane Lane, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Michael Shannon, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, infrequent strong language

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  • Synopsis: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is a fantasy action thriller in which Batman seeks vengeance on Superman for the deaths he inadvertently caused in the destruction of Metropolis.

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is a fantasy action thriller in which Batman seeks vengeance on Superman for the deaths he accidentally caused in the destruction of Metropolis.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence, including fistfights, gunfights, use of bladed weapons, and fantastical action between the superheros. Blood and injury detail is limited, with very brief detail of leg wounds, a chest wound, and a scar caused by a man being branded.

Threat

Scenes of threat include characters being held at gunpoint, people avoiding falling masonry, and a character experiencing nightmarish visions including that of a large monstrous bat.

There is occasional use of mild bad language. Brief implied sexual activity includes a man and woman kissing in a bath.

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THE GAMES MAKER (2014)

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  • Run time: 108 minutes

  • Director(s): Juan Pablo Buscarini

  • Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Cavanagh, Megan Charpentier, Valentina Lodovini, Robert Verlaque, Alejandro Awada

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat

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THE GAMES MAKER is a fantasy adventure about a boy whose love of creating board games pits him against an evil inventor who is set on destroying the boy's family.

Violence

Mild violence as the hero has to fight another child in order to save his family.

Threat

Mild threat, often from fantastical creatures, but also when the hero is bullied by other boys at school who plan to hurt him and send him notes in class threatening him.

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