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.

ZOOTROPOLIS (2016)

ZOOTROPOLIS (2016)
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  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Rich Moore Jared Bush Byron Howard

  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin (voice), Jason Bateman (voice), Shakira (voice), Idris Elba (voice), J.K. Simmons (voice), Nate Torrence (voice), Jenny Slate (voice), Mark "Rhino" Smith (voice), Tommy Chong (voice), Octavia Spencer (voice), Bonnie Hunt (voice), Don Lake (voice), Raymond S. Persi (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Tom Lister, Jr. (voice), Katie Lowes (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

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  • Synopsis: ZOOTROPOLIS is an animation about a rabbit police officer who teams up with a fox to investigate the case of some missing animals.

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ZOOTROPOLIS is an animation about a rabbit police officer who teams up with a fox to investigate the case of some missing animals.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include a young animal being pushed over and scratched by another as well as characters being dangled over an ice hole and threatened with being 'iced'. Other characters are threatened by animals who have turned wild, with the creatures seen with glowing eyes as they growl and chase after others with their claws out. There is some focus on the animals snarling and scratching.

Other issues include very mild bad language.

There is a scene of comic implied nudity in which animals, who are normally seen wearing clothes, visit a spa where clothes are not worn.

There are some very mild references to drugs when a character is seen in a chemistry lab producing a substance from plants. The substance is not represented as a drug for recreational use.

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MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (2016)

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (2016)
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  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Kirk Jones

  • Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez, Alex Wolff, Elena Kampouris, John Stamos, Rita Wilson, Joey Fatone, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 is a US comedy about a large Greek-American family brought together when they have to plan a wedding at short notice.

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MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 is a US comedy about a large Greek-American family brought together when they have to plan a wedding at short notice

Sex

Moderate sex references, including an elderly man learning to use a computer and being warned not to visit certain websites and women swapping stories about their wedding nights.

Further issues include a comic drug reference about 'selling pot' (though the audience knows that it is a joke), and very mild bad language.

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EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016)

EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Dexter Fletcher Not known

  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Daniel Ings, Tim McInnerny, Not known

  • BBFCinsight: mild sex references, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: EDDIE THE EAGLE is a British comedy drama based on the true story of an underdog ski jumper trying to reach the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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EDDIE THE EAGLE is a British comedy drama based on true story of an underdog ski jumper trying to reach the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Sex

There are mild sex references as a ski coach tells his pupil to treat ski jumping like having sex with a film star. The scene includes comic references as the coach pulls comic faces and uses comic noises to demonstrate.

Other references include a woman making a suggestive comment about sharing a cupboard with a man.

Language

Mild bad language.

Other issues include partial natural nudity as men sit in a sauna.

There is some mild violence as a man is punched on the nose during a very brief bar fight.

Bruises and cuts are seen on a man's face after a skiing accident.

Some characters are seen to smoke cigarettes.

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THE CHOICE (2016)

THE CHOICE (2016)
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  • Run time: 109 minutes

  • Director(s): Ross Katz

  • Cast: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson, Noree Victoria, Anna Enger

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, rude gesture

  • Synopsis: THE CHOICE is a romantic melodrama about a couple who meet as neighbours and slowly start to become attracted to each other, despite the many hurdles in their path.

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THE CHOICE is a romantic melodrama about a couple who meet as neighbours and slowly start to become attracted to each other, despite the many hurdles in their path.

Sex

There is a scene in which people kiss passionately in a kitchen, before ending up on the kitchen table with the woman's clothes being unfastened.

Language

Following some good-natured banter between friends, a woman raises her middle finger at her friends after being teased.

There is also some mild bad language.

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HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)

HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)
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  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Joel Coen Ethan Coen

  • Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Christopher Lambert, Fred Melamed, Dolph Lundgren, John Bluthal

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: HAIL, CAESAR! is a US comedy about a Hollywood fixer who must investigate the kidnapping of a movie star.

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HAIL, CAESAR! is a US comedy about a Hollywood fixer who must investigate the kidnapping of a movie star.

Sex

Infrequent moderate sex references and innuendo.

There are infrequent scenes of mild comic violence, such as characters being slapped, and infrequent use of mild bad language.

Characters smoke, reflecting the period in which the film is set, although it is not glamorised or condoned.

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (2016)

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (2016)
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  • Run time: 118 minutes

  • Director(s): Robert Schwentke

  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT is the third film in the 'Divergent' series. adapted from the young adult sci-fi novels by Veronica Ross. In this instalment, a group of young people escape over the high wall surrounding Chicago and discover what lies beyond.

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT is the third film in the 'Divergent' series, adapted from the young adult sci-fi novels by Veronica Ross. In this instalment, a group of young people escape over the high wall surrounding Chicago and discover what lies beyond.

Violence

Moderate violence includes crunchy punches, kicks and elbow strikes. Several characters are shot with futuristic rifles and handguns. It is also implied that two characters are killed by being shot in the head. However, other than the sight of a little blood on faces from time to time, little or nothing is seen in terms of injury detail.

Other issues include mild threat and mild bad language.

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HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (2015)

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (2015)
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  • Run time: 80 minutes

  • Director(s): Kent Jones

  • Cast: Mathieu Amalric (voice), Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, violence

  • Synopsis: HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT is a documentary about the 1962 interview between the two filmmakers.

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HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT is a documentary about the iconic 1962 interview between the two film-makers.

Sex

Occasional moderate sex references include mention of private parts and other innuendo.

Violence

Scenes of moderate violence occur in various clips from Hitchcock's films, including a stabbing, a character staggering through a market with a knife protruding from his back, and a woman being stabbed in a shower. Sight of blood and injury detail is limited throughout.

There is a very brief moment of sexual threat in a film clip and infrequent mild bad language.

Images of Hitchcock, Truffaut, and characters from their films smoking cigars and cigarettes occur throughout.

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MAVIS! (2015)

MAVIS! (2015)
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  • Run time: 81 minutes

  • Director(s): Jessica Edwards

  • Cast: Mavis Staples, Steve Cropper, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Sharon Jones, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Marty Stuart, Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy, Chuck D., Adam 'Speedy' Ayers, Donny Gerrard, Stephen Hodges, Rick Holmstrom, Yvonne Staples, Greg Kot, Anthony Heilbut, Gene Barge, Vicki Randle

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: MAVIS! is a US documentary about American singer Mavis Staples and her family's band, The Staple Singers.

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MAVIS! is a US documentary about American singer Mavis Staples and her family's band, The Staple Singers.

Language

There is infrequent mild bad language.

There are also some references to racism in 1960s America, and very mild sex references.

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THE FINEST HOURS (2015)

THE FINEST HOURS (2015)
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  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Craig Gillespie

  • Cast: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Graham McTavish, Rachel Brosnahan, John Magaro, Matthew Maher

  • BBFCinsight: scenes of intense threat

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  • Synopsis: THE FINEST HOURS is a US period drama, based on a true story, about an attempt by members of the US Coastguard to save the lives of a group of sailors trapped on board a stricken ship during a violent storm.

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THE FINEST HOURS is a US period drama, based on a true story, about an attempt by members of the US Coastguard to save the lives of a group of sailors trapped on board a stricken ship during a violent storm.

Threat

There are several prolonged and intense scenes in which characters on board the lifeboat or stricken ship are in danger. In one scene, a sailor is dragged to his death after plunging overboard, while other scenes show sailors falling from a height in the engine room, being struck by a metal girder or crashing against the ship's hull. However, there is only limited detail of injuries when they are seen.

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

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