STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 135 minutes

  • Director(s): J. J. Abrams

  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max Von Sydow, Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis, Simon Pegg, Ken Leung, Pip Torrens, Iko Uwais

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

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  • Synopsis: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is a sci-fi action adventure in which a young woman becomes embroiled in a galactic conflict.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is a sci-fi action adventure in which a young woman becomes involved in a galactic battle.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence, including use of lightsabers and fantasy weapons. There is some sight of blood and injury detail is brief.

Threat

Occasional scenes of moderate threat include characters being interrogated using 'the Force', and characters being held at lightsaber-point.

There are a few uses of very mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free apps.

LINCOLN (2012)

LINCOLN (2012)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 144 minutes

  • Director(s): Steven Spielberg

  • Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones

  • BBFCinsight: Contains infrequent moderate war violence, gore and strong language

  • Synopsis: Historical drama set about American president Abraham Lincoln and his struggle to end slavery.

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LINCOLN is a drama set in 1865 during the final months of the American Civil War, about Abraham Lincoln's struggle to end slavery in the face of intense political opposition.

Violence

The film contains images of violence in the context of battle, including a stabbing to the chest, repeated blows to a soldier with the butt of a rifle, bayoneting of soldiers, and a brief scene of a soldier's face being pushed into muddy water by another soldier's foot, in an attempt to drown him. The shot ends before the soldier is seen to die. These images are brief and the battle scene itself is not prolonged. In another scene the President rides through a battlefield and witnesses the results of the violence, with several dead soldiers seen. One of the bodies has a stomach wound, but there is otherwise little focus on injury. During a visit to an army hospital there are shots of the bandaged stumps of wounded soldiers and sight of amputated limbs, and there is also brief sight of a dead man with bloodied bedsheets.

Language

There are two uses of strong language.

The film also contains racist language and references presented to show historical debate. The focus of the film is on the fight for equality and on those who fought to abolish slavery. There is also some mild and moderate bad language. More information about the issues in this film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

THE MARTIAN (2015)

THE MARTIAN (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Ridley Scott

  • Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, injury detail

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  • Synopsis: THE MARTIAN is a science fiction drama about an astronaut who is stranded on Mars.

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THE MARTIAN is a science fiction drama about an astronaut who is stranded on Mars.

Language

There are two clearly spoken uses of strong language and further mouthed uses. There are also obscured written uses of strong language, with asterisks replacing some of the letters, and other bad language. More information about the language in this film is available on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

Injury detail

In the aftermath of a catastrophic accident, a character regains consciousness and finds a metal spike has pierced his body. There is some blood seen near the wound and when he performs surgery on himself. The bloody images are brief and the focus is on the character's calmness and resourcefulness.

There are also sequences of tension as the astronaut tries to deal with being in a hostile environment and in the daring attempts to rescue him.

SNOOPY & CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)

SNOOPY & CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 90 minutes

  • Director(s): Steve Martino

  • Cast: Noah Schnapp (voice), Bill Melendez (voice), Hadley Belle Miller (voice), Mariel Sheets (voice), Madisyn Shipman (voice), Francesca Capaldi (voice), Venus Schultheis (voice), Alexander Garfin (voice), William Wunsch (voice), Mar Mar (voice), Noah Johnston (voice), Rebecca Bloom (voice), A.J. Tecce (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: no material likely to offend or harm

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  • Synopsis: SNOOPY & CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE is an animated adventure about a hapless boy's attempts to get a girl to notice him, while his loveable dog sets out to rescue the love of his life.

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SNOOPY & CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE is an animated adventure about a hapless boy's attempts to get a girl to notice him, while his loveable dog sets out to rescue the love of his life.

Frequent scenes of comic slapstick such as slips and trips, and sequences of very mild threat including old fashioned planes seen 'dogfighting' and flying through storms, but no one is injured.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE COOPERS (2015)

CHRISTMAS WITH THE COOPERS (2015)
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  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Jessie Nelson

  • Cast: Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Jake Lacey, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, moderate bad language

  • Synopsis: CHRISTMAS WITH THE COOPERS is a comedy drama in which four generations of a family gather together to celebrate Christmas.

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CHRISTMAS WITH THE COOPERS is a comedy drama in which four generations of a family gather together to celebrate Christmas.

Sex

Moderate verbal sex references in lines of dialogue.

Language

Moderate bad language.

Other issues include some drug references and sight of an old scar on a female character's wrist.

More information about the bad language and sex references in the film is available for parents on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015)

THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Peter Sohn

  • Cast: Raymond Ochoa (voice), Jeffrey Wright (voice), Steve Zahn (voice), A.J. Buckley (voice), Anna Paquin (voice), Jack Bright (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, violence

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  • Synopsis: THE GOOD DINOSAUR is an animated adventure about a dinosaur who finds himself lost in the wilderness, and must face his fears in order to find his way back home.

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THE GOOD DINOSAUR is an animated adventure about a dinosaur who finds himself lost in the wilderness, and must face his fears in order to find his way back home.

Threat

Frequent scenes of threat include characters falling into rushing rivers with the threat of drowning; one character is trapped in the water as the river rises and a giant wave overwhelms him. Strong storms and hungry animals threaten the heroes, and present physical and emotional challenges they must overcome.

Violence

Mild violence includes villainous animals snapping at and biting other animals and a young boy as they hunt for food and torment their prey. Sight of scratches from accidents and fights are licked to help them heal and there is a reference to a T. Rex having drowned his opponent in his own blood, but we see nothing.

The death of a parent lacks detail, and the theme of loss of a loved one is treated discreetly and tenderly.

Two characters eat some berries that change their behaviour and there is an implied but unfinished use of mild bad language. More details about these issues are available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 (2015)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 134 minutes

  • Director(s): Francis Lawrence

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

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  • Synopsis: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 is the final film in the four part series and follows Katniss Everdeen and the other rebels as they attempt to overthrow the ruling Government.

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 follows Katniss Everdeen and the other rebels as they attempt to bring down the ruling Government.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence, with shootings, explosions and arrow strikes, but with very little bloodshed shown.

Threat

There is moderate threat in a sequence where Katniss and her friends are attacked by zombie-like creatures in an underground tunnel. A battle follows in which the creatures are shot and stabbed, but without any detail of injury.

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015)

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Paul McGuigan

  • Cast: James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox, Mark Gatiss

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • Synopsis: VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN is a retelling of the Mary Shelley story from the perspective of Igor, assistant to the young medical student Frankenstein.

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VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN is a retelling of the Mary Shelley story from the perspective of Igor, assistant to the young medical student Frankenstein.

Violence

There are scenes of moderate violence, including some heavy blows but little detail of injury. There is some aftermath sight of blood and sight of impalement, but of a non-human creature.

Threat

There are scenes of moderate threat, including people being scared and chased by a monkey-like fantasy creature.

The film also contains mild sex references, mild bad language, brief drug references and sight of medical sketches. There are some gory moments in which organs are experimented on and sight of medical procedures, such as an abscess being drained. Examples of the mild bad language can be found on the free BBFC app or the main BBFC website.

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 138 minutes

  • Director(s): Steven Spielberg

  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Eve Hewson, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Peter McRobbie, Billy Magnussen, Austin Stowell, Domenick Lombardozzi, Mark Rylance, Michael Gaston, Sebastian Koch

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate threat, violence

  • Synopsis: BRIDGE OF SPIES is a Cold War drama in which a US lawyer is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and help the CIA to rescue a missing pilot.

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BRIDGE OF SPIES is a Cold War drama in which a US lawyer is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and help the CIA to rescue a missing pilot.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and some mild bad language. More information about the language can be found on the free BBFC app and the main BBFC website.

Threat

A scene shows people in distress as gun shots are fired into their family home. A man is confronted by a gang. A plane is hit by bombs and we see the pilot struggle to control it as it falls to the ground before he ejects from it.

Violence

People are shot as they try and climb over a wall. A prisoner faces sleep deprivation by his captors as they throw buckets of water over him. A man is hit in the stomach with a policeman's gun.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

SHAANDAAR (2015)

SHAANDAAR (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Vikas Bahl

  • Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kumud Pant, Pankaj Kapur, Sanjay Kapoor, Sushma Seth, Vaunisha Kaur Kapoor, Shibani Dandekar

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, comic threat, rude gestures

  • Synopsis: SHAANDAAR is a Hindi language comedy musical about a young woman who dreams of escape with her prince, a man who happens to be the wedding planner of her sister's grand wedding.

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SHAANDAAR is a Hindi language comedy musical about a young woman who dreams of escape with her prince, a man who happens to be the wedding planner of her sister's grand wedding.

Sex

There are moderate sex references in a scene where a man misbehaves on a pole dancing stage.

Threat

There is some moderate comic threat when a character waves a gun around and shoots it in the air and when a boy shoots an arrow at a dead matriarch character who is slumped in her armchair. The woman's corpse is unrealistically set on fire.

Language

There is a scene in which an old woman gives a rude finger gesture towards the traffic behind her on a road. There is also use of mild bad language.

There is a sequence in which members of a wedding party start to act strangely after eating some brownies and mushrooms, but there is no mention of what they may have consumed.

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