LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946)

LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946)
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  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Jean Cocteau

  • Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parely, Marcel Andre, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Mila Parély, Raoul Marco, Marcel André

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild language and scary scenes

  • Synopsis: A beautiful young woman, Belle, takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast after he is caught stealing a rose.

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LA BELLE ET LA BETE - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a version of the fairy tale in which a young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast.

Language

The film contains some mild bad language.

Threat

The Beast's face is occasionally shown in close-up, and in some scenes he is bloodied or his fur burns. In other scenes, gargoyles in a castle are shown to have human faces and disembodied hands reach out. However, the Beast is a figure of pity, rather than horror, and there is no threat directed towards Belle.

The film also contains scenes in which a man strikes a woman and another man on the face, and a scene in which an arrow pierces a man in the back, the man transforming into the beast. The film also contains scenes in which men smoke old-fashioned clay pipes. These scenes do not promote smoking and reflect the age of the film and the period in which it is set.

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JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR (2013)

JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR (2013)
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  • Run time: 96 minutes

  • Director(s): Manuel Sicilia

  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan (voice), Freddie Highmore (voice), Mark Strong (voice), Rupert Everett (voice), Antonio Banderas (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild violence

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  • Synopsis: A lawyer's son rebels against his father and decides to become a knight.

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JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR is a fantasy animated feature about a young man who dreams of being a knight.

Violence

Scenes of mild violence include fight scenes, with punches, kicks and head butts. There is also an implied stabbing, without bloody detail. A character waves a dagger about and threatens a young woman with it, and in other scenes characters are also threatened with knives. At times the violence and action is quite sustained.

There is also some wordplay, such as a scene in which a woman recites a poem to a man, "You drive me berserk because you're such a... ", and a reference "Don't forget to protect the crown jewels", as the hero is hit in the crotch.

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FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (2011)

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (2011)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Goro Miyazaki

  • Cast: Sarah Bolger (voice), Anton Yelchin (voice), Christina Hendricks (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains no material likely to offend or harm

  • Synopsis: Young couple Umi and Shun battle to save their school's clubhouse from demolition and investigate several strange coincidences that suggest their families are somehow linked.

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FROM UP ON POPPY HILL is a Japanese animated drama about a young couple who become close whilst campaigning to save a school clubhouse from demolition.

In one scene a brawl occurs during the course of a student debate, but there is no detail at all of any violence. In another scene, a character in the background in a cafe is briefly seen smoking a cigarette.

TURBO (2013)

TURBO (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): David Soren

  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds (voice), Paul Giamatti (voice), Maya Rudolph (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild threat

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  • Synopsis: A tiny snail is transformed into a super-speedy racer.

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TURBO is an animated film about a very fast snail who enters the Indianapolis 500 car race.

Threat

There are a few scenes of mild threat in which the tiny snail characters are placed in danger. A couple of the scenes involve crows, who are seen swooping down and plucking up snails. There are some quite intense moments on the racetrack, when the tiny snail speeds between the wheels of the racing cars, narrowly avoiding being squashed. At one point, a huge wheel moves in slow-motion towards the snail, but he manages to escape. The scenes of mild threat are short and we are never in any doubt that the snail hero will escape and triumph.

The film also contains some very mild slapstick violence, when another snail headbutts the hero, to get him on the move. However, he only uses his head because he doesn't have arms and the action translates to a 'snap out of it' slap on the cheek rather than anything more violent.

GONE WITH THE WIND (1940)

GONE WITH THE WIND (1940)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 221 minutes

  • Director(s): Victor Fleming

  • Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Victor Jory, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Laura Hope Crews, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell, Ona Munson, Ward Bond

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild violence and dated discriminatory terms

  • Synopsis: Against the tragic backdrop of the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, we follow Scarlett O’Hara through her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler.

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GONE WITH THE WIND is a 1939 US historical drama about a woman's unrequited love for her friend's husband, set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.

Violence

There are a few scenes showing the aftermath of battle, including sight of dead or dying soldiers and injured men in makeshift hospitals. At one point a soldier's leg is amputated. Although the amputation is not shown, the soldier is heard screaming in agony. The main character becomes a refugee at one point and is threatened by advancing armies. In a post-war scene a northern soldier is shot dead after entering a southern house. The shooting is not shown with any detail.

Discrimination

The film includes two dialogue in which slaves and former slaves are referred to with discriminatory terms, reflecting the racism of the period in which the film is set.

The film hints at some adult issues and includes some mild bad language.

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ROMEO & JULIET (2013)

ROMEO & JULIET (2013)
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  • Run time: 115 minutes

  • Director(s): Carlo Carlei

  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ed Westwick, Lesley Manville, Christian Cooke

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence

  • Synopsis: Adaptation of a Shakespeare play about two young people who fall in love during a terrible feud between their families.

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ROMEO & JULIET is an adaptation of Shakespeare's play about young lovers caught between their warring families.

Violence

The violence occurs during brawls between the rival factions, as well as during sword duels between individual characters. There is occasional sight of blood but the historical setting distances the violence from modern day reality.

The film also contains mild innuendo and a brief and very discreet scene of lovemaking.

CINEMA PARADISO (1988)

CINEMA PARADISO (1988)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Giuseppe Tornatore

  • Cast: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano, Leopoldo Trieste, Tano Cimarosa, Nicola Di Pinto, Roberta Lena, Nino Terzo, Brigitte Fossey, Nellina Lagana, Turi Giuffrida, Mariella Lo Giudice, Giorgio Libassi

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex

WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)

WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)
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  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Rich Moore

  • Cast: John C. Reilly (voice), Jack McBrayer (voice), Sarah Silverman (voice), Jane Lynch (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Ed O'Neill (voice), Edie McClurg (voice), Dennis Haysbert (voice), Joe Lo Truglio (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild violence

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  • Synopsis: A character from an old arcade video game wants to be the hero, rather than the baddie for a change.

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WRECK-IT RALPH is an animated film about a character in an old arcade video game who decides he wants to be the hero rather than the baddie.

Violence

There are several scenes of comic violence. One scene shows a zombie having his heart pulled out of his chest by another character, with the intention of showing that even 'baddies' have a heart. As the zombie is already 'dead' the removal of his heart does not affect him and he continues to talk happily after the event. There a couple of drips of blood as the heart is held but the moment is brief and there is no focus on the blood or the injury.

In other scenes the central character, Ralph, takes part in a science fiction 'shoot 'em up' video game in which soldiers fire lasers at large bug creatures who swarm over the surroundings without doing any real harm. In a comical flashback these bugs are also seen to invade a wedding and swallow the groom whole.

During a scene in which two characters are trapped in a swamp, their only hope of escape is by getting some animated ribbons to drop nearer to them by making the ribbons laugh. To do this one character is hit around the head several times, leaving him with a black eye, swollen cheek and missing tooth. However, this character can magically 'fix' everything with his hammer and when he touches it to his face he is entirely healed.

Threat

There are also some scenes of mild threat. The video game bugs swarm into a world made of candy and threaten to overrun it completely, with a young girl character appearing particularly vulnerable as they destroy everything around her. The same girl is threatened during a car race as the chief villain tries to make her crash. All these moments of threat are brief and are lightened by comic dialogue, with the girl quickly rescued by the hero.

Theme

The film also contains some mild rude humour, including jokes about 'soiling yourself' and 'peeing' in your pants.

BATTLE OF THE YEAR (2013)

BATTLE OF THE YEAR (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Benson Lee

  • Cast: Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, Weronika Rosati, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown

  • BBFCinsight: Contains an implied use of strong language and moderate violence

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  • Synopsis: Producer Dante Graham promotes a group of B-boys attempting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA for the first time in fifteen years.

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BATTLE OF THE YEAR is a US dance movie in which a record producer and former basketball coach sets out to produce a team capable of becoming world B-boy champions.

Language

The film contains a single implied use of strong language and some mild bad language.

Violence

The film includes two brief fight sequences in which punches are thrown. The violence does not result in any blood or injury detail.

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THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)

THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)
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  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Phil Lord Christopher Miller

  • Cast: Chris Pratt (voice), Elizabeth Banks (voice), Will Arnett (voice), Will Ferrell (voice), Morgan Freeman (voice), Liam Neeson (voice), Cobie Smulders (voice), Nick Offerman (voice), Jonah Hill (voice), Alison Brie (voice), Channing Tatum (voice), Charlie Day (voice), Jadon Sand (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, very mild bad 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: Emmett, an ordinary Lego construction worker, is recruited to join the Master Builders in a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe.

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THE LEGO MOVIE is an animated children's film about an ordinary construction worker who must join forces with the Lego Master Builders to save his world from the evil plans of President Business.

Violence

There are lots of fight sequences in which the good characters take on various baddies, including Lego robots and Lego skeletons. The Lego figures kick and punch at each other, while leaping around in fantastical style. Very few of the blows are clearly seen to land and all the action involves toy figures rather than humans. Occasionally the heads of the Lego figures pop off during fights, and one character's head is knocked off by a flying coin but continues to talk to his friends. Other sequences have science fiction space ships and robots shooting laser beams at others, causing explosions and crashes. No one is seen to get hurt and the fact that all the fighting involves animated toy figures means that the fantasy nature of the violence is very clear.

Language

There is some very mild bad language.

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