The X Files (1998) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

The X Files
MPA: PG-13 BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+
MPAA Reason
Rated PG-13 for some intense violence and gore.

BBFC Reason
Contains moderate bloody violence and horror

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Sex & Nudity


Agent Mulder accidentally stumbles upon a crime scene. When Mulder asks what the man he's looking for has done, the detective at the scene tells him that the man was putting child pornography on the Internet. This turns out not to be true and was just fabricated by the Syndicate to discredit the man. When Mulder confronts him about it, he says "What is it? Kiddie porn, again? Sexual battery of a patient? I've had my license taken away in three states."

Violence & Gore


Aliens grab and chase a man. A terrorist bomb destroys a building. A man is slashed horribly by a creature, leaving him very bloody with an open wound from his ear to his mouth, and another on his arm. A man shoots his driver, and then blows up his car while inside of it. A man shoots at Mulder's head with a gun, but misses. The bullet grazes Mulder's head knocking him out, but not killing him. In the opening scene a caveman is mauled by a creature. Another caveman stabs the creature and black goo/blood is shown.



4 uses of "shit", 4 of "hell", 3 of "ass", 2 of "goddamn", 1 of "dammit", 1 of "dick" and 1 of "crap".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Mulder gets drunk in a bar after drinking shots. One character is a chain-smoker.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


Mulder and Scully are chased by black helicopters. A bomb destroys a building. A monster threatens Mulder and Scully. A woman is said to only have 96 hours to live. Black ooze crawls into a child. Pretty intense.