The Ninth Gate (1999) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

The Ninth Gate
MPA: R BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+
MPAA Reason
Rated R for some violence and sexuality.

Powered by IMDb

Sex & Nudity


A woman is shown through a window undressing - she is shown naked from behind before she puts on a robe. Her behind and side of her breast are shown. A number of people run from a room wearing black robes with apparently nothing on underneath. Two of the women take off their robes as they run out, they are shown naked from behind. A man and a woman kiss and then have sex outdoors, both are naked. She is shown on top first from behind and then in front. Breasts are shown as well as thrusting. No male nudity. A woman is shown wearing suggestive clothing--she then lifts her skirt to show her underwear and we see bare outer thigh and some of her buttock. She rubs the man's crotch suggestively. Later, we see her undress from behind, showing her entire bare back and butt. The artwork in the Ninth Gate book is woodcuts, several of which include depictions of topless women, but as woodcuts the level of realism is low.

Violence & Gore


A man is killed and hung from a wall--minimal shown again. A man shown who was drowned in a pool. A woman who was strangled is shown, more graphic than other dead bodies. The body is then implied to be burned. A woman is choked to death fairly graphically. A man is hit over the head with a bottle and knocked unconscious. A couple brief tussles and a man is almost hit by a car twice. We see minimal details of a man hanging himself at the beginning of the movie. A man is burned alive, shown screaming and writhing and is then fatally shot with a gun.



Religious exclamations. Some minimal profanity throughout. One F-word, a few sh*ts, and few other milder phrases.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


A character smokes tobacco and drinks alcoholic beverages in many scenes throughout.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


The film has a number of disturbing scenes. The movie involves the attempt to incarnate the prince of darkness. There is considerable tension throughout.