The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

The Gods Must Be Crazy
MPA: PG BBFC: PG Maturity Rating 7+

BBFC Reason
Contains moderate violence and natural nudity

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Sex & Nudity


Several brief, completely non-sexual instances of female upper body nudity, as the women of a remote African tribe don't all wear cloth around their chests. A woman in an African tribe breastfeeds a child while the members of the tribe are gathered together. It is brief and hardly noticeable. Most members of the African tribe wear underwear-like garments which are in a thong fashion and expose their rear end cheeks, and this is seen several times. A woman in a white dress is soaked in water and there is a very brief instance of her breasts showing through. A woman tries to undress to her bra and underwear in private behind trees but is covered in spikes and needs a man to help her out. The scene exposes her in her bra quite a bit, though in a comical way. A woman is undressing and seen in her bra as an African man comes up and sees her. The African man clearly is not sexually attracted, as the narration states that he is seeing "the ugliest person he had ever seen in his life." She covers herself with a dress. An awkward man does several quirky and accidental things which a woman misunderstands as being inappropriate sexual advances on her. A man is taking his pants off when something causes him to run towards a woman while his underwear is exposed above his dropped pants, the woman also having been undressing and in her undergarments, and fall on top of her. It is intended to be comical and is not sexual, although the woman perceives it as a sexual advance and is appalled.

Violence & Gore


The Bushmen tribe argue over possession of a glass bottle which everybody has found a different use for. A young girl is struck on the head with it, drawing blood. A group of men shoot at a room full of people with machine guns. The scene is mostly comical, as the machine gun fire looks laughably fake and the effects of people being shot is funnier than violent or frightening. A few people are seen afterward with blood stains on their clothing, hardly graphic or gory. There is a battle scene in the banana forest between terrorists and the military helicopter. Again, this scene is comical, with the bazooka rocket falling out repeatedly, banana fruits being shot, a terrorist slipping on a banana peal, and another terrorist being pummelled on the head with bullet cases from a machine gun next to him. The helicopter is shot down by the bazooka. There are shootouts between military members and a terrorist group a few times.



1 use of shit. At times the swearing is frequent, but it always is mild.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Steyn smokes a pipe in one scene.

Frightening & Intense Scenes