Do You Trust Movie Ratings When Choosing A Family Film? [Poll]
All of the rainy days we've gotten lately have made for some good movie watching weather.
It's fun to enjoy a movie with the whole family, but choosing an appropriate movie can be a challenge.
Do you trust movie ratings when choosing a family film?
The idea behind our movie rating system is a good one, but it's not without its faults.
When choosing movies for my kids I've had great luck with G rated movies. PG is a mixed bag and PG-13 is usually, but not always, too much.
Each family has different concerns when choosing a movie. No system is going to work for everyone. Age can be used as a major determining factor, but shouldn't be the only method. Some kids are more mature than others their same age and some kids are less mature than others their same age.
I like to use our ratings system as a starting point, but often find that I don't agree with the rating given.
Here are a few other sources that can be used to help determine which movies are appropriate for your family:
- Finding a reviewer who shares your families values can be one of the most effective ways to find movies that work for you. View an individual list of family favorites at IMDB.com.
- Get a further understanding of exactly what the ratings in our current system mean.
- A list of family favorites from filmcrave.com.
- Imdb.com provides a detailed list of what you can expect to see in a movie. Here's an example from a movie some feel was improperly rated as PG...Rango.
- Commonsensemedia.org provides another option.