Classification Labels

Below are the common classifications for New Zealand films and videos according to the Films, Videos, And Publications Classification Act, 1993. Movie classifications are controlled by The Office of Film and Literature Classification, for more information visit their website.

Anyone Can View

Exercise Caution

Younger viewers may need guidance.

 

The film, DVD or game can be supplied or exhibited to anyone, but it is more suitable for mature audiences aged 16 years and over.

Restricted

The R label restricts supply and exhibition to a particular group or for a particular purpose. The precise restriction will be stated on the label.

The film, DVD or game cannot be supplied or exhibited to anyone under the age stated on the label.

 

The film, DVD or game cannot be supplied or exhibited to anyone under the age stated on the label unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. A guardian is considered to be a responsible adult (18 years and over), for example, a family member or teacher who can provide guidance.