How does Netflix decide the maturity rating on movies and TV shows?

Netflix gathers maturity ratings based on country and region. The rating is set by a standards organization that determines whether or not the material is appropriate for children. If for whatever reason a movie, TV show or other piece of content has not been rated by a known standards organization, Netflix will use its reasonable judgment to determine whether or not the material is appropriate.

The movie and television show ratings that usually fall under each Netflix maturity level vary by region:

United States

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
TV-Y TV-Y7, TV-G, G, PG, TV-PG PG-13, TV-14 R, TV-MA

Canada

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
C C8, G, PG 14A, 14+ 18A, 18+, R

Latin America

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AA, ER, ATP, TE, T, 7 A, L, 10 B, B15, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 C, 18

United Kingdom

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
U PG 12, 12A, 15 18, R18

Ireland

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
G PG 12, 12A, 15, 15A, 16 18

Sweden

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BTL 7 11 15

Denmark

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
A 7 11 15

Norway

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
A 7 11 15, 18

Finland

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
S, 3 7 11, 12, 13 15, 16 18

Netherlands

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AL 6, 9 12 16

France

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
U 6 12 16, 18

Germany

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
0 6 12 16, 18

Austria

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
U 6, 10 12, 14 NR, 16

Switzerland

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
0 6, 8, 10 12, 14 16, 18

Belgium

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
KT/EA -- -- KNT/ENA, NR, E

Luxembourg

Little Kids Older Kids Teens Adults
All 6 12 16, NR, 18
  • Kid-friendly content: Content that we feel is appropriate for children 12 and under is added to a kid-friendly section that's available on the Netflix website and in the Netflix application on many devices.
  • Netflix Guidance: Parents should read reviews or pre-watch the movie or show to best determine whether it's right for their child.
  • Unrated or Not rated: This film has not been officially reviewed by Netflix or a standards organization.

Take a look at the television or movie rating system to find more detailed information on how ratings are determined for your region.

In Germany, you can use these maturity ratings in conjunction with the PIN parental control settings on Your Account. For more information about PIN protection on your account, click here.

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