Maturity ratings for TV shows and movies on Netflix

Make informed viewing choices for you and your family with maturity ratings for TV shows and movies on Netflix.

  • Maturity ratings are either set by Netflix or by a local standards organization. 

  • Netflix sets maturity ratings by the frequency and impact of mature content in a title, such as the amount of violence, sex, adult language, nudity, or substance use that may be present.

  • Netflix also provides details on the mature content found within a TV show or movie, if applicable.

  • Maturity ratings and advisories found on a TV show’s details page reflect the overall or highest maturity level of the series.

    For TV shows with more than one season, we show the ratings for the season you're watching in the top corner of the screen when first playing the title. These may differ from the show’s overall rating or mature content themes.
  • TV and movie ratings may vary by region.

In Australia, Netflix uses the following TV and movie ratings:

Recommended for Kids


Suitable for General Audiences. Impact of content is very mild.


Parental Guidance recommended. Impact of content is mild. Not recommended for persons aged under 15 without guidance from a parent or guardian.

Recommended for Teens


Recommended for Mature Audiences. Impact of content is moderate. Not recommended for ages under 15.

Recommended for Adults

MA 15+

Not suitable for ages 14 and under. Impact of content is strong. For ages 15 and over.

R 18+

Restricted to ages 18 and over. Impact of content is high. Suitable for adults only.

For questions or complaints about a title's classification rating, contact

You can find a title’s maturity rating:

  • When first playing a title, the rating will appear briefly in the top corner of your screen.

  • On a TV show or movie’s details page. The location of this information may vary by device.

In addition to the rating, you’ll also find details about the content of the title that determined the rating (for example: sex, language, violence, nudity).

To set a maturity rating level for a profile:

Android phone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad

  1. Open the Netflix app.

  2. In the lower right, tap My Netflix .

  3. In the upper right, tap the Menu .

  4. Tap Manage Profiles .

  5. Choose the profile you want to edit.

  6. Tap Viewing Restrictions .

  7. Tap Maturity Rating .

  8. Enter your Netflix account password.

  9. Set the maturity rating level you'd like.

Web browser

  1. Using a browser, go to your Account page.

  2. Select Profiles, then choose a profile. 

  3. Select Viewing restrictions.

  4. Enter your Netflix account password.

  5. Set the maturity rating level you'd like.

  6. Choose Save.

Profiles with a set maturity level will only show titles that fit the selected maturity rating level. You can also block specific shows and movies from individual profiles.

For more information, see Parental Controls on Netflix.

Learn more about maturity ratings details for games available with your Netflix subscription.

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