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

Each TV show and movie on Netflix is assigned a maturity rating to help members make informed choices for themselves and their children. Maturity ratings are either determined by Netflix or by a local standards organization. Netflix determines maturity ratings by the frequency and impact of mature content in a TV show or movie. TV show ratings reflect the overall maturity level of the whole series.

The local TV and movie ratings that fall under each Netflix maturity level may vary by region. In Brazil, Netflix uses the following TV and movie ratings:

Little Kids

Older Kids





12, 14, 16


You can use these maturity ratings to decide on a PIN parental control setting for your account, or to manage the titles that can be displayed on an individual profile. See our Help Center for more information about PIN protection, or about how profiles work.