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Still shot from the movie: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this swashbuckling Disney Classic tells the high seas adventure story of Captain Nemo (James Mason). Commander of the Nautilus, a futuristic submarine, Nemo is also ruler of an undersea utopia that holds a stash of dark secrets. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 127
Theater Release:
Video Release: 19 May 2003
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Rated G?

Film adaptation ofJules Verne’s story of a brilliant man haunted by his past who creates an amazing utopia beneath the ocean’s surface.

Violence: C+ Talk of sea monster, man hit with cane, street fight between sailors, at least 3 scenes with ships blowing up, battle between ship and sea monster, men thrown overboard, scene of underwater funeral, fight with sailors on sub, man tries to drown others, shark attacks men, men caught stealing, scene depicting slave camp, man is punched in face and ribs, skulls in tree, cannibals shoots arrows and attack men, men shocked by electrical sub, warship fires on sub, intense scene of squid attacking submarine and sailors, men attacked on island, man shot in back with gun, men fight in sub and one man tries to drown the other man, island blown up by explosives, man appears to die from gunshot wound, sub sinks with men on board.

Sexual Content: A- Woman shown wearing dress with lower cut neckline, man sings a rowdy sailor song with some questionable references to women, man makes comments about women and native girls.

Language: A

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+ Men are shown consuming alcohol on several occasions, man is portrayed as drunken on at least two occasions, men smoke cigars.

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