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What begins as an investigation into an SOS from a spaceship that crash-landed on an unknown planet turns into a desperate fight to save their own lives. Unbeknownst to the crew of the rescuing vessel is the presence of an Alien creature that uses humans as a host --and the parasite leaves no survivors.

MPAA Rating: R sci-fi violence/gore and language.

Why is Alien rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Alien is rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language.

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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


-Intense attacks by alien creature|gruesome and bloody violence


Infrequent use of the sexual expletive; profanity and scatological slang

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Gory Scenes
Alberta 14A Gory Scenes
Manitoba R Director's Cut
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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