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Conan the Cimmerian (Jason Momoa) becomes Conan the Barbarian when he sets out to avenge a personal slight only to get involved in a fight to stop all of Hyboria from being overrun by forces of evil. This sword swinging, supernatural 3D epic is based on the character created by author Robert E. Howard.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity.

Why is Conan the Barbarian rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Conan the Barbarian is rated R for for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

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


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence, with blood, gore and details shown.

- Explicit depictions of dismemberment.

- Pervasive and often brutal depictions of fighting, stabbing, decapitation and burning.

- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent disturbing scenes and nightmarish images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Frequent breast nudity in non-sexual contexts.

- Full frontal nudity seen in a sexual situation.

- Portrayal of sexual activity includes breast and buttock nudity,and some detail.

- Simulated and implied sexual activity.

- Sexual innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- One use of scatological slang term.

Conan the Barbarian
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 18A Sexual Content, Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A