Why is The Others rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Others is rated PG-13 for for thematic elements and frightening moments.
Carved from typical “old house” movie ingredients, there are few horror movies that contain as little objectionable content for family viewing as this well constructed thriller about a mother and two children who detect the presence of ghostly spirits in their rambling mansion. However, parents with young children, or those who object to depictions of the supernatural (including a short séance scene) integrated with Christianity (specifically Catholicism), will likely find the entire theme unsuitable.
The film contains general scare techniques including some “surprise” scenes, scary music and sounds, and photographs of dead people (the bodies are not gruesome or decaying). Also, in a couple of scenes a woman holds a gun and in another she shoots the gun at a person.
Sexual Content: B+
A woman undresses to her full-length slip in front of her husband. A sexual relationship is implied in a scene that shows a married couple kissing in bed.
Other than one mild profanity, terms of Deity are used frequently but within a religious context.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A
Character takes pills for migraine on a couple of occasions.