Why is Thirteen Days rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Thirteen Days is rated PG-13 for for brief strong language.
Aside from the profanity, this movie clearly illustrates to future generations the dangers of conflict and nuclear war. Religion is positively depicted. It also illustrates how poor communications can lead to disastrous results.
Besides the tension of the crisis including heated moments in meetings and the theme of war, we see one plane get shot with no injuries, while another plane is hit by a missile resulting in the death of the pilot.
Sexual Content: A
Married relationships are shown between loving and caring spouses.
At least 1 extreme profanity (sexual expletive), 18 moderate profanities, 22 mild profanities, and 19 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Typical for this era, many people smoke cigarettes. Social drinking, and drinking during a couple of very tense moments.