Maleficent parents guide


She could put anyone to sleep.

Overall C

Do you remember Maleficent? She was the horrible witch that put a curse on Sleeping Beauty. Now the much-maligned sorceress gets to tell her side of the fairytale. In this live-action film Angelina Jolie plays the evil enchantress and Elle Fanning the narcoleptic princess.

Release date May 30, 2014

Violence C
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use C+

Why is Maleficent rated PG? The MPAA rated Maleficent PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.

Run Time: 98 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Maleficent rated PG? Maleficent is rated PG by the MPAA for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.


A fantastical female character unwittingly drinks a potion that a male character has placed in a beverage and while she is unconscious he mutilates her body (by cutting off her wings)—the act is non-sexual with no explicit detail seen. A female character is subjected to being touched by material that causes her skin to burn. A female character is confined against her will. Various characters hit and slap other characters. Evil spells are cast on characters. A character pricks her finger—blood is briefly seen. Characters attack one another with swords, fireballs and chains. A character is choked. A man dies after falling from a rooftop.

Sexual Content:

Male and female characters kiss.


Characters refer to each other in derogatory terms using words like “stupid.”


A potion is hidden in a drink by a male character and given to a female character.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Maleficent"

Cast and Crew

Maleficent is directed by Robert Stromberg and stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Maleficent movie is November 4, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Maleficent
Release Date: 4 November 2014
Maleficent releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following supplements:
- Aurora: Becoming A Beauty (Elle Fanning reveals her lifelong love of Disney’s original animated classic.)
- From Fairy Tale to Feature Film - Reimagining Maleficent for a new generation
- Building An Epic Battle –Creating the clash between Maleficent and King Henry’s Forces
- Classic Couture - Examine Maleficent’s spellbinding head wraps and jewelry.
- Maleficent Revealed - Explore the layers of extraordinary special effects.
- Deleted Scenes

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This movie is based on Disney’s 1959 animated telling of Sleeping Beauty. Disney also made a live-action sequel of Alice In Wonderland for their 1951 classic animation Alice in Wonderland.

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