Film Classification Guide

Mango Languages has designed an internal review system to classify films offered through the Mango Premiere™ platform. We did this due to the fact that many foreign films are not issued an official MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) rating. Please note that these classifications are not official ratings, but rather opinions based on Mango’s review criteria.

Films are reviewed based on the presence and strength of the following factors:

  • Mature Themes
  • Mature Language
  • Violence
  • Nudity/Intimacy
  • Drugs & Alcohol

After careful consideration films are assigned one of the following classifications:

  • M0+
  • M8+
  • M13+
  • M18+

These classifications represent Mango’s sentiment regarding how most parents would judge a film’s appropriateness for a particular age group. For example, M13+ films are those that Mango feels most parents would deem appropriate for children 13 and older.

Keep in mind the following before you look through the classification:

  • Classifications were created as a convenience and are not a substitute for parental discretion.
  • Mango is not a licensed rating board for films and Mango considers our classifications solely a reflection of our opinion based on a set of criteria and the opinions of our reviewers.
  • While we attempt to do a thorough job with our reviews and classifications we may miss things from time to time in the film that would change our classification.
  • Since all of the classifications have room for interpretation, each classification is made to some degree, based on reviewer biases.
  • You may or may not agree with our classifications or the criteria that we have based them on.
  • Mango may change classification criteria from time to time based on feedback. When this happens we may not go back and re-classify previously classified films.
8+

Mango feels most parents would allow children of any age to watch this content, however parental discretion should still be exercised. These films may have the following properties:

    • Does not contain any adult language
    • Does not contain any nudity or intimacy
    • Does not contain any violence
    • Does not contain the use of drugs or alcohol
    • Does not contain any mature themes

    Reviewers will use discretion with this classification and have some flexibility in slightly modifying the rules based on context.

8+

These films may contain some content unsuitable for children under 8 years old. Mango feels most parents would allow children ages 8 and up to watch these films, however parental discretion should still be exercised. These films may have the following properties:

  • May contain mild adult language
  • Does not contain explicit nudity or sexuality
  • May contain partial nudity that does not show any “privates” as long as it’s not portrayed in a sexual manner
  • May contain minor violence, fighting or shooting that is not depicted in a realistic manner
  • Does not contain blood or overtly violent scenes
  • Does not contain domestic violence including child and/or spousal abuse
  • May contain drinking or smoking, but not from underage children
  • Does not contain drug use or drug paraphernalia
  • Reviewers will use discretion with this classification and have some flexibility in slightly modifying the rules based on context.

8+

These films may contain some content unsuitable for children under 13 years old. Mango feels most parents would allow children ages 13 and up to watch these films, however parental discretion should still be exercised. These films may have the following properties:

  • May contain moderate adult language
  • May contain mild nudity that is not sexual in nature
  • May contain mild sexual themes that are not overt
  • Does not contain overt sexual scenes
  • May contain violence including fight scenes, shootings, death, and blood
  • Does not contain mutilation, torture, or disturbing violent scenes
  • Does not contain domestic violence including child and/or spousal abuse
  • May contain drinking or smoking
  • Does not contain the use of illegal drugs
  • May contain more mature themes suitable for teenagers.
  • Reviewers will use discretion with this classification and have some flexibility in slightly modifying the rules based on context.

8+

These films may contain some content unsuitable for children under 18 years old. Parental discretion is advised. These films may have the following properties:

  • May contain persistent swearing and use of heavily profane language
  • May contain nudity and some sexuality.
  • Does not contain any sex scenes that would be considered pornographic in nature.
  • May contain heavy violence that may be disturbing in nature, including torture, violence, blood, and murder.
  • May contain drinking, smoking, the use of hard drugs, and or themes of drug abuse.
  • May contain mature themes such as drug abuse, graphic suicide, graphic war scenes, depictions of sex, etc.
  • Reviewers will use discretion with this classification and have some flexibility in slightly modifying the rules based on context.