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20 December 2018—Christmas/New Year films and games

Christmas/New Year films and games

20 December 2018

With the holiday and gift-giving period fast approaching, the Classification Board would like to remind everyone about the classification markings and ratings restrictions, and provide a list of upcoming intended theatrical-release films and some already-released and upcoming computer games:

Classification Description
Classification label: G, general. Is for a general audience. However, it does not necessarily indicate that children or young people will enjoy the film or the game. Some G media contains themes or story‑lines that do not interest children or young people.
Classification label: PG, parental guidance recommended. May contain material which some children/young people find confusing or upsetting, and may require the guidance of parents or supervisors. This media is not recommended for viewing by persons under 15 without guidance from adults. Parents may choose to watch the material with their children or find it sufficient to be accessible during or after the viewing to discuss content.
Classification label: M: recommended for mature audiences. Is not recommended for persons under 15 years of age. There are no legal restrictions on access.
Classification label: MA 15 plus, restricted: not suitable for people under 15 years who must be accompanied by an adult. Is considered unsuitable for persons under 15 years of age. It is a legally restricted category. People under 15 years of age may watch this category of film in a cinema, however, an accompanying adult must be present in the cinema for the duration of the film.
Classification label: R 18 plus restricted: resstricted to people aged 18 years and over. Is legally restricted to adults.
Classification label: CTC: check the classificaton. CTC = Check the Classification.

Film releases

Note: Distributors may change dates of actual release)

Intended release date Film title Genre Rating Consumer advice
20 December 2018 Bumblebee
NB: There are 2 versions of this film
Action, adventure PG Mild science fiction violence and mild themes. Some scenes may scare young children.
20 December 2018 Bumblebee
NB: There are two versions of this film
Action, adventure M Action violence
20 December 2018 Colette Drama M Sex scenes and nudity
21 December 2018 Master Z—The Ip Man Legacy Action M Mature themes, violence and drug use
21 December 2018 Zero Drama, comedy PG Mild themes and coarse language
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
Aquaman Action, adventure M Fantasy violence
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
Cold War Drama, romance M Mature themes, coarse language and sex
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
The Favourite Drama MA 15+ Strong coarse language
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
Holmes & Watson Comedy M Crude humour and coarse language
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
Kusama—Infinity Documentary M Artistic nudity
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
Piercing Suspense CTC  
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet Animation, adventure PG Mild themes and animated violence
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
Vice Drama, comedy M Mature themes and coarse language
Boxing Day
26 December 2018
The Wild Pear Tree (AKA Ahlat Agaci) Drama M Mature themes and coarse language
28 December 2018 Simmba Action, comedy M Mature themes, violence and drug use
1 January 2019 Mary Poppins Returns Musical G A scene of very mild peril
3 January 2019 Eighth Grade Comedy, drama M Sexual references and coarse language
3 January 2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2D and 3D) Animation, adventure PG Mild fantasy themes and violence
10 January 2019 Instant Family
NB: There are 2 versions of this film
Comedy M Coarse language
10 January 2019 Instant Family
NB: There are 2 versions of this film
Comedy PG Mild themes, coarse language, drug references and violence
10 January 2019 Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. Documentary MA 15+ Strong themes and violence
10 January 2019 Pick of the Litter Documentary G General
11 January 2019 The Accidental Prime Minister Drama CTC  
11 January 2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike Action, suspense CTC  
11 January 2019 Reign Of The Supermen Action CTC  
17 January 2019 Glass Thriller CTC  
17 January 2019 The Guilty Suspense CTC  
17 January 2019 The Kid Who Would Be King Adventure, fantasy CTC  
17 January 2019 Loro Drama MA 15+ Strong sex scenes and drug use
17 January 2019 Mary Queen Of Scots Drama MA 15+ Strong sex scenes and violence
17 January 2019 Skate Kitchen Drama MA 15+ Strong sex scenes and coarse language
17 January 2019 Storm Boy Drama, family PG Mild themes and occasional coarse language
21 January 2019 Enai Noki Paayum Thota Action, drama CTC  
24 January 2019 Dragon Ball Super The Movie—Broly Animation CTC  
24 January 2019 Free Solo Documentary M             Coarse language
24 January 2019 Green Book Drama M Coarse language
24 January 2019 Let The Sunshine In AKA Un Beau Soleil Interieur Comedy, drama MA 15+ Strong sex scene
24 January 2019 The Mule Drama M Coarse language and nudity
25 January 2019 Cheat India Drama CTC  
25 January 2019 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Drama CTC  
31 January 2019 Ben Is Back Drama PG Mild themes and violence
31 January 2019 The Front Runner Drama M Coarse language
31 January 2019 The Hate U Give Drama M Mature themes, violence and coarse language
31 January 2019 King Of Thieves Drama M Coarse language
31 January 2019 Welcome To Marwen Drama M Mature themes and violence

Other films which the Board found memorable during 2018 included:

  • Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween (PG, Mild supernatural themes)
  • Le Retour du Heros AKA The Return of the Hero (M, Sex scenes)
  • On the Basis of Sex (M, Coarse language)
  • Roma (MA 15+, Strong themes and nudity)
  • Sorry to Bother You (MA 15+, Strong sex scenes, coarse language, drug use and nudity)
  • The Price of Everything (M, Coarse language and nudity)
  • They Shall Not Grow Old (MA 15+, Strong war themes and injury detail)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MA 15+, Strong themes and coarse language
  • Venom (M, Science fiction themes, violence and coarse language)
  • Who's Watching Oliver (MA 15+, Strong themes, sexual and sexualised violence and coarse language)
  • You Were Never Really Here (MA 15+, Strong themes and violence).

Games releases

The games are divided into three lists: Australian-made; Recent and Upcoming; and Popular.

Australian-made games

Game title Platform Rating Consumer advice
Big Bash Boom Multiple G General, online interactivity
Florence Android, iOS G General
The Gardens Between Multiple G General
Colin Thiele's Storm Boy Multiple PG Mild themes

Recent and upcoming games

Game title Platform Rating Consumer advice
Battlefield V Multiple MA 15+ Strong violence and coarse language, online interactivity
Fitness Boxing Nintendo Switch G General
Just Cause 4 Multiple MA 15+ Strong violence, online interactivity
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! Nintendo Switch PG Mild themes and violence, online Interactivity
Pokemon Let's Go, Eevee! Nintendo Switch PG Mild themes and violence, online Interactivity
Spyro Reignited Trilogy PS4/Xbox One G Very mild fantasy themes and violence
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch PG Mild themes and violence, online interactivity

Popular games

Game title Platform Rating Consumer advice
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Multiple MA 15+ Strong violence, online interactivity
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Multiple MA 15+ Strong supernatural themes and bloody violence, online interactivity
Fifa 19 Multiple G General, online interactivity
Forza Horizon 4 XBox One, Windows G Very mild themes, online interactivity
Just Dance 2019 Multiple G Very mild themes and coarse language, online interactivity
Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 M Mature themes and violence
Red Dead Redemption II PS4 / Xbox One MA 15+ Strong themes and violence online interactivity

Margaret Anderson
Director
Classification Board