Were these top movies of the 1970s rated PG or rated R?

Were you allowed to see Jaws and Star Wars?

Have standards changed over the years? Arguably — but not always in the way you might think. People expect a constant slackening of Hollywood standards, but bear in mind that prior to 1984, there was no PG-13 rating. That meant some eyebrow-raising content made it into PG films in the 1970s. Heck, in 1972, two of the Top 10 highest-grossing pictures in America were rated X (Behind the Green Door and Fritz the Cat).

Which is all to say that figuring out what things were rated in the Seventies can be rather tough. You've likely seen all these flicks. After all, they are all incredibly popular.

So what do you think they were originally rated? Good luck!

  1. What was The Godfather rated?
  2. What was Star Wars rated?
  3. What was Rocky rated?
  4. What was The Rocky Horror Picture Show rated?
  5. What was Grease rated?
  6. What was Saturday Night Fever rated?
  7. What was American Graffiti rated?
  8. What was Jaws rated?
  9. What was Smokey and the Bandit rated?
  10. What was Blazing Saddles rated?
  11. What was Young Frankenstein rated?

Were these top movies of the 1970s rated PG or rated R?

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TonyClifton 5 months ago
"Saturday Night Fever"...a movie without a plot. Unless you consider the quest to win a dance contest a plot, but it seemed like an afterthought. All the other movies were great, though. But I found "SNF" kinda boring. And living in the Midwest, the New York accents were rather comedic.
Amalthea 33 months ago
Technically, "Saturday Night Fever" was both. I vividly remember it being released both with an "R" rating, and a toned-down "PG" version. I didn't see either in the theatre.
KathyDahill 35 months ago
SNF was my first R rated movie. I really liked Travolta from Welcome Back, Kotter.
d2k 35 months ago
Saturday Night Fever was released in R and PG versions.
DIGGER1 36 months ago
WERE THESE TOP MOVIES OF THE 1970S RATED PG OR RATED R?

You got 11 out of 11
How did you do? Did some of those sneak up on you?
Lacey 36 months ago
10/11 I was very surprised to see that SNF was rated R.
bringbackWKRP 36 months ago
10 for 11. Another good quiz. Please consider bringing back WKRP after Labor Day.
Corey bringbackWKRP 36 months ago
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djw1120 Corey 36 months ago
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Mama's Family is going "Bye-Bye" AND "WKRP" is going "Bye-Bye" also - thank God.
UTZAAKE 36 months ago
9/11. 6 and 10. Good quiz because one wonders what goes on in the minds of those responsible for assigning these movie ratings.
Kevin 36 months ago
I thought "Blazing Saddles" was "PG." I remember seeing it in theaters when I was in High School.
It was rated "R" for the language. There was a lot of swearing being sworn. Remember, this was back in '75, if it were to get re-released/remade, today, it probably would get a PG-13 rating as more "stuff" is being acceptable to say/show. What would have been classified as "R," {or when it was still a letter of rating, "X," remember, Midnight Cowboy was the only "X" rated movie to win an Oscar?} is now considered a PG-13 movie. I have a feeling, that if Blazing Saddles had been released earlier than it was, {like in the '60's or even the 50's,} and it didn't even have any swearing, it probably would have gotten an "R" rating just for the campfire scene. Or, the campfire scene may not have been deemed appropriate, so the studio would not have given it a green light to shoot the scene.
Rickey 36 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
How did you do? Did some of those sneak up on you?
stagebandman 36 months ago
Got them all right, but I will point out that "Saturday Night Fever" was the first movie to be re-cut and re-released in a PG version.
Kevin stagebandman 36 months ago
Which changed the entire movie.
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