Australian Council on Children and the Media

About ACCM Movie Reviews

The Know Before You Go Movie Reviews are provided to help you find age-appropriate and enjoyable movies for your children. They focus particularly on violent material, material that young children may find scary and other content that parents may wish to know about such as sexual references, nudity, sexual activity, coarse language and use of substances. Each review contains recommendations as to the appropriate age levels for each movie.

If a movie you are looking for is currently unavailable on this website, the US Commonsense Media website provides a similar movie review service. The British Film Classification Board and Netherlands Classification website may also be useful. When using these sites, it is important to note that the American, Netherlands and British classification systems differ from the Australian classification system. Always check for the Australian classification in newspaper advertisements or on the video or DVD itself. Alternatively you can look up the classification yourself on the Australian Government Classification Board online database.