The Film Ratings System

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Have you ever seen a film rating logo? In Quebec, the Régie du cinéma classifies and puts a stamp on the films you watch, rent or buy. This classification affects the movies you can or cannot see according to your age.

Learn about the ratings system and the legal consequences if you have access to a movie not recommended for your age.

FILM RATINGS

STAMP CONTENT ACCESS
Who can't watch this film in a movie theatre? Who can't buy or rent this film?

And if you do?

18 YEARS AND OVER:

  • contains explicitly sexual and/or very violent scenes.
  • can be watched only by people 18 and over
  • people under 18
  • people under 18
  • You aren't breaking the law, but the movie theatre or store could be fined!

16 YEARS AND OVER:

  • has disturbing themes or situations (graphic violence, sexuality, etc.)
  • can be watched only by people16 and over
  • people under 16 
  • people under 16 

13 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER:

  • disturbling scenes (violence, sexuality, etc.)
  • can be watched only by people 13 and over
  • people under 13, unless they're accompanied by an adult
  • people under 13

GENERAL:

  • anyone can watch        
 
 
 

In Québec, the law doesn't say anything about the ratings of video games.

Important !
This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice. To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.