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Are Any of the Marvel Movies Rated R?

Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a cultural phenomenon, with its movies grossing billions of dollars worldwide. The franchise includes superheroes such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Spider-Man and many more. While the movies have been a massive hit among audiences of all ages, many fans have often wondered if any of the Marvel movies are rated R.

What is Rated R

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has set up a rating system to provide information on the content of movies. The rating system includes G (meaning General Audiences), PG (Parental Guidance Suggested), PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned), R (Restricted) and NC-17 (No One 17 and Under Admitted).

A movie that is rated R means that it contains adult-oriented material and is not suitable for children under 17 years old. A movie with an R-rating can include violence, nudity, drug use or strong language.

Marvel Movies and Their Ratings

So far, none of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have received an R-rating from the MPA. All of the Marvel movies have been rated either PG-13 or lower.

This rating is understandable as Marvel Comics has always been more about family-friendly entertainment than mature themes. However, some fans might be disappointed as they might prefer to see more violence or darker elements in their favorite superhero movies.

The Closest We Got

Although none of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies has been rated R so far, there are some instances where they came close to receiving an R-rating.

  • Deadpool:
    • While not a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Deadpool is a Marvel character. The movie Deadpool was rated R for its excessive violence, language, and sexual content.

      It was the first R-rated movie to gross more than $300 million in the U.S.

  • Logan:
    • Another non-MCU Marvel movie, Logan was rated R for its intense violence and strong language. The movie also marked the end of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.


To sum up, none of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association so far. However, fans who are looking for more mature content can check out other Marvel movies such as Deadpool and Logan.

It will be interesting to see if Marvel Studios decides to make any R-rated movies in the future considering that they have recently acquired 20th Century Fox’s film division which includes Deadpool and X-Men franchise.