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Rate a trailer yourself...

Welcome to our interactive Rate A Trailer resource - here you can view a trailer and compare your own thoughts and analysis to those of the BBFC Compliance Officers.

Here are some tips before you get started...

Issues in trailers and advertisements may be rated higher than equivalent material in a main feature because they are unbidden and contextual arguments are harder to make.

Audiences actively choose to see a full length feature based on expectations of the particular genre at the given classification and on the BBFCinsight. In contrast, they have no choice about the accompanying trailers or advertisements that they see and which may be very different in tone and content to the film the audience has chosen to view. In addition, because trailers and advertisements are short and self-contained, borderline material is less likely to be justified by context and more likely to cause offence.

  • All the trailers here were passed at U, PG or 12A - though many are for films which received a higher category in the end
  • Each trailer has a brief introduction which tells you how much Compliance Officers knew about a film before they saw the trailer - remember, some films are already famous before they've been released (especially sequels and franchises)
  • Remember to look out for key classification issues like sex, violence and language
  • Don't forget to take into account the tone of the trailer and how it makes you feel
  • Keep in mind that trailers come to an audience unbidden.

Ready to go? Check out our trailers here