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Thu, Mar 7, 2013 1:29 AM

What does the "Approved" rating mean in IMDb?

I notice the "Approved" rating being applied to movies which seem to pre-date the current ratings system.

What is IMDb's definition of Approved?

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9 y ago

It means that the film was approved for exhibition. This is how the MPAA explains it:


Under the Hays Code, films were simply approved or disapproved based on whether they were deemed "moral" or "immoral.


For the full text/background, see: http://www.mpaa.org/ratings/ratings-h...

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You should put this explanation in the certificates guide:
http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/cer...

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9 y ago

Thanks. I thought I knew a lot about the ratings system - but I was unaware of the old "Approved" or "Disapproved" ratings.

Now, of course, I have to search for the "Disapproved" movies!