The Addams Family age rating: Is it okay for kids?

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The Addams Family is the ultimate Halloween movie. If any family embodies the spooky holiday, it’s them.

The film stars Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, and Jimmy Workman as the members of the titular family. The Addams Family is based on the works of cartoonist Charles Addams and focuses on a morbid, aristocratic family who reconnects with a long-lost relative who is not who he appears to be.

If you’re wondering whether or not the movie, which is available to stream on Netflix, is appropriate for children, then you’ve come to the right place.

What is The Addams Family rated?

According to the film’s IMDb page, The Addams Family is rated PG-13 for instances of smoking, mild sexuality, fright, and the use of profanity. Along with a disembodied hand and loan sharking, the film includes a séance, the selling of toxic lemonade, magic, and con artists.

The film is funnier than it is scary, but the Addams are a unique family. Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley do everything a bit more macabre than most families would. The movie is meant to demonstrate what sets them apart and how their oddities bring them together.

However, the movie was released in 1991, and what constitutes “appropriate for children” has changed somewhat in the intervening years.

The Addams Family is a classic Halloween flick and I think it’s definitely appropriate for children 13 years old and above. Preteens would probably be okay to watch it, but that’s up for their parents or guardian to decide.

You can stream The Addams Family on Netflix.

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