- (of a motion picture) suitable for those under 17 years of age only when accompanied by an adult.
Origin of R-rated
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for r-rated
As Americans, we still have a right to air both our dirty laundry and our R-Rated films.Should the U.S. Really Pay a Kim’s Ransom?
December 21, 2014
And the next film I saw you in was the very first R-rated film I saw in theaters: Crimson Tide.Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’
September 27, 2014
The stars of the R-rated sex comedy discuss everything from sex tapes and staying in shape to period-tracking apps.Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel on ‘Sex Tape,’ Awkward Sexual Positions, and High-Fiving in Bed
July 14, 2014
The love scene was just a sex dream—explaining a bit why it was so over the top, like an R-rated telenovela.Inside True Blood’s Steamy Gay Sex Scene
June 30, 2014
I think Cadillac Man is literally one of the first R-rated movies I saw.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence
June 8, 2014