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MPAA Rated PG for some scary moments and mild language

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • In a quidditch match, A Slytherin player takes his team's beater's club and whacks a bludger at Oliver Wood unaware of it and he falls backwards on his broomstick behind a goal hoop then falls to the ground. However his injured body is not seen throughout the match and survives by being seen in the second film. In the same match, two Slytherin players railroad a Gryffindor chaser into a pillar, and she crashes to the ground from behind a banner. We see her unconscious, but otherwise fine
  • Harry repeatedly is being shaken on his broomstick because if you watch this part it looks like he's going to fall off.
  • During a Quidditch lesson to Harry Potter, Oliver Wood catches a bludger (which could have harmed or killed him) making him roll around putting it back in its case after a little bit of having it released.
  • The three protagonists have to go through a series of obstacles to get to the sorcerer's stone. One of those challenges scratches Harry up (superficially, some blood), while another knocks another character out (bloodless)
  • Snape's leg is pretty bloody in one scene
  • a ghost lifts his partially severed head off of his shoulders, a bit gory
  • A ghost pulls it's own head off and shows guts.
  • A giant troll attacks Hermione in a bathroom. Bathroom stalls are smashed with a giant club. Hermione hides under a sink and the troll tries to hit her, but misses her and hits a sink.
  • Ron, atop a large chess piece, is shown violently hitting the floor, knocking him unconscious, as another chess piece blasts the other one.
  • A man is shown drinking blood.


  • 1 use of freak
  • 1 use of damn, 1 use of arse, 1 use of hell, 2 uses of bloody hell.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Seamus is attempting to turn his water into rum. But it didn't go well so it exploded.
  • There is a potions class, but we don't see students or adults ingest them
  • one person is briefly shown smoking a pipe.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A lot for a PG. Voldemort's appearance and voice may be too scary for children ages eight or younger.
  • Seven minutes in, a rather large snake escapes and terrorizes visitors at a zoo exhibit.
  • Even though this is a family movie. At times some unsettling music can be heard especially near the end of the film which some may find scary.
  • You can see a black hooded figure moving about in a forest. The figure is about to attack Harry, but is stopped.
  • The scene of Hagrid explaining to Harry about the night his parents were murdered has a brief flashback of the occurrence. The depiction of Harry's mother screaming in terror would probably frighten some viewers.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A momentary flashback involves the killing of a mother and father and attempted murder of an infant child, including a break-in.
  • Quirrell is shown strangling Harry. Harry touches Quirrell's hands which then proceed to steam, blister, then suddenly disintegrate, as he yells in pain. As Quirrell rushes forward, Harry quickly reacts and places both of his hands onto Quirrell's face, which begins to graphically splinter apart. The effect then disintegrates Quirrell's entire body. The man yells and writhes in extreme agony as this happening. Quite violent and graphic for a PG rating. MOST and ONLY GRAPHIC part of the entire film

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A spirit version of Voldemort after Harry kills Quirrell. Voldemort's spirit hits him and knocks him out. The spirit can be frightening.
  • Quirrell takes his head piece off, Voldemort's face comes to life on the back of his head. Voldemort then screams at Quirrell to kill Harry and Quirrell leaps at Harry and attempts to strangle him.
  • Quirrell turns to dust after he attempts to strangle Harry. You see his head, then entire body crumble then blow away.

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