Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Violence, Language May Offend, Mature Subject Matter


Historical/Drama. After escaping slavery and finding freedom in Philadelphia in the mid 1850s, abolitionist Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) joins the Underground Railroad and frees hundreds of slaves.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions; frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs in an aggressive context
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence in an historical context - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Freedom versus oppression
  • American history
  • Dedication to a cause

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and violence in an historical context

Classification date

September 16, 2019