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Rated X on MUBI

by Rob Gonsalves
Generally non-pornographic movies that originally went out with an X rating in America. Does not include films that received an X when submitted to the MPAA and were then cut to obtain an R before release; nor does it include films that received an X but whose distributor chose to send them out unrated. Many of these films were later re-rated NC-17 (or simply not rated at all) when they surfaced on home video. A few were edited after their initial theatrical release and reissued with an R rating. Very few non-porn American-made films carried the X rating after the ’70s, and once the NC-17 rating went into effect in 1990 the only X-rated… Read more

Generally non-pornographic movies that originally went out with an X rating in America. Does not include films that received an X when submitted to the MPAA and were then cut to obtain an R before release; nor does it include films that received an X but whose distributor chose to send them out unrated. Many of these films were later re-rated NC-17 (or simply not rated at all) when they surfaced on home video. A few were edited after their initial theatrical release and reissued with an R rating. Very few non-porn American-made films carried the X rating after the ’70s, and once the NC-17 rating went into effect in 1990 the only X-rated films were pornos that self-awarded the rating.

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