Published: 7th August 2023

Movies celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2023

A number of iconic movies are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2023. We've spotlighted a selection of films that are marking the milestone this year, all the way from U to 18.

A Bug's Life

A brave young ant gathers together a group of bugs to help him fight off the evil grasshoppers who control his colony. Some mild scary scenes are unlikely to upset even the youngest viewers.


There is some very mild violence, such as when the hero is beaten by an evil grasshopper. However, he recovers quickly and gets his own back. One of the villainous characters is fed to a bird chick.

Threat and horror

There are some mild scary scenes, such as when grasshoppers intimidate the ants and when a bird chases the bugs. However, these moments are fairly brief and broken up with comic moments.


There is some comic use of very mild bad language, including 'move you ass' and a comic reference to a lightning bug turning off the light in his rear end ("Turn your butt off").


mild threat, violence

Mulan is an animated adventure about a young woman who disguises herself as a man and joins the army to save her elderly father from being conscripted.


There is some mild fantasy violence in the battle scenes, with one fight, in particular, containing some martial arts moves and a head butt.

Threat and horror

There are a number of battle scenes between the forces of the Emperor and the invading Huns, with the leader of the Huns, in particular, presenting a threat to the lives of the main heroes.

There is some mild and comic innuendo referring to the young heroine's disguise as a man.

The Mask Of Zorro

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

The Truman Show

Contains mild threat

Threat and horror

There are some scenes in which people struggle at sea in stormy conditions.

There is mild bad language such as 'son of a bitch', 'shit', 'ass' and 'bastard'.

Rush Hour

Contains moderate violence and language


A radio executive becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman against a backdrop of insurgency. Moderate violence and threat, in a terrorism context, may be too intense for younger children.


Scenes of violence include a character being punched and kicked, and another man being hit with a wooden plank. There is brief sight of blood on the victim's face.

Threat and horror

Scenes of moderate threat include a character preparing a bomb vest with the intention of blowing herself up.

Injury detail

There is brief sight of blood in the aftermath of violence.


There is brief nudity when a woman bathes, with her breasts seen in profile.

Sexual violence and sexual threat

There is a flashback sequence in which a woman refers to her and her sister being raped. Two bodies are seen moving in silhouette, and a young girl is chased and cornered by her attackers. There is no explicit sight of sexual violence.

Saving Private Ryan

strong bloody violence, gory images, language

A group of US soldiers go behind enemy line to save a colleague after the Normandy landings. This intense WW2 drama features realistic portrayals of war violence, with gory images.


There are scenes of bloody war violence, in which men are shot, stabbed, burnt, and blasted by explosions. These scenes feature blood, gore and injury detail.

Threat and horror

The opening sequence of the film is particularly intense and sustained, featuring graphic images of death and injury.


There is use of strong language ('f**k') as well as milder terms including 'shit' and 'bastard'.


There are some moderate verbal sex references during banter between soldiers as they talk about sexual experiences.


There are some discriminatory references, including slurs against foreign soldiers and a soldier joking that he thought another soldier "likes it in the ass".

Injury detail

Battle sequences include graphic injury detail and gory images, such as severed limbs, sight of internal organs and bloody wounds.

Alcohol and tobacco

Adult characters smoke and chew tobacco.


strong bloody violence

Blade is an action horror thriller, from 1998, in which a vampire hunter must stop a plot to unleash an ancient evil.


There are scenes of strong bloody violence, including shootings, stabbings, immolations, and limbs being cut off. While much of the violence is directed towards vampires who turn to ash as they die, in some scenes humans are bitten or gored, and vampires swell up and explode in gory fashion. There are also scenes of torture, and sexualised sequences in which vampires in a club dance while being showered in blood.

flashing/flickering lights

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

There is use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'), as well as occasional strong sex references, including partial sight of a man being fellated.

The Big Lebowski

Contains strong language and sex references

The Big Lebowski is a US comedy about a slacker who becomes embroiled in a kidnapping plot after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same surname.


Infrequent scenes of strong violence include a sequence in which a man bites another man's ear off.


There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k') throughout, as well as occasional use of moderate bad language including 'cock' and 'dick'.


Occasional strong sex references include mention of masturbation, fellatio, and anal sex.

Occasional scenes of drug use occur in which the protagonist smokes marijuana, and a sequence in which he is drugged and experiences a hallucinogenic trip. There is also infrequent breast nudity.