In New Zealand, the R16 rating is used and mandated by the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act of 1993 to signify that a movie is unsuitable for children under 16. No one under that age is admitted to the motion picture under any circumstance. A video or computer game with an R16 label should not be sold to anyone under 16.

Examples of R16 titles

  • Halo 3 ("Violence")
  • Madonna: Justify My Love ("Sex scenes")
  • South Park: The Stick Of Truth ("Violence, offensive language, sexual material & other content that may offend")
  • Sunshine Cleaning ("Violence, sex scenes & suicide")
  • Kill Bill Vol.2 ("Violence, offensive language & drug use")
  • Straight Outta Compton ("Sex scenes, violence, drug use & offensive language")
New Zealand Office of Film and Literature Classification
Common unrestricted labels: G | PG | M
Common restricted labels: 13 | 16 | 18
Other restricted labels: R | 15 | RP13 | RP16
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