I’m thinking of America’s rating system, which contains G, PG, PG-13, R and NC-17.
My wife and I watched Beowulf last night, and this was clearly an R rated movie. It’s not that we minded that much, though if we had a 13-14 year old child, we would have been quite shocked. We know it was a “cartoon”, but the nudity and violence were very over the top and very realistic.
Terminator 2, however, is a quite mild “R”. I thought the same when I saw it in 1992. Basic Instinct, around the same time, has the same rating. T2 is a PG-13 movie, with relatively mild violence. Basic Instinct is quite violent and contains tons of nudity.
What other movies were rated too high or low in your opinion?