The Empire Strikes Back

Movie • 1980 • Action  

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The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
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Does the dog die?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is religion discussed?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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GlennRose
Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C3-PO are not allowed to leave Cloud City, or even their room within the city.
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Are there dislocations?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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jdpamv
From what we know animals weren't harmed in the making per say but real animal innards were used for the Tauntaun guts.
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Does a horse die?
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jdpamv
Two alien horses die but they have little resemblance to real ones.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
A Tauntaun is eaten by a Yeti. Another freezes to death and is turned into an impromptou sleeping bag.
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Are animals abused?
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Corellon
A character is warned that if he attempts a rescue mission, his "space horse" will die, but he goes anyway. When the creature dies from exhaustion, he cuts it open for warmth.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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pedanther
There is some kind of large reptilian predator lurking in a swamp. It's never seen clearly, and what we see of it doesn't resemble an alligator or crocodile.
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Are there snakes?
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TARDIS91011
There are several snakes featured quite prominently in the background of some scenes.
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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MitchRastaff
One character kisses another after the first repeatedly asks the other to back off. However, the second character kises the first back and the scene is portrayed as romantic.
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Corellon
Han does this when he gets annoyed at C-3P0 for talking too much.
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Bodily Harm
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ajmiller03
Luke's hand is cut off at the end. Also at the beginning Han slices open the belly of a taun-taun for warmth. And Luke cuts off the arm of a snow monster on Hoth.
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GlennRose
One hand is completely removed by a laser sword.
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FourHundredBillionStars
Several characters are killed by being choked to death in the opening scenes of the movie.
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Corellon
C-3P0, but he's a droid, so it's not fatal. There's also a part played for laughs where his head gets reattached backward.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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pedanther
Darth Vader kills multiple people by strangulation. Another character is strangled for a quite lengthy period, and struggles to breathe and talk his way out of the situation.
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Is someone burned alive?
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MamaMegz318
Han is frozen alive and incased.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Mychael
Luke's hand is cut off at the climax of the movie and at the beginning, Luke cuts off a Yeti's arm. It's not too graphic but might make a few feel a little queasy
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21burnssa
A head doesn’t get squashed but there is a scene where someone’s head gets cut off but it’s not gory.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Anonymous
Luke's hand is chopped off in a swordfight.
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Is someone tortured?
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Anonymous
Han is tortured to lure Luke to Cloud City.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Aliena
A character ALMOST does near the end and it is very unsure if he will make it
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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pedanther
No, although a major character is left in a hazardous situation that's only resolved in the following movie.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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pedanther
There are battle scenes with casualties, including characters with names and dialog.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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pedanther
A character who loses a hand and subsequently uses a realistic-looking prosthetic is played by an able-bodied actor who has both his hands. There are hints that Darth Vader has disabilities (the full extent of which are not revealed until a subsequent movie) and that his suit is an assistive technology; Darth Vader is played by an able-bodied actor.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Jello
Several people are held hostage.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
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nolanfrancisco
Vader pops out around a corner when Luke is looking around a quiet hallway
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Anonymous
Obi-wan begins to haunt Luke, although there's nothing malicious or frightening about it.
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Are there clowns?
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pedanther
Several scenes in a swamp. A character falls into the water, and another wades through it.
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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pedanther
Not as such. There is a sequence where a group of characters enter what they think is a cave, and only realize as they leave that they were inside a giant creature's mouth.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Jello
A character screams in the background while being tortured. The beginning of it is shown on screen.
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
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Anonymous
A character is zapped with electricity, but it isn't electro-therapy.
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Anonymous
Luke's bionic hand is stung with a needle to test if he can feel with it.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Anonymous
Luke is fitted for a prosthetic hand in the final scene.
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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GojiraNeko
C3PO stresses out numerous times about the Imperials and asteroids. so it could be droid anxiety... from a certain point of view
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Aliena
Han is frozen and encased in metal. People are somewhat trapped in their spaceships and in their hideouts because if they leave the Empire will get them. A character is unthawed by waking up underwater in a small aquarium-like thing. People use air-masks at one point
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Corellon
The scene mentioned in the torture section ends with loud screaming that is overheard by other characters.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Corellon
Characters who don't know they're siblings kiss several times.
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
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Corellon
Two prominent scenes where hundreds of characters are forced to flee their homes.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Yes
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GlennRose
It is resolved happily in the next movie.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Harlbior
Luke crash lands a snow speeder and a spaceship but survives unharmed.
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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There are explosions. No mushroom clouds specifically or radiation effects but bombs and spaceships being blown up
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Is there blood/gore?
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Seccers
Loss of limbs. Gutting of an animal.
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Does someone drown?
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Aliena
A character is woken up from freezing by being in a human-sized circular aquarium (doesn’t actually drown)
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Jello
Laser guns are used a lot.
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