Men in Black

Movie • 1997 • Action  

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After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.
This movie contains 39 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
149 supporters
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No dogs die however a pug does get shaken as a character is trying to get information from him. He is otherwise unharmed
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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jamieblazej
Not really, but kind of. The owner of the cat is murdered and the cat refuses to leave his owner’s side, so the cat ends up basically dumped off at the morgue. The owner didn’t willingly abandon his cat, but the cat does kind of get ditched.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Not technically, but a man watches a woman, for personal emotional enjoyment because he misses her, through a surveilance system she doesn’t know about.
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MollySheehan
Even though there is no domestic violence seen on screen there's still a scene near the beginning of the movie that might be upsetting to domestic violence survivors. We overhear a man aggressively yelling at his wife and implying that he's hit her before and plans on hitting her again, however he's killed and eaten by an alien shortly after yelling at his wife and the scene was likely to set us up for not feeling bad that he was killed and eaten by an alien.
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Harlbior
The premise of the film is that an organization regularly gives people false memories to cover up alien sightings.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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jamieblazej
No, but the Worm Guys are very heavy cigarette smokers
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
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Humane Hollywood certified that no animals/insects were harmed in the making of the scenes.
When they shake the pug around, for the more violent shaking, they used a cgi pug and for the closeup shots, the real life pug was placed in the actors hands.
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
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CoryWilcox
Madagascar hissing cockroaches and a bunch of other bugs are killed
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Are animals abused?
93 supporters
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OpheliaLawson
A dog whose body is being inhabited by an alien is briefly shaken and held in an unfriendly manner.
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Cockroaches
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
82 supporters
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jamieblazej
There is a cat who is sought after by the villain and is in apparent danger but ends up unharmed. You see the villain grab the cat and remove the charm from the collar and then don’t see the cat again, so it’s assumed to be safe.
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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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chachanowyall
There are no spiders (only cockroaches, flies, a dragonfly, a giant cockroach/grasshopper alien thing)
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Anonymous
The villain is a giant cockroach-like alien wearing a man's skin. Jay also taunts him.by stepping on some roaches.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
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0
No, but they use a memory-wiping tool on many people
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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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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Yes
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Harlbior
After Kay leads one if the illegal aliens out of sight, he pulls out a knife and cuts him down his chest, revealing that he is an alien in disguise.
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Alien has laboured breathing in dying moments
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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jamieblazej
A giant alien wears a dead guy’s skin as a suit. The skin is misaligned and looks very unnatural, and as the movie progresses, it starts to look significantly worse for wear. The alien also stretches the skin on its face back really far, causing a woman to faint. The alien moves in a very disjointed way while wearing the human suit and is constantly having to snap it’s body parts back into place to move easier. Plus, the alien has cockroaches coming from somewhere under the human’s clothes that fall out and crawl around. I am pretty squeamish about disturbing horror stuff and I watch this movie on a very regular basis with no issues. Also, there is an alien whose human-like body is really a robotic vessel that is controlled by the tiny alien in the head. While the body is undergoing an autopsy, it’s stated that the majority of the internal organs are missing and then a character pulls on the earlobe and the the face opens up to reveal the alien inside.
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Is there amputation?
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Kay also shoots an alien’s head off. The alien is capable of regrowing his head, but says that it stings. We also see the alien’s head grow back, which might be a bit of a disturbing effect
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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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jamieblazej
A woman faints
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jamieblazej
The villain manually moves his limbs around in order to get from place to place and function and you hear a fair bit of crunching/cracking noises but the alien doesn’t have bones so none are broken. Kind of sounds like it though. In the Polish restaurant scene, a dead waiter is briefly shown sort of folded up in a very unnatural way and stuffed onto a shelf and later the medical examiner mentions that he’s been broken in half
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
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MakeItWeird
An agent dismembers an alien as part of interrogation.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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jamieblazej
An alien jumps from a building on purpose towards the beginning of the movie.
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jamieblazej
No eye mutilation but the villain’s human skin suit starts to kind of decompose as the movie goes on, and this includes his eyes. They begin to turn cloudy and pale, but they’re not overly graphic and not dwelled upon.
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Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
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jamieblazej
K uses a knife to slit a man open but it turns out it’s an alien with a suit on, so he’s just cut the suit off. The villain has sharp quill-like things on some of its legs and uses them to stab 2 aliens in the neck. This is extremely brief and not graphic.
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MakeItWeird
Gallons of alien entrails and blood splattered all over.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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16
Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
10 supporters
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7
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Multiple alien and human characters die
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Yes
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Fanmouse
The villain takes the main female character hostage.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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15
Is a child's toy destroyed?
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12
Does a family member die?
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1
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4
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
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jamieblazej
When J (Will Smith) is chasing down a perp in the beginning, he seems to lose the guy he’s chasing but then the guy pops up close to the camera and climbs up a wall. It’s definitely a jump scare, even after I’ve watched it 100 times
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xaby
Aliens wear human skin as suits, they are dead but appear to be possessed
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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1
There’s a realistic head on a pole used in an alien disguise
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Elliewolstenholme1
Shortly after the baby squid is born it vomits on J
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Is someone eaten?
15 supporters
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Agent K allows himself to be eaten by a huge alien but later shoots his way out
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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jamieblazej
The villain contorts himself and jerks his limbs around regularly and makes a lot of bone cracking/crunching noises. It’s not too bad
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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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The Men in Black have carte blanche to operate as they please without accountability to anyone. They shoot and kill or maim aliens without warning or remorse. They do not hesitate to rough aliens up in interrogations. The end of credits rap, while fun, glorifies making keeping humans unaware of what’s going on and being able to do what they want. It’s basically “thin blue line” ideology before it was called that.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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8
Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
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7
Is there bisexual cheating?
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8
Loss
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emory
A few rare items get broken by J
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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jamieblazej
Not exactly a needle or syringe, but the exterminator has a long slim wand that dispenses the insecticide and he is killed with it. Also, the villain kills 2 aliens by sticking very thin quill-type things that are on its legs through their necks. They’re not exactly needles but it could be similar enough to squick someone out
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Anonymous
There are morgue scenes but no hospital room scenes.
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xaby
No one has cancer but it is mentioned twice
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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4
Does someone have a mental illness?
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3
Does someone self harm?
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35 supporters
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12
Is a mentally ill person violent?
13 supporters
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9
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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5
Yes
5
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1
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
8 supporters
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3
Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
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8
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0
Lots of squelching kinds of noises when aliens are killed or moving around
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Is there ABA therapy?
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3
Is there body dysphoria?
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4
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Yes
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Yes
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0
No, but people are very frightened a few times
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0
Someone is eaten before shooting his way out.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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12
Is there autism specific abuse?
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11
0
We don’t see the impact though
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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8
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Harlbior
A baby alien is seen onscreen, but it doesn't cry.
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Is there shakey cam?
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8
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2
1
J (Will Smith) is asked to complete a test on paper, the scene directly after contains extreme flashing lights.
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Paranoia
0
emory
Also K watches a woman on a surveillance screen without her knowledge
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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8
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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8
Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
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18
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2
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xaby
It’s not a human child but an alien does give birth on screen. It isn’t shown in great detail.
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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0
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15
1
There’s an alien birth
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Does someone miscarry?
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15
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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14
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
23 supporters
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21
No
2
3
CoryWilcox
Jay insults a cop for being fat early in the movie
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Does the black guy die first?
11 supporters
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17
Are there homophobic slurs?
25 supporters
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0
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11
Yes
0
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7
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
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5
No
6
0
Mostly fantasy hate speech against beings that don’t exist
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Does an LGBT person die?
20 supporters
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12
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Fanmouse
Will Smith's character tells an alien shopkeeper that Tommy Lee Jones' character is "crazy."
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Are there n-words?
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10
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
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4
Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
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0
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5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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0
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7
Sex
Yes
5
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7
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jamieblazej
Some sexual innuendos and mentions of vaguely sexual acts but no actual sexual content.
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0
Woman appears to be flirting very suggestively with man, but it turns out to be a misunderstanding
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Yes
0
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6
0
Several aliens are nude but they generally look nothing like humans, so I don’t think that’s what is meant here
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Is there bestiality?
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6
Does someone lose their virginity?
6 supporters
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5
Are there incestuous relationships?
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41 supporters
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0
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14
Sexism
Yes
0
No
6
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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0
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5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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0
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4
Yes
0
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4
1
No, but a key theme in the movie is that the Men in Black can control what people do and don’t remember with the Neuralizer
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Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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0
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3
Social
Is someone homeless?
3 supporters
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0
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4
Are there anti-abortion themes?
17 supporters
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0
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4
Are there fat suits?
11 supporters
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Yes
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3
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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1
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2
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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16
Are there end credit scenes?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
13
0
Only if you were rooting for the bugs and villain
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
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13
No
1
1
OpheliaLawson
A UFO crashes into the ground.
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0
Agent K drives wildly
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Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
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14
No
2
1
xaby
An alien spaceship crashes
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Yes
0
No
11
0
No, but close a few times
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Violence
Yes
1
No
12
0
Several explosions, but not nuclear
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Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
17
No
0
2
EchoGarden1
Yes, however it’s all alien and very otherwordly. A very very slight amount of blood is shown on a sheet at the mourge, but it’s just two faint splatters.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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0
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13
Yes
18
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0
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jamieblazej
The only gun violence that is shown onscreen is by alien weapons. The villain has a gun and shoots a man and steals his gun, but this is offscreen and all you hear is a gunshot. No body is shown.
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