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Sex & Nudity

  • One scene shows Barry Lyndon kissing two topless women; the sides of their breasts and nipples are exposed.
  • Barry's wife is seen bathing (partially dressed); her torso is mostly exposed, including parts of her breasts, and in one shot her pubic region is seen through the water. Very blurry and brief.
  • Two men are seen standing naked in a lake, holding hands and professing their love for one another; this is shown from a distance, and the water covers them up to the waist.
  • Lots of cleavage, including one scene where Barry reaches in between a woman's breasts to retrieve a necklace.

Violence & Gore

  • Violence is sparse and not graphic:
  • There are some battle scenes where men are shot and wounded/killed.
  • Several non-graphic duels take place.
  • A man viciously beats his stepson out of anger.
  • Two scenes show a man caning his stepson as punishment.


  • The words "hell" and "damn" are said a few times.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several scenes include characters drinking alcohol. Barry smokes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Appropriate rating would be: PG-13 for some sexual content, partial nudity, war violence, and language
  • The scene where Barry violently beats his stepson is rather intense.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • Barry kisses a man in the mouth right before the man dies. This is non-sexual however, and is simply just a cultural/time difference.

Violence & Gore

  • A young boy is thrown from the back of a horse. He dies two days later.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The segment where Barry's son dies is quite intense/depressing.

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