Since the NC-17 rating was created in 1990 to replace the X rating (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Tie Me Up! A majority of the films on this list either were edited to obtain an R and/or had the NC-17 rating surrendered.
Few films have kept the rating for theatrical or DVD release.
It is also the longest continuing series of English language films.
Changes in ratings are due to resubmission or appeal by a film's producers.Films receiving an NC-17 are often cut and resubmitted in hopes of earning an R rating, which allows distribution to more outlets than an NC-17 rating.This is a list of films rated NC-17 (Adults Only or No One 17 and Under Admitted; originally No Children Under 17 Admitted) by the Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Rating Administration (CARA).It includes X-rated films reassigned an NC-17 rating, and titles which were originally rated NC-17, but later re-edited for a different rating.Titles with surrendered ratings are usually released unrated to avoid the stigma of NC-17.
Some films are released without an MPAA rating because the filmmaker expects an NC-17.Some titles include the reasons the rating was given.In 1990, the Classification and Rating Administration began including a brief statement of the reason for a specific film's R rating; several years later it began giving reasons for all film ratings. But Toilet Paper Is Expensive, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre III were all given X ratings that year), this list does not include X-rated films, unless they were later re-rated NC-17.Additionally, many films lack any sort of citation or verification and appear to be user applied.The article needs to be fact checked and cleaned up to meet quality standards.Rated NC-17 for nudity and strong sexuality throughout, and for some graphic language and aberrant violence; edited version rated R for strong sexuality and nudity, language, a violent rape scene, and drug use.