At the end of most major American films, there's a number. I believe current films are running in the high 40000s. From a little bit of research, when the MPAA rates a film, they give it a unique number.

I've found an old list that seems to go up to 2010, but I'm wondering if there's an official list online somewhere that shows every number. I've been wondering for a while now if there'd be any friendly rivalry to grab number 50,000, which must be out soon ;)


To my understanding, no one has ever compiled a list of every single film they've stuck the number on. I'm sure, buried in a database somewhere, the MPAA knows, but it doesn't appear to have been released.

The nearest I'm aware of is this very eager fan who decided to research and list every film he could. It's still a work in progress, but all the numbers he has thus far can be found here: 50,000 movie challenge.

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  • Sadly; both the links are now broken :(. – Shiasu-sama Sep 30 at 13:06

MPPDA - MPAA - USA The Motion Picture Production Code film numbers to 52000 - - -



includes USA films from 2010 to 2014

and also provides two excel spreadsheet versions for download

MPAA - excel worksheet filetype:xlsx for download - USA The Motion Picture Production Code film numbers to 52000 - - -

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  • Lists seem to only go to 2010 (~46,000)? :/ – Mark Mayo Feb 18 '15 at 2:43

There is no official list, but in the following site http://www.filmratings.com/ you can find the M.P.A.A. number

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