The War of the Worlds

1953 NR 1h 25m DVD

The War of the Worlds

1953 NR 1h 25m DVD
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When a scorching meteor-like object crashes to Earth, a scientist waits three ill-fated days for the object -- a spaceship filled with Martians -- to cool. Meanwhile, the extraterrestrials continue their invasion of the planet.
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Less Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Houseley Stevenson Jr., Paul Frees
Byron Haskin
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is apocalyptic in its nature. The film deals with an attempt by Martians to invade and colonize the planet. Much of the film focuses on alien-on-human violence and the aliens' attempts to eliminate Earth's human occupants. There's a grisly off-screen murder. Characters drink and smoke.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Although not gory, a large portion of the movie is filled by alien attacks and loud explosions.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Not applicable


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking and smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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