All theatrical releases in the US must go through the MPAA’s rating process for films. These ratings range from G to NC-17, and are used as a guide for who can see certain movies. When a movie goes to the rating board and receives an NC-17 rating, it is very unlikely that the movie will be successful as it eliminates a large number of viewers from the audience. Therefore, these movies must be cut and chopped to reach an R-rating so that they can be more widely released and actually have a chance at being profitable. So, here are a few familiar movies that were initially slapped with the infamous NC-17 rating that had to be re-edited before entering the theaters with an R-rating.