Parents' Guide to

The X-Files

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Brilliant sci-fi drama for brave teens and up.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 13+

Amazing cult classic serise

Some times you’ll be watching it and thinking how can this be scary then suddenly a episode will come on and depending on who you are be scared from your head to your toes, amazing must watch 9/10

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 13+

Classic Sci-fi Show You Need To Watch

The X Files IS a show Where Unexplained Stuff happens Like UFOS ,Aliens, And I think ghosts But mostly Aliens... most of the eps are 12s you can get some eps that are 15s like s5 a couple are 15s the violence in this show is mild not massively violent it depends witch episode your watching this show is scary but not scary like the nowdays horror shows like the exorcist it's mild as an old show the real rating is 12 and 15 if you have the dvds like me you will have discs that are 12s and 15s , My Rating : 13 + Violence 5/10 mild Language 4/10 Sex 0/10 Drugs Use and references 0/10 Scariness 7/10 Mild ( Aliens ,...) Let your kid watch this at 13 it's completely fine

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (62 ):

Both creepy and intriguing, this series was hugely popular during its nine-year run on Fox in the 1990s and early 2000s (at the time of review it airs in syndication and is available on DVD). Teens who like sci-fi or horror will enjoy The X-Files for its complexity and rich character development. Parents may want to preview episodes for appropriateness for younger or more sensitive teens, since some shows are scarier than others. Viewers jumping into the middle of a season may be confused by the episodes dealing with detailed backstories.

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