I was required to watch Forrest Gump for school (Rhetoric/9th grade/High School Class), and it's an absolutely amazing movie. Yes, there is a fair share of swearing and also a LOT of sex, but nothing explicit. All of it has a purpose and helps the plot unlike to many movies today that are raunchy just for the h-ll of it. Several people say that it pokes fun at the mentally disabled, but I disagree. It's incredibly moving, and proves that with a good heart you can do absolutely anything regardless of your IQ. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 13 because of the amount of sexual references and language, but it should be a requirement for everyone old enough to appreciate it.