You should know now that all three lord of the rings movies are excellent. Some of the greates films ever made. But, all three of them of course are pretty violent and in some cases scary. This first one is the scariest. There is no sexual content at all, just one kiss, no language, or anything else. Just violence. The ringwraiths in this movie are particularly scary. they resemble dementors from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban if you've seen that, just a lot scarier. They stab the main character, chase him and a couple other people a lot. They trample an old town watchman and have a horrible air about them. A lot of the scary stuff happens at night. I also found the watcher in the water scary. He is a large sea monster crocodile thing that tries to eat Frodo. there are lots of scary creatures in this film, and some epic battle sequences that are really violent, but there is no blood. (Just arrows to the head and swinging sword and bashing and stuff.) Monsters include: Watcher in the water(a sea monster),Balrog (a giant fire demon), ringwraiths (scary ghost creatures), a troll (big ugly club-swinging thing), orcs (Other ugly soldier creatures, like goblins). That's a lot. And another scary thing in this story is two major characters die, however one returns alive in teh next film The Two Towers. Your kids will particularly not lie the "death" of Gandalf, who falls of a cliff when he defeats the balrog. But to reassure younger kids, you should tell them that in the next film he comes back, which he does although the next film is quiet scary as well. If your kids have seen King Kong the new one they won't have a problem with this at all. Its fabulous, but check it out first. Teenagers are fine.