Okay, forget about genre, actors and directors. Take a look at your movie watching habits. Do you tend towards a particular rating?
Although many countries have their own rating system, most follow similar principles: G is for everyone, PG for parental guidance, PG-13 is the same thing but kids must be 13 or older, A is for adult only and R is restricted.
How about it, do ratings affect your viewing habits?
I only watch movies based on my interest in the storyline or content. I'm proud to say I haven't seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies - it just doesn't interest me, so I won't be swayed in paying money to see something which is based on peer pressure or a rating system. Nor do I see a movie or watch a show based on who the actors are.
I watch movies that I am interested in, and not whether they are rated as anything. The only movies I do not like are violence/action/superhero however the classifications in Australia anyway, do not show these unless they are really violent when I guess they would be Adults only.
As for ratings, yes, I do take notice of this if you mean like they have won an Oscar or whatever -i am more likely to see a film if it has won a lot of awards, however not sure if this is also what you mean in the question.
Before today, I would have answered "no", without giving it too much thought..... but my husband has just pointed out to me that although we own a lot of dvds, only TWO of them are 18 rated. It's not deliberate, so I guess there must be something subconsciously directing us away from adult films!