Five Films Not to Watch With Your Parents

By Miguel Lauresta | 3 years ago

Movie nights are fun. Watching them with your parents has been a bonding experience for a lot of families over the years. There are films that you enjoy watching with them, and there are those that just make it uncomfortable for everyone. With “Fifty Shades of Grey” finally released, here is a list of some of the movies you wouldn’t want to watch with your parents.

“Spring Breakers”

One look at the title and you would know that it’s a bad idea to put this out for family movie night. The movie failed to catch the attention of its target audience even with the exaggerated reality of one of America’s biggest event. Parents will be sure to be turned off by the film’s graphic lewdness and also James Franco rubbing his gun. The poster might tell you that it’s a fun adventure film, but don’t be fooled.

“The Human Centipede Part II: Full Sequence”

“The Human Centipede” was a tolerable film to watch. Sure it shocked us with its concept. Unfortunately, for the second installment, it was just pure graphic gore. It lacked the level of smart storytelling presented by the first, and it just went right into the parts where you and your family will never be able to see.


If you’re going to watch this film with your family with the hopes of enjoying and having something to talk about after, think again. Yes the film was masterfully done. The storytelling was short of being a genius. The actors were great. However, the film will take away all the joy from your body after watching it. Crossing the lines of misogyny, we don’t think that mom and dad will enjoy watching a nine-minute scene of intense pure physical violence. Save it for when you’re feeling brave by yourself.

“American Pie”

We know that you know why this is on the list. The movie about a bunch of high school kids desperate to lose their virginity won’t really sit well with your parents, no matter how liberal they may be. Moreover, the scenes where they put things on their nether regions will be uncomfortable for any parent.

Lars von Trier films

Okay, he has made a lot of films, but we’re still counting them as one. His arthouse cinema feel is always cool, but not for family movie night. For those not familiar with his works, we suggest that you look into his portfolio films like “Dogville” and “Nymphomaniac.” That should tell you if you’re still up for it.

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