18 Totally Inappropriate Movies You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love!)

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My parents had some … questionable boundaries when it came to which movies I was allowed to watch as a kid. If it was on, it was fine! My brother’s favorite movie when he was around 4 was Predator. And I have memories of waking up super early on weekends, pouring myself some cereal, and sitting down to watch Lethal Weapon when I was probably 8. Obviously, those movies were not made for kids. But plenty of inappropriate kids movies do exist! And the 80s and 90s were chock full of them. I genuinely love every movie on this list, and can’t wait to share them with my own kids. Just maybe when they’re a little older than I was when I saw them for the first time.

1. Inappropriate kids movies might have been made for kids, but yikes. Some of them are responsible for therapy bills, I’m sure. Take Return to Oz (1985), for example.


Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we? There’s electroshock therapy (ON CHILDREN), talking dismembered heads, a weird rock guy who tries to eat Jack Pumpkinhead (and dies when Bellina the chicken finally lays an egg into his mouth). And don’t even get me started on those fucking Wheelies. This movie is eleventy kinds of fucked up, and it is glorious.

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