There are some movies that you know in advance to be unsuitable to watch with your parents—for example, Fifty Shades of Grey or Shame, - unless you’re a little fond of awkward sex jokes when you’re sitting next to your mother. But then there comes a whole set of movies that sneak up on you. You’d think that it will be a romantic-comedy, only to find a long sex scene that makes you wish that you were invisible as your parents give you awkward glances.
To help you steer clear of those awkward moments, here are some of the Hollywood Movies Not to Watch With Your Parents.
Nearly all of us familiar with cult classics now know that American Pie is an unsuitable choice meant for family night, but when it released, many of us thought it was just one more teen comedy. Debuting in the golden-age of young adult comedies, the film earned big bucks at the box office, leaving clueless watchers shocked when they found the movie's premise. It’s about four high school seniors that
The movie is sufficiently awkward to watch with your parents, but the main cringe-inducing scene occurs early on when Jason Biggs aka Jim Levenstein practices intercourse with an apple pie, quite literally. There are other scenes too such as Jim's dad Noah played by Eugene Levy offering him sex guidance and porn magazines, or Michelle Flaherty (Alyson Hannigan) educating Jim about the "one time" at band camp and a direct aim at parental sexuality and objectification of Stifler's mom (Jennifer Coolidge).
Any Leonardo DiCaprio fans who have watched this movie knows not to watch it with parents present. The Wolf of Wall Street is a biographical film on stockbroker Jordan Belfort's life from his time as an agent in New York City. Directed by the one and only Martin Scorsese and having DiCaprio lead as Belfort, the film was critically acknowledged and received five Academy Award nominations, as well as the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture.
But in spite of these great reviews, the film is filled with disturbing scenes, with more profanities, naked women, drug use, and horrific emotional abuse that are strictly inappropriate for watching with your parents. Watching it with your parents would essentially be you wanting for a
Another film, Gone Girl is a simple movie to unintentionally watch with one’s parents. The story follows Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) as he becomes the primary suspect in the disappearance of his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike). Termed as a psychological thriller, the film was both a commercial and critical success, earning Pike several nominations for her portrayal of Amy.
But, Gone Girl quickly takes an uncomfortable turn as you learn that not everything is as it seems. There are several minor sex scenes with both male and female nudity (and a woman using a bottle in a sexual act) as well as bloody graphic violence. However, it is the film's portrayal of marriage - especially the ugly side - that could make for awkward post-viewing conversations. Unfortunately, the twist in the movie is so brilliant it's hard to not discuss, meaning there's no way to avoid an uncomfortable conversation about what you just saw.
These are our just some of my picks for movies you definitely won't want to watch with your parents.