Top 10 Kids Movies that Were Definitely Not for Kids

When we look at some movies that are commonly labeled as children's movies, it becomes evident that they are far from being just that. On closer inspection, it may surprise us to see that these films often deal with incredibly dark subject matter, feature deeply disturbing moments, or contain a plethora of inappropriate jokes. It is remarkable how such themes have found their way into movies that are primarily intended for children. The presence of such elements in children's movies not only raises questions about the suitability of such films for young viewers, but also calls into question the process by which these movies are made and the values they promote.
The Top Ten
1 Watership Down

I remember watching this movie when I was 10. I mean, just seeing it here reminded me of it. I completely forgot the plot.

It's basically about bunnies killing each other, I heard.

So much violence and blood. This movie is great, but it is not for kids.

2 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

A movie about a woman being treated like a toy (even in comparison to Disney's earlier works), Notre Dame burning, and the H word, rated G. A movie about a bunch of walking tic tacs making funny noises, rated PG.

3 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

My only question is how this is considered a "kids' movie".

4 Monster House
5 Foodfight!
6 Minions

There's literally a scene in the movie where one of the minions is in a hot tub surrounded by yellow fire hydrants that clearly look like breasts.

There is even a scene where the minions wear bikinis, and one had a nip-slip.

7 Sir Billi
8 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

It wasn't intended for kids... BUT, the animation, Mickey Mouse, the Looney Tunes, PG rating, tie-in video game, Roger Rabbit's cameos on some of the Mickey Mouse media, etc. got kids watching it.

9 Matilda

Just seeing Matilda going into the nail cupboard gives me shivers.

10 Home Alone

It may be a kids' movie, but it's still a movie about a kid being left home alone after his parents forget him. In the real world, child protective services would have taken Kevin, and his parents would have faced much heavier consequences. Especially with Kevin left alone while defending himself from two burglars who probably want to kill him.

The Contenders
11 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Lollipops! Come get your lollipops, children!

12 Pokémon: The First Movie

The first 10 minutes had to be edited out because it brought up a child getting killed/dying and the child's parents having a depressing divorce.

13 Antz
14 Coraline
15 Rango
16 Bridge to Terabithia

Not really good for adults either.

17 Nightmare Before Christmas
18 Little Monsters
19 The Adventures of Mark Twain
20 Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
21 The Corpse Bride
22 Return to Oz

This was the first film I ever saw at age 5. It could've been the last - it scared the pants off me. Shock therapy on a child, and a villain who wants to add a little girl's head to her collection of severed heads... Yep, great kids' movie right here.

23 Paranorman
24 Dumbo

It was a kids' movie, but times change.

25 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Considering there are some scenes a horror movie would have, especially the truck driver scene.

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