10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch With Your Parents

Published Nov. 22, 2019

10. Brokeback Mountain

Rating: R

Year: 2006

Run time: 2h 14m 

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 87% 

Audience Score: 82%

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jack Twist, a man just looking for a job on the countryside. Heath Ledger plays Ennis Del Mar, also a man looking for a job in the countryside. They happen to work together. One night they find out that they are both homosexual, so they start a secret romance together even though they are both married. 

It's not recommended that you watch this with your parents. It's not a bad movie, it's actually a great story. It's that it's graphic at times, and some people might be bothered by it. That means your parents would definitely not want to watch this with their child.  

9. Ted

Rating: R

Year: 2012

Run time: 1h 46m

Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes: 68%

Audience Score: 73%

John Bennett, played by Mark Wahlberg, has always wanted his bear to come to life. It finally comes true, but his bear is not a child's bear, he's more for adults. John feels like he can't continue his life with Ted in it. John is also trying to strengthen his relationship with his girlfriend, but Ted is in the way.

Yeah, not quite a movie for kids and not one to watch with your parents. A lot of sexual content and a lot of cussing. If your parents can handle it, they might jut look awkwardly at you in some parts.

8. Trainspotting

Rating: R

Year: 1996

Run time: 1h 34m

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Audience Score: 93%

Edinburgh Scot, played by Ewan McGregor, is influenced by his friends to do drugs. He is heavily addicted to them and is on the run from police for the injections he takes. He claims that it's the best feeling a human can feel. Also while he and his friends are very high, they go out and pick up women to take home.

Many scenes are graphic at times and show a lot of nudity. With the heavy drug use, profanity and nudity, you don't want to watch this with your parents. It doesn't matter how many infamous scenes you know from this movie, just don't watch it with your parents.  

7. The Package 

Rating: TV-MA

Year: 2018

Run time: 1h 34m

Comedy 

Rotten Tomatoes: 42%

Audience Score: 51%

Five friends decide to go out in the woods for a camping trip. All is going well for Sean, played by Daniel Doheny, who is trying to hit on Becky, played by Geraldine Viswanathan. He is very nervous when Becky asks him to hot box the tent later that night, but before they can do that, her brother has a terrible accident. He was playing with his butterfly knife when he puts it under his waist and accidentally cuts off his "package." The rest of the movie is about the other four trying to get the package to the hospital. 

The movie is hilarious, to watch with your friends. Definitely not with your parents. The "package" is shown throughout the movie, what makes it even more weird is that it's just detached. It's there for the audience to see. Thank you Netflix, for whatever this movie is.  

6. Boogie Nights

Rating: R

Year: 1997

Run time: 2h 35m

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Audience Score: 89%

Set in 1977, Mark Wahlberg plays Eddie Adams, a man that works in a nightclub and is one day approached by Jack Horner, played by Burt Reynolds. Jack is a well-known film director and wants Eddie to be his new star in his movies.

The plot just said like that sounds like a good movie, and it mostly is. It has a great cast consisting of Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle and

John C. Reilly. It has good ratings on Rotten Tomatoes with 93%. So, why wouldn't this be a good family movie night? Well...Jack directs adult films. Yeah, it's about the pornography industry, and yeah, it's graphic. So, don't watch or even suggest this for movie night. 

5. The Wolf Of Wall Street 

Rating: R

Year: 2013

Run time: 3 hours

Biography

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

Audience Score: 82%

Based off of a true story, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a wealthy stock-broker that lives in New York. This movie shows his rise in wealth in the stock market and how he falls into crime and corruption through greed and knowing that he's the king.

Leonardo DiCaprio is supported by Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey and Jon Favreau. Why shouldn't you watch this with your parents? This movie is all about drugs and a lot of sexual content. Not to mention that is holds the record for the most f-words in one movie with 506. That's why.  

4. Eyes Wide Shut 

Rating: R

Year: 1999

Run time: 2h 39m

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%

Audience Score: 73%

Tom Cruise plays William Harford, a man that witnesses a sexual ritual without telling his wife, Alice, played by Nicole Kidman. Just as he thinks he feels the most guilt in the relationship, Alice might also be hiding something from William. With both the husband and wife feeling guilty, someone has to tell the truth. 

"It's a Tom Cruise movie, how inappropriate can it be?" says all of the teenagers to their parents and to themselves. Obviously, the sexual ritual will be graphic, but that's not the only thing in this movie you should avoid watching with your parents. You are apparently not suppose to enjoy the content of this movie. The atmosphere is not pleasurable, it's suppose to be dark and ominous. 

3. Fifty Shades Of Grey 

Rating: R 

Year: 2015

Run time: 2h 5m 

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 24% 

Audience Score: 41%

A billionaire man named Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, is successful in his business. In addition to his love for money, he also has a love for certain relationships. He tends to like relationships where he is dominant. He wants to have full control only if they agree to it.

An innocent girl named Anastasia, played by Dakota Johnson, gets caught up in one of his relationships. The difference with her is that Christian actually begins to love her, which was something that never truly happened. This would be the perfect relationship for Christian, but Anastasia didn't agree to everything Christian wanted to do. She never understood why he did this. 

You saw this one coming, and it just sounds like a movie you shouldn't watch with your parents. There is also a lot of nudity. So, not a movie for you and your parents.  

 

2. Hostel

Rating: R

Year: 2006

Run time: 1h 34m

Horror

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%

Audience Score: 53%

Two friends decide to go to a Slovakian hostel as they are traveling to have some fun. They see many prostitutes and decide to have the time of their lives. Problems arise when they start trusting the prostitutes and are lead to a creepy building. They get captured by doctor wannabees that still want to be surgeons. It turns out that they are in torture rooms that trap their victims in chairs and the "doctors" torture however and as much as they want to. 

If you know someone that says that this is their favorite movie, back away slowly. This is a very violent and bloody movie that will make you wonder why this movie exists in the first place. If you watch this movie with your parents, you will be judged. Are you trying to scar your parents for life?

1. American Pie

Rating: R

Year: 1999

Run time: 1h 35m 

Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%

Audience Score: 61%

Basically, a group friends in high school made it their ultimate goal to lose their virginity before prom night. Many awkward and hilarious moments happen throughout the movie.  

You shouldn't watch this with your parents because of all the sexual content it has to offer. You probably could've guessed that. Many reviews say that this movie is more popular and liked than it has to be. Other reviews have said that this movie reinvents teen comedy movies. Either way, not a movie for you and your parents, a good movie for your friends, but not your parents. 

Est. Nov. 9, 2019