Which '90s R-rated movies did you see too young? Children from that era, compared to the previous generation, had a big advantage when it came to accessing films that were above their age level. Sure, they could still take the old-fashioned approach, buying a ticket to a PG or PG-13 movie and then sneaking into an auditorium showing something rated R. But it didn't need to be that difficult.
Cable TV channels like HBO and Cinemax were in millions of American homes by that time, making mature content easily accessible. VHS and DVD formats thrived, and rental stores were notoriously less strict about enforcing age restrictions than cinemas were. Renting an R-rated film to watch at a sleepover became a common activity. And, of course, some kids just benefited from having clueless parents who didn't pay too much attention to what they were viewing. However it happened, a whole generation had the chance to experience cinematic pleasures they probably weren't psychologically or emotionally ready for.
Vote up the R-rated movies from the 1990s that you remember seeing long before you should have.
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