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Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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List RulesVote up the restricted movies you watched behind your parents' backs.

Parents can be a bit restrictive when it comes to letting their children watch more mature films, but rebellious kids will always find a way. This entertainment involves terrifying horror classics, and films with sexually explicit material. Adolescents would never want to watch these movies with their parents. Obviously that never stopped most children from secretly viewing them, often with friends and siblings.

The reasons for watching these films vary from person to person. Peer pressure might mean that a child wanted to see something the rest of their friends had already watched, or they could have just been curious about something they had been specifically banned from viewing. Whatever the case, being told not to watch a movie guaranteed kids were going to go out of their way to check it out.

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    Team America: World Police

    ActorsMatt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche, Kristen Miller, Fred Tatasciore

    Directed byTrey Parker

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    The Shining

    ActorsJack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Barry Dennen, Barry Nelson

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 3
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    ActorsGeorge Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes, Eric Idle, Matt Stone

    Directed byTrey Parker

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  • 4
    American Pie

    ActorsAlyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth, Christina Milian, Mena Suvari

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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    ActorsDanny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Michael Emerson

    Directed byJames Wan

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  • 6
    Wild Things

    ActorsBill Murray, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

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    ActorsDrew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber, Neve Campbell

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 8
    Starship Troopers

    ActorsNeil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart, Dina Meyer, Clancy Brown

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 9
    Pet Sematary

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    Directed byMary Lambert

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  • 10
    Final Destination

    ActorsAli Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa, Tony Todd, Amanda Detmer

    Directed byJames Wong

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    Scary Movie

    ActorsCarmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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    Basic Instinct

    ActorsSharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Wayne Knight, Stephen Tobolowsky

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    Child's Play

    ActorsBrad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Dinah Manoff, Jack Colvin

    Directed byTom Holland

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    ActorsLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, James Cameron, Bill Paxton

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 15
    Reservoir Dogs

    ActorsQuentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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  • 17
    Fight Club

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    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 18
    The Exorcist

    ActorsMax von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb, William Peter Blatty

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • 19
    There's Something About Mary

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    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • 20



    ActorsSigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    ActorsSylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green, Christine Boisson, Daniel Sarky

    Directed byJust Jaeckin

  • 22
    The Lost Boys

    ActorsKiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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  • 23
    Bad Boys

    ActorsWill Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence, Marg Helgenberger, Joe Pantoliano

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    ActorsEwan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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  • 25
    Life of Brian

    ActorsGeorge Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin

    Directed byTerry Jones

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