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Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

Updated January 14, 2020 552 votes 70 voters 1.4k views25 items

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byTrey Parker

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    South Park: Bigger, Longer & U is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byTrey Parker

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy... more on Wikipedia

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    American Pie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    ActorsAlyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth, Christina Milian, Mena Suvari

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    Saw

    2004

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

    Directed byJames Wan

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    Wild Things is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

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    Scream is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    Scream

    1996

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

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven.... more on Wikipedia
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    Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

    ActorsStephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Susan Blommaert, Miko Hughes

    Directed byMary Lambert

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    Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byJames Wong

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    Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    ActorsCarmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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    Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byTom Holland

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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    ActorsLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, James Cameron, Bill Paxton

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    ActorsVanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    ActorsBrad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

    ActorsCameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Markie Post

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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    Alien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    Alien

    1979

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

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Emmanuelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    Emmanuelle

    1974

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

    Directed byJust Jaeckin

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    The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid
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    ActorsWill Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence, Marg Helgenberger, Joe Pantoliano

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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    Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies You Watched Behind Your Parents' Backs As A Kid

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

    Directed byTerry Jones

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