As there are obviously terrible parents in real life, it makes sense that there are bad parents in tv and movies as well. More problematic, however, is when horrible movie parents aren't actually painted as such, but their actions and negligent behavior tell a very different story. Not only are the eldest McCallister kids from Home Alone terrible and annoying, but their parents actually abandon their child multiple times. One would hope after leaving your eight-year-old on a different continent once, you might be extra vigilant and less likely to do it all over again.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of parents in kids movies who suck – just straight up terrible parents – and they're not even presented as such. The McCallisters probably aren't even the worst mom and dad in movies either. At least they didn't intentionally split up their children like the monsters from The Parent Trap – they deserved to be conned by their kids.
For whatever reason, there is a whole lot of questionable parenting going on in Hollywood, and social services appear to be dropping the ball all over the place by not intervening. Here are some of the worst parents from kids movies who are supposedly doing a fine job.
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Peter And Kate McCallister From Home AlonePhoto: 20th Century Fox
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Nick Parker And Elizabeth James From The Parent TrapPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
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Franklin Storm From Fantastic FourPhoto: 20th Century Fox
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The King And Queen In FrozenPhoto: Walt Disney Studios