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The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents  

Danielle Dauenhauer
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List Rules Vote up the most uncomfortable films to watch with your mom and dad - only real movies that you might accidentally watch with them!

There are certain obvious types of movies you don't want to watch with your parents. There are times, however, when a seemingly innocuous movie slips into the multiplex or Netflix queue, and you end up seeing an awkward movie with your parents. It happens and it is traumatic.

Just imagine seeing Magic Mike with your mom: there is zero good that can come out of that. Be they movies with gross-out humor or a lot of skin, these are the weird movies to watch with your parents that you might want to avoid.

What are the weirdest films to watch with your parents? What are some movies you don't want to see with your mom? If you can think of any other movies it would suck to watch with your parents, make sure to add them to this list of awkward choices, just so that other people don't make the mistake of watching Secretary with their folks. You're doing the public a service, friend.

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Fifty Shades of Grey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Secretary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Nymphomaniac: Volume II ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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The Human Centipede (Fir... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Showgirls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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Caligula is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Wild Things is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
MatthewGill added Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović

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Blue Is the Warmest Colo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Teeth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
wiabux added Jess Weixler, Josh Pais, Nathan Parsons

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid

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Sausage Party is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Sausage Party Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Nick Kroll
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Last Tango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
2probb added Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat

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Magic Mike is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum

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Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
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Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents