Culture 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 types of movies you don't want to watch with your parents: porn, gross-out comedies, home movies and, well, porn (you really don't want any of that). 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. She's either going to be horrified by the constant nudity and gyration (which will make you uncomfortable) or she's going to be really into it and you'll have the frightening thought that you might both be thinking about the same guy later that night. It's a lose-lose situation. Be they movies with incest, movies with gratuitous violence, or movies with homo-eroticism, or other bouts of nakedness and sex, 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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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American erotic thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was ...more

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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth American Pie is a 1999 teen sex comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie ...more

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a ...more

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Secretary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren Secretary is a 2002 erotic romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey. The film is based on a short story from ...more

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Fifty Shades of Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Maverick1 added Rita Ora, Dakota Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden Fifty Shades of Grey is a film adaptation of the novel by E. L. James.

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more

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The Human Centipede (First Seq... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
wiabux added Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura "Outside the more outré work of Takashi Miike and David Cronenberg, you won’t have seen anything quite like Dutch avant-garde artist Tom Six’s totally bizarre off-the-wall oddity. ...more

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Maverick1 added Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater The Nymphoniac Part 2 is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
carlybobarly added Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Christine Baranski 9½ Weeks is an 1986 erotic romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Elizabeth McNeill, about ...more

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Showgirls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan Showgirls is a 1995 American erotic drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The ...more

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams, ...more

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Maverick1 added Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf Nymphomaniac is a 2013 two-part drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, ...more

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
wiabux added Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American rape and revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah ...more

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zxray added Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. The ...more

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Wild Things is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Bill Murray, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon Wild Things is a 1998 American erotic thriller film starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards and Theresa Russell. It was directed by John McNaughton. An ...more

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Teeth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
wiabux added Jess Weixler, Josh Pais, Nathan Parsons Teeth is a 2007 American black comedy horror film directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein. Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student (Jess Weixler) discovers she has a physical advantage ...more

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Caligula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Maverick1 added Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell Caligula is a biographical film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It stars Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole and John Gielgud. It is the ...more

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Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor ...more

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A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
MatthewGill added Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbian erotic thriller and exploitation film, Srđan Spasojević's first feature film. Spasojević directed, co-wrote, and produced the film. It tells the story of a ...more

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
stubb added Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky Blue Is the Warmest Colour, also known as Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring ...more

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Kids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine Kids is a 1995 American drama film written by Harmony Korine and directed by Larry Clark. It features Chloë Sevigny, Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, and Rosario Dawson, all in their film ...more

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Magic Mike is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum Magic Mike is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. The plot revolves ...more

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a 2008 romantic sex comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, distributed by The Weinstein Company, and starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. It is ...more

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
JeffCreecy added Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, an office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes ...more

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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written ...more

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Sausage Party is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Sausage Party Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Nick Kroll

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Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The film is based on ...more

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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The title is taken ...more

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Last Tango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
2probb added Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 Franco-Italian romantic erotic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who begins an anonymous sexual relationship with ...more

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Brüno is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Snoop Dogg, Elton John, Sting Brüno is a 2009 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Larry Charles and starring Sacha Baron Cohen, who produced, co-wrote, and played the gay Austrian fashion journalist ...more

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Black Snake Moan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson Black Snake Moan is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, and Kim Richards. The plot focuses on a ...more

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Orgazmo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
beernbugs added Ron Jeremy, Matt Stone, Trey Parker Orgazmo is a 1997 American comedy film written & directed by Trey Parker, and produced by Matt Stone. The two later went on to create the animated series South Park.

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe American Psycho is a 2000 American psychological thriller comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, ...more

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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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Cannibal Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
MatthewGill added Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal film directed by Ruggero Deodato from a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, starring Carl Gabriel Yorke, Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, and Luca ...more

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Ted is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more

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Don Jon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
dun191080 added Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt Don Jon is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Produced by Ram Bergman and Nicolas Chartier, the film stars Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett ...more

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Bound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Christopher Meloni Bound is a 1996 crime, drama, thriller film written and directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.

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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Se... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Lee Nicholas Harris, Dieter Laser, Dominic Borrelli The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is a 2011 Dutch black and white exploitation film written, directed, and co-produced by Dutch filmmaker Tom Six. The sequel to Six's 2009 film The Human ...more

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally have sex. It was co-written by its ...more

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Antichrist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm Antichrist is a 2009 Danish experimental horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. It tells the story of a couple who, after the death ...more

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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan Unfaithful is a 2002 American erotic thriller drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Chad Lowe, Dominic Chianese and Olivier Martinez. It was adapted by Alvin ...more

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The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
wiabux added Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Monica ...more

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Love is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Love Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin, Aomi Muyock

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Irréversible is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Irréversible Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel

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Private Parts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Sarah Hyland Private Parts is a 1997 American biographical comedy film produced by Ivan Reitman and released by Paramount Pictures. Written by Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko, the film is an adaptation of the ...more

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Pink Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
stubb added John Waters, Divine, Mink Stole Pink Flamingos is a 1972 American transgressive black comedy exploitation film written, produced, scored, shot, edited, narrated, and directed by John Waters. When the film was initially ...more

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Ranker Video
zxray added Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Cheryl Ladd Poison Ivy is a 1992 American drama-thriller film and directed by Katt Shea. Andy Ruben transformed Melissa Goddard's story into the screenplay. It stars Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom ...more

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Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents
bigcraig added Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, James Franco Lovelace is a 2013 American biographical drama film about porn actress Linda Boreman, better known as Linda Lovelace. It covers the part of her life when she was "20 to 32". Directed ...more