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The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

Updated December 16, 2019 42.6k votes 5.6k voters 327.6k views119 items

List RulesVote 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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    Nymphomaniac: Volume II
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    Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2013

    Directed byLars von Trier

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    Fifty Shades of Grey
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    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Rita Ora, Dakota Johnson

    Released2015

    Directed bySam Taylor-Johnson

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    Secretary
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    Secretary

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Shainberg

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    Nymphomaniac: Volume I
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    Nymphomaniac: Volume I

    Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe

    Released2013

    Directed byLars von Trier

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    Eyes Wide Shut
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    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1999

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    Basic Instinct
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    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
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    The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

    Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser

    Released2009

    Directed byTom Six

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    American Pie
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    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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    Showgirls
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    Showgirls

    Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon

    Released1995

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 10
    Boogie Nights
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    Boogie Nights

    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

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    Brokeback Mountain
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

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    9½ Weeks
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    9½ Weeks

    Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger

    Released1986

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Caligula
    355
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    Caligula

    Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole

    Released1979

    Directed byTinto Brass

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    Wild Things
    539
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    Wild Things

    Bill Murray, Denise Richards

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

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    Sausage Party
    432
    151

    Sausage Party

    Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig

    Released2016

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

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    A Serbian Film
    345
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    A Serbian Film

    Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović

    Released2010

    Directed bySrdjan Spasojevic

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    I Spit on Your Grave
    490
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    I Spit on Your Grave

    Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard

    Released2010

    Directed bySteven R. Monroe

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    Kids
    356
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    Kids

    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1995

    Directed byLarry Clark

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    Last Tango in Paris
    200
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    Last Tango in Paris

    Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud

    Released1972

    Directed byBernardo Bertolucci

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    Monster's Ball
    330
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    Teeth
    381
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    Teeth

    Jess Weixler, Josh Pais

    Released2007

    Directed byMitchell Lichtenstein

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  • 22
    Cruel Intentions
    412
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    Cruel Intentions

    Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Kumble

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    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
    183
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    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

    Lee Nicholas Harris, Dieter Laser

    Released2011

    Directed byTom Six

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    Blue Is the Warmest Colour
    301
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    Blue Is the Warmest Colour

    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos

    Released2013

    Directed byAbdellatif Kechiche

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    Magic Mike
    504
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    Magic Mike

    Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2012

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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