If you and your parents are searching for a film to watch together during your next family movie night, be sure to steer clear of the following. Sure, they may have big name actors or be nominated for awards, but trust us, it will be a super awkward experience for everyone involved.
If you're totally cool watching Leo snort cocaine off a stipper's ass, hearing obscene amounts of foul language and watching an array of hairless call girls parade around with your parents, then be our guest.
This applies both to the 2009 foreign and 2011 American versions. Both are great films, but the multiple sex scenes, not to mention the pretty graphic rape scene, will make both you and your parents wish you never popped it into the DVD player.
In case you needed reminding, this raunchy comedy isn't as sweet as pie. Just as Jim felt having to talk to his father after his little incident, so will you feel watching this with your own parents.
Lars Von Trier is a well-respected arthouse filmmaker. And he should remain a well-respected arthouse filmmaker without your parents around. "Antichrist," "Dogville," and most obviously "Nymphomaniac" are all acclaimed movies to avoid. Just don't do it.
This coming-of-age film is literally every parent's worst nightmare about their own children. 13-year-old girls drinking, doing drugs and having sex is not what you want your own parent thinking about, regardless of what age you are now.
Perhaps a film that features the constant sexual thirsting of a depressed father after his teenage daughter's friend who is totally cool about it isn't the best film to watch with your ma and pa. Just a thought.
Darren Aronofsky's stunning 2010 drama should be a stunner saved for personal viewings. Taking a much darker twist than you would ever expect from a movie about ballet, it also features some pretty lengthy sex scenes between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.
It might have been nominated for numerous awards, but this romantic drama contains much more eroticism that it may seem. Not that that is a bad thing, it just makes it an incredibly awkward watching experience with the parental unit.
Don't let the fact that Selena Gomez is in it confuse you, as it apparently did hordes of 13-year-old girls and their mothers. There is plenty of scantily clad and drugged out college kids like you would expect, but the movie has an even darker (and just plain weird) twist.
If the porn-addiction of the main character wasn't enough to deter you and your rents from watching "Don Jon" together, perhaps the intimate scene between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore will (trust us, it will).
Oh look, another Darren Aronofsky film. Go figure. This dark drama following four different forms of drug addiction isn't the best to throw on for family movie night. The relationship between the mother and the son in the film definitely doesn't help either.
"Let's watch this critically-acclaimed film," you'll say. "It won Halle Berry her one and only Oscar," your parents will say. JUST DON'T. The graphic sex scene between Berry and co-star Billy Bob Thorton should never be witnessed while you are sitting next to the people who gave you life.
Not just another Sacha Baron Cohen film, "Bruno" ups the raunchy, offensive humor to a whole new level compared to the other two films in the series, "Ali G Indahouse" and "Borat." It may have passed the ratings board with a "R" (shockingly), but it's definitely a very hard "R."
Whether it's the excessive cursing, the heated "mouth to ass" debate, or the full-fledged donkey show at the end, it's best to save this Kevin Smith gem for viewing with your friends.
If you think this film is about rollerblading and disco fever in the '70s, then you are terribly mistaken. It actually chronicles the Golden Age of Porn during that time period, which regardless if the sex is "real" or not, will still be the most uncomfortable two and half hours ever spent sitting next to your parents.
If your parents are the slightest bit religious, steer clear of this Darren Aronofsky (that should have been your first hint) film. It goes a bit off course from the Biblical version of the tale of Noah, and by a bit, we mean completely. If that doesn't bug them, then more power to ya.