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1. Mac and Me (1988)
This classic scene, right here.


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People who added this item 4094  Average listal rating (2689 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witc... (2005)
The BBC version, wasn't nearly as dark as the theatrical version, I still like this film, but I have to admit, it could be a bit much at times, from Tilda Swinton's portrayal of the White Witch, to the battle scenes (which thankfully for kids, are too brutal), and Aslen's "death scene".

What? Did you "really" think that he would be killed off for real? Besides, there still the sequels to go!

People who added this item 2659  Average listal rating (1714 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
To this very day, the boat ride scene, scares the hell out me, even after the millionth viewing.

Also, demises of the kids, were a bit much to take, even if arguably, they were "asking for it", for not paying attention to the rules. But don't worry, they turn out okay in the end, horribly and mentally scared in the end, but still okay. Kind of sort of.

People who added this item 6809  Average listal rating (4478 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
The chocolate factory, in the film is less of an awesome place to be visiting and more of a lawsuit just waiting to happen.
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People who added this item 2416  Average listal rating (1467 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
5. Dumbo (1941)
The scene in which Mrs. Jumbo, attacks the kids for attacking Dumbo, and is imprisoned for her troubles, is one of the most heart breakingly sad moments of all time. Lesson learned? Kids (but not all kids), can be unreasonably cruel.

The pink elephants? Now, that's a different story, all together.
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People who added this item 1611  Average listal rating (1036 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
6. Labyrinth (1986)
It's one of my favorite kids movies, for me, the scary parts were the Eternal Bog of Stench, the wall of arms, the trash lady, who reminds kind of Aughra, and the giant metal ball of death.

Now, I think of the film, as an odd combination of Muppets and Monty Python, which only seems fitting, since Terry Jones, co wrote the film. That and the puppets, the music, and David Bowie, are some of my favorite parts about the movie.
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People who added this item 2122  Average listal rating (1373 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
7. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
As a kid, when I first saw the film, I had a love hate relationship, with the movie.

Why?

1) The scene where Artax drowns in the Swamp of Sadness, and Atreyu is helpless to stop it from happening.

2) The moment where the knight, gets obliterated by lasers, and you see his smoldering corpse.

3) One word. The G'Mork!

4) But the cherry, on the top of the delicious sundae, is the film's bad guy. The Nothing. It's not a great monster, or a radioactive lizard. Ir's living, breathing, ominous, sentient, cloud of nothing.

Destroying everything in it's path, and reducing the place to oblivion.

But hey, everything turns out okay, in the end. Bastien, will need to see a psychiatric, one day, but everything turns out okay in the end.

Now, I like watching the movie, but back then you couldn't pay me to watch it again.

Hey, wanna see something really scary? Just watch The NeverEnding Story Part III. Now, that's a scary movie!
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People who added this item 2490  Average listal rating (1526 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
8. Bambi (1942)
In the history of film characters, there has been evil villains, but few are as evil and douchey as Man.

Not just any Man, but the Man in the film, Bambi.

Not only does Bambi's mom get shot, but the whole forest gets burnt down too.

The first part of the movie, is cute and cuddly, and then suddenly....
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People who added this item 587  Average listal rating (363 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
9. The Dark Crystal (1982)
As with The NeverEnding Story, I had a love hate relationship, with this movie.

For many, many, mean, reasons. First, there is the Skeksis, then there are scenes were the Podlings, get tortured, then there is a dinning room scene, and the Garthim.

To, me back then, the movie was like one big, Muppet filled snuff film.

Oh, they definitely got the dark part, of the title right.
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People who added this item 339  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
10. Return to Oz (1985)
The original film, was one bright and cheerful (mostly bright and cheerful) film. The unofficial sequel?

The stuff that fricking nightmares, are made of! Remember at the end of The Wizard of Oz?

Wellllll, supposedly, after she told Auntie Em and Uncle Henry, about her "adventures", they, did what any reasonable people would do. Had poor Dorothy, locked away where she was about to undergo, electro shock therapy.

That's right. Electro shock therapy.

Luckily, Dorothy, goes back to Oz, only to find it over run by Wheelies, ruled by the Nome King, and an evil head obsessed Princess, and her friends turned to stone.

How do we know, that Dario Argento, wasn't the one who really directed this film?
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People who added this item 47  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
11. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)
Dr. T , pray that you never have him, as your piano teacher!

People who added this item 1727  Average listal rating (1046 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
12. The Polar Express (2004)
There is CGI animation, and then there the cold, lifeless, animation, in this movie.

They don't like humans, with their black, soulless, looking eyes, their cold flesh like tones, their robot like delivery, the characters look like and act like the Autons, from Doctor Who!
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People who added this item 586  Average listal rating (370 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
The great thing, about this film is doesn't go for the creeps, half way. No, it goes the full way, straight from the beginning.

Characters are put in peril, the blood and deaths, even for a animated movie, are very much realistic, the bad guys are as menacing as all get, the baby mouse is near death, and as a kid, I wasn't ready for just how dark, and gritty, the film could get.

The sequel? Now, that's a very different nightmare all together, one that may never recover from, after seeing the movie.
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People who added this item 144  Average listal rating (87 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
14. The Gate (1987)
A fun, but also really weird film, the small demon like creatures and the scene where one of the kid's parents show up, but turn out to be monsters, are just some of the odd things, that in this movie.
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People who added this item 1896  Average listal rating (1168 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
15. Matilda (1996)
Matilda'S parents, are probably not going to win any parent of the year awards any time soon.

Come to think of it, Miss Trunchbull won't be getting the teacher of the year award, any time soon, either.
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People who added this item 538  Average listal rating (295 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
16. Watership Down (1978)
Hey, looking for cute, adorable, happy, singing bunnies?

Well, you might want to look, else where. No, really, I mean it.

Don't say, that you haven't been warned.

People who added this item 4328  Average listal rating (2845 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
17. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
It has Santa in the film! But however, he gets kidnapped! By a ghost full of bugs!

The songs are great and so is the animation, but the film is kind of like one big long scary, carnival ride. Fun, but the little ones, might get kind of freaked out, while watching the movie.
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People who added this item 105  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.4 
18. The Care Bears Movie (1985)
The Care Bears face against a talking book, that turns a kid into an evil magician.

One other way, to look at this....

It's a peanut butter and chocolate combination, of The Exorcist and The Evil Dead, but with The Care Bears, in it.
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19. The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987)
What do the Care Bears do for encore? Help save a kid, possessed by an evil villain named Darkheart.

You heard correctly, possessed.

Darkheart is pretty much light weight, compared to the Evil Talking Book, from part one. But still the Care Bears, have their work, cut out for them.
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People who added this item 150  Average listal rating (99 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
20. Little Monsters (1989)
The monster land under Brian's bed looks, fun and enjoyable, full with junk food, toys, and all sorts of goodies, but if you stay down there long enough, you risk turning into a monster.

Plus, the pranks pulled in the film, especially on the girl, that "supposedly Brian, kind of sort of likes", are more mean spirited, than funny. Heck, Brian's parents even appear to be on the verge of divorce, though out the course of movie!

People who added this item 597  Average listal rating (392 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
21. The Witches (1990)
A film, about a kid who gets turned into a mouse, by witches, so he could become dinner.

I had nightmares, for weeks on end, after seeing this movie, as a kid.

People who added this item 5741  Average listal rating (3800 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
22. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Personally, as a kid, I found the movie, sad and depressing. Fun. But sad and depressing.

I guess the scary part, comes from the fact that some kids, might be startled at first by the appearance of E.T., and then there is the infamous "scene".

But at least everything, is ok by the end of the film. It took a near death of an alien, to get there, though.
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People who added this item 576  Average listal rating (333 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. The Muppet Movie (1979)
Doc Hopper plans on getting Kermit, to be a mascot for a restaurant that serves frogs legs.

Plus, near death by electrocution!
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People who added this item 624  Average listal rating (425 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
24. Short Circuit (1986)
Poor Johnny Five, all he wants to do is experience life and be alive, but his creators won't let him, and rather see him get blown to pieces.

Kind of like Frankenstein, but with a cute adorable robot.
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People who added this item 296  Average listal rating (196 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.5 
25. Short Circuit 2 (1988)
It wouldn't be a Short Circuit movie, unless Johnny Five gets wrecked to pieces.

Plus, one of the most stereotypical depictions of a street gang, that is in film history.

Even for a kids film.
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People who added this item 935  Average listal rating (617 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
26. Arachnophobia (1990)
As the film suggests, there are spiders, lots and lots of spiders.

Seriously, if you don't like spiders, then this film is not for you.
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27. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The cute, adorable fox and hound, are still going to be friends, even after every thing that happens, in this movie.

Are they?
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28. Aladdin (1992)
One name, Jafar. He takes the award for the most creepiest Disney villain of all time.

Let's put this way, subtlety is definitely not a word that appears anywhere in his dictionary.
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29. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
I always imagine that the pitch meeting for the film meeting, went a lot like this....

Disney executive # 1: I have an idea, let's make the Hunchback of Notre Dame, into a film!

Disney executive # 2: But isn't that one of Victor Hugo's more darker, depressing novels?

Disney executive # 1: Yes, but if we tone it down, a bit it still will be a fun film for kids! And we still have Judge Frollo as a evil, sinister bad guy, and have him singing a song about him feeling kind of guilty about stuff he does but not really guilty because, you know he's still a bad guy and all.

Disney executive # 2: But won't it be still all a bit too much?

Disney executive # 1: Let's add singing gargoyles then!

Disney executive # 2: Get idea! Can't we make a animated musical about Les Miserables, next?

Disney executive # 1: Let's not press our luck.
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People who added this item 1945  Average listal rating (1176 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
30. Anastasia (1997)
Rasputin, even with a cute albino bat for a sidekick/pet, he's someone you really don't want to cross paths with.
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People who added this item 1280  Average listal rating (802 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
31. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Some people had a field day, with the idea of a film filled with talking turtles who just happen to know martial arts, wayward teenagers stealing things, amongst other things, enough to have the Turtles considerably dialed down for the sequel.

Interesting fact: The depiction of chainsticks on screen was rarely allowed in the UK, so the movie was heavily cut or reframed to remove every last trace of them for its original theatrical exhibition.
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32. Jurassic Park (1993)
Dinosaurs! And not cute, cuddly dinosaurs, but dinosaurs that eat people, especially lawyers, people try smuggling dino DNA off the island, and even Samuel L. Jackson.

Yeah, opening a theme park, filled with dinosaurs.

Now there is a really great idea!
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33. The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
Even to this very day, I'm still trying to figure out, how Disney got this film made.

And with Bill Cosby playing the Devil, as well.

People who added this item 482  Average listal rating (299 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.3 
34. Pete's Dragon (1977)
Kidnapping plays a really huge part in the film, and does the idea of said kidnappers are his abusive adopted parents.

Also, the teacher in the film, is pretty mean as well.

But, aren't they always?
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35. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
The Grand Duke of Owls, is the stuff that nightmares are made of. Plus the scene where the farm and valley are engulfed by a giant flood.

Seriously, what gives with Don Bluth, and giant, creepy owls?
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People who added this item 4567  Average listal rating (3086 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
36. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
From the very beginning, kids watching the movie, will be in for a ride, a long, dark, scary ride.

One filled with Nazis, snakes, people throwing spears and a boulder chasing after them.

However, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, is even more of a fun house ride, literally.
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People who added this item 3574  Average listal rating (2398 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
37. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
I could a write book, about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and still couldn't completely cover the nitty gritty, of this film.

And boy, it's ever gritty. Between the dinner scene, the poor guy who gets "surgery" performed on him, by an unlicensed doctor, the bugs crawling over the room, and the most cringe worthily bad guys, ever.

This is one temple, I wished as a kid, that I skipped past visiting, and waited, until later. Much later.
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People who added this item 3253  Average listal rating (2094 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
38. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The flying monkeys, still give me nightmares to this very day, even more than the Wicked Witch of The West, oddly enough.

People who added this item 62  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 2.6  IMDB Rating 2.8 
39. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
After watching this film, I felt like taking one, long, cold shower, to rid myself of the icky feeling after seeing this "movie."

And I put the word, "movie" in the most loose term possible.

Gee, thanks, makers of Garbage Pail Kids Movie, I don't know how to thank you, enough.

People who added this item 58  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
40. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
The film is like a slow burn, of creepiness, one that stays with you until the very end. Then there's the ending. The original ending was apparently, too much (even for Disney!)

So, they went with an almost equally scarier ending. The film also has something to do with aliens and ghosts.

And to this day, still doesn't make a whole lot sense.
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People who added this item 2115  Average listal rating (1370 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
41. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Introducing the two most racist robots in film history, Skidmarks and Mudflap!
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People who added this item 424  Average listal rating (219 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
42. The Last Unicorn (1982)
Sigh. As a kid, this film depressed me to no end. Still does.

The animation is beautiful, the story, I okay, I guess. The music, also not that bad. But the Red Bull and the Talking Skull, dear god the Red Bull and Talking Skull.

And the creepy tree and bird thingies. Bring lots of Kleenex, with you if you hope to make it though, a viewing of the movie.
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People who added this item 3230  Average listal rating (2140 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
43. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Two words.... Judge Doom. Two more words.... The Dip
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People who added this item 2566  Average listal rating (1612 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
44. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
No, not the Tim Burton movie. It has it's moments, I suppose. But the Queen of Hearts, in this movie was more terrifying in this, than in the Tim Burton, version.

Alas, there was no Jabberwocky, in this version. Pity.
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45. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Forget how odd and creepy Wonderland is/has become, what about the weird dance that The Mad Hatter does at the end of the film.

What gives?
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People who added this item 1518  Average listal rating (895 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.8 
46. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Great thing about the film, is that the monsters are complex, and with emotions, and not just "I'm going to eat you," kind of monsters.

Even if they did threaten to eat Max, more than once. That being said the sight of giant monsters, talking ones, of the non cute and cuddly type, could theoretically scare kids.

People who added this item 351  Average listal rating (223 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.7 
47. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Drop Dead Fred, pretty goes the extra mile, to ruin Lizzie's life, and I do mean the extra mile.

Strangely enough, the film done differently could have made for an interesting horror/thriller movie.
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People who added this item 53  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
48. Lady in White (1988)
It's not just a movie about a ghost, but it's also a movie about a murder mystery, it's also pretty intense at times, especially near the end of the film.

And some one also gets shot, in the face, too.
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People who added this item 1768  Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
49. Fantasia (1940)
It's a great film to introduce kids, to classical music. But however, fair warning:

As brief, as A Night On Bald Mountain is, it's literally the stuff that nightmares are made from.

The kids also, may or may not be afraid of the walking brooms, after seeing the movie.
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People who added this item 6117  Average listal rating (4096 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
50. Home Alone (1990)
Family goes on vacation, family forgets kid at home, kid has fun.

Burglars proceed to rob place, not realizing that it's booby trapped, by said kid.

The sequel, is almost even less restrained. And the award for worse parents, in film history goes out to....
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A look at family films, that on second glance, are harsher than they appear, and could give Wes Craven, nightmares.

As suggested by, http://www.babble.com/kid/child-development/kid-movies-disturbing-films-family/?page=2

Along, with my take on the films, if I have seen it.

I also have a few films, I adding along as well.

Suggestions and contributions, welcomed.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 25 17:51
very true...
i still loved them, though
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jun 12 21:33
Auntie Em morphing into the Wicked Witch Of The West as Dorothy looks at Crystal Ball, was the moment that freaked me out in The Wizard Of Oz when I was a kid, and the Artax scene in Never Ending Story is one of the saddest scenes ever.
Posted: 2 years ago at Jul 28 10:26
What about sex crap cult Howard the Duck?
Posted: 2 years ago at Jul 29 20:28
Consider it done!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Aug 31 9:07
Great list!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Aug 31 15:01
Thanks!

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