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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.4
Mac and Me (1988)
This classic scene, right here.


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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!
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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.
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People who added this item 7387 Average listal rating (4775 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 164 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
A very controversial film, from Disney. Want to see it on DVD/Blu Ray? Well, that's never going to happen.
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People who added this item 702 Average listal rating (497 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
For a Star Wars film, it's pretty heavy. And with a high Desth count too.

Think an intergalactic version of Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, and Apocolypse Now.
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People who added this item 2769 Average listal rating (1665 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
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.

Also, for some the birds in the film, are uncomfortable stereotypes.
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pete's Dragon (2016)
It's considerably somber, the bad guys motives are less than subtle, and child abandonment takes center place in the film.

But at least, the dragon is cute.
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People who added this item 1805 Average listal rating (1148 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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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Shrek (2001)
Duloc, a theme park run by a megalomaniacal ruler. Guess what it's based on?
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People who added this item 2306 Average listal rating (1463 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 820 Average listal rating (593 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Zootopia (2016)
Gentrification, racism, and classisim, are somewhat undercurrents in the film.

Think of it as Chinatown, by the way of cute, cuddly, animals.
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People who added this item 398 Average listal rating (293 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Not unlike The Lion King, death isn't brushed over. It's pretty much a given.

Even if a meteor, barely misses the Earth.
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People who added this item 2849 Average listal rating (1715 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 660 Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 383 Average listal rating (231 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 53 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Dr. T , pray that you never have him, as your piano teacher!
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People who added this item 2053 Average listal rating (1229 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 721 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 183 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6
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 2203 Average listal rating (1354 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 672 Average listal rating (371 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
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.
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People who added this item 4945 Average listal rating (3218 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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 117 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
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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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 176 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
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!
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People who added this item 661 Average listal rating (425 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
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.
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People who added this item 6295 Average listal rating (4098 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 648 Average listal rating (369 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 689 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 319 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.6
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 1014 Average listal rating (662 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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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People who added this item 1488 Average listal rating (869 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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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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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People who added this item 2544 Average listal rating (1512 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
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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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 1420 Average listal rating (878 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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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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.
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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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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
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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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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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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The flying monkeys, still give me nightmares to this very day, even more than the Wicked Witch of The West, oddly enough.
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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.
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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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Introducing the two most racist robots in film history, Skidmarks and Mudflap!
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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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Two words.... Judge Doom. Two more words.... The Dip
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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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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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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.

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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at May 25 17:51
very true...
i still loved them, though
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 29 20:28
Consider it done!
Posted: 5 years ago at Aug 31 9:07
Great list!
Posted: 5 years ago at Aug 31 15:01
Thanks!

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