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5 Movies You Should Never See With Your Parents

Because gratuitous drugs, sex, and violence are best enjoyed without mom and dad.

Killer Joe
The infamous "fried chicken scene" from this NC-17-rated movie starring Matthew McConaughey is so disturbing, we couldn't even show it here. (But it is on YouTube, so do with that what you will.) If you accidentally sit down to watch this flick with a parent, you will never recover. And no matter who you watch it with, you will never want to eat fried chicken again, ever. That said, it's surprisingly entertaining to see the guy from The Wedding Planner warn Gina Gershon, "If you insult me again, I will cut your face off and wear it over my own."

The Canyons

Hollywood! Porn stars! Murder! Love triangles! Rich kids! Drugs! Lindsay Lohan! In short, this movie has everything you need for a super fun party. And nothing ruins a super fun party quite like your mom. Because while she may love James Dean movies, something tells us she doesn't love James Deen movies.


This epic 1995 movie (which marked both Rosario Dawson and Chloe Sevigny's first acting roles) exposed the realities of what teenage kids in America's major cities were up to when their parents weren't looking. And the answer, basically, is sex and drugs, and more sex and drugs. And sometimes skateboarding. If you were a child of the '90s, especially in New York, then you knew a lot of kids just like the little monsters depicted here - and hopefully, you were smart enough to spend family night watching T.G.I.F. instead.


Requiem for a Dream

"Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, orange in the evening." No, those aren't the colors of the sky in a Pixar movie; that's just speed freak Ellen Burstyn reminding herself of which methamphetamine pills to take while hallucinating that her refrigerator is alive. And her drug-induced psychosis isn't even as bad as what's happening with Jared Leto and the rest of the junkies in this classic, albeit depressive, movie. In the end, the main characters wind up curled up in the fetal position - which is exactly where you'll be if you make the mistake of watching it with your parents.


Natural Born Killers

Murder for pleasure is the name of the game in this '94 flick, which stars Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as a couple of love-struck psychopaths on a dramatic killing spree, beginning with young Juliette's own abusive parents. Watching it with your parents is bound to make everyone feel weird. On second thought, it might just be the perfect way to break some bad news, as in, "Dad, I crashed your car. But on the bright side, I currently have no plans to murder you!"

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