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15 Family Films Made for Kids Yet Surprisingly Perfect for Adults

15 Family Films Made for Kids Yet Surprisingly Perfect for Adults

Berfin Ceren Meray
November 13 2023 - 10:38am

Occasionally, we revisit the innocent films of our childhood, ones we watched with wide-eyed wonder without fully grasping their depth. As adults, when we view these children's classics through a more mature lens, we find ourselves asking, 'Who let me watch this?' In this curated list, we delve into films initially created for kids but now appreciated even more by grown-ups. Let's explore these family-friendly movies that hold unexpected appeal for adults. 👇

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1. The first two live-action films of 'Scooby-Doo' contain inappropriate sexual jokes and drug references, making them unsuitable for children.

1. The first two live-action films of 'Scooby-Doo' contain inappropriate sexual jokes and drug references, making them unsuitable for children.

2. Beneath its sweet and quirky facade, 'Flapjack' harbors characters haunted by nightmares, leaving us pondering how we ever watched it as a child.

2. Beneath its sweet and quirky facade, 'Flapjack' harbors characters haunted by nightmares, leaving us pondering how we ever watched it as a child.

3. While initially perceived as an animated feature, 'Soul' delves into profound thoughts, offering a nuanced story with a message more geared towards adults.

3. While initially perceived as an animated feature, 'Soul' delves into profound thoughts, offering a nuanced story with a message more geared towards adults.

4. Despite being marketed as a children's film, 'Rango' explores themes such as identity and belonging, containing a significant amount of violence and coarse language.

4. Despite being marketed as a children's film, 'Rango' explores themes such as identity and belonging, containing a significant amount of violence and coarse language.

5. Choosing to watch a family film series with my parents led us to 'Grave of the Fireflies,' a movie that, in the end, left everyone in tears.

5. Choosing to watch a family film series with my parents led us to 'Grave of the Fireflies,' a movie that, in the end, left everyone in tears.
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6. Exploring the theme of human mortality, the film 'Monster House' may be a bit too frightening for children due to its more suitable themes for older audiences.

6. Exploring the theme of human mortality, the film 'Monster House' may be a bit too frightening for children due to its more suitable themes for older audiences.

7. Even as an adult, 'Coraline and the Secret World' manages to send shivers down my spine, making it hard to imagine how a child could watch it.

7. Even as an adult, 'Coraline and the Secret World' manages to send shivers down my spine, making it hard to imagine how a child could watch it.

8. While widely popular as a children's film, 'The Wizard of Oz' doesn't fall short of horror movie vibes, thanks to some of its characters.

8. While widely popular as a children's film, 'The Wizard of Oz' doesn't fall short of horror movie vibes, thanks to some of its characters.

9. Despite its misleading cover, 'Bridge to Terabithia' is definitely not suitable for children with its handling of depressive subjects.

9.  Despite its misleading cover, 'Bridge to Terabithia' is definitely not suitable for children with its handling of depressive subjects.

10. Featuring crude and dark humor, the film 'Cat' is not exactly child-friendly, and the most inappropriate aspect for me is that chilling face of the scary cat.

10.  Featuring crude and dark humor, the film 'Cat' is not exactly child-friendly, and the most inappropriate aspect for me is that chilling face of the scary cat.
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11. Despite its deep dialogue and important underlying messages that children might not fully grasp, 'The Lorax' is actually a film that every adult should watch.

11. Despite its deep dialogue and important underlying messages that children might not fully grasp, 'The Lorax' is actually a film that every adult should watch.

12. Geared towards children, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' as a Tim Burton film includes messages meant for adults, sometimes conveying themes only they would understand.

12.  Geared towards children, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' as a Tim Burton film includes messages meant for adults, sometimes conveying themes only they would understand.

13. Containing scenes of death and violence, along with political and sexual undertones, 'The Incredibles' is definitely not suitable for children.

13. Containing scenes of death and violence, along with political and sexual undertones, 'The Incredibles' is definitely not suitable for children.

14. While entertaining for kids, 'Johnny Bravo' is more geared towards adults and teens, featuring a humor that resonates with a more mature audience.

14.  While entertaining for kids, 'Johnny Bravo' is more geared towards adults and teens, featuring a humor that resonates with a more mature audience.

15. Despite its appearance as a film made for children, 'Sausage Party' is a movie that should be kept away from your kids due to its heavy sexual and violent scenes.

15.  Despite its appearance as a film made for children, 'Sausage Party' is a movie that should be kept away from your kids due to its heavy sexual and violent scenes.
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