30 Movies That People Didn’t Think Were Cringey Until They Rewatched Them As Adults, Shared In This Online Community

Kids can get interested in the strangest things that adults wouldn’t even give a second thought to. And they often get obsessed with something very easily, like Disney princesses or other cartoon characters. 

It’s amazing how they can watch and rewatch something they like over and over again to the point that they memorize all the lines. But sometimes they don’t even really understand what they are watching or can’t look at it critically, so when they come back to it in their adult years, people get disappointed. 

This is actually more common than you would think as more than 20k people joined a thread on Reddit answering the question “What’s a movie you loved as a child that you now consider to be cringeworthy?” What would you add to the list and which ones do you agree with? Let us know in the comments!

More info: Reddit#1 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Redditalvin and the chipmunks. holy s*** those guys are annoying

avalncheovrthrw 20th Century Fox Report90pointsPOST

nunya bussiness3 days ago

yeah. i can just hear their nasally voices in my head right now.24ReplyView more comments#2 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditPercy Jackson movies, you read the books, re watch the movies, and wonder what the hell went so wrong

Legally_Adri Fox 2000 Pictures Report85pointsPOST

I am avoiding my homework3 days ago

That’s how it usually goes24ReplyView more comments#3 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditBee Movie-

DenisDoNot Report65pointsPOST

Chillace3 days ago

ya like jazz35ReplyView more comments#4 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditI was the dumba** kid that thought the last airbender was a good movie. Jesus I was dumb

PixelsTheNerd Paramount Pictures Report64pointsPOST

Bow, I’m a Slytherclaw3 days ago

The series is the best s**t. The movie, though…39ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://53984025b2d148c34f320630f7b68daf.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html#5 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditShark Boy and Lava Girl. That s*** was the coolest thing I’d ever seen.

StupidWithAChance Sony Pictures Releasing Report61pointsPOST

Confused Flamingo3 days ago

This film was like a weird fever dream33ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditAny of the Steven Seagal movies from the late 80s/early 90s. Jr High school me thought he was the biggest bada** ever born. Thinking about that now that feels like the most neckbeard fandom ever.

RoamingBison Warner Bros. Pictures Report59pointsPOST

Requiem3 days ago

Nope he was good back then. same as Van Damme9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#7 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditCommando, i thought it was great as a kid and I watched it again and… it’s even f*****g better!!!

Billbapierogi 20th Century Studios Report59pointsPOST

Von Klaus3 days ago

let off some steam Bennet17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditG-Force. That one Disney movie about the guinea pig spies? I thought that movie was the best as a kid.

I got through about 10 minutes of it when I tried to rewatch it a few months ago. Man, that movie is weird…

SnooHamsters9240 Walt Disney Pictures Report57pointsPOST

JuJu2 days ago

I laughed so hard at the hamster (I was in my 20s)…I still do.5ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://53984025b2d148c34f320630f7b68daf.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html#9 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditHoward the Duck

makeupandchill Universal Pictures Report56pointsPOST

James0163 days ago

It’s so bad it’s brilliant.11ReplyView more comments#10 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditDrop Dead Fred but it’s still on my list of favorites

DoesAGingerSnap New Line Cinema Report51pointsPOST

Andrew Gibb3 days ago

Rik Mayall is awesome: RIP26ReplyView more comments#11 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditCat In The Hat. Now that I think about it, it technically isn’t a kids movie

FredererPower Universal Pictures Report49pointsPOST

Just a girl in a crazy world3 days ago

It’s not a kids movie, but I watched it as a kid. And I wonder why I’m so messed up12ReplyView more comments#12 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditIndian in the Cupboard. No idea why but I liked it a lot as a kid. Watched it a few years ago with my nephew and hated it

AnonismsPlight Paramount Pictures Report48pointsPOST

3ke3 days ago

The books were wat better. The movie was a joke.15ReplyView more comments#13 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditNot even a kid, the 2002 movie Queen of the Damned. I was in my early 20s and thought it was so sexy and cool. I watch it now and it’s so campy and cringey and God bless Aaliyah but her performance was…eesh lol

DeadSharkEyes Warner Bros. Pictures Report46pointsPOST

Ross Warren3 days ago

Great soundtrack though.22ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditSpy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Although it is beautiful cringe.

questionerzz Troublemaker Studios Report44pointsPOST

nunya bussiness3 days ago

*nostalgic rush*20ReplyView more comments#15 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditBlank check. The thought of being rich as a kid made me love the movie when I was younger. Watched it a couple years ago and got some real predator vibes between the kid and the lady FBI agent. Really hard to watch the ending where they kiss.

JuniorJRIV Walt Disney Pictures Report44pointsPOST

RoseTheMad3 days ago

wait the ending where they… what THE ACTUAL F**K42ReplyView more comments#16 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditThis really dates me but Mannequin was my favorite growing up

Algaealligator 20th Century Fox Report42pointsPOST

N G3 days ago

I had such a crush on Andrew McCarthy7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditMaster of Disguise. Loved it as a kid. Holy s*** is it a terrible movie

iimSgtPepper Revolution Studios Report39pointsPOST

Naomi Armitage2 days ago

My daughter begged me to take her to see this when she was a kid. She apologized to me as we were leaving the theater. I’m still trying to forgive her.21ReplyView more comments#18 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditAny of the Mary Kate & Ashley movies.

I’d like to make it clear that I grew up with these movies, loved the Olson twins, and there is a lot of nostalgia that comes with the memories of their movies. I just don’t think as an adult now they would be as great as I thought they were 20 some years ago.

BasicWitch999 Warner Music Vision Report39pointsPOST

Requiem3 days ago

They werent meant to be good, just cashing in on Cute Twins. They have never done anything good or close to being actors9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditI feel like i used to watch Garfield a lot, didnt realise it was bad until that Zombieland moment lol.

pnpspacegiraffe 20th Century Fox Report38pointsPOST

Chillace3 days ago

what in the actual f*ck is this6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditAny of the first three Spy Kids movies. I remember the second one being one of my favourites and now it’s genuinely painful.

PotatoBomb69 Dimension Films Report38pointsPOST

My ordinary life3 days ago

I watched spy kids I thought it was a cool cringe mix9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditMasters of the Universe with Dolph Lundgren.

zombiepete The Cannon Group, Inc. Report35pointsPOST

GlassHalfWay2 days ago

Oh come on, it’s Dolph. Great nostalgic flick14ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditCatwoman (2003) haunted my childhood. I didn’t realise the terrible special effects weren’t real so I jumped around my living room trying to imitate her.

ImReallyTryingISwear Warner Bros. Pictures Report34pointsPOST

Requiem3 days ago

Always a s**t movie10ReplyView more comments#23 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditThe horrid Dungeons and Dragons movie with Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch, and one of the Wayans brothers. Absolute garbage but I loved it for some reason. I earned some late fees for not returning the VHS on time.

OIWantKenobi New Line Cinema Report34pointsPOST

JLH2 days ago

I maintain that that movie is an underrated gem.11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditMario Bros.

I was ten.

DriftingPyscho Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Report33pointsPOST

Chillace3 days ago

i just watched this with my brother. i needed the unsee juice for it9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditMac and Me

5 year old me used to make my parents rent it all the time. It’s now used as a joke movie for bad Sci-Fi

Byerly724 Orion Pictures Report29pointsPOST

Martin Kaine3 days ago

Yes, but the MST3K of it is pure gold.12ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditIdk if anyone’s said it yet but Agent Cody Banks is pretty cringe. Used to love them as a kid but looking at them now its not the same as before.

javiguz27 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Report29pointsPOST

Mae Mosse1 day ago

Watched this because of Hilary Duff. Couldn’t stand Frankie though0ReplyView more comments#27 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditThe Covenant. It was a relatively early Sebastian Stan movie that I was obsessed with in middle school. I rewatched it a few years ago and it is easily one of the worst acted movies I’ve watched. Definitely the worst I’ve seen in a good decade. I really thought those guys were so cool. I just cringe thinking about how often I watched it and convinced myself that it was even halfway good just because there were hot guys.

Rains_of_Elir Sony Pictures Entertainment Report29pointsPOST

Ria C.3 days ago

The hubby and I stil enjoy it, no matter the cringe.8ReplyView more comments#28 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditBatman & robin

AlexIsACarrot Warner Bros. Report28pointsPOST

GirlFriday2 days ago

Picture does not match the movie title.37ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

Cringe-Kids-Movies-RedditCritters. It was fun and cheesy though.

lady_of_the_lac New Line Cinema Report27pointsPOST

Rob Chapman2 days ago

Critters is pure 80’s low budget awesomeness11ReplyView more comments#30 

The Phantom…Billy Zane! Totally cheesy when I rewatched it but LOVED it as a kid

EmoDavey31 Report26pointsPOST

Friday3 days ago

I adore Billy Zane! I’ll happily watch whatever he is in just for his voice 🙂6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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