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!
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alvin 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
Percy 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
Chillace3 days ago
ya like jazz35ReplyView more comments#4
I 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
Shark 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
Any 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
Commando, 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
G-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
Howard the Duck
makeupandchill , Universal Pictures Report56pointsPOST
James0163 days ago
It’s so bad it’s brilliant.11ReplyView more comments#10
Drop 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
Cat 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
Indian 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
Not 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
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Although it is beautiful cringe.
questionerzz , Troublemaker Studios Report44pointsPOST
nunya bussiness3 days ago
*nostalgic rush*20ReplyView more comments#15
Blank 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
This 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
Master 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
Any 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
I 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
Any 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
Masters 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
Catwoman (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
The 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
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
Mac 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
Idk 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
The 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
Batman & robin
AlexIsACarrot , Warner Bros. Report28pointsPOST
GirlFriday2 days ago
Picture does not match the movie title.37ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29
Critters. 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
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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