We've all been there. You sit down to watch what you think is going to be a family-friendly movie with your parents when all the sudden, things take a turn for the worst. What are you supposed to do when a movie becomes awkward, and your mom is three feet away from you on the couch? Do you pretend it is normal, and stare at the television without making eye contact for the rest of the night? Or gauge out your own eyeballs with the nearest spoon? There's no good answer.
But rest assured, you're not the only one. I have a vivid memory of watching She's All That with my mom when I was in 5th grade and having to suffer through the pizza scene. (If you don't remember that scene: Google it. It's not something a pre-teen wants to chat with their mom about.)
Here are some of the most awkward movie scenes people have ever watched with their parents and lived to tell about it.
Twitter user @merrittk posted a thought-provoking tweet about watching movies with your parents.Well, maybe it was the type of thing you tried not to ever think about again.
Ugh, so many terrible memories.Lots of people had horrible experiences to share that scarred them for life.
Some movies are better watched alone.
@merrittk In high school, my sister & I rented But I'm a Cheerleader to watch with our parents? Got 1/2 through bef… https://t.co/mFBxCl84GA— Lauren Naturale (@Lauren Naturale)1540226996.0
This is a movie about a girl and her mom.
@merrittk black swan (took my mom for her birthday) where natalie portman's masturbating in bed for a minute then r… https://t.co/BQPdZzVAuw— harron walker (@harron walker)1540226751.0
Sometimes your parents see movies as a way to open up conversation.
@merrittk My mom took me to see Sea Of Love when I was like, maybe 11. Then proceeded to loudly whisper about all t… https://t.co/2TxT7RJhlq— Dev Brown (@Dev Brown)1540245493.0
@merrittk 2011, October. Our family gathered to watch a movie. The cursor on the Wii hovered over The Human Centipe… https://t.co/B5OqMeYi28— 💜SCJ 1312💜COMMISSIONS OPEN💜 (@💜SCJ 1312💜COMMISSIONS OPEN💜)1540261256.0
A family friendly film!At least one of them enjoyed it.
Can you handle any more of these? I'm starting to feel nauseous.I feel like hiding in my childhood bedroom forever.
Please, no talking.
@merrittk I pleaded & dad took me to #SaturdayNightFever cause all cool kids had seen it & I was a nerd. OMG I was… https://t.co/BWsipTjy5c— Suzanne Cryer (@Suzanne Cryer)1540273329.0
This one sounds more innocent than it is. A Broadway show with puppets!
@merrittk @KnotAStripper My mom wanted to take me & my little brother to a Broadway show but all the ones she had h… https://t.co/e287fMhgch— ¢har🌈 (@¢har🌈)1540263820.0
@merrittk do NOT watch CARRIE (1976) - ESPECIALLY THE OPENING SCENE IN THE SHOWER WITH THE MENSTRUAL BLOOD - with y… https://t.co/XNSwkBvMif— Scott Prendergast (@Scott Prendergast)1540262038.0
Google a movie before you agree to watch it with your parents.Then you won't end up here.
Whew, do you think you can handle more?Take a deep breath, we've got a bit of a line-up ahead.
@merrittk Definitely Old School w/my parents and my grandma who had just had a stroke (her speech & mental facultie… https://t.co/N41pqoY6hY— BC (@BC)1540264167.0
Ok, this one made me laugh.
@merrittk I saw Trainspotting with my mom in the theatre when I was 16, thinking it was going to be a movie about t… https://t.co/UjeE1cN7Fu— Esther Pope (@Esther Pope)1540260371.0
This is a romantic comedy, right?
@merrittk Watched "Jerry McGuire" w/ my grandmother. I was certain she would love "You had me at 'Hello,'" but I di… https://t.co/6MNxw5a5l4— Wes Johnson (@Wes Johnson)1540315346.0
It's the movies you wouldn't expect.But you'll never forget.
She hasn't spoken to them since.
@merrittk I watched Legends of the Fall with my parents when I was like 14 and I’m still uncomfortable it’s been 9 years— Marissa Gatsios (@Marissa Gatsios)1540263185.0
You forgot one important thing about this holiday classic.
@merrittk Love Actually came out when I was in high school and I saw it with my younger sister, aunt (who was cool… https://t.co/VGWrD5lvRz— Meghan B (@Meghan B)1540261274.0
Yeah, remember that next time to settle in to watch a movie with your family.Or at least have the fast-forward button ready.
To all the parents out there: you can't take your kids to see movies only based on the title!
@merrittk Mom took me to see Zoolander when I was 8 at my request (thought it was about a zoo!). I didn't know what… https://t.co/RIluM0mG1l— Cesya (@ cross country move no talk me) (@Cesya (@ cross country move no talk me))1540226118.0
NO DAD IT IS NOT.This is the most Dad phrase I've heard anyone say.
That's one way to go about it.
@merrittk As a little kid, my Mom took me to the theatre to see “A Fish Called Wanda”. Not sure why she thought tha… https://t.co/Y7XWoiAHwK— ML_204 (@ML_204)1540276094.0
This dad's decision made me laugh so hard.
@merrittk I watched Wanted with my dad and younger sister... the second scene in the beginning was awkward for us a… https://t.co/ga0fLEBFgI— Jessx (@Jessx)1540283504.0
Do you need a break yet?Well, here's a kitten to keep you going.
What a sly mother!
@merrittk My mother bought Titanic on the two VHS tapes, made us leave the room, figured out the trick to record ov… https://t.co/aEd3BAExoR— Troy Glidden (@Troy Glidden)1540352263.0
As a family.South Park is not for kids.
This only makes it worse!You have to pretend nothing happened.
The foreign exchange student was there too!
@merrittk Monster’s Ball. In the theater. At age 14. Dad on my right. On my left, our Thai foreign exchange student… https://t.co/BRnBuILwKo— patrick tyrrell (@patrick tyrrell)1540292956.0
Lol, your mom was just pretending to spare you the awkwardness!
@merrittk "Parenthood" believe it or not. I was in high school. The scene where Steve Martin finds his sister's vi… https://t.co/QdtkWEjRQg— Spooky Comet (@Spooky Comet)1540419149.0