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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#1

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

avalncheovrthrw , 20th Century Fox Report

#2

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

Legally_Adri , Fox 2000 Pictures Report

#3

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

PixelsTheNerd , Paramount Pictures Report

#4

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit Bee Movie-

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#5

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#6

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#7

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

StupidWithAChance , Sony Pictures Releasing Report

#9

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#10

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

DoesAGingerSnap , New Line Cinema Report

#11

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

Algaealligator , 20th Century Fox Report

#12

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

FredererPower , Universal Pictures Report

#13

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#14

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#15

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#16

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

questionerzz , Troublemaker Studios Report

#17

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

iimSgtPepper , Revolution Studios Report

#18

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

pnpspacegiraffe , 20th Century Fox Report

#19

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

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#20

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#21

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#23

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit Masters of the Universe with Dolph Lundgren.

zombiepete , The Cannon Group, Inc. Report

#24

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

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#25

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

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#27

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#28

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#29

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit 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 Report

#30

Cringe-Kids-Movies-Reddit Critters. It was fun and cheesy though.

lady_of_the_lac , New Line Cinema Report

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