Back in high school I had a female friend whose parents had a descrambler, which was a blessing and a curse. Because of the little black box I was able to see the Howard Stern New Years Eve special, which back then was a major moment in my young life. However, it also led to some really uncomfortable situations because my friends father would constantly watch porn.
I would be hanging out with his daughter then walk out in the living room to leave and go home and he would be sitting there watching a girl get plowed. Now there is nothing wrong with porn, but at that age it was utterly uncomfortable because he would start having a conversation with me and I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to look at him, the tv, or at the wall. It was just really odd…
A couple of days ago my friend and I brought this up and talked about it, cracking some jokes. It got me thinking about what movies would be the most uncomfortable to watch with your extended family, be it parents, your significant others parents, children, or whatever…
The 4 Most Uncomfortable Movies to Watch With Your Family
4) Natural Born Killers
I have never gone to a movie and left the end of it not knowing what the hell I just watched. When I saw this movie in the theater I couldn’t tell if I liked it or hated it, my friend Heather who I saw it with, had the facial expression of someone that just watched their dog get hit by a car over and over again.
While the over the top violence has lost some of the edge it had when the movie first came out it still is slightly disturbing to watch. Bonus uncomfortable points if you sit through the Rodney Dangerfield scene with your daughter.
Anytime the head of Penthouse Magazine helps finance a film you know that it isn’t going to be something that is exactly family friendly. This movie was supposed to be a grand telling of the story of the Roman leader Caligula but instead turned into a political and sexual nightmare. The movie was plagued by shooting problems, and Roger Ebert lists it as one of his least favorite movies ever. He dropped this gem about the movie, “This movie,” said the lady in front of me at the drinking fountain,”is the worst piece of shit I have ever seen.”
In the unrated version, which was also it’s most profitable, there were scenes that depicted anal fisting, sibling incest, urination, and castration. I am sure Malcolm McDowell, Peter O’Toole, and Helen Mirren list this high up on their resumes, this is without a doubt Christmas time viewing material for when the entire family is around.
2) Spanking the Monkey
I am sure nobody has watched this movie that is reading this blog, to sum it up… Boy comes home from college for summer, boy loses internship and girlfriend, his mother breaks her leg, boy takes care of mother, then boy has an incestuous relationship with mother.
My friend’s mother used to rent just about every new release that came out no matter what it was. When this came out my friend and her watched it together, not knowing what the movie was about before hand, which was the most excruciating moment of his life. I stopped by their house before a summer baseball game to pick him up after they had just finished watching it. Walking into the house, I felt like someone had just died because it was so quiet, I asked my friend what was going on and he told me they had just finished watching a movie.
Me: What movie did you guys watch?
Friend: Spanking the Monkey.
Me: Uh, never heard of it, what is that about?
Friend: (looks over at his mother then quickly moves his eyes to the floor) Um… I’ll tell you in the car…
Of course he told me the story and I couldn’t stop laughing, we got to the game and as we begun to stretch we all started talking. I of course had to say, “Hey tell them about the movie you just watched.” He didn’t hear the end of it the entire summer.
I am not talking about the movie that won the Oscar, dealing with racial tension in the Los Angeles area. No I am talking about the other Crash, here is a plot summary from IMDB.com:
Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring,
a former ‘TV scientist’ has become obsessed by the marriage of motor
car technology with what he sees as the ‘raw sexuality’ of car-crash
victims. The scientist, along with a crash victim he has recently
befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety
of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with prostitutes
who they contort into the shape of trapped-corpses. Ultimately, the
scientist craves a suicidal union of blood, semen and engine coolant, a
union with which he becomes dangerously obsessed.
This film ended up with an NC-17 rating and rightfully so, with scenes that some would label as disturbing. It is like a combination of Red Asphalt and uh… some movie where people get turned on by touching scars of people that had auto accidents.
I know when I watched it I wasn’t sure if I should scrub myself with bleach or look for hot, blonde, car crash victims that were into kinky sex.
What movie have you found uncomfortable to watch with family?