No matter how old you turn, there’s nothing more awkward than watching a sex scene in a movie alongside your parents. It’s honestly hard sometimes to pick a family-friendly film with no such scenes that would pour a sense of discomfort in your home environment.
We’ve got you a compilation of some cringe-tastic tales from people around the world who had some toe-curling evenings with their parents. If you haven’t watched any of these films yet, we highly recommend you to watch it all by yourself!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
When I was in high school, my family was getting ready to go on a trip to Spain. My mom decided to rent this because it’s set in Spain and she heard the music and the scenery was beautiful. Well, it turns out no amount of gorgeous music or scenery is worth watching a threesome with your parents.
Bull Durham (1988)
My mother took my grandfather to see this in the theater because he was a huge baseball fan. She was mortified by the sex scenes, of course. Afterward, someone asked my grandfather what he thought about the film, and he simply said, “Well, it wasn’t REALLY about baseball…”
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
When THAT scene came on, my mom exclaimed, ‘That wasn’t in the book, right?! Because I do NOT remember that’
The Shape of Water (2017)
I watched it with my grandparents. I was sitting in between them. My grandfather had just surgery and this was the movie he wanted. At first, sitting in between them was funny because they kept leaning over me to talk to each other because they were trying to figure out where they’d seen Sally Hawkins before. Then…came all the sex scenes. They were totally fine, but all I could think was Holy shit! Why did I sit HERE?
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
My dad had the day off, we love movies, and we’re both big history nerds, so we went in the afternoon to see this one and basically had the whole theater to ourselves. Then came the scene with the sexy pirate villainess and the main protagonist in a rough, sexual power struggle all over her quarters. Boobs everywhere. It. Was. Mortifying
I saw this movie in theaters with my mom. It’s basically soft porn. My dad had won tickets from the radio to see it, but he couldn’t go, so he gave my mom and me the tickets. It was rated PG-13 on the tickets. My mom and I even looked up the description online, and it didn’t sound like it was basically soft porn.
So we get to the theater. and the rating comes up before the film starts as ‘R’ and we discuss leaving, but we decide to stay and see what happens since we had been given the tickets for free. I was like 17 at the time anyway, so seeing an R-rated movie wasn’t a huge deal. Then the movie starts playing and, yeah…awkward. It’s one of those things we laugh about now and tell people, ‘My mom took me to my first porno and my dad got me the tickets!
I’ll never forget my dad taking me to see this and my middle school–age self staring horrified as my dad laughed at all of the flaccid penises during the beach scene.
My whole family (dad, mom, sister, and I) went to see this in theaters when it came out. I guess no one realized it was an R-rated movie with some very R-rated scenes in it…especially for my 14-year-old sister
40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Why my sisters and I thought it would be a good idea as teenagers to go see this with our conservative dad, I will never know. Like, did we not think it would be ABOUT a 40-year-old virgin?! Anyway, the scene when Seth Rogen’s character is talking about a donkey show in Mexico…so awkward
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Somehow — I’m not joking — my parents thought it was a documentary about the Great Depression. They made me watch it with them, and needless to say, they were VERY confused.
My dad decided to put this movie on in order to test out his brand-new speakers. That first scene is…something.
I went to see this one with my dad when it came out. I think I was about 16, and I hadn’t read the graphic novel prior. Not only did I have to watch a giant, nude, very well-endowed Dr. Manhattan walk around for over two hours, but there was also that very steamy sex scene with Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah‘ playing in the background that seemed to be no less than an hour long. We both slouched down in our seats and prayed that it would end. A great movie and a great book, but — if I could do it again — I wouldn’t have seen it with my dad.
I went to the movies to see this with my dad (we already knew it was going to be a little awkward based on the trailers, but we were both adults). Anyway, I saw a grandmother and two kids around 12 years old buying tickets for the same movie. I told my dad they had probably tricked her into buying them and this poor lady had no idea what she was in for.
“During the holiday sex montage, I could hear her just going, ‘Oh my,’ over and over again. They left VERY soon after.
While most people don’t consider it a sex scene, my eighth-grade history teacher forced us all to watch this movie and…he didn’t skip/fast-forward through anything.
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
I convinced my mom to watch this. I was 14 at the time. I thought it was just going to be another romantic comedy, but NOPE! There was a lot of sex in it! One scene that stands out is when they encounter a glory hole in the men’s restroom. A penis pokes out and hits Cameron Diaz in the eye. I didn’t know what a glory hole was, and needless to say, after that movie, my mom and I had a very awkward conversation about what we had just watched!
Me, Myself, and Irene (2000)
When I was 17, I won early-access tickets from a radio station for a new Jim Carrey movie. My dad loved him, so I invited dear old Dad along…to THIS movie.
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