Seems like movies and TV shows are incomplete these days if one of their prominent characters doesn’t have mommy or daddy issues. We’re talking about awful parents and their poor parenting. I can’t be the only one who gets easily bored by watching those perfect families. It’s an unmatched thrill to watch these terrible parents who abuse, neglect, and sometimes even attempt to murder their own children in movies and TV shows.
Now, to put it to you there are many types of terrible parents. We have the overbearing kind, overprotective kind, the lying/manipulative kind, or even the psychic kind. You honestly don’t need to understand them much. Here are our top picks of the worst TV and movie moms and dads that we all love to hate.
Mrs. Benson in iCarly
Mrs. Benson honestly had no regard for Freddie’s boundaries when ensuring his safety and physical wellbeing
All of the parents in Rugrats
Rugrats might be an amazing show but it had some of the worst parents who were neglectful as hell
Finn’s dad in Adventure Time
Finn’s dad was a selfish, lazy, and manipulative man who only cared about his son if he was of any help to him
Both parents, but especially Jack, in Danny Phantom
Jack Fenton definitely had clever inventions but his execution was always so dumb.
Dora’s parents in Dora the Explorer
Dora’s parents literally don’t care about her. They let her run everywhere without adult supervision ever since she was 5.
Luca’s mom in Luca
Controlling every single decision in Luca’s life was his mom’s driving force.
Sam’s parents in Sixteen Candles
Sam’s parents didn’t even acknowledge their daughter’s birthday let alone wish her in person.
Judy’s parents in Zootopia
Judy’s parents constantly tried to talk her out of her dream of becoming a police officer and join them on their carrot farm.
Alyssa’s father in It Takes Two
This man had no regard for what her daughter would feel if he’d get engaged to a woman she dislikes.
Mia’s mother from The Princess Diaries
Mia’s mother never told her shit about their family’s history which makes her a terrible mother.
Charlie’s grandparents (but especially Grandpa Joe) in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
It is astonishing how no one in their family could manage to get a single job all through the years.
Anna and Elsa’s parents in Frozen
Anna and Elsa’s parents in Frozen keep Elsa locked up and Anna stuck in a castle with no visitors.
Both parents in The Parent Trap
The entire settlement made in the movie was beyond messed up.
The parents (but especially Wayne) in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The title of the film is pretty explanatory of Wayne’s negligence.
Megan’s parents in But I’m a Cheerleader
Nothing can be more pestering than having parents who are homophobic to this level.
The mom in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
She left her five kids alone with someone she’d never even met for three months to go galavanting around Australia and never bothered to look back.
Tori’s parents (but especially her mom) on Victorious
Tori’s parents made it pretty obvious that they like Tori way more than Trina
Ash’s mom (and all the other parents) in Pokémon
Were parents in Pokemon alright? They let their 10-year-olds wander over giant creatures into jungles.
Sōsuke’s mom in Ponyo
Something was definitely wrong with Sōsuke’s mom. She crashes into other people while driving like a wild woman with one hand.
Which movie/TV parents according to you are the most terrible ones? Tell us in the comment section below!