What was considered suitable entertainment for kids in the 80s certainly went up a notch with these movies! I can remember wondering thinking that it was so cool that my parents were okay with this. They have a lot of innuendos that, over time, become more apparent even if you didn’t really catch onto them back then. They even had nudity, bad language and an overall sense that kids shouldn’t be watching it. Take a look at this list and see if you’d let your kids watch these today:

1. Ghostbusters.

This mostly had some verbal declarations that were often over the top and the way he kept hitting on the lady was aggressive.

2. Teen Witch.

There was an embarrassing part when a diary page was read out loud which described a boy that she liked kissing her all over.

3. Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Who could forget when they had to share a bed?

4. Weird Science.

They put bras on their heads and put their brains to the ambition of making a real woman.

5. Sixteen Candles.

This was about kids who partied all night long plus the part about the underwear.

6. The Goonies.

The translation that this kid gives to the housemaid is hilarious!

7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

The only thing childlike in this movie was the animation. Otherwise, it had a pretty grown up theme. Parents and kids watched it together.

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8. Labyrinth.

This movie was about stealing children which don’t make it very child-friendly like the parents were hoping for.

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9. Big.

This kid changes places with Tom Hank’s character and he goes from being a 12-year-old to be in bed with a grown woman.


10. Coming to America.

He is royalty and his servant ladies bath him in the bathtub while they are naked. Every man’s dream. However, not appropriate for kids.