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    31 Movies People Thought Were Awesome When They Were Younger, But Completely Cringe At As Adults

    Some movies age like a fine wine while others age like milk left in a hot car overnight.

    We recently took a look at a viral Reddit thread asking, "What's a movie you loved as a child that you now consider to be cringeworthy?" and their hilarious answers sparked even more great responses from our very own BuzzFeed Community! So with that in mind, here are a few more old faves that have since become embarrassing memories:

    1. Little Monsters (1989)

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    United Artists

    "It's terrifying to watch as an adult. There are SO many red flags as to why kids should NOT watch it."

    saral4abcbcac7

    2. The Mask (1994)

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    New Line Cinema

    "I rewatched it as an adult, and just couldn't deal with it."

    nicoladpk1

    3. The Golden Child (1986)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "My dad and I watched it all the time when I was a kid and I LOVED it. A few years ago, I was hyping it up for my husband and finally got him to sit down and watch it (so excited!). It had everything: the '80s, Eddie Murphy, what could go wrong? When it ended I sat there like, 'Oh...oh no.' Lost a part of my childhood that day."

    amyjaz

    4. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "Dear god, are those babies annoying now!"

    naomis16

    5. Ladybugs (1992)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "It's cringeworthy for sure now. It's about a teenage Jonathan Brandis dressing like a girl to help his soon to be stepdad get a promotion. How no one noticed they just threw a wig on a teen boy is beyond me."

    greenveep

    6. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)

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    20th Century Fox

    "It’s an old movie I watched all the time at my grandparents’ house. It’s set in 1910 and is about a flying competition sponsored by a wealthy newspaper tycoon. There’s a love triangle between his suffragist daughter and two of the pilots. She ends up with the one who was constantly trying to sabotage the other pilots. At one point, he spiked a drink intended for the Japanese pilot, only to have the German pilot drink it by mistake, so the 'independent/rebellious woman' ended up with a guy who spikes drinks for personal advantage.

    Oh, and the Japanese, German and Italian characters are walking stereotypes. And there’s a recurring gag where one pilot meets a woman at each stop who looks like a woman at previous stops. He thinks each woman is the same person, and is so infatuated with this 'woman' that he is persistent with all of them without really listening to any of them pointing out they’re different people!"

    anajones597

    7. The Bad News Bears (1976)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "This dates me. Parts of the movie were filmed near my house, so it was cool to see stuff I went by every day, but it's such a racist movie. I turned it on for my daughter once and had to turn it off."

    poiuy222

    8. The Witches (1990)

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    Warner Bros.

    "I thought it was such a suspenseful movie back then. I rewatched it recently when I heard they were remaking it with Anne Hathaway so that I could judge how terrible the remake would be, and...just thinking about those kids turning into mice and the awful mechanical movements of their little mouse mouths is pretty cringey. I'm not sure if the remake is worth watching now."

    tishtosh10

    9. Moonwalker (1988)

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    Warner Bros.

    "How was this not on the original list?!"

    amccohn

    10. The Rescuers (1977)

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    Buena Vista Distribution

    "Oh lord, I used to watch this all the time. I rewatched it recently on Disney+, and it was pretty cringe."

    potterheadgal

    11. Thumbelina (1994)

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    20th Century Fox

    "I used to adore this movie, but now I realize the whole movie is about several male animals trying to force a tiny 16-year-old humanoid into marriage against her will while she herself has absolutely no agency in anything that happens to her."

    colleend9

    12. Billy Madison (1995)

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    Universal Pictures

    "I remember loving it when I was younger, but now it just seems so creepy to me. He is essentially an 8-year-old in terms of emotions and maturity, but his grown-ass adult teacher falls in love with him and hooks up with him???"

    kthomas8836

    13. The Little Vampire (2000)

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    New Line Cinema

    "I was in love with that movie. Hell, I even bought a DVD copy as an adult since it had been years since I'd seen it, and nostalgia was strong. To put it mildly, it did not age well and I haven't rewatched it all the way through."

    happyhat

    14. The Hot Chick (2002)

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    "I can’t believe I’m even admitting this. 😂"

    louschoen13

    15. Grease (1978)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "I have it on my iTunes account, so my daughter found it on her iPad and watched it. 'It’s PG,' I thought, 'so whatever.' Obviously, it was a different time period, so I’m not bothered by it like some people are — HOWEVER, the lyrics to 'Grease Lightening' don’t truly pop out until there’s a 4-year-old singing it. 💀 "

    ash1002

    16. My Father the Hero (1994)

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    "A girl who wants to impress a boy pretends she is dating a rich older man — who happens to be her father. This was a remake of a French film!"

    brittanyt4e81fa95d

    17. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    "Or really any of the Jim Varney movies. There was a bunch of them, and they are just him being an idiot in various locations."

    kngreyh

    18. The Last Starfighter (1984)

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    Universal Pictures

    "I loved it as a kid, but as an adult it's cheesy and the special effects are pretty cringey."

    davidziegs

    19. Camp Rock (2008)

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    Disney Channel

    "Enough said."

    sinclaire1022

    20. Teen Witch (1989)

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    Trans World Entertainment

    "Anyone want to discuss the rap sequence?"

    michaell105

    21. The Swan Princess (1994)

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    New Line Cinema

    "This was my favorite movie when I was a kid. I think I watched it like 20 times. A few years ago, I saw it was on Hulu and was so excited to watch it and pretty much immediately I realized how bad it actually was. it was almost unwatchable.

    shdjgdjskgzmg

    22. Heavy Weights (1995)

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    "As a parent, I was horrified rewatching it on Disney+."

    stephaniec44243e183

    23. Just Friends (2005)

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    New Line Cinema

    "I loved it as a teen and thought it was hilarious, but I rewatched it a couple of years ago and cringed so much."

    sarahd4ded4a5cb

    24. Mermaids (1990)

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    Orion Pictures

    "I rewatched this movie (the one with Cher) recently and — holy shit — I couldn’t believe my mom let me watch that as a young child. 😳 😂"

    mollym34

    25. Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

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    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    "It was a movie I loved when I was younger, but I watched it one Halloween in high school and it's just embarrassing to watch from beginning the end. The CGI looks like it cost $10 and everyone acts like they don’t give a shit and want their money sooner."

    jordanperartillasantos24

    26. Honey (2003)

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    Universal Pictures

    "I used to think the dance sequences were so cool, but hearing Jessica Alba say 'that’s hot' to Lil’ Romeo’s weird shoulder brush off made me turn it off."

    simobie

    27. Who's That Girl (1987)

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    Warner Bros.

    "Now I understand the pained expression on my mom's face in the theater when it was over. I LOVED IT, but, as an adult, it's sheer torture."

    miamaxx

    28. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

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    Sony Pictures

    "I rewatched it recently, and it doesn't feel the same. The soundtrack is still good, but the movie feels different in a not-so-good way — can't quite explain it."

    nutsandgum

    29. Howard the Duck (1986)

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    Universal Pictures

    "I loved it when I was a kid...but now? Eeekkk!"

    marvin1984

    30. Speed Racer (2008)

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    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "I was so obsessed with it that I watched it almost every day for months. Now? Too obnoxious, loud, and repetitive."

    superkay

    31. And finally — Space Jam (1996)

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    Warner Bros.

    "I really liked as a kid, but rewatched it and hated it as an adult."

    drcynic

    Now it's your turn! What's a movie that you loved when you were a younger, but now it just doesn't hold up? Share your pick(s) in the comments below! OH, and be sure to check out the initial list to see if any of your picks are on there!

    Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity.

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