As kids, we loved different movies that were actually cringey. While we didn’t realize this back then, we know it now. And we would never dare to watch these movies ever again.

To know about movies that adults find cringey, which they once loved, people are answering the popular Reddit question- “What’s a movie you loved as a child that you now consider to be cringe-worthy?” 

P.S. It totally depends on you whether or not you agree with this list. 




1.

Percy Jackson movies, you read the books, re watch the movies, and wonder what the hell went so wrong

2.

alvin and the chipmunks. holy s*** those guys are annoying

3.

I was the dumba** kid that thought the last airbender was a good movie. Jesus, I was dumb

4.

Bee Movie-

5.

Shark Boy and Lava Girl. That s*** was the coolest thing I’d ever seen.

6.

Commando, I thought it was great as a kid and I watched it again and… it’s even f*****g better!!!

7.

G-Force. That one Disney movie about the guinea pig spies? I thought that movie was the best as a kid.

I got through about 10 minutes of it when I tried to rewatch it a few months ago. Man, that movie is weird…

8.

Any of the Steven Seagal movies from the late 80s/early 90s. Jr High school me thought he was the biggest bada** ever born. Thinking about that now that feels like the most neckbeard fandom ever.

9.

Howard the Duck

10.

Indian in the Cupboard. No idea why but I liked it a lot as a kid. Watched it a few years ago with my nephew and hated it

11.

Cat In The Hat. Now that I think about it, it technically isn’t a kids movie

12.

Drop Dead Fred but it’s still on my list of favorites

13.

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Although it is a beautiful cringe.

14.

Blank check. The thought of being rich as a kid made me love the movie when I was younger. Watched it a couple years ago and got some real predator vibes between the kid and the lady FBI agent. Really hard to watch the ending where they kiss.

15.

Master of Disguise. Loved it as a kid. Holy s*** is it a terrible movie

16.

Not even a kid, the 2002 movie Queen of the Damned. I was in my early 20s and thought it was so sexy and cool. I watch it now and it’s so campy and cringey and God bless Aaliyah but her performance was…eesh lol

17.

Any of the Mary Kate & Ashley movies.

I’d like to make it clear that I grew up with these movies, loved the Olson twins, and there is a lot of nostalgia that comes with the memories of their movies. I just don’t think as an adult now they would be as great as I thought they were 20 some years ago.

18.

Any of the first three Spy Kids movies. I remember the second one being one of my favorites and now it’s genuinely painful.

19.

I feel like I used to watch Garfield a lot, didn’t realize it was bad until that Zombieland moment lol.

20.

The horrid Dungeons and Dragons movie with Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch, and one of the Wayans brothers. Absolute garbage but I loved it for some reason. I earned some late fees for not returning the VHS on time.

21.

This really dates me but Mannequin was my favorite growing up

22.

Catwoman (2003) haunted my childhood. I didn’t realize the terrible special effects weren’t real so I jumped around my living room trying to imitate her.

23.

Mario Bros.

I was ten.

24.

Masters of the Universe with Dolph Lundgren.

25.

Mac and Me

5 year old me used to make my parents rent it all the time. It’s now used as a joke movie for bad Sci-Fi

26.

Idk if anyone’s said it yet but Agent Cody Banks is pretty cringed. Used to love them as a kid but looking at them now its not the same as before.

27.

The Covenant. It was a relatively early Sebastian Stan movie that I was obsessed with in middle school. I rewatched it a few years ago and it is easily one of the worst acted movies I’ve watched. Definitely, the worst I’ve seen in a good decade. I really thought those guys were so cool. I just cringe thinking about how often I watched it and convinced myself that it was even halfway good just because there were hot guys.

28.

Batman & robin

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30.

Critters. It was fun and cheesy though.