Who doesn’t love a good animated film? The right amount of laughs, some heartwarming romance and some hilarious action sequences. The best part about animated films are that they make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside after watching them, take Despicable Me, for instance. I’d give my right arm for my own minion! Mostly, the best animated films were made for children – Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and more. However, there’s a couple of films which were actually made with adults as the target audience. Replete with violence, hard hitting themes, sex, nudity, adult themes, you name it, these films were surely not meant for the innocent eyes of tiny tots. Check out some animated films meant solely for adults:
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
If you have kids, this is one you should avoid on movie night. Why? For starters, it holds the record for Most Swearing in an Animated Film, from the Guinness Book of World Records. With hilarious, albeit notoriously adult sensibilities, the film is a riot, but definitely not one to watch with the kids.
Persepolis is based on Marjane Satrapi’s comic book of the same name, and follows the story of a young girl as she experiences the pressures of growing up in Iran. While there is nothing that is actually scarring for a child, the film was clearly made to appeal to adults and teenagers.
Waltz With Bashir
Waltz with Bashir is a war film, chronicling the stories of Ari Folman’s experiences in war torn Lebanon. The film is a beautiful portrayal of the script, but its full of gritty storytelling, and the unflinching nature of the film is what might just make it a little scary for your kid.
Remember Gone Girl? Akira is sort of a similar film, with the same brutal violence and almost relentless darkness. The film is incessantly pessimistic, and the downbeat tone seems to drive home the fact that the future is a sad place.
Bursting with nudity, violence and profanity, Perfect Blue is definitely not the perfect film to show your kids. It has a stalker, a serial killer and a seriously messed up storyline. However, it does make for a compelling mystery film. Watch it. Alone.
So there you have it. 5 animated films you should definitely not watch with your kids. Take our word for it, and let us know if you have any recommendations!