Kids movies

Surprisingly Dark Kids Movies, According to Reddit

The twist in Monsters Inc. is that society is the monster.

Recently, a Reddit user demand people to share a movie that was darker than they thought and, well, some points came up:


Lilo & Stitch


“Nani is 19 years old, taking care of her little sister who has behavioral issues, while being investigated by the CPS, on top of working and trying to afford an entire house! —cowboyfairy


The Incredibles

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“Attempted suicide, lots of unseen collateral damage and possible civilian deaths, and the systematic killing of superheroes.”


Alone at home

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Alone at home is about two adults trying to murder a child.” –maksmadonov


The NIMH Secret


The NIMH Secret definitely haunted me when I was a kid. The animation was so dark including the whole history of the animal experiment center. Timothy [almost] die and the rats fight to get the nest out of the mud at the end! So many things! It spoke to me on so many levels, though.” –Rexygirl20



Focus characteristics

“This movie taught a generation about the dangers of trusting strangers, and that looks can often be incredibly deceiving. Monsters don’t look like monsters at first. They look like the complete opposite.” —Reddit user


The brave little toaster

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“I had horrible memories of many scenes over the years: the creepy radiator who got so mad he killed himself, the moment they nearly fell off a cliff, the Dr. Frankenstein, the huge electromagnet looming over the sad cars waiting to be crushed to death, and the toaster and his friends…” —Kagaku Ko


All dogs go to heaven


“I always said All dogs go to heaven is a mafia movie in disguise.” —shug_paladin


White as snow

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“The stepmother wants to murder a 14-year-old girl because she’s prettier than her. The 14-year-old girl finds a random house in the woods and decides to clean it up. She lives as a servant to seven men in exchange for a place to stay. A random prince finds a dead body in the woods and decides to kiss it. —Mystery Lobster1


Monsters Inc.


“Waternoose was willing to kidnap children just to keep his business afloat. Instead of investing in alternative energy, he decides to go out and harm another world. –XxsquirrelsX

“The twist in Monsters Inc.. it’s that society is the monster.” –animated_astronaut



Dream works

“It shows how people hate others just because of the way they are – religion, appearance, race, culture, poverty. It has a good lesson that we should love everyone, no matter .” —JaCrispyMcNuggets


The Hunchback of Notre Dame




“Yes zootopia was a movie with humans instead of animals, it would feel MUCH darker and probably inappropriate for children because of the characters literally going mad, and also the race war.” —PoekiepoesPudding


The Wizard of Oz

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“Glinda the Good Witch used Dorothy and her friends to kill the Wicked Witch of the West so she could gain power. She might be a good witch but still. Wow.” —leatherwolf89




“At the end of the day, he takes off his steps and enters a slot on the shelf and rocks himself to sleep. These shelves were originally to hold his entire family of identical WALL-Es at the end of their days He was part of a close family who worked and lived together. Now, over a period of 700 years, he has come to the point where it is just him alone in his family home who would originally have housed about 50 of his brothers. I was so sad when it occurred to me.” —The_Fat_Controller


Rugrats movie

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“Tommy nearly murdered his little brother by covering him in mashed bananas and feeding him hungry monkeys because he’s crying. It’s black as shit.” —First-Fantasy


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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“The fact that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a children’s movie always baffles me. There’s a scene with a creepy older man running around town kidnapping kids because kids were suddenly illegal. He lured them with candy.” —merlin1707


The world of Nemo


“A dark movie? Maybe the one about the family where the serial killer killed the mother and all but one of the children. And the one who stayed remained disabled until he was abducted, and his father has to find him with only the help of a woman with an intellectual disability? —rainbow1044


Frozen 2


“Elsa and Anna discover that their direct paternal ancestors took advantage of an entire race of people for their own selfish gain. Kristoff struggles to love someone who is emotionally unavailable due to current traumas. Anna loses the last living member of his family and yet is forced to carry on and reverse his family’s tragic legacy, risking his own life to do so.Olaf is stuck in a childlike position in the face of the stress that the adults around him feel and try to understand it, all through a veil of innocence.dawndollygolden


The fox and the hunting dog

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“When you realize one of your favorite movies is about an orphan brutally hunted by his unlikely friend.” —lovasaurus


The princess to be married

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“The prince is trying to start a war with another country and has planned to kill Buttercup to start it… They leave him alive in the end. Do you think he will rethink these evil plots just because his mate of torture is dead? He is always going to be king and one would assume he will find a new unfortunate woman to murder.” —ThePrincessInsomniac


Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

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“It’s pretty dark. I read somewhere that he might have narcissistic personality disorder. For example, he wears clothes that stand out so he’s always the center of attention. He dismisses questions when they’re asked because he can’t stand criticism. He put all those kids in harm’s way without a care in the world. There are a lot more examples. It’s weird when you look at it. put away these children’s stories because we realize that it goes much further.dahzzr1404

What is a dark/deep moment from a movie that you remember? Tell us in the comments!