The Most Awkward Movies To Watch With Family: A Revealing Study

There are just some films you can not watch with the family. It’s just too awkward. To shed light on this overlooked facet of cinema, experts at have conducted an intriguing analysis, revealing the top ten most awkward movies to watch with family.

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Unveiling the Awkwardness Rankings

Utilizing a comprehensive set of metrics, including the number of scenes featuring sex and nudity, the severity ratings of these scenes, and the frequency of swear words, the experts compiled a definitive list of awkward movies. Topping the list with an overwhelming awkwardness score of 9.5 out of 10 is none other than “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013). Boasting 15 scenes of sex and nudity, and a staggering 2,869 viewers rating these scenes as ‘severe’, this Martin Scorsese masterpiece proves to be a surefire recipe for uncomfortable family viewing.

Close Contenders and Surprising Findings

Sharing the spotlight in joint second place are “Don Jon” (2013) and “Magic Mike” (2012), both with an awkwardness score of 8.2 out of 10. While “Magic Mike” features more scenes of sex and nudity, “Don Jon” garners a higher severity rating from viewers, highlighting the nuanced differences in awkwardness perception. Surprisingly, the controversial 2023 film “Saltburn” failed to secure a top spot, despite much debate surrounding its content.

Noteworthy Entries and Insights

“Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015) claims fourth place with a score of 7.4 out of 10, owing to its provocative themes and intimate scenes. However, the film’s relatively low count of swear words sets it apart from other contenders. Rounding out the top five is “A Star is Born” (2018), which, despite its star-studded cast, elicits discomfort with its six scenes of sex and nudity and liberal use of swear words.

Conclusion: Proceed with Caution

As families gather for movie nights, it’s essential to consider the potential awkwardness of film selections. While certain movies may boast critical acclaim and stellar performances, their suitability for family viewing can vary significantly. With the insights provided by’s analysis, viewers can navigate the cinematic landscape with greater awareness and make informed choices for memorable and comfortable family movie experiences.

1 sex and nudity scenes that same rating, which goes to show that this may be one to avoid at your next family movie night! 

Having been awarded a total score of 7.4/10, fourth place goes to the book to movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. This rather raunchy movie’s seven scenes featuring sex and nudity were rated as ‘severe’ by 77% of the viewers who left a review on IMDb. In terms of swear words, though, the movie had the lowest count out of all movies examined, only nine.

And rounding up the top five, with an awkwardness score of 7.1/10, is the star-studded movie A Star is Born (2018). A total of 189 swear words were used throughout the 2 hours and 15 minutes movie duration. And its six sex and nudity scenes earned a ‘severe’ rating from a total of 190 people (494 less than Fifty Shades of Grey), which might make a family watch quite uncomfortable.