30 Shocking Inappropriate Scenes That Sneaked Into '80s Family Films

By Jack Ripley | November 9, 2023

Weird Science - Two Teens Create the Perfect Woman and Then Take a Shower with Her

Ah, the '80s — a decade of big hair, even bigger shoulder pads, and some of the most unforgettable movies of all time. But amid the shopping montages and funky fashion, there were a few, shall we say, "cheeky" scenes that left parents gasping and kids giggling with glee. Whether it was the unexpected flash of skin in a supposedly innocent comedy, a steamy encounter that left us all hot under the collar, or a hilariously risqué innuendo that flew over our young heads, these R-rated moments were the secret ingredients that spiced up our favorite family flicks. So, come along on this tantalizing time-travel adventure, as we reminisce about the most scandalous, surprising, and utterly delightful R-rated moments that had us all wondering, "Did they really just show that in a family movie?" Let's get ready to embrace the unexpected, and dive headfirst into the naughty nostalgia of R-rated moments in Family-Friendly '80s Movies!

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(Universal Pictures)

Weird Science follows two socially awkward teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, played by Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith, as they embark on an outrageous, madcap adventure to create their dream girl. Cute, right? Well, not always. Once the "perfect woman" has been created - a sultry, alluring, and seemingly magical being, played by the stunning Kelly LeBrock -  leads the boys into the bathroom for a shower. Clad in their underwear, Gary and Wyatt are hilariously out of their depth, shyly trying to navigate the baffling, intimidating world of their newfound creation. As they fumble through the encounter, Lisa showers with them, teasing and testing their limits. The scene is a lighthearted exploration of every teenage boy's wildest fantasy, but definitely seems a bit inappropriate for kids. Yowza! 

Sixteen Candles - The Shower Scene

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(Universal Pictures)

Sixteen Candles is a classic '80s coming-of-age film that captured the hearts and imaginations of teenagers everywhere, but some scenes seem a bit too mature for young audiences. One that stands out is the infamous shower scene, where our protagonist Samantha Baker, played by the charming Molly Ringwald, and her friend Randy are checking out popular girl Caroline in the locker room shower. The shot shows...quite a bit, and the girls comment on Caroline's developing figure. Not so family-friendly!