Before the "rules" of the MPAA were defined in 1984, there was no "PG-13" rating for movies. Even a few on this list were released after the rating system was reworked. Well, here are a few that definitely should have been given a stronger rating. And as a child of the 80's, I watched plenty of these movies growing up that I really shouldn't have!

  • 5

    Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie

    Wow. No wonder I never saw this movie! The trailer was enough to make me throw up. How in the world did I ever collect those cards??

  • 4

    Beetlejuice

    1988

    I've always said this is one of my all-time favorite movies. So we all sat down as a family one night and watched it, I couldn't believe I watched it when I was 8! Most of it isn't too bad, but it does have some mildly scary parts. And some colorful language. Especially the part when Beetlejuice yells to Adam and Barbara, "Nice F%#&*N Model!" then grabs himself. (That part was cut from the DVD release, but I remember seeing it as a kid!) However, it's still one of my favorite movies.

  • 3

    Jaws

    1975

    PG? Are you kidding me? I don't know one person who can swim in the ocean without thinking about being eaten alive by a shark.

  • 2

    Gremlins

    1984

    Sure, Gizmo is adorable. But the Gremlins? Nightmares. Serious nightmares.

  • 1

    Poltergeist

    1982

    This was one of the first movies I remember having nightmares about. I still think of this movie every time I see "snow" on TV.