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Power Rankings: Movies That Traumatized Us As Kids

When exactly were you robbed of your innocence? This list may point to the answer. Whether it was intentional or not, our childhood would not go unscathed because of these films. These are our Power Rankings of the movies that traumatized us as kids. (Sorry to revisit old wounds).


Title: The Witches

Release Date: August 24, 1990


Plot: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.


Title: Child's Play

Release Date: November 9, 1988


Plot: A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.


Title: Gremlins

Release Date: June 8, 1984


Plot: A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.


Title: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Release Date: June 30, 1971


Plot: A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.


Title: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Release Date: June 11, 1982


Plot: A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.


Title: Return to Oz

Release Date: June 21, 1985


Plot: Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.


Title: Watership Down

Release Date: November 1, 1978


Plot: A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.


Title: The Neverending Story

Release Date: July 20, 1984


Plot: A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.


Title: It

Release Date: 1990


Plot: In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.


Title: Jaws

Release Date: June 20, 1975


Plot: When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

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