Movie Roles That Were Too Mature For Child Actors


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  • Looper
    Looper  Year ago +731

    What other movie roles do you think should've made this list?

    • artemis arrow
      artemis arrow 2 days ago

      maybe pick some male child actors?

    • Jackie Loyd
      Jackie Loyd 3 days ago

      The girl next door..the one movie even Stephen king sats he has trouble watching is a true story about a young girl being abused and tortured almost to death that's a little kids who's doing it and that's honestly way worse then half the movies you should on this list..

    • lydiaagizellee
      lydiaagizellee 10 days ago

      Did everyone just forget about American Beauty??

    • lydiaagizellee
      lydiaagizellee 10 days ago

      Looper American Beauty. It always gave me the creeps

    • Shervon Gaskins
      Shervon Gaskins 12 days ago

      Looper Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.

  • Trex The Third
    Trex The Third 2 hours ago

    I reckon the Hebrews are at fault for this

  • Jessica Rodriguez
    Jessica Rodriguez 5 hours ago

    What about Once Upon a Time in America

  • I Smell Toast
    I Smell Toast 14 hours ago

    Sorry like but films involving rape never make me feel better. They bring up bad memories so suddenly im often pushed to the point of being actually sick and shaking. Sometimes its so shocking and inexpected it seems crude and purely cruel to show.

  • Amythyst Parker
    Amythyst Parker 20 hours ago

    No Shirley Temple movies especially *CURLY TOP* MAKES R KELLY LOOK LIKE _CHILD'S PLAY_ (PUN INTENDED)

  • Miss Victoria
    Miss Victoria Day ago +1

    3:38 OMG IT'S BABY FRODO!!!!!!


  • Ultraviolet Morgan
    Ultraviolet Morgan 2 days ago

    Cloe Moretz was also in a movie called "Let Me In" which was even more disturbing and had some pedo undertones.

  • naerial
    naerial 2 days ago

    Just ask, does it make children look sexy? Then don't do it.

  • George Barrett
    George Barrett 2 days ago

    “How dare they cast a child in the role of a child.”
    FFS GTFO. This channel seems to thrive on pot stirring.

  • Nakith Nakitah
    Nakith Nakitah 2 days ago +1

    Where is MY LIFE AS A DOG?!

  • Cheza Rose
    Cheza Rose 2 days ago

    The good son is one of the best movies ever

  • Kiyle Kitty
    Kiyle Kitty 2 days ago

    Is that Holland Roden at 00:10

  • Mary eunice
    Mary eunice 3 days ago

    forgot danelle Harris from Halloween 😆😆

  • M.J. Dossey
    M.J. Dossey 3 days ago

    why are the subtitles censored in weird ways? "taken", "ending", "relations"... hard of hearing and Deaf people deserve to be able to understand this video as it was intended. stop censoring subtitles when you don't censor audio.

  • wingedguardian
    wingedguardian 3 days ago

    im surprised mysterious skin wasnt on here, that was messed up and very sad

    TIAGO FLYNN 3 days ago

    Now I guess everyone who's watching this as a kid or an adult is rethinking being an actor

  • çeci n’est pas une pipe

    A 16 year old Claire Danes too old to play Juliet?? Come on. 16 years old?? How can you compare that to Jodie Foster being a prostitute at 12 or M.Caulkin a killer at 10??

  • Briana Abrams
    Briana Abrams 3 days ago


  • MaddaM Metzo
    MaddaM Metzo 4 days ago

    I was surprised that when Leon - The professional was talked about, they didn't mention the orionally intended relationship between him a grown man and her a 12 year old girl who fell in love with the much older Hitman and him buying her a nice dress and stuff. Most of the scenes were cut from the cinema version yes, but they are still available on DVD and probably Blu Ray.
    Don't get me wrong, I kinda liked the dynamic of this completely opposite duo added in the cut scenes, but it was still a surprise for me, that it wasn't mentioned here.

  • teambeining
    teambeining 4 days ago

    For some of these films, kids ARE going through the situations. We want to keep our kids young and sheltered, but these films are meant to show some of reality. They are supposed to make you feel uncomfortable. The public gossip is probably worse for the child actors than filming.

  • picknbeansmamma
    picknbeansmamma 4 days ago

    The Good Son is one of my favorite movies...

  • Frankie Phillips
    Frankie Phillips 6 days ago

    Is the professional the American title for Leon?

  • Ashlee Knowlton
    Ashlee Knowlton 6 days ago

    What I find interesting about this list is The maturity and the talent of these actors as children.
    I mean Jesus the professional is one of the best movies I think I’ve ever seen. She plays the role so well it’s scary.

  • Fmblogger04
    Fmblogger04 6 days ago

    Michael Jackson WAS a Pedo! Look at his girlfriends - Brooke Sheilds, Tatum O'Neil - he was picturing them when they were children.

  • Inu Kazam
    Inu Kazam 6 days ago

    I remember when I watched The Good Son. Used to seeing Culkin in comedy, at first the audience laughed at the stuff he did, like when he throws the dummy off the bridge. When he threw his sister to the ice, there was absolute silence, as it finally dawned on the audience that this was no comedy. By the time he attacks his own mother the audience were gasping in shock.

  • David Lindsey
    David Lindsey 6 days ago

    Blair didn't fracture her spine in the levitation scene. In an interview on Eli Roth's Have History or Horror, Blair said her spine was fractured by faulty rigging in the scene where Regan sits up and lays back quickly and violently.

  • Chris Macks
    Chris Macks 6 days ago

    R Kelly bought me 😪here to think about all these kid actors at that age I wondered what they was doing behind closed doors🤔

  • Abdul Aziz Azmi
    Abdul Aziz Azmi 6 days ago

    Because of this video, i've wrote a story called Young Superstar. It's a story about a young child actor who becomes famous when he portrays a mature role in a controversial film/movie. The boy was way too young but he pull off such a challenging role very greatly and proves his talent and versatility as an actor.

  • Hannah Shoshana
    Hannah Shoshana 6 days ago

    It really helped Tatum O'Neal that she was costarring with her father, a genuinely loving parent.

  • Hannah Shoshana
    Hannah Shoshana 6 days ago

    Wow, I didn't know Scorcese took those steps to protect Jodie. Too bad that crazy guy still stalked her (I refuse to use his name)

  • Deborah Meyer
    Deborah Meyer 7 days ago

    I've never understood why Jena Malone in "Bastard Out of Carolina" is left off of these lists. Her character was raped, assaulted, and brutally beaten by her stepfather.

  • Tishara Doby
    Tishara Doby 7 days ago

    The exorcist was one of the first paranormal kind of movie

  • Tishara Doby
    Tishara Doby 7 days ago

    When I first saw kids I was disgusted

  • Salmakia77
    Salmakia77 7 days ago

    Excuse me, but if the characters are kids who should play them? 60-year-olds? 🙄🤔

  • Alex Walker
    Alex Walker 7 days ago

    Some of these are just people being sensitive

  • E. Williamson
    E. Williamson 9 days ago

    Bugsy Malone was just Chicago for kids - discuss.

  • Bama Belle
    Bama Belle 9 days ago

    I never understood the controversy surrounding The Professional. I kind of feel like it's people's own dirty minds to see something other than what I believe the filmmaker intended. This man and this child, for the first time in their lives, found love with each other, pure, parent/child love. I laughed when Matilda told the hotel clerk Leon was her lover. I think it was meant to be funny. She liked to play tough grown-up, and cause trouble. Matilda had a rough life. It was obvious she was physically & emotionally abused by the adults in her family. She wasn't loved by anyone but her brother. Then her entire family is murdered, including her innocent baby brother. She's traumatized, terrified, angry and incredibly smart. So yeah, she was edgier than most 12 year old kids, still, she was just a little girl who needed to be loved and protected the way all children do. Leon was a hit man with a sensitive heart, "No women, no children.". He couldn't turn away a child in need. He opened his door, then his heart. Not only was his love for Matilda strictly paternal, but he was probably the only adult who had ever loved her. In their brief time together he became her father. Makes me want to cry thinking about it.

  • Donki Kick
    Donki Kick 9 days ago

    Why do captions go to great lengths to censor words that could be considered buzz words?

  • Eli Reinhart
    Eli Reinhart 9 days ago

    And now we have Riverdale, with 26 year olds playing 16.

  • Chelsea Granger
    Chelsea Granger 10 days ago

    if they understand the role and don't have an issue doing it then i don't see what the problem is. from their perspective it's work. the only people being shocked are the audience and half the time that's the purpose of the film. not to mention that at this point in time a lot of people (unfortunately) are already having sex at 15. i think it would be worse to have younger people WATCHING than it is to have them acting in it. watching as a story you, for that 2 hours, believe in it's reality. that's where danger lies.

  • ngpi1987
    ngpi1987 10 days ago

    What about The heart is deceitful above all things, that movie features a child being raped plus forced to drag, and the actual kid actor was groomed by the director Asia Argento.

  • McNutty
    McNutty 10 days ago

    Pretty baby

  • David Samuel Peckinpah

    Meanwhile In every country in Europe...

  • David Samuel Peckinpah

    Yeah Kirsten Dunst tore it up in Interview. One of the best movies of the Era.

  • omg me too
    omg me too 11 days ago

    Someone should have taken Brooke shields away from her parents. Obviously they didn’t have her best interest at heart. Between these super inappropriate movies and the play boy spread. Dang.

  • Harold Johnson
    Harold Johnson 12 days ago

    The professional was awsome

  • Keith Weidner
    Keith Weidner 12 days ago

    Zen-yuh, lol.

  • P. Candice Goddard
    P. Candice Goddard 12 days ago

    The baby from The Blue Lagoon was cute.

  • Isha Kudale
    Isha Kudale 12 days ago

    Jake Gyllenhaal in october sky

  • kissepurr
    kissepurr 12 days ago

    Dunst who? A list... I think not

  • Arty Choke
    Arty Choke 13 days ago

    I feel like anyone who made a comment about these kids roles are just perpetuating the idea that if you’re not a fully developed adult you can’t be mature or handle anything. Y’all out here acting like younger people don’t go through a lot of the same things as adults.

  • Queen Mercy Makeup
    Queen Mercy Makeup 13 days ago

    Damian Oman should be on here.

  • Lee Croft
    Lee Croft 13 days ago

    I always imagined The Good Son was the real Home Alone 3. Makes the first two Home Alone movie's more interesting.

  • Nuppy
    Nuppy 13 days ago +3

    I swear to God if kick-ass is on this list I'm gonna stab somebody

  • Kerri P
    Kerri P 13 days ago

    Ummm Tatum O’Neil and Jodie Foster in Foxes? Lol.

    • Kerri P
      Kerri P 13 days ago

      Sorry, Not "Foxes", should have said "Little Darlings"

  • MichelleLove85
    MichelleLove85 14 days ago

    Kids was a jacked up movie.

  • Von Jones
    Von Jones 14 days ago


  • Ammara Shah
    Ammara Shah 14 days ago

    Oi no that film is called Leon eff off Americans changing all the names to films for some really stupid reasons not all Americans are stupid and need titles which are more on the nose

  • Eve lyn
    Eve lyn 14 days ago

    Idk bout y'all but kids in my year were aleady yapping on about criminal minds episodes at the age of 7, I had puff of a cigarette at 8 out of curiosity, at age 9 me and my friends would go to the library and sneak out books about sex, drugs other "adult" topics out of the restricted section - which honestly just made society make a lot more sense to us the age 10 I'd already had my first kiss and knew all the curse words due to my music/other 11 and 12 pretty much everyone I hung out with talked like they knew about gangs, racism, war, conspiracy theories, politics, rape, pedophilia and domestic violence....13/14/15 experimenting with drugs, sex, alcohol, parties, figuring out personal identity etc...and that was the norm for us, not sure if our parents could see beyond our innocent faces and the polite demeanor we liked to showcase around point being, even if you try to shelter your children from sin or whatever, living in the world we're in today it's somewhat inevitable that they'll become interested in these things, whether they actively engage in these activities idk, that's up to them... I feel like so many of us have just forgotten what it's like to be young and constantly stumbling into the unknown. Your children know more than they want you to think they know.

  • Glittery Kittery
    Glittery Kittery 14 days ago

    How about "Bastard Out of Carolina?"

  • Alia Ris
    Alia Ris 14 days ago

    I'm surprised *THIS IS ENGLAND* was not on the list. Stephen Graham as a junior skinhead was cursing, harassing, smoking weed, and oh, making out with a mature woman--without stand in. Try to beat that.

  • Shelbs McGregor
    Shelbs McGregor 15 days ago

    What about the shining???

  • JINLOVE011
    JINLOVE011 15 days ago

    I love natalie portman

  • JackieFuckingChan
    JackieFuckingChan 15 days ago

    I love kickass

  • The Menagerie K
    The Menagerie K 15 days ago

    Kids should have been number 1

  • Anonymous Don
    Anonymous Don 15 days ago

    Ummm why sprouse twins the heart is deceitful above all things wasn't on here it should have been number one

  • TG Huffine
    TG Huffine 15 days ago

    These Hollywood sickos "love" children, but not in the Normal Way!

  • Carolina Navarro
    Carolina Navarro 16 days ago

    nikki reed in 13

  • Ava McGhee
    Ava McGhee 16 days ago

    I loved the movie the interview with the vampire

  • S H O O T I E
    S H O O T I E 16 days ago

    If Hit Girl was older, it wouldn't be cool

  • cheyenne_kim
    cheyenne_kim 16 days ago

    I'm 19, I literally look 14. HIRE ME PLEASE!

  • rg lma
    rg lma 17 days ago

    Brooke did have a body double for the nude scenes during Blue Lagoon

  • jimins jams
    jimins jams 17 days ago

    Claire Danes was very lucky to work with Leonardo DiCaprio :((

  • Blood doesn't make a family

    DAKOTA FANNING AAAAAAAH I love Dakota fanning so much.

  • yiki yiki yeet
    yiki yiki yeet 18 days ago

    isn't kevin from home alone already a "cold blooded pint sized psychopath"

  • Lexis Hendrix
    Lexis Hendrix 18 days ago

    I thought it was Interview With the Vampire?

  • Manda George
    Manda George 19 days ago

    I actually live close-ish to Xenia. It’s actually pronounced “zeen-ya” not “zen-ya” :)

  • MadakiNomaroishi
    MadakiNomaroishi 19 days ago

    Hollywood will do anything to rape kids 👌 anyone who disagrees also rapes kids 👌

  • I am Shade
    I am Shade 19 days ago

    The positions children are put in, in acting, is why my children will never be allowed to act. If they are over 18 and want to pursue it, that's their choice, before then it's a hard no.
    Sometimes it's not hard to see why former child stars lose their shit and get into hardcore drugs and alcohol.

  • Cali Espinoza
    Cali Espinoza 19 days ago

    Woah woah woah back up ............she had a child with her cousin?........

  • Swear To Me!
    Swear To Me! 20 days ago

    Christian Bale was just brilliant in Empire of the sun! Already then

  • Jennifer Rivera
    Jennifer Rivera 20 days ago

    Given what we now know about Hollywood's perverts, is it any surprise they're willing to have actual children act out their fantasies?

  • Destiny Kemp
    Destiny Kemp 20 days ago

    uh what Romeo and Juliet have you been reading????

  • Chris Andrew
    Chris Andrew 20 days ago

    I have worked on many films and believe me, what happens on set is so disconnected from reality.

  • Denise Eulert
    Denise Eulert 20 days ago

    Back in 1919 D.W. Griffith made the movie "Broken Blossoms" starring the 25-year old Lillian Gish as a 14-year old girl. It was such a harrowing role that he told her he was casting an older person because a teen couldn't do what he was going to put her through. Maybe a kid could have done it but I kind of agree with him.

  • Jeremy Stone
    Jeremy Stone 20 days ago

    I loved the original Lolita film.

  • Jeremy Stone
    Jeremy Stone 20 days ago

    I HATE Taxi Driver with a passion. This movie is the worst use of child actor.

  • Debbie Hubbard
    Debbie Hubbard 20 days ago

    Kirsten Dunst was amazing in Interview! She portrayed that character perfectly. Everyone was good but she really stood out.

  • Lisa Poku Boateng
    Lisa Poku Boateng 21 day ago

    Would it make sense to press the dislike button.

  • nutella
    nutella 22 days ago

    And orphan?

  • TheHappyCamper01
    TheHappyCamper01 22 days ago

    I would say Melanie Lynskey's role in Heavenly Creatures is a good contender. She was only 15 and she had two sex scenes. One with an adult man, and one with a 16 year old Kate Winslet, and another scene where she killed her mother with a brick.

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  • Jarlborg1984
    Jarlborg1984 23 days ago

    the of the best movies

  • Sunny May Allison
    Sunny May Allison 23 days ago +1


  • sixteen numbeRthree
    sixteen numbeRthree 24 days ago

    What was the last clip from?

  • Jules Bouillon
    Jules Bouillon 25 days ago

    How about "The people under the stairs" with Brandon Adams and "Pin" from 1988? Not forgetting Damien :Omen 2. Apparently, the actors who played Damien in this (Jonathan Scott Taylor) was left severely traumatised after the film had been shot. "Child's Play". I'd say the first two stand out the most though.

  • Gary Strobel
    Gary Strobel 26 days ago

    Dude pronounced Xenia Ohio totally wrong . . . Pronounced Zenia although spelled Xenia.

  • art wave
    art wave 26 days ago

    These people are sick!

  • Shannon Lewis
    Shannon Lewis 26 days ago

    Okay two things. If you think that Kick-Ass was too mature for Chloe Grace you obviously have not seen hick. she literally does cocaine with a woman that she's hitchhiking from and then gets kidnapped after refusing to have sex with somebody. Secondly have you ever seen the heart is deceitful above all things. That movie is the most heartbreaking heart-wrenching movie in history that involves children. Multiple rapes, drug addiction, and abuse. And Cole Sprouse is the child that most of the stuff happens to

  • Mat Beck
    Mat Beck 26 days ago +1

    I think you guys forgot about Poltergeist 3 in this list.