The 25 Most Memorable Kids Movies That Weren’t Actually Kid-Friendly

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

While the 2005 version — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — featuring Johnny Depp was probably more overt in its horror themes, the 1971 film had plenty of scares in its own right. Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory is one strange movie from start to finish. The mood is set during the strange boat scene which features Gene Wilder’s Wonka berating his visitors while disturbing visuals and flashing colors disorient the audience.

By the end of the tour, it is assumed that Wonka offed the contest winners and their parents– minus Charlie (and his grandpa), who was just wise enough to avoid an untimely demise. And, don’t get us started on the Oompa Loompa’s. Pure terror.

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