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

By Sophia Maddox | May 30, 2023

Splash - Daryl Hannah Rarely Wears Clothes

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 right 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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(Buena Vista Distribution)

Directed by Ron Howard, Splash introduced us to the captivating Daryl Hannah as Madison, the whimsical, enchanting, often unclothed mermaid who steals the heart of Tom Hanks' character, Allen Bauer. Who could forget the steamy, saltwater-filled bathtub scene? In a display of sheer cheekiness, Madison's mermaid secret is revealed to Allen, leaving him completely, and understandably, flabbergasted.

Clash Of The Titans - This PG Fantasy Is Packed With T&A

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(United Artists)

Wait...this was supposed to be a PG movie? Back in the 1980s, Clash Of The Titans transported us to the mythical world of ancient Greece, complete with gods, monsters, and, curiously enough, a surprising lack of clothes. Many parents probably thought they were getting kids a mythical adventure, and were shocked (and awed) by the many unclothed women and tight-fitting outfits. Weren't we all! Still, Class Of The Titans helped us learn our Greek mythology -  the film brought to life the epic tale of the hero Perseus and his quest to save the princess Andromeda, albeit in a racy way at moment.