Any parent has experienced this scenario a hundred times: It's Friday night and time to hit the video store to select a movie to watch at home with your rambunctious litter. Naturally, as you're looking for a film the entire family can consume, you make a beeline for the section labeled "Family." After all, anything you'd rent from this genre should be guaranteed to deliver a fun, responsible night of movie-watching, right?

Unfortunately, this isn't necessarily the case. Some family films -- even ones that are rated 'G' -- venture into dark territory that may disturb impressionable young viewers. To assist you the next time you're shopping for films to watch with your little ones, Moviefone has come up with a list of 12 scenes from excellent family-friendly motion pictures that just so happen to be bleak, startling, or downright terrifying.

If you have any suggestions for other family films with challenging scenes that parents might want to know about, by all means let us know about them in the comments section.
All Dogs Go to Heaven Movie Poster
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Based on 8 critics

In this animated feature, canine casino owner Charlie (Burt Reynolds) is killed by gambler Carface (Vic... Read More

The Wizard of Oz Movie Poster
The Wizard of Oz
Based on 4 critics

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their... Read More

The Neverending Story Movie Poster
The Neverending Story
In Theaters on July 20, 1984

On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away... Read More

The Witches Movie Poster
The Witches
In Theaters on August 21, 1990

While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga (Mai Zetterling), young Luke (Jasen Fisher)... Read More

Pee-wee's Big Adventure Movie Poster
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Based on 14 critics

Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it... Read More

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Based on 10 critics

The last of five coveted "golden tickets" falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his... Read More

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Based on 30 critics

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy... Read More

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Based on 40 critics

Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer... Read More

Old Yeller Movie Poster
Old Yeller
In Theaters on February 8, 2004

While Jim Coates (Fess Parker) is off on a cattle drive, his wife, Katie (Dorothy McGuire), and sons,... Read More

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Poster
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Based on 38 critics

The fourth movie in the Harry Potter franchise sees Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returning for his fourth... Read More

Toy Story 3 Movie Poster
Toy Story 3
Based on 39 critics

With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen),... Read More

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Movie Poster
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Based on 15 critics

Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan... Read More