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.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
PG1988
Based on 15 critics

A 1940s Los Angeles private eye (Bob Hoskins) helps a cartoon rabbit beat a murder rap. Read More

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
PG2004
Based on 40 critics

The young wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) confronts the fugitive Sirius Black. Read More

Old Yeller
G1957
In Theaters on February 8th, 2004

A boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while running his Texas homestead with his father away. Read More

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
PG-132005
Based on 38 critics

Harry's friends help him prepare for a tournament with Europe's best student wizards. Read More

Toy Story 3
G2010
Based on 39 critics

When Andy leaves for college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toys wind up at a day-care center. Read More

All Dogs Go To Heaven
G1989
Based on 8 critics

A junkyard dog returns to life and his dachshund buddy in 1939 New Orleans. Read More

The Wizard of Oz
G1939
Based on 4 critics

A tornado whisks a Kansas farm girl (Judy Garland) to a magic land. Read More

December 10, 2016
7:50pm
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The NeverEnding Story
PG1984
Based on 10 critics

An imaginative boy is transported to a magical kingdom in danger of destruction. Read More

The Witches
PG1990
In Theaters on August 21st, 1990

A boy (Jasen Fisher) fights witches after one (Anjelica Huston) makes him a mouse. Read More

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
PG1985
Based on 14 critics

Childlike Pee-wee loses his vintage bicycle and embarks on a cross-country adventure to get it back. Read More

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
G1971
In Theaters on January 1st, 1971

Boy (Peter Ostrum), grandfather (Jack Albertson) tour magic factory of a confectioner (Gene Wilder). Read More

December 9, 2016
4:30pm
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