Kids can be cute, bright, and incredibly easy to make them laugh. However, they can also be very creepy. Maybe it’s the way they stare at you as if they can see every secret you have. Or maybe it’s when they look behind you as if there’s someone there when there’s not. Just overall, they’re creepy little monsters sometimes. But what makes them even creepier, especially when in movies? When they act all matured.

Take these 10 movies for examples where young actors play very mature roles.

Ground dog (2007) – Dakota Fanning

Music, specifically Elvis Presley’s, has always been Lewellen’s (Dakota Fanning) escape from her unstable home with a religious and strict grandmother (Piper Laurie) and alcoholic father (David Morse). So, when she hears of an opportunity to get a ticket to see him, she takes it, unaware of the danger she would have to face.

Birth (2004) – Cameron Bright

Ten years after the death of her husband, Anna (Nicole Kidman) decides to marry again. However, her heart becomes confused when a 10-year-old boy with the same name as her husband, Sean (Cameron Bright), arrives, claiming to be his reincarnation.

The Professional (1994) – Natalie Portman

Mathilda (Natalie Portman) has been forced to grow up faster than her 12-year-old body could. And when her parents are murdered, she seeks the help of neighboring hitman, Leon (Jean Reno) to avenge them.

Interview with the Vampire (1994) – Kristen Dunst

Louis (Brad Pitt), a bicentennial vampire, agrees to tell his story to a reporter, Daniel (Christian Slater). As the night progresses, he reveals how he met his maker, Lestat (Tom Cruise), and his regret about his progeny, Claudia (Kristen Dunst).

Empire of the Sun (1987) – Christian Bale

Jamie (Christian Bale) moves to Shanghai with his family where, soon after, the Japanese invade. He’s taken and sent in a camp, separated from his parents. But though he’s mistreated and beaten down, Jamie remains hopeful that one day, they will find each other again.

The Good Son (1993) – Macaulay Culkin

After the death of his mother, Mark (Elijah Wood) is sent to stay with relatives while his father goes on a business trip. He plays alongside his cousin, Henry (Macaulay Culkin), whom he soon discovers is very dangerous.

The Good Son (1993) – Macaulay Culkin

Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide on adopting a daughter after losing their third child. They become drawn to Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) who displays a natural talent at painting. But while John bonds with Esther, Kate finds it hard to, especially when a series of unfortunate events unfold.

Lolita (1962) – Sue Lyon

Professor Humbert (James Mason) moves from Europe to an American Suburb and marries a lonely widow named Charlotte (Shelley Winters). When she suddenly dies, Humbert is left with her young teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon) whom he becomes growingly obsessive with.

KIDS (1995) – Entire Cast

A movie which follows a group of mischievous kids whose lives are filled with drugs, crimes, sex, and HIV. Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick) an HIV positive teenager plans on sleeping with as many virgin girls as he can, potentially infecting them. Meanwhile, a victim of his, Jennie (Chloe Sevigny) takes it upon herself to stop him from having more victims.

The Exorcist (1973) – Linda Blaire

When Regan (Linda Blair) starts becoming increasingly ill and acting strangely, her mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help to no avail. But when a priest (Jason Miller) hears about Regan’s condition, he fears there is much more to Regan’s illness. It’s evil.

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