6. PURPLE RAIN (1984)

This much is true: No son ever wants to see pops beating up on mom. And, on a related note, we can’t imagine there are too many mothers out there who’d feel safe around with sons who dress like Liberace and weigh a buck-fifty soaking wet.

In what’s supposed to be a dramatic, even powerful scene in Purple Rain, Prince’s flamboyant character walks in on his father manhandling his mom, so, understandably, he tries to intervene. But then dad sends your boy Prince airborne into the next room with an epic pimp slap. If you’re gaga for Prince, this scene might yank at your heart; if you’re like us, it’s unintentional comedy gold.