In the same way that medieval painters took a very long time figuring out how to make babies and children not look creepy, it seems that movie directors took a while in understanding how to naturally portray children. Kids are notoriously hard to direct, but it seems that they have improved in recent years. Many children in classic movie are cloyingly annoying to the point where they distract from otherwise quality films. Here are a few of the worst offenders.
3. Bonnie Blue Butler in Gone With The Wind
Bonnie was so annoying and non-childlike that it isn't even that sad when (SPOILER ALERT) she dies.
5. Junior in Problem Child
Though newer than the other films, this performance is too bad not to mention.