'Where the Wild Things Are' is scary. Surprise. What did you expect, given the title of the movie and macabre nature of the majority of director Spike Jonze's films--not to mention the dark quality inherent in every single one of 'Wild Things' author Maurice Sendak's books? Even before Jonze's film came out, everyone was buzzing about how Warner Brothers balked at the dark touches the 'Being John Malkovich' director added to the narrative: truly terrifying tantrums thrown by Max, the main character, shouting matches between the imposing Wild Things and a cacophonous soundtrack by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. It's as if no one has ever made a challenging children's movie before. Well, PopEater did some digging and came up with a list of 10 flicks to match, if not rival, 'Where the Wild Things Are' in cinematic sophistication. Check out our rundown!

'The Wizard of Oz'