Movies like Child of Rage

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Child of Rage (1992)
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Child of Rage (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage.
Style: emotional, disturbing, bleak, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, sadistic
Plot: adoption, child rape, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, family problems, clergy, killer child, little girl, brother sister relationship, rage, little boy, dark secret, psychological trauma, family life, investigation, mental illness, child abuse, youth, family relations, dog, pedophile, violence, christianity, children ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Child of Rage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, child abuse and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Child of Rage: An American Crime (2007), Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001), Amish Grace (2010), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), Without a Trace (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, pedophile, rape, sex, innocence lost, psychologist, police, stripper, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, dysfunctional family, torture, isolation, mentally unstable, confined, domestic violence, murder, crimes, captivity, threat, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, human spirit, family problems, self discovery, doctors and patients, parents and children, social misfits, hopes, society, isolation, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 2K
Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: murder, hopes, hitman, family relations, family problems, social relations, religions or cults, death in the family, deadly, dealing with death, husband wife relationship, child murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, parents and children, family problems, family life, missing person, death in the family, law enforcement, single parent, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, family relations, parents and children, disappearance, teenage girl, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 14K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, single parent, family relations, rebelliousness, family problems, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, youth, juvenile delinquency, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: incest, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, life is a bitch, infidelity, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, stepmother stepson relationship, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 279
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Seeds of Yesterday (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Sheffield family reveal and go through some home truths as their middle child inherits the Foxworth mansion. The family's ghosts looming over, and more tragedies are in store as the curse lives on.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, rough, suspense ...
Plot: brother sister incest, estate, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family life, death in the family, sexual relations, siblings relations, life is a bitch, adoption, family problems, family curse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 10K
The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, missing person, suicide, secret, child abuse, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family in danger, mystery, mind game, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, redemption, life philosophy, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three narratives ("Cutting Moments," "Home" and "Prologue") combine to create a shocking trilogy of modern American life, a portrait drawn with brushstrokes of hidden violence and disturbing cruelty. Directed by Douglas ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social decay, family life, family problems, americana, society, couple relations, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, child molester ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 278
Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child rape, coming of age, injustice, religions or cults, kids in trouble, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, society, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 57
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: foster parent, haunted by the past, starting over, family life, kids in trouble, youth, custody, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: emotional, rough, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: abusive mother, survival, starting over, human spirit, pregnancy, family problems, youth, domestic violence, life is a bitch, social misfits, haunted by the past, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 312K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, family relations, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lazarus Child (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: youth, danger, haunted by the past, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, power relations, siblings relations, parents and children, moral dilemma, redemption, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 132K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: missing person, poverty, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, family relations, family problems, teenage life, redemption, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, custody, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 540
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, danger, parents and children, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, dangerous attraction, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, survival, estate, family life, confined, youth, danger, mind game, attic, old mansion, incest, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 75K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, child abuse, social worker, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
If There Be Thorns (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The third installment in V.C. Andrews’ bestselling series that began with "Flowers in the Attic," "If There Be Thorns" follows Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger as they live together as man and wife with Cathy's two sons ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, hidden identity, estate, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family secret, sibling rivalry, problem child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 658
Captive (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, political unrest, teenage life, buried truth, family relations, society, adoption, missing person, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 90s, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 230K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, serial killer, life is a bitch, corruption, loss of son, desperation, twists & turns ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Flowers in the Attic (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
Style: sadistic, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: brother sister incest, abusive mother, attic, domestic disturbance, locked in a room, family relations, parents and children, incest, mansion, captive, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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