Child murder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child murder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, psychological and realistic films and TV shows about / with child murder, murder, serial killer, blood, deadly, crimes, death, violence, vengeance and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, Sweden and other countries.
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child murder movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as child murder: Child 44 (2015), The Hunt for a Killer (2020), The Tortured (2010), The Lovely Bones (2009), Confessions (2010), Amish Grace (2010), Maria Labo (2015), The Green Mile (1999), The Outsider (2020), The Dying Detective (2018).

List of child murder movies

 6.4
 71K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, police investigation, stalinism, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, lone hero, serial murder, murder investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, berlin germany, ukraine
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The Hunt for a Killer (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on true stories about real homicide investigations in the south of Sweden between 1989-2004. The six-part series explores the murder of 10-year-old Helen Nilsson in Hörby, southern Sweden, a seemingly impossible case that remained unsolved ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: child murder, child rape, sex crime, true crime, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation, homicide detective, rape, police procedural, rapist, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden
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 5.4
 8K
The Tortured (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.
Style: sadistic, tense, twists and turns, bleak, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, bloody violence, homicidal maniac, torture, sadism, child killer, psychopath, child murder, confined, death of son, crimes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, vermont
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, tragic event, loss of family member, loss of loved one, death of child ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware, pennsylvania
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 7.7
 39K
Confessions (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, teachers and students, grief, mystery, child murder, social decay, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, crime and punishment, social problems, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.0
 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: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: amish, mass murder, murder, family problems, family relations, hopes, forgiveness, religions or cults, death in the family, introspection, dealing with death, hate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 5.1
 30
Maria Labo (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A popular urban legend about a woman "aswang" who cooked and ate her two children. The legend is popular in the Visayas and in Mindanao
Style: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: cannibalism, child murder, child in peril, psychiatric ward, human monster, mother, hospital, supernatural, creature, police officer, vampire, overseas worker ...
Place: the philippines, saudi arabia
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 8.6
 1.3M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, death row, prison life, confined, healing power, justice, death sentence, electric chair ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 90s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 78K
The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: mysterious, scary, exciting, sad, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, police investigation, mysticism, small town, private detective, child murder, falsely accused, mysterious event, unsolved crime, murder investigation ...
Place: usa, georgia, new york
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The Dying Detective (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: After a mild stroke leaving his right side paralyzed, the doctor telling him a total change of lifestyle is required to escape a massive heart attack. Being Sweden's most successful detective, the doctor tells him her father, a priest, now ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: cold case, crime investigation, rape and murder, child murder, child murder investigation, retired cop, rape and revenge, unsolved crime, pedophile, rape, rapist, child rape ...
Place: eastern europe
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Harmony Lessons (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a medical examination, 13-year-old Aslan is humiliated in front of a load of his fellow pupils. The incident unleashes his latent personality disorder. Plagued by self-doubt, he strives for cleanliness and perfection and is obsessed with ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: school, boy, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, village, vengeance, youth gang, teenage boy, humiliation, child murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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Perfect Nanny (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides, despite the reluctance of her husband to resume his activity in a law firm, the couple is looking for a nanny. After a severe casting, they engage Louise, who quickly conquers the affection of ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, biting
Plot: nanny, child murder, children, hide and seek, family relations, disorder, crimes, violence, brutality, betrayal, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary
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Nightmare Cinema (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hospital, ghost, demonic possession, child in peril, child murder, teenage boy, graphic violence, possession, evil, violence, demon ...
Time: contemporary
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The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, child murder, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, vigilante, single father, dead child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
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 4.4
 4K
Abattoir (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A reporter unearths an urban legend about a home being constructed from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred.
Style: enigmatic, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, evangelist, crime scene, collection, murder of sister, child murder, violence, mansion, haunted by the past, dark secret, killings, investigation ...
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 6.1
 586
Downriver (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found in the river. A visit from his victim's mother upon parole sends him on a quest to find the truth. With little time and danger at every turn, ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ex convict, child murder, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, cover up, uncover truth, gay interest, gay, mother son relationship, lgbt, gay sex, muscleman ...
Place: australia
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 5.9
 2K
The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Early 20th century. Albert Fish, a seemingly benevolent father and grandfather who reared his family by himself after his wife deserted them, turns out to be a serial child molester and murderer. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, investigation, police detective, psychopath, obsession, kidnapping, cannibalism, child murder, murder, s&m, electric chair ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, mystery, serial child killer, child murder, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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 5.6
 9K
Saint (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: bishop, murder, kidnapping, supernatural, ghost, crimes, vengeance, holiday, legends and myths, child murder, curses spells and rituals, sinterklaas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 15th century, year 1968, middle ages ...
Place: amsterdam
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Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama exploring the story of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor, who died on a housing estate in South London in 2000. After leaving Nigeria to embark on a new life in the UK, the young Damilola and his family are full of optimism. Little do they realise ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: court, justice, true crime, injustice, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, death of child, police station, child murder, murder, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: year 2000
Place: africa, nigeria, london
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 6.3
 365
Fritz Lang (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, exciting
Plot: husband wife relationship, murder investigation, police, adultery, child murder, serial killer, unfaithful husband, child murderess, strangler, ritual murder, confession, prisoner ...
Place: germany
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 6.3
 382
Alias Maria (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Colombia, Argentina, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A vision of Colombia's inhuman armed conflict, seen through the eyes of a young - and pregnant - girl soldier.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, rough, psychological
Plot: female protagonist, teenage girl, massacre, mother child separation, child murder, motherhood, child soldier, child with gun, female soldier, child killed, bullet wound, child ...
Time: 2010s
Place: colombia
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Every Secret Thing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn't fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two ...
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: missing child, suspect, teenage girl, police detective, manipulation, interrogation, child murder, kidnapping, uncover truth, murder mystery, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
Place: baltimore
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 4.0
 861
Doll Graveyard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: It's 1905 when 12 year old Sophia plays all by herself in her big, creepy house with only four handmade dolls as friends. When her abusive father has finally had enough, he forces her to bury them in the backyard. But, after she ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: afterlife, bully, vengeance, family in danger, ghost, teenage life, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, murder, curses spells and rituals, killer doll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
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Troubled Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist and develops a rewarding relationship with a priest and her young son. However, his caring for the boy catches the attention of his old ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, starting over, fall in love, love and romance, drowning, loss of child, loss of son, child murder, single mother, pianist, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, oslo norway
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The Fourth Angel (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic reporter, Jack Elgin takes his family on a working trip to India, but their aircraft is hijacked in Cyprus by a previously-unknown terrorist movement, and his wife and daughter are among the slaughtered. With western governments ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, vigilantism, terrorist, fbi, vengeance, special agents, rivalry, survival, race against time, save the day, investigative reporter, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, london, england, cyprus, asia ...
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 5.8
 110K
End of Days (1999)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, supernatural, apocalypse, good versus evil, heroic mission, temptation, save the world, christianity, murder, atheist, church ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 70s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 20K
Darkness (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, solar eclipse, afterlife, supernatural ability, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, family ...
Place: spain, europe
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 7.8
 252K
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, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, child abduction, uncover truth, fighting the system, disorder, life is a bitch, serial killer, pedophile, corruption, court ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, canada
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 4.6
 509
Restless Souls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple and their daughter move into a rambling old house. Soon, an increasingly alarming string of events and supernatural disturbances connects the house, and them, with a series of unsolved murders committed three years earlier. They are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family relations, couple relations, couples, parent child relationship, research, supernatural power, child murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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