Traumatic childhood movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant traumatic childhood movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, psychological and disturbing films and TV shows about / with traumatic childhood, flashback, mother son relationship, blood, murder, insanity, violence, father son relationship, death and sex plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as traumatic childhood: It (2017), Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), One Deadly Summer (1983), Life Itself (2018), Wacko (1982), Split (2016), I Am the Other Woman (2006), Us (2019), Little Tickles (2018), Mandy (2018).

List of traumatic childhood movies

It (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing person, fear, clown, death of brother, abandoned house, group of friends, monster, good versus evil, supernatural power, killer clown, child, small town ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, fame, children's book, childhood, maggot, marital problem, playwright, nanny, teddy bear, game playing, little boy ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england
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One Deadly Summer (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: small town, vengeance, murder, small town life, haunted by the past, obsession, village life, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children, deadly, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, southern france
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Life Itself (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
Plot: unreliable narrator, pregnancy, estranged couple, traumatic childhood, sex, girl, car accident, singing, crying woman, orphan, little boy, gun ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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Wacko (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer"
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, gag humor, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, murder, small town, high school, slasher, slasher spoof, crimes, small town life, gory, deadly, danger, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: usa
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Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, macabre, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, serial killer, insanity, schizophrenia, violence, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, paranoia, survival, mercilessness, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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I Am the Other Woman (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Successful architect Robert has a one-night stand with a mysterious lady in red. The next day they meet again, but Carolin is now a corporate lawyer working on a major contract for Robert ...
Plot: patriarch, patriarchy, double life, abusive father, incest overtones, bourgeoisie, traumatic childhood, older woman younger man, man in a wheelchair, sex, lawyer, pubic hair ...
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Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Style: twist ending, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: hall of mirrors, mask, home invasion, amusement park, boardwalk, family vacation, murder, metaphor, blood on shirt, summer vacation, coincidence, golf club ...
Time: year 1986
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Little Tickles (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Odette is eight, she likes to dance and draw. Why would she be wary of a friend of her parents who offers to play "Tickling"? Once an adult, Odette frees her word, and plunges body and soul into her career as a dancer, in the whirlwind of ...
Plot: child rape, dance school, underwater scene, psychologist, abused child, courtroom, swimming pool, dancer, traumatic childhood, advertisement, pedophilia, sexual predator ...
Place: france
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Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, cult leader, cabin in the woods, religious cult, husband wife relationship, violence, biker gang, lumberjack, chainsaw, rescue, nightmare, motorcycle ...
Time: year 1983
Place: united states, california, usa
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Feed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cybercrime investigator tracks a man suspected of force-feeding women to death.
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, psychopath, murder, submission, torture, gluttony, internet, pervert, sociopath, police investigation, serial killer, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, hamburg germany, sydney australia
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The Voices (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, psychological, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, psychiatrist, factory, mental illness, killer, danger, gory, workplace, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Patrick Melrose (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, surreal, captivating, suspense
Plot: drugs/alcohol, dialogue, father son relationship, ambition, family relations, misfit, drug addiction, destiny, family problems, incest, loneliness, violence ...
Time: 2000s, 1960s, 1990s
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Endless Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Yves grows up with his attractive blonde aunt. Her affair and the handling of his awakening sexuality make him a voyeur, and witnessing her murder at the hands of her brutal husband turns him into a sex killer as an adult.
Plot: serial killer, nudism, traumatic childhood, psycho sexual, lesbian cunnilingus, picnic, abusive parent, lesbian sex, female nudity, psycho killer, sex scene, voyeur ...
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Lost Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Roberts is about to graduate from a prestigious private college. The son of a corrupt Congressman, Perry has lost faith in all the things he held true - his family, girlfriend, and the American Dream. He finds himself emotionally bereft and ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, self discovery, reconciliation, drug abuse, class differences, confusion, corrupt politician, rave, dorm room, conformity, writing on a wall, hypocrisy ...
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Night Corridor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When Sam searches for answers in the mysterious accident that has befallen his twin, he soon wonders if anyone close to him can be trusted.
Plot: gay, homosexual, darkness, monkey, identity, photographer, nightmare, homosexuality, repressed homosexual, unrequited love, twin brother, pedophile ...
Place: hong kong
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Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, youth, adventure, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death, dream, escapades ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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United States of Tara (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat, realistic
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, jealousy, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, family relations, supportive parent, student, professor, doctor, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
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Old 37 (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two brothers intercept 911 calls in their Father's beat up old Ambulance to exact revenge on a group of careless teen drivers.
Style: brutal, disturbing, sadistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, masked man, wilderness, characters killed one by one, torture, sadism, brother brother relationship, murder, two killers, maniac, child abuse, massacre ...
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Girl on the Edge (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A powerful true story about the journey of a troubled teenage girl who finds healing in the most unlikely of places, and who must choose to either invest in her own recovery or succumb to the trauma of her past.
Plot: rape, support group, intervention, girl horse relationship, crying woman, interracial friendship, second marriage, stone, traumatic childhood, self harm, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, hopes, master and servant, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
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The Home Song Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, interracial marriage, chinese, suicide, childhood, memory, illegal immigrant, unrequited love, cultural difference, battles, family relations, dull life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: australia, china, asia, melbourne australia, hong kong
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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Plot: gun, hit in the face, drug use, celebration, train, wig, drunkenness, small town, sex, underwear, running, cafe ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
Place: florida
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Lola (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Hacienda-owner abuses women due to his traumatic youth while his mother covers for his sadistic actions. When he 'tames' the daughter of the mansion supervisor and marries her, his young wife soon becomes the dominating person in ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: sexual humiliation, society, master and servant, parents and children, destructive relationship, psychopath, sexual abuse, vengeance, power relations, family relations, childhood trauma, perversion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venezuela, latin america
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: mercenary, pirate, arms dealer, mafia, femme fatale, kidnapping, danger, crimes, adventure, hostages, abandoned, heroes ...
Place: asia, thailand, japan
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Reflections (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mihajlo, an introvert piano teacher starts romance with a pretty careerist who teaches modeling at the university in Belgrade where they both work. His feelings are awakened after a long period, but this relationship makes him see the flashbacks, as ...
Plot: communism, psychopath, karate, university, flash forward, alcoholic, panic, piano, katana, suicide attempt, maid, mini skirt ...
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Flight (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, child abuse, journey, estrangement, family problems, youth, homecoming, family relations, step siblings, remarry, parent getting married ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychological, psychedelic, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, isolation, rock, teacher, police brutality, racial slur, nightmare, wall, hallucinations, childhood, rebellion, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, violence, cruelty, on the road, mass murder, crime, violence spree, gory, brutality, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, paris france, nevada, new mexico
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