Child in peril movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child in peril movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, rough and intense films and TV shows about / with child in peril, danger, murder, chase, death, brutality, violence, crimes, rivalry and dialogue plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child in peril: A Quiet Place (2018), Home Alone (1990), Kidnap (2017), Man on Fire (2004), Rumpelstiltskin (1995), Poltergeist (1982), Funny Games (2007), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Cat's Eye (1985), The Invasion (2007).
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Action, Sci-Fi
USA, France
137 min.
 8.5
Man on Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK
146 min.
 7.7
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Braven (2018)
Action, Drama
Canada
94 min.
 6.1
Cats and Peachtopia (2018)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
China
105 min.
 5.5

List of child in peril movies

 7.6
 239K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: scary, suspense, bleak, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, self sacrifice, silence, sign language, child in peril, deafness, marriage, post apocalypse, monster, pregnancy, creature feature, creature ...
Time: near future
Place: new york state
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 7.5
 379K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, young heroes, crime gone awry, danger, home alone, neighbor, precocious child, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, paris france, chicago illinois, france ...
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 5.9
 27K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, rescue, female protagonist, car chase, danger, single mother, determination, track down, strong female lead, child in peril, perseverance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Rumpelstiltskin (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the 1400's, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a witch's shop and purchases a certain figurine, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: wish come true, danger, gory, slasher, babies and infants, chase, woman in danger, child in peril, salvation, kidnapping, legend, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, parents and children, poltergeist, good versus evil, child in peril, little girl, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.5
 80K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, hostages, danger, serial killer, torture, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, mind game, home invasion, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, manhunt, chase, save the world, terminator, future dystopia, lone hero, violence, time travel, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2020s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.3
 20K
Cat's Eye (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, macabre, tense ...
Plot: cat, danger, cure, dishonesty, couple relations, child in peril, girl, revenge, life & death, monster, supernatural, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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 5.9
 70K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, idiotic ...
Plot: danger, save the world, alien, virus, invasion, psychiatrist, chase, parents and children, survival, dehumanization, quarantine, sleeping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 324K
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, abandoned house, death of brother, killer clown, group of friends, monster, child in peril, supernatural power, traumatic childhood, sadistic psychopath, flashback ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Legend holds that 30 years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose horrid face had been grotesquely disfigured. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and carrying large scissors, the spirit would approach her young ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, childhood trauma, urban legend, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, dedicated educator, suburbs, slasher, female psychopath, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 6.1
 98K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, experiment, manipulation, child in peril, memory, danger, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
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Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, sentimental ...
Plot: comedy of errors, goofy hero, vacation, escapades, misfit, actress, movie business, love and romance, road trip, video camera, videotaping, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, england, europe, london, french riviera ...
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 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: hostages, special agents, fbi, conspiracy, family relations, secret service, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, investigation, betrayal, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 7K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: suspense, bleak, enigmatic, based on legend
Plot: supernatural, monster, childhood, child in peril, television, kidnapping, death of brother, missing person, small town, anthology, loss of son
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 5.6
 28K
Suburbicon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns
Plot: murder, racism, scam, father son relationship, boy, investigation, dark secret, black american, prejudice, police, home invasion, accomplice ...
Time: 1950s
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 6.1
 20K
Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scenic
Plot: family in danger, drug dealer, log cabin, cocaine, wilderness, danger, plot twist, murder, mercilessness, fight to the death, child in peril, home invasion ...
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 6.3
 174K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, martial arts, lone hero, race against time, war on drugs, chases and races, danger, deadly virus, bodyguard, virus, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, france
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Cats and Peachtopia (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cat named Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cloak. One day, curious about the outside world, Cloak decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise. To find ...
Style: light, colourful, sincere, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, animal life, runaway, parenthood, adolescence, reunion, single parent, single father, anthropomorphic animal, child in peril, friendship, father son relationship ...
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, kidnapping, murder, sexual perversion, hostages, crimes, rape, isolation, woman in danger, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sequel to "Goosebumps".
Style: exciting, semi serious, bleak, scary
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: horror for children, halloween, mischievous children, child in peril, adaptation, mystery, storytelling, supernatural, paranormal
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, haunted by the past, murderous pair, lust, violence, deadly, razor, social injustice, shaving ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 5.2
 5
Final Cut (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ‘Snuff film’ with a little boy witnessing a real life on-camera murder.
Plot: private detective, child in peril, bribery, murder, filmmaker, movie business, sexploitation, corrupt cop, video store
Place: south africa
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The Nightmare Room (2001)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine.
Audience: kids
Plot: horror for children, child in peril, paranormal, supernatural, anthology, scare, fear, good versus evil, surrealism, courage
Is relevant ?
The Little Ark (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This heart-rending family-oriented drama chronicles the adventure of two Dutch children who temporarily lose their father and mother during the great flood of 1953. Fortunately, they and their animals are taken in by a salty old boatman who helps ...
Plot: children, child in peril, church, flood, drowning
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The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants that land for his own sons, and from a grizzly bear ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: rifle, grizzly bear, bear trap, marshal, hunter, child in peril, farm, small town, wilderness, starting over, adventure, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: wyoming, usa
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Streets of Laredo (1995)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a distance with a rifle. Joined by his old compadre Pea Eye, it ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: bounty hunter, child in peril, on the road, chases and races, track down, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, escapades, heroes, rivalry, six shooter ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 60K
Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, assassin, fbi, boy, child in peril, secret service, special agents, political corruption, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, south dakota, bangkok thailand
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 235
Hoods (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angelo, together with a group of five other people, is ordered by his father, an Italian mobster, to kill the son of an enemy of his, who has destroyed one of his buildings with a bomb. The problems grow bigger when they discover that the person ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, comedy of errors, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, mistaken identity, hitman, crimes, deadly, rivalry, buddies, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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