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, realistic, suspense, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with child in peril, danger, murder, brutality, death, chase, violence, crimes, vengeance and rivalry plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child in peril: Home Alone (1990), Kidnap (2017), Man on Fire (2004), Rumpelstiltskin (1995), Poltergeist (1982), Funny Games (2007), A Quiet Place (2018), Suburbicon (2017), Braven (2018), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Action, Sci-Fi
USA, France
137 min.
 8.5
Man on Fire
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK
146 min.
 7.7
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A Quiet Place
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
90 min.
 7.6
Braven
Action, Drama
Canada
94 min.
 6.1

List of child in peril movies

 7.5
 379K
Home Alone
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, light, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, home alone, family, kids and family, mischievous children, holiday, one man army, child in peril, precocious child, when the parents are away, home invasion, family bonds ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois, america ...
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 5.9
 26K
Kidnap
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, suspense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: abduction, determination, rescue, track down, female protagonist, danger, car chase, kidnapping, perseverance, child in peril, strong female lead, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire
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, tragic ending, suspense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, kidnapping, friendship, revenge, murder, child in peril, danger, vigilante, justice, daring rescue, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Rumpelstiltskin
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, child in peril, gory, danger, babies and infants, chase, woman in danger, slasher, legend, kidnapping, salvation, store ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, poltergeist, ghost, haunted house, missing child, psychic, child in peril, parents and children, family drama, good versus evil, little girl, parallel world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.5
 80K
Funny Games
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: brutal, psychological, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, family, hostages, torture, murder, danger, gory, surveillance, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.6
 221K
A Quiet Place
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: suspense, scary, surprise ending, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: silence, sign language, survival, post apocalypse, monster, child in peril, pregnancy, self sacrifice, creature feature, deafness, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: near future
Place: new york state
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 5.6
 26K
Suburbicon
Genre: 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, boy, father son relationship, scam, investigation, prejudice, black american, dark secret, child in peril, police, home invasion ...
Time: 1950s
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 6.1
 19K
Braven
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, scenic
Plot: danger, drug dealer, family in danger, wilderness, plot twist, mercilessness, murder, fight to the death, child in peril, home invasion, cocaine, log cabin ...
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, terminator, chase, human android relationship, manhunt, artificial intelligence, robot, gunfight, androids and robots, technology, weapons, save the world ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 2020s ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.3
 20K
Cat's Eye
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, macabre, psychological, tense ...
Plot: danger, cat, revenge, life & death, supernatural, child in peril, girl, dishonesty, multiple storylines, demons, couple relations, cure ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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 5.9
 70K
The Invasion
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: alien, virus, psychiatrist, chase, survival, invasion, epidemic, transformation, danger, save the world, parents and children, humanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 311K
It
Genre: Drama, 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: scary, suspense, bleak, surprise ending, rough ...
Plot: killer clown, fear, group of friends, monster, child in peril, crime, missing person, abandoned house, death of brother, flashback, traumatic childhood, supernatural power ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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A Slit-Mouthed Woman
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, urban legend, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, missing child, dedicated educator, childhood trauma, human monster, child in peril, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200
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, dark, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, rape, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape, child abuse, murder, hostages, isolation, woman in danger, sexual perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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Mr. Bean's Holiday
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: goofy hero, comedy of errors, road trip, escapades, misfit, adventure, vacation, happy ending, video camera, love and romance, stupidity, movie business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, france, england, europe, french riviera ...
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 7.2
 8K
Crisis
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, special agents, secret service agent, female fbi agent, kidnapping, confined, conspiracy, betrayal, parents and children, hostage situation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 174K
Transporter 2
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, martial arts, lone hero, fight scenes, race against time, mentor, chases and races, danger, war on drugs, bodyguard, deadly virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, france
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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, dark humor, atmospheric, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, cannibalism, violence, obsession, blood, insanity, murder, corruption, murderous pair, music, broadway ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: london, england, europe
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 5.2
 5
Final Cut
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: child in peril, private detective, bribery, murder, filmmaker, movie business, sexploitation, corrupt cop, video store
Place: south africa
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The Nightmare Room
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, good versus evil, surrealism, fear, courage
Is relevant ?
The Little Ark
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, church, child in peril, flood, drowning
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The Night of the Grizzly
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: adventure, starting over, against the odds, farm, danger, small town, wilderness, rivalry, social relations, dangerous animal, bear trap, marshal ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: wyoming, usa
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Streets of Laredo
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, on the road, chases and races, track down, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, child in peril, escapades, heroes, rivalry, dead boy ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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 6.1
 60K
Mercury Rising
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, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, assassin, fbi, conspiracy, secret service, assassination, bank robbery, internet, special agents, murder, political corruption, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, south dakota, bangkok thailand
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 5.0
 235
Hoods
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, mistaken identity, hitman, crimes, deadly, child in peril, rivalry, buddies, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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 5.7
 7K
Hero Wanted
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, vengeance, race against time, crime, revenge, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, hospital, murder, surrogate father, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.8
 12K
Earthquake
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, survival, motorcycle, daring rescue, airport, death, couple relations, catastrophe, splatter, chaos and mayhem, end of the world, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.8
 11K
Flash Point
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Ma Jun, known for dispensing his own brand of justice during arrests, teams up with an undercover cop, Wilson, to try and bring down three merciless Vietnamese brothers running a smuggling ring in the months before mainland ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, danger, law enforcement, mixed martial arts, child in peril, shooting, rivalry, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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 7.4
 174K
The Conjuring 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, transformation, demons, ghosts, danger, single mother, family, demonic possession, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 2003
Place: england, london
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