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 suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, surprise ending and tense films and TV shows about / with child in peril, danger, chase, murder, death, brutality, violence, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child in peril: A Quiet Place (2018), Home Alone (1990), Braven (2018), Kidnap (2017), Man on Fire (2004), Eye in the Sky (2015), Rumpelstiltskin (1995), Poltergeist (1982), Funny Games (2007), It (2017).

List of child in peril movies

 7.6
 302K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, disturbing, surprise ending, bleak ...
Plot: survival, self sacrifice, deafness, monster, post apocalypse, marriage, pregnancy, chase, sign language, creature feature, silence, creature ...
Time: near future
Place: new york state
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 7.5
 402K
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, funny, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, holiday, family, when the parents are away, danger, neighbor, crime gone awry, precocious child, young heroes, vacation, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, america, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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 6.1
 23K
Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scenic, surprise ending
Plot: cocaine, drug dealer, family in danger, murder, wilderness, mercilessness, survival, log cabin, danger, fight to the death, child in peril, track down ...
Time: 2010s
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 5.9
 29K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: abduction, kidnapping, track down, single mother, rescue, danger, car chase, determination, strong female lead, little boy, child in peril, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
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: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, lone hero, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, cia, diary, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.3
 71K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, drone, surveillance, military, child in peril, technology, spy, chase, moral dilemma, terrorist plot, top secret ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hawaii, kenya, england, singapore, nevada ...
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: gory, danger, woman in danger, chase, slasher, child in peril, wish come true, babies and infants, murder, death, salvation, legend ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 127K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, supernatural, missing child, poltergeist, parents and children, good versus evil, child in peril, parallel world, little girl, haunted ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.5
 82K
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, rough, scary, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, home invasion, danger, torture, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.4
 356K
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, monster, supernatural power, good versus evil, killer clown, small town, group of friends, child in peril ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
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 4.9
 1K
Countdown (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A madman captures a young boy and rigs him with explosives. Ray Fitzpatrick, still haunted by the loss of his own son, will defy orders to stop the clock and save a life
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, kidnapping, hostage, child in peril, danger, brutality, criminal, little boy, rescue, mercilessness ...
Place: seattle washington
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, time travel, lone hero, save the world, manhunt, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, fictional war ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 5.9
 71K
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: save the world, alien, danger, invasion, virus, hysteria, quarantine, psychiatrist, survival, space and aliens, epidemic, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c.
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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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, tense ...
Plot: cat, cure, danger, dishonesty, couple relations, child in peril, girl, monster, gambling, bet, revenge, life & death ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban legend, ghost, childhood trauma, dedicated educator, danger, supernatural, gory, deadly, suburbs, slasher, female psychopath, human monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 7.4
 4K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law firm, custody, legal, society, rivalry, friendship, hotshot lawyer, dysfunctional family, adoptive mother, social worker, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
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 6.2
 52K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, supernatural, family, legends and myths, demon, santa claus, monster, power outage, child in peril, grandmother, creature, blizzard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 189K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, 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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, haunted house, seance, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, demon, single mother, paranormal investigation, psychic, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1977, year 2003
Place: england, london
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 5.7
 20K
Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: dark humor, humorous, bloody, scary, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gory, zombie, small town, elementary school, virus, teacher, deadly, survival, danger, supernatural, school, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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 4.4
 76K
Ultraviolet (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, infected, tough heroes, heroic mission, rescue, vampire, bio weapon, antidote, biological warfare, cure, doctor, one woman army ...
Time: future, near future
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Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, murder, witch, monster, black cat, anthology, supernatural, gargoyle, vengeance, storytelling, transformation, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon, new york
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Reincarnation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, ghost, mental institution, small town, haunted by the past, supernatural, grudge, danger, vengeance, gory, couple relations, mass murder ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: asia, japan
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 6.1
 100K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, escapades, imaginary, supernatural, experiment, on the run, danger, rivalry, manipulation, child in peril, memory ...
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, entertaining, light, sentimental ...
Plot: comedy of errors, vacation, goofy hero, misfit, escapades, love and romance, actress, videotaping, road trip, movie business, video camera, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, london, french riviera, england, europe ...
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Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, murder, small town, halloween, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, serial killer, danger, bullying ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
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 5.9
 16K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, against the odds, political corruption, law enforcement, master criminal, redemption, vengeance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.0
 29K
Darkness Falls (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lighthouse, supernatural, witch, small town, danger, legends and myths, haunted by the past, revenge, darkness, child in peril, ghost, childhood trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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The Stone Council (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane and Liu share their dreadful nightmares. Diane is ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, captivating
Plot: adoption, translator, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, child in peril, murder, scientist, adopted son, police, deadly, danger, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, mongolia, europe, france, siberia
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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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, secret service, special agents, conspiracy, kidnapping, parents and children, confined, betrayal, family relations, hostage situation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Little Witch (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The little witch really wants to dance with the other witches in the Walpurgis night, but she is only 127 years old and thus far too young for it. She tries to secretly sneak into the party but is caught doing so, and as a punishment, she has to ...
Style: light, captivating, colourful, exciting, enigmatic
Audience: kids
Plot: witch, magical, obsessive quest, talking to an animal, raven, child in peril, redheaded woman, 8 year old
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